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I know my drinking has gone up since I started isolating but damn if I don't make a good old fashioned. Few places down here can really get the balance right, heck, many places make me a manhatten when I ask for an old fashioned.

@msh @paco I think a big challenge here is that jitsi doesn't aggressively market for its hosted solutions.

I mean, we can make that comparison, but zoom does a damn good job at being a household name, jitsi by comparison fails on all counts.

I agree that people should support open code over proprietary code, but this is a problem of marketing and visibility, not values.

@msh @ink_slinger devil's advocate: if this was restricted to forcing stay at home orders for people who aren't cleared, and followed with "we will provide _ until it's over" and that was the limit of such passports, would we view them differently?

@ink_slinger I mean yeah please don't subscribe. But even the headline alone is some crazy late stage capitalism shit.

Life is demoralizing enough without me having to be the guy that reminds people to take covid seriously and not to buy into anti-vaxxer grifters who are fear mongering in the middle of a crisis for money.

@msh Yeah, I don't know if I agree with the remark on libertarianism (I'm of the opinion it was always bad) but I do strongly agree with you on the points of political ideology and worthiness.

Besides, people who feel valued and have a sense of purpose do better work anyways, and I've yet to meet any team or person who does groundbreaking work that hasn't felt that way, or appeared to be in such an environment. And if that's socialism, welp, I don't really have a problem with it.

And while I generally support capitalism, this is the kind of libertarian nonsense that turns us all into slaves in the matrix.

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Hmm... so I know that there's a lot of anti-capitalist people tooting about on fedi, and generally I am very pro-capitalism, because I believe we wouldn't be able to have our current quality-of-life without it (even if I also believe socialist ideas like Canada's healthcare are superior solutions).

But then there's this. The unholy shirtballs is this!?

@cypnk @kaniini Yeah 99% sure that's a parody account. Don't expect to take it seriously.

Got a reminder this week to reconfirm my Trello account and link it with my Atlassian account. I forgot I used Trello!

Anyways, I think I need to move a lot of that content from Trello into an org file. I organized a lot of my life in grad school with Trello, but having a local file on disk is so much better.

Actually, the on disk part isn't super needed? Perhaps I could use Keybase to maintain a sync'd /

Ah dangit I ended up spending money again and ordered the from @PINE64.

I GUESS I'll have to pair it up with my and switch to using linux full time. Oh well :)

@msh @kai yeah, I think it just ended up being a harsh transition between management companies, and they just didn't really make an effort because there were a lot of problems. Boulder is weird place in that the university shutting down due to covid caused a huge exodus in the city (university town). So I'm sure they had their own reasons but it did get to be a bit much.

Overall it was a solid move though, and could have been so much worse. Glad to be in a better place!

@kai nah no offense taken. I moved here because my job is basically what I was studying in master's degree. It had more to do with the work itself than anything cultural or fiscal. And yeah, there's not much for 3D vision jobs in Calgary :(

@kai I am! I moved down to the States for work, been here for a couple years now.

@kai Largely I was priced out of Boulder, and had some disagreement with management at my prior place, which centred around how much I was paying vs. the way they acted and their agency over problems on the property (e.g. snow removal, inspections, utilities).

My commute to work has now extended, but I live a lot closer to most of my friends, and since I'm WFH anyways the cheaper rent and larger place are definitely more valuable right now.

At this point I'm pretty much 95% unpacked at my new apartment! This definitely was a hell of a week, but I'm so glad I'm finally settled in.

Now I only have to hang my degrees up and wait for a small entertainment centre to arrive via mail and I can say I'm fully done.

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