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Retooting as old one had info my cat’s tag 😩:
I’ve sort of been on here since last year, but I never did the thing, so hi! I’m Greg (gb on birdsite). I’m lead / designer at a company in , but I used to live in and even . I’m big on and .

I love good/weird , I like macs and tech, and hanging with my kiddo.

Cat tax: Bubba and Pixel

Wow, sometimes I forget how much I love Midnight Oil. Workers, who's gonna save you?

youtu.be/Ofrqm6-LCqs

quiting liquor, wishing for weed 

Yep, going off the booze for a while. The tiny amount I had last night has triggered a flare up and I just don’t need that.

But if medical weed was legal in this backward state, I’d def be down for some edible therapy.

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Y'all's president wants to limit protests outside the White House and National Mall and charge you a fee to exercise your right to free speech.

Comment by October 15. I suggest sending a postcard.

regulations.gov/document?D=NPS

music, covers, ausrock 

This series of off-the-cuff covers still blows me away. Especially when you see a very undiscovered Courtney Barnett taking part (she was the opener on the tour)

youtube.com/watch?v=qqoXOlg1tO

On the plus side I came home, grilled some bird and ate it with fresh bell peppers for dinner, so maybe I’m okay.

(Still want out of Texas)

day drinking 

Oh god, I started drinking at work today. And not “hey it’s Friday let’s have a sip of whisky at 4:30 together.”

No bueno. I need a change.

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if i'm ever on tv, im definitely going to pretend that im being interviewed over a high-latency satellite link and leave several seconds of awkward silence after every question. even if the interviewer is in the same room as me

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Quit my job today. Boost to celebrate. 🎺

interviews 

Interviewed two designers today. I’m very rarely negative about people, even if they’re wildly under-qualified. I’m just honest. But after we do a round table… good lord, I don’t know how anyone gets hired anywhere. It’s like we have to talk other interviewers down from the ledge over their opinion of a person they talked to for an hour.

“They seemed overconfident! I just… I couldn’t work with that person.” 😵

Okay, I know I've boosted it before, but where is that service to help you out when switching instances? Not entirely certain when I'll do it, but I want to be ready.

When spending 30 minutes in a webchat with your hosting provider somehow drops your hosting renewal by $80, you feel like you accomplished something.

When you start to ask why they don't do that automatically, you shake your fist at capitalism.

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My team at $dayjob is taking turns at Brownsville helping people navigate the US immigration process. They're taking supplies to people trying to enter the country and either get asylum or refugee status because they have to wait in line for days or weeks before hitting the icebox. These supplies include clothing and nonperishable food.

If you have a few dollars, would you please consider buying some supplies for us to distribute?

amazon.com/registry/giftlist/3

Thank you very much.

Please boost.

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depression 

Today has been a good day to be sick in bed. Rainy, thunderstorms, and just enough depressing information to make bed the perfect place.

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There are so so many helpful things about designing with Grid and getting the most out of our modern web design options in @jensimmons@twitter.com’ Layout Land series: youtube.com/channel/UC7TizprGk

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Sometimes I worry that people see me as their local Jeff Pickles instance, except I swear a lot more.

K, I think it’s time for me to find a new instance. Any suggestions for somewhere solid and full of quality peoples? I have some ideas, but I don’t want to start hopping around.

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ways to interpret me favoriting your post 

- you're a cutie (not flirtatious, if selfie)
- I like this photo you shared
- I agree
- I sympathize with you
- I feel for you
- solidarity
- support
- you are seen
- you matter
- I hope things get better
- I am happy for you
- I believe in you
- you can do the thing
- you have a great attitude
- I understand you
- you are facing struggles disproportionate to your mistakes
- I know things will get better for you
- hang in there
- I have been there

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