Thinking of the first LCD monitor I ever owned, a 15 inch one bought in 2003 for $300. Felt like I got so much desk space freed up.

A thing I was stressed out about has been resolved today so naturally I'm like....where do I put all this stress on now

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I posted this same article to LinkedIn and got two HVAC techs from Texas joking about how they're acclimated to hot weather. Interesting to unpack that they are exposing themselves to unsafe situations and are uninterested in improving their situations.

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I made a snarky comment about my industry. With all the reply guys disagreeing with me, looks like I hit a nerve. reddit.com/r/AskEngineers/comm

Upgraded to a new Pixel phone last week, my biggest complaint is how much Google tries to shove its Assistant into everything. Like, it was a big surprise to me that the power button was, by default, set to bring up Assistant instead of turning off the phone like a power button is supposed to. Spent a confused minute trying to figure out how to reboot my phone.

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This is fine

td;dr: The original theory was humans can't survive at 95 deg F (35 deg C) wet bulb temperatures. New studies say that is actually 87 deg F (31 deg C).

So at 87 degrees F at 100% humidity, your life is at risk.

psu.edu/news/research/story/hu

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Heavy smoke event is kind of like the pandemic compressed and running in fast-forward. The air all around you is trying to kill you and you need a solid mask to avoid it. Whereas with the pandemic you can't safely go to places with a lot of people, with smoke you can't even leave your house and being in your house might not be enough if you don't have good seals and filtration.

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"Dr. Jeremy Hess: Not only do we need to prepare for the next extreme event that’s beyond our historical experience, but we need to prepare for the June 2021 events, coupled with a few dayslong regional power outages, and maybe a smoke event thrown in. And we’re really not doing that."

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Probably the most impactful and disruptive natural disaster in my memory. The next closest would be the Southern California power outage in 2011 and the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake.

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The small victory is holding.

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work 

Small victory at work. Won a battle, but didn't conclusively win the war.

Spending Sunday afternoon cooking an elaborate dinner usually helps this feeling. Today it's too hot to cook. So I'm just mentally pacing around.

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Sunday doldrums, leftover from when I was in school and would always leave weekend homework until the last minute.

House status: hatches battened down for hot weather. All curtains closed, bedroom doors closed, lights off, computers off, cardboard with foil taped over front door window, portable AC installed and running.

Thanks to clicking on some videos Youtube is now recommending lots of "functional athletics" videos where the people are swinging dumbbells and kettlebells but are generally moving around the weights more than they're actually moving the weights.

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Do not dignify bad-faith actors with your time, your effort, your answers, or your platform. Block them and move on to real work.

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Suddenly reminded of the nerdy guy I heard in Half Price Books mansplaining to his date about how PC gaming "was huge in the 90's."

uspol 

Fuck those guys. Going to get a lot of women killed, just for their wedge issue.

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