• ๐Ÿ“ž I was cleaning up voicemail on my lunch-break and found some old ones from Grandma; for the first time since she passed, I didn’t instantly burst into tears at the sound of her voice. ๐Ÿฅฐ I still miss that beautiful soul every day, especially the sound of her laugh, but the pain is easier now. ๐Ÿ’”โค๏ธ

  • ๐Ÿ”— HP CEO evokes James Bond-style hack via ink cartridges

    It's clear that HP's tactics are meant to coax HP printer owners into committing to HP ink, which helps the company drive recurring revenue and makes up for money lost when the printers are sold.
    This is why I will never again buy an HP printer; claiming you're _"protecting"_ consumers from viruses when in reality, you're protecting your bottom line...at least have the fortitude to own up to your financial priorities greed.
  • The “view” from inside the front door this morning. ๐Ÿฅถ๐ŸงŠ๐Ÿ“ท

    Ice obscure the view through a window, hinting at an outdoor scene with blurred colors.
  • Went skiing earlier, the first time in seven years. We had a great time but good grief, I’m sore…where is a hot-tub when you need one?! ๐Ÿคฃโ›ท๏ธ๐Ÿ“ท

    (Not pictured: the massive amount of beginners on the slopes, they were everywhere, crashing into everything. ๐Ÿ˜ฎโ€๐Ÿ’จ)

    A red snow groomer with a front blade is parked on a snowy surface, near pine trees and a clear sky overhead. A snowy ski slope with skiers and a chairlift, surrounded by trees under a blue sky with wispy clouds. Skiers descend a snowy slope with trees and clear skies. Skiers disembark from a chairlift atop a snowy hill. A snowy landscape with skiers on slopes and a chairlift, amidst leafless trees against a cloudy sky. Ski lift chairs ascend above a snowy slope with skiers; textured clouds and a setting sun provide the backdrop.
  • Maybe I’m in the minority but I really don’t care about Apple Vision Pro… ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ

  • Thai food with some friends for lunch. ๐Ÿฅข๐Ÿ›

    Two spring rolls sit on a detailed blue-and-white patterned plate with some dipping sauce, on a restaurant table. Stir-fried dish on an ornate plate, surrounded by silverware, on a pink tablecloth.
  • My Parter and I went for a walk last night, in the falling snow (it’s a tradition of ours, to go for a walk during the first real snowfall) and had a great time…right until the very end: I hit a patch of ice and went down hard. ๐Ÿค• Woke up today feeling like I’ve been through a clothes press. ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Playing around with the updated Micro.blog categories, decided to add emoticons, just for fun. Have a bit of an odd bug with repeating categories but the feature did just come out today, so I’m not too worried about it. ๐Ÿคฃ

    Tag buttons with emojis and text such as 'animal', 'apple', 'audio' on a webpage titled 'Lost In Haste' under navigation links like 'Books', 'Photos', 'About Me'.
  • Years ago, I set up a self-hosted Gitea, as a backup solution for my Github account. I didn’t think much of it at the time but I used MS SQL as the backend for it, without realizing the Docker version doesn’t work with encrypted Synology volumes. ๐Ÿฅด I finally took care of that, now on MySQL. ๐ŸŽ‰

  • I had a craving earlier today and yea, it isnโ€™t healthy at all but as itโ€™s 10ยฐF, so eating bad food doesnโ€™t count. ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿฅถ

    A slice of cheese pizza rests on a blue-and-white patterned plate, with a granular topping, possibly Parmesan, on a kitchen counter with a calendar in the background.

    It would have been better if we went to Chicago but the pizza was still dang tasty! ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ“ท

  • Layoffs have been hitting the tech sector for a while now and up till yesterday, it’s all been “theory." ๐Ÿ˜” I’m still employed (being a “jack of all trades” software engineer has it’s perks) but a we all found out “the number” of employees who’ve been let go in the past two weeks last night. ๐Ÿ˜ฎโ€๐Ÿ’จ

  • I was listening to Pivot (one of my favorite podcasts) over my lunch and there was an exchange between the two hosts that’s stuck with me, enough that I’m actually posting about it. ๐Ÿ˜… I think they’re both right, we need new words for masculine / feminine. ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€โšง๏ธ

    Totally worth a listen. ๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽ™๏ธ๐Ÿ”ˆ

  • ๐Ÿฟ Date Night: Greek food and Sleepless in Seattle. It was my first time seeing it and yes, I would totally watch it again.

    Movie poster for Sleepless in Seattle (1993): A man and a woman stand apart against a backdrop of day and night city landscapes, symbolizing emotional distance. The text reads: 'TOM HANKS MEG RYAN. What if someone you never met, someone you never saw, someone you never knew was the only someone for you? SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE. TRI-STAR PICTURES presents A GARY FOSTER production. A NORA EPHRON FILM. No SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE. BILL PULLMAN, ROSS MALINGER, ROB REINER. Music by MARC SHAIMAN. Costumes by JUDY RUSKIN. Editor ROBERT REITANO. Production Designer JEFFREY TOWNSEND. Director of Photography SINS ALVIN. Executive Producers LYDIA DEAN PILCHER, PATRICK CROWLEY. Written by NORA EPHRON & DAVID S. WARD & JEFF ARCH. Produced by GARY FOSTER. Directed by NORA EPHRON. A TRISTAR RELEASE. DOLBY STEREO. IN SELECTED THEATRES. SOUNDTRACK AVAILABLE ON EPIC SOUNDTRAX.'
  • โ˜•๏ธ Wow, just realized I made some coffee at 10:00 this morning but never drank it; it’s been a busy day at work. ๐Ÿคฃ

  • Kinda amazed and dismayed at Nintendo right now: lately, every time I try to sign into their store to buy a game, the login process crashes / fails. Do they not want my money…?! ๐ŸŽฎ

    Various Nintendo gaming consoles and handhelds, displayed against a white background, showcasing the evolution of video game systems.