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Now is probably a good time for an . My name is Daryn ๐Ÿ‘‹ and my wife and I reside in sunny St. Petersburg Florida. We live in a super cool home with a koi pond and 4 koi. Aside from the koi, we have 4 cats (, a bearded dragon named Gummy, and 2 black stray cats that come see us on the daily ๐ŸŒž (and nightly ๐ŸŒš ). I turned 41 just recently but have had the gift of a youthful face bestowed upon me. Iโ€™m a Sr. UX/UI Developer that writes a ton of and . Iโ€™m also a traditional and digital artist (working in on an iPad 12โ€ with the Pencil) trying to regain footing. Iโ€™m not new to Mastodon but am new to this server and am looking forward to making more connections!

Wiley is feeling much better. He's eating, drinking, and yelling at me a lot again.

general rant, non-political, tongue-in-cheek 

I love my fancy last name, but the space and the period in it have brought me nothing but hell since the day 1. I had a phone and could receive phone calls, and 2. the day I started creating accounts that required me to type it into ancient computer systems.

- Websites that auto-create an avatar with initials assume the "St." is a middle name, so the initials end up being "DP"
- Computer systems (TODAY IN THE YEAR 2022) still have trouble adding a space and a period. So if I get a call from someoneโ€”legit or spamโ€”they ask "Is this Daryn Pierre?"

I actually had someone once say "is this Mr. Daryn... Stuh-Pierre-y?"

Nails on the fucking chalkboard. There have actually been times where I told them "no, that's not me."

I'm immediately reminded of xkcd's Little Bobby Tables comic โ€”

@calculsoberic and me chillin in the shop on if anyone wants to join :blobcatgiggle:

RT from SparrowsNestLibrary (@SparrowsNestLib)

Added another 326 items to the Digital Library, including #BlackFlag, local(ish) #CND(ish) materials, #Anarchist periodicals from #Sheffield, #Scotland, #Ireland, Eastern Europe etc. Getting very close to 100k pages in the Digital Library (98,571)!

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Iโ€™m thinking of replacing Windows 7 on my gaming laptop with a flavor of . What would be a good candidate for widest game and hardware support? My last distro on my other laptop was Mint.

I nearly forgot that I bought this poster. Signed by Romero himself! I need to get it framed and on the office wall (in a place where my wife doesnโ€™t have to look at these nerds all day).

I've been writing for ages (for better or worse; it's such a mess) and I'm finally getting the hang of to make my life easier.

My wife told me about the 20/20/20 rule today when it comes to eye strain while working:

"After 20 minutes of work, look at something 20 feet away. Then go and spend 20 years in the forest."

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