Hey look, I have an op-ed in the New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/16/opinion/section-230-freedom-speech.html
Meetings sold from 9am-2pm tomorrow. And then conference planning and quarterly "tuning" session prep. Oh, and packing up the house at some point.
Latest uBlock Origin Update Rejected from the Chrome Web Store. No time like the present to switch to Firefox.
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I don't talk about this much, but I've been writing about utilities for more than a decade as a job. They privatized most big utilities promising that exactly this wouldn't happen.
This pretty much exactly mirrors every other way our country has become the worst of what they told us the USSR was like.
Californians: Remember, the reason we have to shut off your power is because we CEOs decided our bonuses were more urgent than the T&D repairs and tree trimming that could have prevented these wildfires. And the reason you can't control your own energy company is because socialism doesn't work and would result in blackouts and disasters.
Sesame Street, a show created for public access television to help kids from low-income families learn to read and write, is being put being a paywall which will prevent the kids who most need it from accessing it.
The past 50 seasons are also included in that so they can't be streamed anywhere else.
Pirate Sesame Street.
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Meanwhile in Ojai. What I'll look like with grey hair. Sanding the ceiling post skimming and pre painting.
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Sitting in the coffee shop and I overhear:
"They told me they're going to pay me less this year but they gave me more students!"
Burn this all down.
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People here, all genders, are just more fit and stylish. I don't personally understand the style these days (old man syndrome coming) of wearing skimpy (judgement on my behalf!) clothing to go work at a coffee shop. It is what it is.
Granted, they're attractive, I take note of them, but it still is... distracting(?). Hopefully just in the short term as I get used to the culture difference.
Maybe TMI. /me shrugs.
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Short story (1/2):
I went to grad school in Ann Arbor, Michigan. A fellow student in my friend group and a couple group projects was from LA.
She remarked a couple times something to the effect of: "Women in Michigan aren't as pretty as LA women."
I was offended, as a person who found many Michigan females attractive and even dated a few!
Now having moved to the greater LA area (a couple hours north, so barely)... I... see what she meant.
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