Ugh, I'm costing my Mastodon instance 2.58GB in storage and who knows how much in bandwidth and CPU usage! ๐Ÿ˜ฐ

We should all be mindful of the great service we're receiving by our volunteer sysadmins.

"I'll take a couple of those Picassos, please. No... I only wear Casio watches."

My friend Ruben has an uncle who's an artist / philosopher / inventor, and he just made this painting titled "Twelve Words" ๐Ÿ˜

artmajeur.com/en/sitomail/artw

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Seriously, why is US Postal Service bouncing my package all over the nation?

It came from Japan passing through JERSEY CITY NJ, LOS ANGELES CA, SPRINGFIELD MA (why?!?), then back to LOS ANGELES CA, then spent a night in PHOENIX AZ (wtf!!) before returning to LOS ANGELES CA for the third (and hopefully last) time.

Last week I filed a support request, but after 5 days they quietly closed it without responding. How do I know? I got the request to give feedback on my... satisfaction! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Got another flat while riding to work.
And here's the culprit! ๐Ÿ˜ก

The trends by genre at the bottom of the page are the most interesting part for me: I was painfully aware of a decline in sci-fi and mecha anime along with the increase of slice-of-life and school anime (which I don't like so much). If there was a separate category for isekai, that would probably see the sharpest increase in the last 5 years.

After another reboot, I was able to log into Safe Mode, but the desktop and the taskbar failed to load, so the only way to open a file manager is via Win+R (run command).

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After booting in Safe Mode, I was able to log in, but now it got stuck at the "Just a moment..." screen.

I waited for 15 minutes and saw all sorts of reassuring messages that things are moving forward (even though they aren't).

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I accepted the offer to update my Windows gaming box to Windows 11, confident that by now Microsoft had the time to iron out any glitches in the update procedure, but...

I wasted 25 minutes of my life listening the to the "Top Tracks of 2021 USA" on Spotify ๐Ÿ˜–

The only thing I disliked is the Vimto, which turned out to be just a berry-flavored sugar soda ๐Ÿ˜

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With Google Translate's aid, I figure that it's written ใ€Œใ„ใ–ใ€ๅฐ‹ๅธธใซๅ‹่ฒ ใ€, literally: "let's, common/normal match".

And this is where I heard this sentence countless times: before every match in my favorite fighting game Samurai Shodown!

youtube.com/clip/UgkxXrzsqZREO

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In an episode of Hanyou no Yashahime, right before a fight, Towa says: "iza, jinjou-ni shoubu!"

And it rang a bell. Where have I heard this sentence over and over again?

The English subs liberally translate it to "Let's make it a fair fight!", but it must be some set expression...

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