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April fool’s mood

Friendly reminder-

I don’t suffer fools gladly on any day, doubly so on April 1.

No “practical jokes”, please. Not now. Something fun and funny that doesn’t hurt anyone, fine. Hurt someone’s feelings or scare people, or just lie about something very concerning to folks… Well, that firecracker is going to blow a few of your own fingers off, at the very least.

Keep it friendly, goofy and fun.

Don’t be mean. Now isn’t the time to be a dick.

Firefox assist

Hey by the way while I’m thinking about it I’ve settled into a collection of extensions I really like for FireFox and I thought I’d share.

Auto tab discard – “discard” is the wrong word, don’t let this scare you off; this pauses background tabs so they’re not constantly running scripts or refreshing and eating up memory. You can set how long you want it to be before it “discards” (pauses) the tab, you can set certain tabs to not discard, you can tell it to not discard tabs with media playing; 100/10, HUGE HUGE speed and functionality improvements to my browser/system with this extension – https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/auto-tab-discard/

UblockOrigin – adblocker – https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ublock-origin/

Mind the Time – tracks how long you’ve spent on the pages you’re on (so I can see that I’ve spent four hours and sixteen minutes on tumblr today and reassess my life) (i like the IDEA of productivity apps that prevent me from getting on sites I spend too much time on but if my computer ever tries to tell me what to do I get immediately fighty so this is just a mindfulness thing) – https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/mind-the-time/

Multi Account Containers – VERY GOOD LIFECHANGING PERFECT EXTENSION; opens tabs in isolation so you can log in as different users in the same window without logging out. Basically I can be logged into multiple gmail/tumblr/amazon accounts without having to open private windows and that’s Very Nice – https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/multi-account-containers/

Facebook Container – keeps FB from tracking you all over the place and isolates it into its own little biohazard container and good riddance – https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/facebook-container/

Privacy Badger – EFF tool for blocking trackers – https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/privacy-badger17/

Auto tab discard – “discard” is the wrong word, don’t let this scare you off; this pauses background tabs so they’re not constantly running scripts or refreshing and eating up memory. You can set how long you want it to be before it “discards” (pauses) the tab, you can set certain tabs to not discard, you can tell it to not discard tabs with media playing; 100/10, HUGE HUGE speed and functionality improvements to my browser/system with this extension – https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/auto-tab-discard/

HTTPS everywhere – forces HTTPS connections everywhere they’re supported – https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/https-everywhere/

Decentraleyes – blocks tracking from centralized content delivery hubs (google, yandex, etc.) – https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/decentraleyes/

Types of stard

  • Mu
  • Ba

this is oddly close to real

‘ard’ is a real suffix in the english language just like ‘ly’ or ‘ify’, it just isnt common enough for us to notice its usage. ‘ard’ means ‘too much’ or ‘too easily’

so ‘mustard’ is something that is ‘too pungent’, just as ‘wizard’ is someone who is too wise, ‘coward’ is someone too easily cowed, and ‘drunkard’ is someone too often drunk

Self quarantine day 18

BREAKING NEWS: Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has put the state under a stay-at-home order as coronavirus cases surpass 1,400.
It goes into effect at 8PM MONDAY NIGHT. Will be enforced with violators facing misdemeanor charges.
NO MARYLAND RESIDENT should leave their home unless for essential job or essential reason (food, medicine, etc).

Fair enough. DC and VA should follow soon, if they haven’t already.

Thankful to delivery people for replenishment of supplies.

2 weeks in, so far.

March 12 was my first full day of self quarantine. 

I really haven’t gone anywhere outside of my home block for 14 days, and it is a little surreal.

I am thankful for modern conveniences, like streaming games and TV. I still haven’t assembled my 3d printer or made solid progress in straightening my office past the first major foray. I think that part of my reasoning is because of dust and concern for my lungs, but also likely pure ptsd/anxiety about major projects, and realizing that is giving me counter-stress about not doing it.

Pyewacket seems to be enjoying having his mama and papa here full time.

Sleep has been difficult. Mr. Man has been spoiled by us getting up to entertain/feed/follow him around if he wails loudly enough at 4am.

Feeling a little bit better

I talked to DC for about 80min+ on the phone, and now feel better about his level of fair skepticism regarding JC and colloidal silver.

I will count that as a win, even if he is a bit irrational about vitamin c and organic food. That shit won’t hurt him, except maybe financially.

Fears about ignorance might make life bad and short for me and the ones I love. Worries about triage and respirators, since I would be tossed on the sacrifice pile should it come to that. Probably my wife and inlaws, too.

Herd immunity does not apply right now.

We discussed COVID-19 of course, focusing on decontamination, but also caught up in general. His and J’s health, my family, gaming, his work and ours. Telecommuting via google classroom to teach senior high school students math.

How current students are very different than those 15-20 years ago. Phone dependance, nobody does homework assigned (his school does not grade homework?), kids being far more tolerant of different skin colors and sexuality than when he started. Lack of religious interest (he is at a secular private school now).

We spoke a little about Glyos, artificial intelligence gaining sentience, if some baseline humans are less “sentient” and how to judge that in a machine.

TV shows like humans, the tick, DEVS came to mind. Also other Amazon prime shows.