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Oh, hey - if you're on Twitter a RT would really help me out a lot, but no pressure... or, if you're just curious about my resume, etc - it's there too.

twitter.com/JKirchartz/status/

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I actually feel a little sick to the stomach right now, and it's probably because I haven't even eaten breakfast yet... and I'm 2 hours late for lunch.

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#Pennsylvania #Elections #RegisterToVote :registertovote:

The voter registration deadline for our 2021 primaries is just one month away on May 3!

Make sure you're registered and check with your friends, neighbors, and family, too!

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At a Fair Districts PA meeting and just heard a lawyer describe something as being done "through the power of Mandamus" which sounds more mystical than I'm guessing it probably is.

So... anyhow... about this project...

turns out, computers are hard...

can't get the desktop environment working over SSH...

I'll just have to set it up to be more magical and not need the desktop environment.

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work gripes 

I told them 6 months ago this design they gave me would be rife with troubles. 6 weeks ago I told them I couldn't make it function the way they wanted, they told me to try for another 2 weeks, and I still couldn't fix it. They didn't get me the help I needed, instead, 4 weeks ago my team abandoned me completely. Just sorta "that sucks" replies to everything I said, "We'll get around to checking that PR soon" after weeks of not checking it... Today I was let go... I saw it coming, my resume is ready to go (it's already out there on Indeed) - but as usual, I didn't have any warnings or write-ups, nobody talked to me about poor performance, just out of the blue that weird unscheduled meeting where they speak in that overly calm tone like you might become violent.

Regardless, this is a huge burden lifted from my shoulders - the impossible sunset/timepicker/timezone problem is somebody else's problem and it will probably get them fired, too... hopefully, with everyone turning to remote I should get a new job before I deplete my severance & savings & tax refund (which together total not much) - plus the stock they gave me nets a sweet sweet $5/mo dividend...

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I got a RasPi 4 coming today, to use as a dedicated music computer... so excited... Also, won a bid on a sweet old tape recorder, only $18 after shipping and handling - this same machine without the extras was going for $50-90 on Ebay...

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of course like 99.9% of the people on here despise money, as do i

but

did you know

uruguay has a capybara on their two peso coin!!!!!

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noooope. put my Timezone into China (who doesn't change their clocks) and everything is horribly broken again.

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thinking about the public beach that spacex's latest failure littered with rocket scraps

re: work gripes 

turns out, my change on this new branch might be only 2 lines after I clean up everything... have to test it some more, but this lil' hack I made out of frustration seems to be fine.

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work gripes 

been told for 2 weeks about how this PR is going to get reviewed soon by the one and only person on my team who is able/capable/allowed to do PRs, as of yesterday my change has been checked out, and he's gonna look at it soon, I hope... I'd really like to merge it into my branch - maybe I should and just give him a bigger PR to review... might as well merge those 50 lines into these 100 lines...

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George Floyd didn’t get a trial. He was sentenced to death in the street. #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd

Floyd family lawyer: No one would call this a hard case if victim was white |

thehill.com/homenews/state-wat

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Not one example in the 245 year history of the US of A where a natural disaster happened and roving gangs ran amuck in a wealthy neighborhood.

Lindsey Graham says he needs AR-15 for defense: ‘My house will be the last one that the gang will come to’

The Republican senator told Fox News host Chris Wallace that he needs the assault weapon to protect himself during a natural disaster in his home state.

washingtonpost.com/nation/2021

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