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Of course the worst shit was carefully not photographed. For example, my favorite nightmare I actually viewed had a basement that was transparently terrible: the utility room was a big tangle of exposed wires, the "finished" part was literally just carpeting slapped over concrete with no padding, from the staining on the utility room floor you could see there was a history of flooding. Best: it had the original tin ceiling with the original, flaking lead paint.

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I also still have all the notes I made when picking houses to view, which are entertaining. For example I rejected this house for "frankly terrifying decorating choices."

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Pulled out my Home Buying Binder to look for info on how to repay the home-buying incentive programs that loaned me money, and I get why I used different colored pens in my notes, but why is this thing full of robot stickers?

Every time I have to call somebody to fix something in my stupid house I feel a deep sympathy for people who burn their shit down for the insurance money.

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I've got marks on my ceiling that I've been ignoring under the philosophy "nothing is visibly leaking, so maybe if I pretend nothing is happening nothing will be happening" but I think they're getting bigger/darker.

Haven't I spent enough fucking money on the house during the past 12 months?

covid, anti-vax 

Just found out one of the anti-vax arguments against covid vaccination is literally the right-wing talking point "most people who die are sick, old people." Literally arguing that we shouldn't trust vaccines because the vast majority of people dying of the disease don't matter. 🤮

It's 9:53 and I'm sitting on this conference call with four other people, twiddling my thumbs while I wait for the judge to show up for a 9:30 hearing. This is weird because he's usually a prompt guy. Should I be worried that he has forgotten how phones work? WTH.

They're like "we'll call the defendants who show up first, like with an in-person docket." Bitch then you make ONE meeting and invite everybody! This is not conceptually difficult!

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Trying to explain to someone that you can't schedule three separate zoom meetings simultaneously and not tell me which one we're starting with because that will be decided when they all start. 🤦‍♀️

LOL, I got a package delivered to someone with a subhead of a reputable company at my address. Checked to see if my cc was stolen and used to buy shit- nope. Checked to see if he owns property nearby, maybe the address had a number typo- nope. Googled the guy and found some old white pages listings with my address, so I thought to check my *own* property record, turns out he's the guy who sold it to the previous owner...in 2009.

😂 It's marketing materials. Into the trash it goes!

spinach as landmine detectors 

"Through nanotechnology, engineers at MIT in the US have transformed spinach into sensors capable of detecting explosive materials. These plants are then able to wirelessly relay this information back to the scientists.

When the spinach roots detect the presence of nitroaromatics in groundwater, a compound often found in explosives like landmines, the carbon nanotubes within the plant leaves emit a signal. This signal is then read by an infrared camera, sending an email alert to the scientists."

"'Plants are very good analytical chemists,' explains Professor Michael Strano who led the research. 'They have an extensive root network in the soil, are constantly sampling groundwater, and have a way to self-power the transport of that water up into the leaves.'"

euronews.com/living/2021/02/01

Kinda forgot that lobbying legislators, even in writing, is is time and energy consuming!

(I mean, I never criticize anyone for not doing it, we all have our things going on, but until I do it again myself I forget that it's actual mental and emotional labor.)

Got some bad news on my retirement account, apparently IRA is meant to be Individual Retirement Accounts not the Irish Republican Army. Who knew! Sadly the Irish Republican Army says they won't return my money I sent and now the FBI is calling me about it

Am I the only person who can't cope with the term "mufos" because it's way too close to "mofos" and every time I see it I have to pause and think it through for like 5 whole seconds.

IT'S WORKING
It took 3 hours of research and poking and I still don't know what happened or what fixed it. And only one of the new sticks is in there. But!!! It's still twice the size of the old stick so net gain!

What we've learned from this experience is we do our court prep BEFORE we fuck with our only computer.

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I tried to replace the ram in my desktop and now it won't send any data to the monitor. It won't work with the original ram any more either. FML.

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