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qurlyjoe

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Retired git on Colorado’s Front Range. I take photos of birds and critters and flowers and mountains and skies I was a failure at that other place. My only followers were apparently pornbots. Photos are my own. Jokes and memes, not so much. I will boost alt-texted photos. Avi = me & wife 50 years ago. https://justmytoots.com/@qurlyjoe@mstdn.social searchable Striving inconsistently to be inconsistently inconsistent.

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courtcan, to random
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Oh. OH. Y'ALL.

Moving on from ....

Talking with some churched friends, one of whom performs as a drag queen.

Who'd you rather meet in the woods: a preacher or a drag queen?

Me? DRAG. QUEEN.

ZERO. QUESTION.

Ftr, the whole group of us gave the same answer.

https://mastodon.social/@courtcan/112391776138996848

qurlyjoe,
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@courtcan
No Drag Queen ever tried to convert me. Not a hard question at all.

qurlyjoe, to random
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@stux
Apparently, whatever you were up to last night worked. 🏆 Hope you’re getting some well-deserved rest.

HCBunny, to random
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I really enjoy buying people I don't even know stuff from their wishlist on their birthday. I like the idea of being able to make everyone feel a little loved.

qurlyjoe,
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@HCBunny
How does that work?

seb_tmg, to NoStupidQuestions
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Do you think there are places on Earth that defy scientific explanation?

@consciousliving

qurlyjoe,
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qurlyjoe, to random
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Bee accosting a thistle. August 2018

gwynnion, to random
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I want to see Trump get sucked into a jet engine.

I want Biden to be less shitty.

These are two very different things.

qurlyjoe,
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@gwynnion
They are not mutually exclusive.

Paperposts, to photography
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Anyone got any recommendations for a non subscription alternative to Adobe Lightroom (Mac), don't mind paying for it but not forever - ideally with some kind of import?

#photography

qurlyjoe,
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@Paperposts
There’s GIMP for macOS. I’ve had it installed for a while but don’t actually use it.

the_etrain, to random
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It's stupid raining on the stupid weekend. Again. Anyway, here are some stupid irises I've be meaning to post.

White and yellow iris

qurlyjoe,
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@DemocracySpot @the_etrain
I’ll wait up to see that.🤣

qurlyjoe,
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@DemocracySpot @the_etrain
“It’s cold” is always the excuse.

geekysteven, to random
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If I got an unsolicited dick daguerreotype, I'd just be impressed by the effort.

qurlyjoe,
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@geekysteven
Maintaining an erection long enough for one of those exposures would be impressive, to be sure.

12thRITS, to random
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qurlyjoe,
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@12thRITS
Interesting body language, to say the least.

RickiTarr, to random
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It's so weird that we are all supposed to be ashamed for burping and farting. I deeply apologize to everyone for keeping my body from literally exploding, so uncouth.

qurlyjoe,
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@RickiTarr @fmhilton @run_atalanta
I have a milder version where I’ll have to sneeze once, or rarely, twice when I first go out in strong sunlight. And it’s not every time.

qurlyjoe,
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@RickiTarr
With a life-long chronic bowel disease, farting has always been problematic. Sharting is always a risk. It’s interesting how sensitive one can become to internal sensations with years of practice, but one can never be 100% sure. One learns things like, sleep lightly, and if you dream of anything remotely connected to defecation, WAKE UP NOW! or else you’ll be doing laundry in the morning.

futurebird, to random
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From: https://www.instagram.com/matrondesign/?hl=en

Thing is, centipedes are famously fastidious. They wash every single leg multiple times a day and seem rather like a very leggy cat while doing it.

Perhaps it's because they are predators. Predators seem to tend to be into washing up more.

(I know it's a millipede in the cartoon, but that just makes it funnier since the centipede would roll their eyes at the complaining. )

qurlyjoe,
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@futurebird
W.o.w. How does its little brain do that? It would be cool to see that head on to watch whatever it’s doing with (I presume?) it’s mouth parts.
I’ll go back and watch the whole thing in case it’s already there.

qurlyjoe,
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@futurebird
Very cool. Thanks. 👊🏻

GSteffanos, to hiking
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Hideaway on a hidden cove, Scoville Reservoir, Wolcott, Connecticut. June 3, 2020, 7:26 PM.

qurlyjoe,
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@GSteffanos
Wonderful description. 🥇

marick, to emacs
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I am being a good little programmer and adding docstrings to some Elixir code. I hate looking at it. It so gets in the way of the code; see below.

I want an #emacs keypress that hides all lines between two regexps (One for @…doc…”””; one for the ending “””.) Weirdly, I can’t find anything. I used to be good at Elisp/Emacs programming, but I pretty much stopped doing that around 30 years ago. So looking for something similar I can hack on (or package that obviates the need to).

Any pointers?

qurlyjoe,
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@paninid @marick @JeffGrigg
Not just poems, obvsly. Everything we hear and see and feel runs like a program in our brain. Internal programs evolved over time. Getting something from another brain specifically, rather than the universe at large, is like loading an external program. It may or may not run the same way in all brains. Prbly not. Memes ‘R’ Us, in other words. Yet poems are rather more subversive than other forms of communication.

qurlyjoe,
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@inthehands
@paninid @JeffGrigg @marick
50 yrs ago I graduated with a Bachelor in General Studies degree from Big State University. It was a new offering when I started with it. What sold me on it was, no advisor signature required for my course selections. Could take whatever I wanted so long as I didn’t accrue enough credits in a dept. to retroactively qualify for a major. One class was intro to programming, taught by a liberal arts prof. I fell into an IT career by accident.
1/n

qurlyjoe,
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@inthehands @paninid @JeffGrigg @marick
I’d sucked at Algebra, failed a logic class, but could read a manual and figure out how to follow the rules to make a program do what I wanted it to do. I learned bits of FORTRAN, SNOBOL, Assembler. I wrote programs that inadvertently discovered bugs in the compilers.
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qurlyjoe,
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@inthehands @paninid @JeffGrigg @marick
But my first job was with COBOL. That was easy to pick up. Where all the other classes I took came in handy was when I got to where I was having to figure out what the programs needed to do instead of what I was told to do. I knew nothing about business, or manufacturing, or banking, or engineering, where I’d be working thru the years, but I knew how to ask the questions, and deal with the answers, to design & write the programs.
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qurlyjoe,
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@inthehands @paninid @JeffGrigg @marick
But the greatest value I got from my personal liberal education was the idea that I did not need to follow the lock-step path thru management and beyond. I had more interesting things to do when I wasn’t at work, and so I was just a coder, not mngnt, until I switched to end-user support. Again, knowing how to ask the questions after making sure it was plugged in, and rebooting didn’t fix whatever the problem was.
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qurlyjoe,
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@inthehands @paninid @JeffGrigg @marick
TBH, I switched to support in ‘92 cuz I knew Y2K was coming and did not want to be a COBOL programmer for that. Coulda made bank for sure, but nope. Not my idea of fun. That was also a lesson from liberal arts, of course. Fun is good. Fun is good for you. Do more fun, live longer and happier. Retired now. Fun has slowed down some, but I’m not bored.
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courtcan, to random
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Y'all. I'm still pissed about .

“This wasn’t a case of foot-in-mouth. It was a well-prepared speech. Women listening in the audience, rather than being rewarded with a diploma on graduation day, were made to listen as he promoted the role of homemaker — not as an acceptable choice, but as their duty as a husband’s servant.”

https://www.cnn.com/2024/05/16/sport/harrison-butker-commencement-speech-analysis-cec/index.html

Elizabeth Keller Butker, who birthed this ingrate man child, is a clinical medical physicist specializing in brachytherapy...

1/

qurlyjoe,
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@courtcan
I haven’t paid a lot of attention to this, but it’s hard to miss. I would just like to mention one thing that seems to’ve been missing from the narrative, which is that this is a football player here, someone who’s taken an inordinate number of hits to his head in the past few years, which suggests he may already be suffering the beginnings of CTE, and nothing he says should be taken seriously. Unfortunately, it fits a narrative that suits some politically, so it’s news. He’s wrong.

IAmDannyBoling, to random
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This is how healthcare works in the US and it'll never get better until capitalism is dead. 😡

"According to the Sheriff’s office, a 68-year-old homeless man with terminal cancer chose to get arrested to get healthcare.

"'He re-committed a crime to get put back in the facility so he could receive treatment,' Owens said."

https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/cobb-county/cobb-sheriff-says-homeless-terminally-ill-man-arrested-purpose-healthcare-hes-not-alone/FJXPDVWXPFEMJDGTJIECAN74MY/
WSB Atlanta: Cobb Sheriff says homeless terminally ill man arrested on purpose for healthcare, he’s not alone

qurlyjoe,
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@TimWardCam @IAmDannyBoling
All of the “experiments” where homeless people are literally given a home, one of the outcomes that shows up over and over is a reduction in public expenditures for emergency medical care, because, surprise, people literally are out on the streets in freezing, inclement weather.

dabertime, to random
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"There is no need to fear that A.I. will soon take control of your world."
~ A.I.

qurlyjoe,
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@dabertime
What’s that book again? Oh, yeah, “To Serve Man”, that’s the ticket.

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