Vaccine administrator: “The province recommends for children that you wait 8 weeks between doses.”

J: “We waited 6. The province is also sending my kids back to school w/a mostly un/partially vaccinated population. If we had waited 8, we would be in school 4 weeks without the vaccine’s full protection. 2 weeks until their 2nd dose and 2 weeks before their bodies have built up immunity.”

VA: “Well, there is/that/.”

I wish I had known about these albums when they came out. Honestly, I do not know how I didn’t. Ladytron is a “staple”, now—always in my regular rotation.


I missed them here in Toronto in early 2020. If they tour again, I won’t make that mistake again.

I haven’t listened to thrash or other “extreme” metal genres on the regular in over 20 years. In fact I’ve complained that much of the current, I just couldn’t get into. That changed yesterday. Saw a video on YouTube about the thrash genre & Nervosa was mentioned. Hooked.

@jacethechicken and then someone else will try to fit between the two of you, when there isn’t room.

I do not miss Atlanta traffic. Not one bit.

We like watching cheesy Christmas movies in the weeks leading up to. As long as they’re fun, we usually enjoy them. We’ve had a couple this year which… aren’t.

I am old and my ageism is showing. I read an article where someone called vinyl LPs "vinyls". 🤬 I get it. Language changes and evolves and I'm no longer a change maker.

It is an asinine hill, and I will die on it. 👴🏻

Define "mental load for parents in times of covid" 

@TQ Hope you can find one soon! We have another month and a half before the kids can get their second dose. I feel like we're holding our breath until then.

Me talking to my kids >/dev/null 2>&1

I heard „Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)“ when it came out and LOVED it, but for whatever reason, I didn’t want to tell anyone how much I liked it. I even asked for one of those K-Tel compilations with it for Christmas.

Think I've finally gotten my Plex server the way I want it. The biggest thing it lacks is all of the untagged music tracks. (I have a fairly significant music collection.) Most of the information I have is in cue sheets with all the albums, and I try to create accurate cue sheets.

I used to hate re-tagging files because I didn't want to mess with the file as I had it. However, having ignored ffp for as long as I have, it's now indispensable.

I think I need to find some comic books in German. I need more than just duolingo. For music, I have a bit of Deichkind and loads of Einstürzende Neubauten. Need more Germsn TV. I hate that I have no one to talk with to push it even though I am incredibly self conscious of my speaking.

Covid, Christmas, medium-funny take 

@TQ sounds like a fantastic Christmas.

I guess I’m officially old. I can’t drink coffee anymore without missing hours of sleep. 👴🏻

It’s all fun and games until
You realize how many media files don’t have proper tags, except in the accompanying cue sheets. I had modifying those files after the fact. Maybe it’s just me. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Just installed Plex on my Raspberry Pi and I am left wondering… Why haven’t I don’t this before now?

Flu shot appt obtained. The Kids are actually happy and relieved. Typically, they’re anxious about them.

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Below the thunders of the upper deep,
Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea,
His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep
The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee
About his shadowy sides; above him swell
Huge sponges of millennial growth and height;
And far away into the sickly light,
From many a wondrous and secret cell
Unnumber'd and enormous polypi
Winnow with giant arms the lumbering green.
There hath he lain for ages, and will lie
Battening upon huge sea-worms in his sleep,
Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;
Then once by man and angels to be seen,
In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.
— "The Kraken" by Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1830