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I still think every single one of these bird photos is absolutely breathtaking and I highly recommend giving them a look.
audubon.org/magazine/summer-20

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I've been on Mastodon for a while now, so that means it's time for an .

I love birds, tacos, dogs, and bicycling, but I struggle to climb hills. I'm a Seattle-based instructional designer creating internal training for a tech company, though my degree is in Computer Engineering. I'm also an atheist, liberal, daughter of a Cuban immigrant, and I suffer from frequent migraine headaches.

I post about , politics (I CW), migraines, work, and random life stuff.

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*crying* I just love tacos so much.

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Does it bother anyone else that Steven Universe has cops (but not municipal, only highway patrol), but no fire department? Beach City is a weird town.

I learned how to knit on Youtube, so I can learn music theory from YT, too. (But maybe I should hire a mandolin teacher. How does one find mandolin teachers? Do they advertise?)

Luckily (and it is very much luck, plus a huge safety net in my family, plus enormous generosity from my roommate who let me live rent-free for a year while I job searched), I am in a much, much better place now. I don't work in engineering, but I know enough from my degree to deal with the software teams competently (basically just freshman year of my degree). I'm valued and enjoy my work. But fuck Rose Hulman.

I chose engineering b/c I knew the degree was very hireable outside the field (proven true!), but by the time I graduated, my GPA was so bad and my conception of my own competence and ability were garbage. I was not hireable in the field I had come to love (hardware design) as I could not pass an interview even at companies that were prepared to overlook my GPA. And career services at Rose was utterly useless.

Ok, so I'm just feeling a little bitter right now and it's not about the money really. It's more about what, looking back, a terribly unhealthy place Rose was for my mental health and the fact that I never got a job in engineering at the end of that ordeal.

I should take this to work and shelve it with my instructional design books. Make me feel slightly better about those four years and $150k...

Took a sick day today, but only told my manager (I texted), who is also out today. Coworker texted me at 1 to check if they should worry. Nice to be missed!

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If you don’t want to be spoken ill of after you die, don’t be a giant piece of billionaire shit while alive. It’s that simple.

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It is not exactly new story and I am not sure if this made the rounds in fediverse but a few days ago #archiveofourown won the hugo award on best related work. We have a huge #FLOSS community here but we don't talk nearly enough about this project.

#ao3 is an unique opensourced project that is not male dominated and also not started by people who were fulltime engineers but fans who decided enough is enough and we need to own our servers.

Congrats to Ao3!

#fandom #womenswork

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BTW now that the scaffolding is down we have a great view.

Every so often, I'm like, yeah, I could get my own place! Enough space for all my stuff! A better kitchen! But like, let's be real here.

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help I love her
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RT @jodotcom@twitter.com
Pia Klemp, the German ship captain who rescued migrants in the Mediterranean, as she refuses a medal from the mayor of Paris.
twitter.com/jodotcom/status/11

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SEATTLE WEATHER UPDATE

IT IS NOW SAFE TO GO OUTSIDE

BRING YOUR FLANNEL SHIRT

AND BASEBALL HAT

AS TRADITION DEMANDS

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The next time I see a TV show set in and featuring a scene with a city bus, I demand that the bus look authentic to our fair city. Yes, this is a pet peeves of mine! For example, the bus could and possibly should be shrink wrapped in a full coverage advertisement for tourism to the state of Montana. Anything less will surely destroy my immersion.

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Chart one - completed!
Can’t make the picture appear as lavender as it really is. I swear it’s not this washed out 😭😭😭

#knitting #bizarden

The next time I see a TV show set in and featuring a scene with a city bus, I demand that the bus look authentic to our fair city. Yes, this is a pet peeves of mine! For example, the bus could and possibly should be shrink wrapped in a full coverage advertisement for tourism to the state of Montana. Anything less will surely destroy my immersion.

Taylor Swift is rerecording all of her masters just so she spit in one dude's face and this is such a power move, I have to admire it.
vox.com/culture/2019/8/21/2082

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