[-] [email protected] 1 points 9 hours ago

Oxygen Not Included and Baldur's Gate 3 for the 1 month out of the year I take a break from ONI.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 9 hours ago

My son GIGO never quite meets expectations.

[-] [email protected] 27 points 11 hours ago

The gulf stream is weakening and could collapse too. I'm tired of living in interesting times.

[-] [email protected] 0 points 12 hours ago

It's a sign!

You need to find the nearest copy of an arcade game called "Starfighter." If possible, one in a trailer park is best. Then you have to play it until you beat the game. Tell Grig I said hi.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 12 hours ago

Intersting. I'm not sure I've heard crack houses called that... I'm also not really up to date on that sort of thing.

Tap houses are common in Oregon. They have a couple dozen or more craft and/or imported beer/cider (and sometimes mead) on tap. They usually serve food and sell by the glass but they also sell growlers to go. Ostensibly they're there to fill growlers, but most in my area are basically bars for foodies.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 13 hours ago

The world will never know how close it came to ending, the day of the... Geranium Incident!

[-] [email protected] 4 points 14 hours ago

my pinkies havent been on speaking terms with the rest of my hand since the geranium incident. they refuse to do the work.

[-] [email protected] 34 points 14 hours ago

Odd, my data shows some variation.

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[-] [email protected] 21 points 16 hours ago

Not as catchy as let them eat cake.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 16 hours ago

Yeah, on Broadway. It was like 2 blocks from my office but I didn't really pay attention to it until after the market pricing thing ended.

As I remember it, a variant of that tracking software went on to power the keg tracker at the Bier Stein.

[-] [email protected] 8 points 18 hours ago* (last edited 18 hours ago)

When I give references (assuming I considered the person an asset) my strategy is "honestly with rose colored glasses."

Like: "They're fantastic problem solvers who will hyperfocus until they get the task done" = Generally productive person but they'll get caught in the weeds if you let them

[-] [email protected] 12 points 18 hours ago* (last edited 15 hours ago)

This reminded me of a now closed taphouse near where I used to work that would increase the cost for each of the beers/ciders their served based on a formula of how much they had in stock and the rate of sale. They hired a full stack dev to design a stock style tracking app and they wanted to somehow gamify beer cost for their primary audience (local tech bros).

That lasted about a month before they abandoned it completely (and we considered the guy that made their app for a CRM my company was building). They went to normal prices that don't change minute-to-minute and the place lasted another 10 years.

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submitted 1 week ago by [email protected] to c/homeassistant

From the blog post:

TL;DR: We have joined the Z-Wave Alliance, thanks to revenue from Home Assistant Cloud subscribers, and will start the certification process for Z-Wave JS.

As a z-wave user myself, I am pleased by this. I was apprehensive about Z-Wave JS at first, but its been super reliable and stable for me.

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submitted 3 weeks ago by [email protected] to c/90smusic

This song got tons of airplay on in the PDX area (KNRK) back in the day, and now I mention it to people and they seem to not remember it at all.

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submitted 3 weeks ago by [email protected] to c/eugene

Everything below is cross-posted from [email protected] - https://lemmy.world/post/11561723:


See the original post for more pics of the storm damage and rescue of the lost owl.

Good news, courtesy of Oregon Public Broadcasting!

Thanks to work from staff and volunteers, the center will reopen to the public Feb. 9.

Executive Director Julie Collins said community members and volunteer arborists have worked tirelessly to remove hanging limbs and picking up truckloads of storm debris at the wildlife refuge.

Donations received over the last several weeks have also covered the cost of storm damage and lost revenue from the closure.

Collins said thousands of community members have contacted the center over the last few weeks to offer their help.

“I think I’m going to be saying thank you a lot,” Collins said.”I hope that the community continues to stand behind us over the years so we can continue to do this work for the generations to come.”

She said two aviaries were seriously damaged by falling trees during the storm, but neither bird, Atticus the bald eagle nor Lorax the great horned owl, were harmed.

Both birds have been relocated to temporary enclosures in areas of the center that are open to the public while volunteers rebuild their normal homes.

It's good to see some good owl news, and amazing to see Oregonians (and some others, I'm sure) come together to help the animals and the center out.

If you're able, go take a visit and give it a look and your support!

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submitted 1 month ago by [email protected] to c/eugene

cross-posted from [email protected]: https://lemmy.world/post/10995574

Cascades Raptor Center in Oregon sustained heavy damage in a snowstorm this month. Lorax the Great Horned Owl was missing after its enclosure was crushed by a falling tree.

From KOIN News

When keepers at Eugene’s Cascades Raptor Center arrived onsite Tuesday morning after the winter storm swept through the area, they became immediately concerned when a Great Horned Owl named Lorax was missing from her damaged enclosure.

Keepers, including Lorax’s trainer Carrie Lorenz, recounted how they all immediately went into “action mode,” removing tree debris and making sure the bird wasn’t trapped under the rubble.

“As we were heading back with our axes to clear the tree, we were calling out for her just in case. All of a sudden we heard her calling back to us,” said Lorenz. “We ran up the hill towards her call, and there she was: perched in a tree near another aviary. It was the biggest relief imaginable…I put out my glove and she flew right down to it, which was the best feeling in the world.”

Lorenz continued, “As trainers, we spend a lot of time developing a strong relationship between us and the birds we work with. I’m so glad our relationship with Lorax was strong enough that she trusted me, and flew right down to the glove even after that traumatic experience.”

Additionally from NBC16

The destruction of Lorax’s enclosure is just one of the many damaged areas at Cascades Raptor Center due to the severe weather that took place January 13-16, the Center stated.

Fallen trees and electrical damage have made the center inaccessible and dangerous, forcing a closure that may last weeks as the Center struggles to repair the walkways, parking lot, and damaged aviaries.

Reparations to the damaged infrastructure and removal of all fallen trees are estimated to cost the Center over $30,000, and will take hundreds of hours of labor from Cascades staff and volunteers.

“Closing our doors is always a hardship for the Center,” said Executive Director Julie Collins. ”But in this instance, it is a must. We have a lot of hard work to do to make the Nature Center safe for our guests. One of our biggest threats right now are the large number of widowmaker branches hanging over newly constructed aviaries; getting those branches removed safely and quickly is necessary to protect both the staff and the site.”

The animal hospital is open during repairs, and emergency fundraising is going on as well. Damage was also severe in the Bald Eagle enclosure as well, but it sounds like it was found safe as well.

Here are pictures of the damage from the NBC article.

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submitted 2 months ago by [email protected] to c/oregon

If you're a long time reader of the EW you may have noticed the paper has been cost cutting lately. I assumed it was effects from the pandemic, but they're actually been the victim of embezzlement. Here are some bits from the article.

There will be no print paper edition of EW, for the first time in more than 20 years. And we are fighting like hell to print another one.

Shortly before Christmas, we discovered that EW had been the victim of embezzlement at the hands of someone we once trusted.

We’ve discovered that many companies we do business with ... haven’t been paid in months. EW employees who thought they were paying into retirement accounts have learned the money never arrived at its destination. We had to lay off the entire 10-person staff EW three days before Christmas. One of our biggest creditors, our printer, says it will print EW again only if we pay upfront.

cross-posted from: https://discuss.tchncs.de/post/8425634

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submitted 2 months ago by [email protected] to c/eugene

If you're a long time reader of the EW you may have noticed the paper has been cost cutting lately. I assumed it was effects from the pandemic, but they're actually been the victim of embezzlement. Here are some bits from the article.

There will be no print paper edition of EW, for the first time in more than 20 years. And we are fighting like hell to print another one.

Shortly before Christmas, we discovered that EW had been the victim of embezzlement at the hands of someone we once trusted.

We’ve discovered that many companies we do business with ... haven’t been paid in months. EW employees who thought they were paying into retirement accounts have learned the money never arrived at its destination. We had to lay off the entire 10-person staff EW three days before Christmas. One of our biggest creditors, our printer, says it will print EW again only if we pay upfront.

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submitted 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago) by [email protected] to c/eugene

PSU was involved too, but we know where the real work was done ;)

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AWS's (de)Generative AI Blunder (www.lastweekinaws.com)
submitted 2 months ago by [email protected] to c/aws

Cory Quinn touches on the general disappointment of re:Invent '23 and then focuses on the current preview of Q.

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submitted 3 months ago by [email protected] to c/oxygennotincluded

I printed Catalina specifically to found the 2nd colony.

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Packed Snacks Update (forums.kleientertainment.com)
submitted 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago) by [email protected] to c/oxygennotincluded

I fired up ONI on my lunch break and was surprised to see a popup about a new update.

They added automation ports to atmosuit checkpoints! This is going to make handling suits in rockets so much easier!

Oh and:

  • new story trait Grow A Bot: Abandoned machinery uses zombie spores to make robots
  • New system for critter moods
    • and they say they fixed pacu feeding
  • Food dehydrator/rehydrator: dehydrated food never spoils, but has to be rehydrated to eat
  • a new animated short
  • plus more

Pretty massive update. I can't wait to dig into it.

Now that we have the food dehydrator I really want a way to base an automation off of available calories.

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submitted 3 months ago by [email protected] to c/3dprinting

Hopefully this doesn't violate the no ads rule, as it is my model. But I'm pretty proud of it and wanted to share.

I designed a backyard feeder to look like the restaurant from Bob's Burgers complete with a Burger of the Day special. It's fully 3d printed (other than glue) and designed to be tough (it wasn't until I uploaded the gcode that I realized it's 1.2 kg worth of filament). So far the squirrels and jays are loving it.

https://www.printables.com/model/493447-bobs-birders

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