# from outside

These are things pulled in here or pushed to here from other sources.

## Smoked salmon, baby dill, garlic confit, on sourdough toast

via Instagram https://instagr.am/p/Cne1fBbu7Su/

## Being employed keeps me out of trouble. Keep me employed

“This is the beginning of the end,” Yoo said last week. “It’s already just a midsize business in San Antonio. This is not a company that’s on a trajectory of growth. They’re on a trajectory of death. It will not be around.”

I work at a small datacenter. We’re… having some issues with customer retention and customer acquisition cos everyone wants that cloud hotness, even if they’re going to pay through the nose for it. What are we to do??? If Rackspace, one of the first names you think of when you need colocation, what is a small datacenter business in Minnesota to do?

A lot of people keep saying to avoid the cloud and whatnot, but then they end up going with aws, google cloud, or azure. That’s not putting your money where your mouth is.

If they get hacked, you get hacked. This is proven. All of these platforms, in their efforts to make it easy to get onboarded make it super easy for you to shoot yourself in the foot with insecure defaults.

Right now they’re making money, sure… But what happens when they don’t? Looking at you, google. But the others aren’t that much better. Do your part and support small and local businesses that can, and will, lend you their expertise.

## A king in waiting gives a king’s answer

One day in the pavilion at Karakorum he [Genghis Kahn] asked an officer of the Mongol guard what, in all the world, could bring the greatest happiness.“The open steppe, a clear day, and a swift horse under you,” responded the officer after a little thought, “and a falcon on your wrist to start up hares.”“Nay,” responded the Kahn, “to crush your enemies, to see them fall at your feet—to take their horses and goods and hear the lamentation of their women. That is best.”

Time for a rewatch!

## Soft

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## On a sunny freezing morning

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## And it snowed again

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## A pretty corpse

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Uptown is dead but still looks nice in its afterlife

## Drops

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It’s now warm enough everything melts

## The blue

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-10F in Minneapolis on Christmas Day morning. We’re out on our bike.

## It’s not a school night

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## nullrend 2022-12-04 02:19:19

hilarious how on voyager they have this whole dramatic episode about how there’s a murderer on board and on ds9 it’s like “oh yeah i got my pants fixed by this guy who’s killed thirty people :]”

you’re telling me this guy doesn’t kill people for fun

Killing people for fun and having fun while you are killing people is a subtle but distinct difference.

Remember to always work people who have fun at their jobs and enjoy doing them.

## nullrend 2022-12-03 22:46:06

ok so there was normal stuff at the raffle but there was also like a dumb box on the floor that no one was paying attention to so I grabbed that and got 4 of these lol

oh damn! 48tb of storage? I’ve worked at two storage companies, but neither of them had raffle prices that good

I gotta get in on raffles goddamn

## Slivers

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## pointclicking:added Sam to my lucasarts tribute loop

added Sam to my lucasarts tribute loop

# Malicious compliance in Uni for lecturer who banned laptops during class.

Awards: 🏅
Posted on: Nov 11, 2022 4:38 am EST

## nullrend 2022-11-27 04:36:16

FUCK THATS HUGE

“You might be from the hood but they’re from the wood they don’t play”

That’s how I’m going describe sotol and bacanora when compared to tequila and mezcal.

## Morning glow

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It’s not too cold to take pictures…

## nullrend 2022-11-11 02:17:24

Hi! We’re introducing Important Blue Internet Checkmarks here on Tumblr. They’re a steal at \$7.99—that’s cheaper than some other places, when you consider that you get not one but TWO checkmarks for your blog on web only (for now). Why, you ask? Why not? Nothing matters! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Get yours here!

## A foggy glow

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## Let the trail eat you whole

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## Honestly he’s such a li’l bitch

“Musk’s terms are commensurate with him being an over-levered clown,” the hedge fund source told me last week. (Okay. Tell me how you really feel.)

Like they said, we broke him:

we broke him in 9 days

@PleaseBeGneiss on 6:08 PM · Nov 6, 2022

## Sumerian and Hittite Language (Hasan Türk) on Twitter

“Per my last email, IRT copper delivery”

## Baristas see the worst of their guests.

Before he started working at the café, Devon rarely talked to any hipster or goth people, now he’d talked to more than he could count of his fingers; being a barista was similar to being a bartender in some ways.

We’ve been both. We’ve been a barista, we’ve been a bartender.

And being a barista is far, far worse than being a bartender.

As a bartender people will come up to you and try to behave their best, hoping they will be able to get faster service.

As a barista we will deal with whatever bartender wrought. And all baristas will try to make the experience palatable, to that person who just left the clutches of a bartender, hours ago.

## We would terrify

I’m not sure why that thing comes to my store, or where it takes that coffee, but I am sure it’s for someone or something else. I can recognize the bad temperament of an unpaid intern anywhere, and I can only hope whatever dark lord it serves is content with its beverage, for its sake and mine. I seem to be doing well so far.

We have been of coffee service.

We will be of coffee service.

## More red nights like these

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## A walk like any other. Alone

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sigh

## It’s gotta start sometime

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## Glitched

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Late October has no business being this warm