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I've got a strange question for you, #fediverse and apologies if this seems a bit forward.

I love my dog. Believe me, he is living his best life here for hopefully many more years. But I really need a vacation.

Are there people in the Netherlands interested in looking after Jazz for a few days? 🐶 Daycare is insanely expensive and all my friends and family have fulltime jobs/live in tiny apartments/have a million cats.

British terms of endearment:

- “You’re not all bad”
- “I quite like you, in a way”
- “I’ll let you buy the first round”
- “Help yourself to chips”
- “You daft sod”
- “Tea?”

...and bathed. And really hungry. And too tired to cook. 😂

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Walking home from listening to Luke Howard and gazing at the stars.

Lazy day. Some gaming, some writing, worked on my new D&D character, watched some TV, did a bit of programming. Now cooking Mr Brain's Faggots for my tea.

Lazy day. 😁

Nope. 😆

But hey, I'm learning something new. One of my areas of expertise is WCF and gRPC looks to be a great way to start thinking about migrating the huge WCF SOA I wrote for internal use at work to a microservice framework. I get to take advantage of all the cool features of ASP.NET Core like DI and fast, async request handling.

So I think I'll run up a simple little roguelike gRPC client/server.

Of course, no one will use it bEcAUse MIcrOsOft 🙄

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Can I resist the urge to start building a simple multiplayer roguelike using gRPC/protobufs this weekend?

Find out tomorrow...

Get fucked. This makes me angry. An app to track if you've walked your dog or if it's been walked "enough" each day. So you can say no if said family member wants to go out. Not okay. 🐺

Got into work to a dead SQL server. Rebooted last night, someone (not us) made some undocumented changes to the OS and the DB server settings and it had switched query plans for one of the main sprocs to something dumb.

Pinned an old plan, no joy. Took down everything but the web app. No joy. Only by being a curious dev-DBA did I work out what had changed. Two hours to get it back on its feet. Utterly exhausted my team and me. Bleh. Bad start to the week.

Nothing has changed. Keep moving forward. It's that simple.

Just had my first class. Well that and walked home, hydrating like a thirsty dolphin, then lay in a hot bath.

Why did no one tell me this is like getting high but without the rubbish side effects? Though I expect to ache tomorrow.

I am TERRIBLE at it, too, mainly because I'm tensing and overthinking too much (just like my therapist pointed out to me very early on). So, challenge accepted!

Woop, I'm starting Hatha Yoga with a local teacher on Thursday evenings. Comfortable (but not too loose...) clothing has been ordered. 😁

Run your own federated social node within your Nextcloud hosting and connect to the Fediverse via the open ActivityPub protocol

Slightly more compos mentis now.

To be clear, these are prescribed meds. I have Temporal Lobe Epilepsy and even though a grew out if it in my early 20s, it resurfaced a few years ago.

High fever can bring on dyscognitive seizures (absences) so rather than go back to taking Carbamazepine every day for the rest of my life, I pop Clobazam whenever there is a risk of seizure. Does the job by turning me into a zombie. 😂

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Rough few days and woke up with a temperature this morning, so called in sick and popped a Clobazam. Slept until 1.30pm and currently my brain feels like fudge and I find it difficult to form sentences. Fun with benzodiazepine!

“Most people know about fight, flight, and freeze — but another trauma response, “fawn,” is at the core of what people-pleasing is actually about.

To avoid conflict, negative emotions, and re-traumatization, people who “fawn” when triggered will go out of their way to mirror someone’s opinions and appease them in order to deescalate situations or potential issues.”

Woke at 4am to find eldest not home. He rolls in half an hour later looking like he lost a fight with a pavement, which he had.

Cycling home from the pub, not even the worse for wear, pedestrian steps out in front of him and he brakes hard and flips over the bars. Two sets of stitches, lots of abrasions, 3 hours in A&E. He's okay but looks terrible. He's going to have a rough time at work today.

Sigh. Hail Eris!

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