August 09, 2021

Banality SUCKS

Of all the things...that which I needed least was such a magnificent confirmation of my fogiedom.





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August 05, 2021

Having Stroke

called ambulace

typing with left hand
thx for reading 

UPDATE:
No computer 
Still in hospital.
Will be in rehab for weeks.
Can walk  (bàrely) 
Can talk (barely).
Cannot write.
Cannot use chopsticks.

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July 31, 2021

The Evolution of Policy

Well, that was short lived. 




Clown world asserts itself.


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July 15, 2021

Meanwhile: At Work


Art by Hiromu 
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May 27, 2021

Side Effects Update.

As mentioned a few posts back, yesterday morning I got my second restraining order against Coronachan.


I think I now have every non-respiratory flu symptom. 

I misspelled 3 words in the previous sentence. 

I have not, thrown up yet, but I foresee it in the near future. 

It's 03:30 and I cannot sleep. 

Hololive should not be watched while running a fever. 

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May 26, 2021

Poke!

Banality is below the fold. The pic is just a placeholder, but some of you may glean more from it. 


Art is by Taiwanese Artist Ikaridon, who can also be found on Pixiv Sketch, and you can also support her on Fanbox
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April 10, 2021

Status

Just a brief rundown of various IRL issues. As usual at such times, the picture is unrelated and the banality is below the fold . 




Genshin Impact's Fischl, the high priestess of asymmetry, chunni, and crazy is by Shichijou Natori. Support their work on Fanbox!
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January 26, 2021

My Baby Sister Just Had a Heart Attack

She's 40 and has 2 kids. 


I've let work know I'm going down to look after the children. 

UPDATE: Well she's been released on her own recognizance and has a series of stress tests and such today and tomorrow.  I called work while at the gas station and told them I can come in but they said that staffing was fine and I was already listed as off for the day. My FMLA application is obviously on hold. I'll know more tomorrow. 

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December 06, 2020

Programming Note

If I die of a heart attack buried under a mountain of boxes, blogging at this url will cease. 



Art by Sun 3 (also here and on Twitter, Pixiv and Pixiv Sketch)
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November 18, 2020

On the Wisdom of Grip Safeties

So, one of the trees in the front yard had grown to where it was in the same time and space as my roof. 


This was not readily apparent from the ground. However, during the weekend windstorm, I heard it dragging against the roof and after closer inspection realized what was going on. 

So I borrowed a polesaw from my brother-in law, got on the ladder, and, after determining both that I wasn't underneath or in the swinging path of the branch, and that said branch would not damage my roof or my car, I started chewing away at it. The polesaw is like a chainsaw greave, and as I cut away at the first, and then second branches, I could not help but imagine how awesome this would be as a polearm in a minimally realistic martial arts film.  

At this point in the process, the tree decided that it had had enough and that physics did not apply to it and the branch fell, not directly down, not to the side that I was cutting on, but, as near as I can tell twisted the cut out towards me, swung towards me  and swatted me off the ladder. The polesaw made a long arc through the sky before deciding on the ballistic trajectory that would place it on me. I caught a gimps of it just before it impacted. My heart skipped a beat and I now have a much greater appreciation for the final moments of Elric of Melniboné. However,  because I was not holding the grip safety, it was not running, thus I was not disemboweled; escaping with some scrapes bruises and a coating of sawdust and dirt. 

Nothing of value was lost.


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October 29, 2020

Oh.

You can get it on Amazon



The last time I tried to get a Japanese beverage off Amazon it was 212 dollars a bottle.  


I demurred. 


Relevant art is by Huwari. Support him on Fanbox.

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October 15, 2020

Worry.

Banality is below the fold. As a contrast to that, here is some cheesecake rendered by Jun (@navigavi). 



  He's taking commissions on Skeb
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June 22, 2020

Wait. There's a TAG for That?

Someone sent this J-List link to me saying, "I found that game you got that cute snake girl from!" 


Uhh? What? 
Oh. 
Actually, I've never played the game and got the image from Danbooro, which was how I was able to credit the artist when I used Hygieia the cute snekgrrl as a reaction image or something....years ago.

But that's not important now. We live in a world where there's actually a category for Tsundere Lamias. I don't know how to think about that. 


Note: November Sierra Foxtrot Whiskey

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June 01, 2020

Various Things

Do I stop and film the many many clusters of many police cars with their blinky lights on, or speed away?


I've consistently chosen "B".

Last night was the first night since Thursday that I haven't heard prolonged gunfire, including automatic gunfire, near my house so that's a plus. 


Internet's been better today though.

I was on vacation this month, but I'm only taking today and tomorrow, because we're working basically double shifts and are shorthanded at work. 

Here, have a sack of cute:



Cheer up. This too will pass.  And there's now a dinosaur on the space station

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May 10, 2020

Dispatches From the Shipping Industry

I'm frequently working more overtime than straight time. Our building has been consistently breaking its all time record for volume. On a personal note, I'm handling over 10,000 parcels a day. This is problematic due to the fact that both my plantar facitis and kidney stones have been acting up in a big way, though I have not called out since the 10th of April


With higher than Christmas volume and what was initially March level staffing, work has been rather hectic. Eventually the company became convinced that this was a long term issue and began hiring new people about a week ago. 12 people have been hired for our building over the last two weeks of which four lasted one full day and three are still with us. This has not caught us up from the attrition of those who quit due to the workload. 

We have the worst economy since the great depression and jobs starting at ~$16.00 with annual pay increases, full medical coverage, actual sick leave (unlike some places) and opportunities for advancement can't get filled because people come in and are horrified by physical labor...or they cant past the drug test or background check. 

What is wrong with these kids today? 

What is that? It's a CLOUD! DAMN YOU STUPID CLOUD GET OUT OF MY SKY WITH YOU'RE SMUG WHISPY CUMULUS FACE!!

Anyway, I got the grass cut. I have to be to work in 6 hours so I should probably eat or go to bed or something. 

Blogging may remain spartan for a bit. 


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April 10, 2020

It Ends

Just a quick update on last night's post.  In lieu of actual content here is something pleasantly disturbing by Tokyo Gensou. Buy his art book here.



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April 08, 2020

Perhaps Surviving in Post-Apocalyptia is Going to Prove More Challenging Than Video Games Have Led Me to Believe


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February 01, 2020

Adventures in Boomerism

Last night, I finally got my twitch, Discord, and Steam accounts to sync up in both Epic, and New Moon.

No big feat that, however, in keeping with established theories regarding the Dunning-Kruger Effect; this morning, thus emboldened by this junior varsity facsimile of "productivity", I resolved to sync and tether the Kyocera Smartphone and my iMac.



Well, that was non-intuitive.

Most every online guide I found turned out to date from before Mojave and 'Grea' is using the newest iteration of Android. I get the impression that Apple and Google really don't want you to do this.

That aside, Holo and Grea are now talking to one another, ALL of my pictures from the old Blackberry's SD card are saved  and I can begin the process of deleting unwanted/obnoxious apps, and possibly installing new browser.


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December 31, 2019

The Plumbers Have Left

This is the second time (the first time they had to have the city come in and do some things on the city side of the line). They've all left again now, but THIS time everything flushes. The bathroom is now clean and the poo smell is leaving.

I'm letting the nominally clean tub soak in bleach water for a few more minutes, but soon I will take a shower for the first time since Saturday.

This, has been hell.

Out of consideration for our readers the picture is unrelated to the recent unpleasantness and instead looks forward to a brighter tomorrow.


Timely Art by Hagane Akagashi

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December 24, 2019

It's Over


This young lady exquisitely exemplifies how I and most of my coworkers feel this evening....


Art by is by Itou,who understands what Christmas is like today.

I believe I personally lifted over 10,000 parcels today, mostly in 50 pound bags of small packages. This was a light day compared to previous weeks. I got home, sat down in the chair to take off my shoes and...suddenly it was six hours later. I am SO tired of all the winning, but can take solace from the fact that the hurting will soon fade.

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