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Questions for scholars who study hate speech or hate communities:

How do you interact with and sample/archive this material safely from a tech perspective?

Also, how do you deal with the emotional distress from lurking these communities, reading their speech, interacting with them, &c?

Boosts appreciated.

Medical tests, fasting 

Doing an ultrasound (fasting incl no water for 6 hours) and blood test that require fasting (overnight) so I only have to fast once sounded like a good idea yesterday.

Now as I wait for the blood test thirsty and hungry I feel differently 😂


Not a bad effort for the last few days.

Oh look it is time to answer another customer’s Vendor Questionnaire.

To be fair these don’t scare me as much now I know how few questions are actually fails (and not “oh, ok, I guess that’s not really a deal breaker after all”)

If you wanted a DevOps role to be found by people in NZ where would you post it? (Asking for a friend who is in fact me)

I'm reading Amazon’s SOC 2 report and reviewing/signing off on our complementary user-entity controls and … I definitely deserve a lot of chocolate.

Tomorrow has two interviews - one where I interview a candidate, one where I’m being interviewed (internal position, doubt I’ll get it, not sure what I’ll do if I don’t, I think it might be time to talk to some people internally about some other options)

AusPost won’t investigate this until June 3rd, which means Apple won’t either, despite saying “2-4 business days” (which was 2 weeks ago already)

I guess don’t bother with AppleCare, utterly useless. Will do absolutely nothing to help even though they are the ones who sent the replacement using AusPost not me. What am I even paying for?

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me: I would like to finish some tasks on my TODO list

my ADHD: Absolutely not

I’m so glad to be here. If there’s anything I can do to either help it grow or help keep it sustainable, please shout out (other than upgrading to a higher tier, which I figure I can do easily enough so just did 😂)

COVID, Test result 

Next week I had:

* record a webinar with AWS
* my birthday
* office party for work’s “birthday”

Which turns out was too tempting for the universe.

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Today is IDAHOBIT (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexphobia and Transphobia). A reminder that the LGBTQIA+ community still faces discrimination to varying degrees all over the world. Unfortunately the Australian IDAHOBIT website is down currently, but is still accessible via the Internet Archive: Check it out for more information. #idahobit #lgbtqia

Insert a long rambling rant about Apple choosing Parcel Post (not Express) to ship an Express Replacement device, auspost not scanning it for a week and refusing to do anything until June 6th.

I… don’t like the lack of control I have in this situation and that I can’t even throw money at it to resolve (because I can’t mentally close this until the device either shows up or apple consider it lost)

I’m liking this laptop stand, but now my stickers are upside down :(

today I created a GitHub service user to procrastinate doing 6 month reviews (that aren’t due until the end of the month but also I should do that now)

So the trick to do anything is finding something I want to do less and trying to do that.

Not sure how to work this to my advantage to be honest.

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