Uh. Weird-ass new email spambot behavior. Always connects from the same Bulgarian IP, tries to send to <random letters>@<my domain> from <random letters>@<someone else's domain>, three times, and then goes silent for about 3h25. Rinse, repeat.

WTF are they doing.

I miss the Geocities era.

Geocities was janky af, but whoever you were it let you put together your own heartfelt, sincere, clumsy Web pages about whatever obscure crap you cared about, and that was GOOD. That's what the Internet was FOR.

Now it's all been subsumed into 'platforms' that want your 'engagement'. All curated, all polished, all tailored for optimized metrics. It's sucks. It's all so sterile.

I want the janky heartfelt shit back. :(

That thing where there was barely any noteworthy April 1st stuff going on yesterday and no one really cared because we're all too worn out for that kinda contrived funnies.

One day my kids will dig out my account and/or their mother's and will suddenly realize that they had NO IDEA who we are.

Welp, in between everything else, this is now the longest I've worked at a given company. Didn't see my life going that way.

Birdsite. Long, rambling, mournful, stupid. Consider skipping. 

Sorry for birdsite link. Don't have it in me to copy it in full.

twitter.com/balinares/status/1

Suddenly feeling super depressed about golden times that happened 20 years ago and are never coming again. Blah. This, too, shall pass.

The underappreciated joy of cleaning a MIDI keyboard with isopropylic alcohol and a cloth, rubbing each little knob to perfection one by one.

Big name Wall Street firms suddenly realizing that a lot of common people are willing to throw away a few hundred bucks just to hurt them.

So, remember about a month ago when stuff about the Linux Fox Girl went around? Someone reportedly tracked down Alan Mackey, and got his blessing on giving her a name (Xenia), and accidentally confirmed the character to be trans.

Source: twitter.com/cathodegaytube/sta

Boomer incompetence with bonus racism 

Aaaand it turns out they've been sending their emails to a complete stranger FOR AT LEAST THREE YEARS.

At least it's fixed now: I now properly receive the racist boomer joke email forwards. -_-

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The bleak irony of Ireland having 'Sun'days...

@zebratron2084 Yo, hon. Do you know about this place reddit.com/r/TheMotte/ ? It just bubbled up in one of my chats and it seems like your kind of people.

Just back from walking my family step by step through canceling the gift card they sent to a random stranger, how's your day going.

That, and the emotional wherewithal to nurture joy every day. A happiness of our own damn making.

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