'Masto' is a good abbreviation because social media is a lot like masturbation for the mind, only the kind where you don't have enough time and the orgasm is a bit disappointing and also your nerve endings are dead there now
Kris is trying on his Spock wig and ears. How can I convince him to keep them on permanently?
It is not very Spock-ish. The back is too long. My hairdresser said she would give it a haircut next time I go in.
Got Kris' Spock wig for our Halloween costumes (We are going as Spock's parents!)
All alone in the office today. Time to crank up some terrible 80s music. #fall #foliage
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Have bartered passage in exchange for work on ore hauler. Captain is of a species I do not recognize. Have been unable to raise Starfleet on comms and can't find familiar star charts in ship's astrocom.
Ship will be headed to more populous system soon -- current system is apparently a backwater only good for ice mining. Might have more luck at larger facility. Hoping.
Cold weather cat trap
1. Locate a cat friendly resting spot, like a couch, chair, ironing board, etc
2. Lay down the heating pad and turn on the lowest setting.
3. Take the fluffy blanket and place it over the heating pad, folding several times to create a pillowy experience for the feline and protect it from becoming crispy on the heating pad
4. Give the heating pad a bit to warm up, 10min perhaps
5. Place cat on warmed blanket
Database maintenance complete.
We are back online, carry on.
Ten Forward will be down shortly as I need to run a bit of database maintenance (VACUUM FULL) on this instance's PostgreSQL database.
"Let's play a game, to help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5-7 things that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same."
If you're near Vancouver, WA checkout Relevant Coffee. A friend who is re-entering the coffee biz works there and roasted this Brazilian ☕️👍🏻
"Exploratory ship" might not even be the best medium to tell the kind of stories our real future is about. Exploration is already an anachronism; it's James Cook in space (1700s), and that elides all the framework of commerce and conquest in which those voyages of discovery took place. And centuries worth of what came afterwards.
The whole framework of Trek comes from Forbidden Planet, I think. That one story has been very fruitful. But it's still just one story.