I'm going to be shooting an instructional video on how to use a defibrillator for a customer in two weeks. I have done video shoots before, but never for complete strangers who are paying me as a professional. I was extremely close to saying no, because I was nervous, both about asking my boss for time off, and about ruining the shoot and ending up with an angry customer. Money's too good, though, and avoiding mistakes is what careful planning is for, so here goes nothing...
Big day today! I am now officially a Canadian citizen!
It's hard to express how great a feeling this is for me. I have lived in Canada as a permanent resident for many years, and somehow I still felt like an outsider. Today I started really feeling more at home. Like this is it--this really is my home now. And I am so, so happy about that.
Pic of me and partner after citizenship ceremony (we both became Canadian citizens today). Eye contact. https://mastodon.social/media/80o98WFabv--c_k0E8Q
You've obviously never used rural "broadband."
The behaviour of Freenode I suppose mirrors that of the tech industry as a whole. You have tech bros and you have traditionalists who believe things have to be hard, and believe gatekeeping is what separates "the boys from the men" or something inane like that.
I have figured out things usually despite, and not because, of their help.
People, please put the President's Bird Droppings behind a CW if you've gotta' share them here. I'm sure I'm not alone in thinking that I'd have kept my Birdhouse account if I were dying to see that bilge every day.
And!! This is a picture I really like...I am super proud of it, this is like a peak of my artistic abilities as for now!! I am super extra proud, I was trying to paint something like this ages ago and I failed miserably...now it's my time to shine!✨