TIL trying to put the USB cord for my phone into the ignition will not, in fact, start the car...
@Violante de Rojas Oh yeah, I'm fine. The cord didn't actually make it into the key slot (not that I think it would have fit, it's a USB-C which I believe is thicker than the key) before I realized the error of my ways. Still, it made for a "dumbkopf moment" for the morning. :-)
:: gigglesnrk! ::

The phrase of the day is "upward cranio-rectal convergence."
alysonsee (Fca) friendica (via ActivityPub)
That sounds painful.

We all fight that demon, but its good to know that even when the media and public love you for your art and your skill, you still think you are the worst.
despite being the best doctor since tom baker. you cant be less of an imposter than that.

I know a few people on my feed here were interested in this. Alas.

Bad news: it's on Facebook.

Good news: it's fmecking gorgeous.

h/t my wife (who isn't on this platform).

Snowtiger reshared this.
@Trevor Schadt This is my surprised face.
What Thora said.

Well, I might eat one.

My donut tolerance is 1 cake donut, plain or cinnamon sugar only. Don't drink much soda either.

For anyone in that general area with kids -- or even without -- if you haven't explored the Great Lakes Science Center (in Cleveland OH, literally right next door to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame) it's well worth your time. We ended up taking a spur-of-the-moment trip there on Saturday, and Bean had an absolute blast. Well worth the two-hour drive from Pittsburgh, especially since they have reciprocal membership with the Pittsburgh Children's Museum, so admission for us was free. ;) #science-museum #ohio #daytrips #cleveland #midwest #things-to-do-with-your-kids

Dungeons & Dragons never got a proper ending ... until now ... in a car ad.

#DandD #Cartoons #DungeonsAndDragons #RPG



It's fine. I'm sure it's fine.

This has never ended poorly in any piece of narrative fiction ever.

Scientists Modify Viruses With CRISPR To Create New Weapon Against Superbugs

Superbugs are bacteria that can beat modern medicine's most powerful drugs. So doctors are racing to find new ways to fight back, such as developing "living antibiotics."

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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Eyespeer diaspora
Yeah, most people don't know that the vast majority of viruses attack other microbes. As I put it sometimes, Ambiguities are like microbes, the pathogenic ones steal the attention. People hear "microbe" or "virus" and they think "human pathogen". Like they hear "ambiguity" and think "conflicts of interpretations".
But that's just fiction stories. Nothing to worry about. ;-)

Because I am a #geekdad I bring you the following vignette from my brain:

Interior, Arkham Asylum examination room. Dr. Hugo Strange is discussing with an assistant the effectiveness of the latest series of "treatments" for his patient.

In the background, a familiar green haired individual sits in the chair, wispy tendrils of smoke rising from his frazzled hair.

And the following speech bubble, in wavering tone, in perfect Joker intonation:

"🎼 I feel better, so much better
Thank you, Doc, for taking all the ouches away... 🎶"

herveus diaspora
Perfect (hair)

h/t @Passagier 451

In my day, we had...

#cartoon by Matt #Davies

It's one of those days.

If I'm ever in a room and say
"First of all, motherfucker...,"

get me out of there because I'm about to hurt some feelings.

(from an image posted to a FBM group by one of my heraldic sistren; spoiled for language)
..if you ever opened Court with that phrase, I'd hope to see it on video...with a look of delighted shock on my face....

What Kind of Day Has It Been?

It took me until 11:00 this pruning to realize that my shirt was on inside out. 😅😅😅😴
Mmmm autocourgette.

Don't you wish you worked here, so this could be your lunch?

I could do without the Pittsburgh part ;)
Well... can't help you there. :-)

Isn't that guy supposed to have a third arm?

Happy Birthday, Bean. You may never read this, but I love you with all my heart, and I am so very proud of you.

For those of you who have seen Endgame:
I love you 3000. <sniff>

#daddy-diary #birthday

Gaming Humor

DM: Everybody roll initiative!

Fighter: *rolls d20 + Dex mod*
Rogue: *rolls d20 + Dex mod*
Wizard: *rolls d20 + Dex mod*
Cleric: *rolls d20 + Wis mod*

Fighter, Rogue, Wizard: ???

Cleric: You've never heard of a faith-based initiative?

(h/t one of my SCA heraldic sistren and gaming buddies)

OK. That's just MEAN.

I got this today when asked to review a company with which we recently did business.


Really? Really?!

# #
Stab me again why don't you. #googleplusexpats #RIPGooglePlus
Gack! SERIOUSLY, people, don't DO that!

If I break the glass then I have to fly
There's no one to catch me if I take a dive

- "Shatter Me," Lindsey Stirling feat. Lzzy Hale

#WorkLifeLyrics #lindseystirling #Halestorm #music #lyrics #vagueposting


#daddy-diary #sotired #sleepdeprivation #therapy

I swear, two days ago we were taking Bean on Easter Egg hunts and it was mostly sunny and in the mid 70s.

When I got out of my car in the parking lot of work this morning, it was sleeting.

Spring in Pittsburgh, y'all...
...yeah, Pgh was always dodgy about weather....

h/t @V. T. Eric Layton

I love these paired photographs of two brilliant women computer scientists.
I would rather it had been a code-code comparison, with Katie Bouman holding a usb stick.

Damn real.
'Depression and Anxiety are very real, I would like five of my friends to post this. I think I know who will'

Note, this is only a suggestion and not a bloody command/demand!

Because sharing is caring ('cept if it's Measles)

Can someone please tell me why this comes in any color other than brown?!?! #browncoats #firefly #teefury #geekhumor

Once more unto the breach, dear friends

I have been officially re-elected as the Webminister for the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands for the next two years. Whee!
Were you out of the room at the time? :-)
@ThoraSTooth Nope. We try not to work that way. :-)
Vivat BMDL!

"It was the dawn of a new age for all of us. It was the end of one chapter and the beginning of another. The next 20 years would see great changes, great joy and great sorrow... The New Alliance would waver and crack, but in the end it will hold, because what is built endures, and what is loved endures. And Babylon 5, ... Babylon 5 endures."

Google just didn't and still doesn't care.
I hate that G+ went away. I'm hopeful for Pluspora.

Three decades later and I STILL remember all of this like it was bloody yesterday.


Alys and I were also down in the FedroSplat for the second weekend in a row, oddly enough. Last weekend was the Katsucon dead dog meeting, and this weekend I had a retina doc appointment on Friday. (We came back to Allentown on Saturday night this time; good thing, as my mom ended up in the hospital on Sunday. Chemo-induced immunocompromisation sucks.)

Get 'em started early

Bean has taken to naming her stuffed animals after colors. (I don't know why, but it's at least slightly better than just naming them what they are.) The thing is, they're random: her olive-green triceratops is Pink, her pink and white cat is Green, her penguin is Blue, and her panda bear is Yellow. (At least the penguin has blue feet, but that's all we got, and I highly doubt that factored into the decision in the slightest.)

This morning my wife was giving her the choice of whether to bring the penguin or the cat with her to day care. #cloudcomputing #softwaredeveloper types might know where I'm going with this...

... because I looked at the situation and thought "Aww, it's her first 'blue-green deployment!'"

#dadjokes #humor #daddy-diary
^^^^^ Likewise this

Once again, our future, courtesy of Randy Milholland:

This is what a "quiet weekend" looks like

alysonsee (Fca) friendica (via ActivityPub)
Sounds like comfort (if not sleep) was provided all around. Nice work! Don't let the dog eat all of the ice cream. :)
The ice cream went straight into the freezer. :-) However, the biscuits that came home from dinner, and were supposed to be for breakfast this morning, ended up being sacrificed to the cat who -- no joke -- will chew through plastic bags to get to food.
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