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Re: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning
« Reply #600 on: 10 Oct 2021, 17:20 »

What part of the US? People are almost 100% masked in my enlightened bubble.
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Re: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning
« Reply #601 on: 10 Oct 2021, 17:36 »

Well, I've stopped at several places in New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland so far. Masks were very rare. Nobody has hassled me over wearing my mask, but I'm almost the only person who does so.
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Re: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning
« Reply #602 on: 11 Oct 2021, 08:46 »

Where I am in California, they’re really common, even outdoors.
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Re: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning
« Reply #603 on: 23 Oct 2021, 13:49 »

We thought the printer was dead, since it wouldn't even work over USB after a power cycle. Was not looking forward to replacing it. But played a hunch that there might be a hard reset in the setup menus. There was. Had to re-enter a five word Diceware passphrase for the wireless network with arrow keys next, but it's printing over wi-fi again now.
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Re: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning
« Reply #604 on: 27 Oct 2021, 05:20 »

Thumbs up for Diceware.
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Re: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning
« Reply #605 on: 24 Nov 2021, 10:23 »

Too bad so many places have password policies that reject Diceware passphrases.

The latest news is that someone in my elderly and sick father's pod tested positive. Everybody's vaccinated, at least.

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My dad's test results came back negative.
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Re: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning
« Reply #606 on: 25 Nov 2021, 12:21 »

For example, I just tried to change a Paypal password. I clicked Save and there was no response, neither confirmation nor an error message. Eventually I noticed that the password length requirements I had breezed past (minimum 8, yawn) also had a maximum length of 20 and I'd had my password manager set to generate 26  character passwords. No way to get a secure passphrase through that.
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Re: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning
« Reply #607 on: 26 Nov 2021, 09:00 »

Another person in my dad's pod just came back positive. It's the one who usually drops in on him every morning for coffee and, unspoken, to make sure he's all right.
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Re: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning
« Reply #608 on: 30 Dec 2021, 18:09 »

I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night.
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Re: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning
« Reply #609 on: 31 Dec 2021, 15:50 »

What is a Holiday Inn Express? I don't remember any Holiday Inn I stayed at being anything better than the hotel equivalent of Burger King. The company I worked for in my regular-US-travelling days normally stuck me in Best Western, the snack-dispensing-machine of hotels.
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Re: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning
« Reply #610 on: 31 Dec 2021, 16:11 »

The Express version is Holiday Inn's "upper economy" offering, originally with reduced facilities (e.g. no room service, pool, fitness centre).  They now generally have most of these facilities, but are placed in less central or smart areas.
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Re: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning
« Reply #611 on: 31 Dec 2021, 17:20 »

IICIH is referring to an ad campaign for Holiday Inn Express that involved people appearing really smart, and when asked how they became so smart, they answer “I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night.”
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Re: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning
« Reply #612 on: 24 Jan 2022, 10:02 »

I've noticed an interesting dynamic between my two little girls (ages 2 and 3). The 3 year old (M) loves being a princess and will often be a princess in distress when daddy is being a monster/dinosaur/bad-guy chasing them. My youngest (C) seems to want to be the knight that fights off the dinosaur/monster/bad-guy and will often run from the other side of the house if she hears M cry for help. C will pretend to fight me and beat me up to save her sister. Another example is on the playground outside. I may grab M's leg when they're in the tower and make octopus noises (from Bluey) and C will say "I save you" and she'll try to pry my hand off the leg. Its incredibly cute. She also seems to be into swords. I played a French Hussar video on youtube out of boredom (I was on a Napoleonic War kick and it was in the recommended videos) and C came over from the other room and saw the Hussar pictures, swords raised high while on horseback, and she thrust a fist to the sky to imitate them and dance along.
https://i.imgur.com/0dgdVnf.mp4
What is a good age to get a kid to start fencing? I kid, but I am tempted to get her like a foam sword so she can play knight and princess with her older sister.
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« Reply #613 on: 24 Jan 2022, 10:25 »

You probably want to start them only, since the consequences of getting caught are much higher the older one gets, and people generally make mistakes as they learn.
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Re: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning
« Reply #614 on: 24 Jan 2022, 19:33 »

So, wait... at this age, your daughter is already a shameless hussar?

Congratulations!  (And never ever tell her why that was funny).

Foam sword - probably a good idea.  Fencing lessons - Probably not before third grade at the earliest.

But she's a kid.  By Third Grade she'll be on Dinosaurs, collecting bugs, fairy tales, and some kid-catering singer who hasn't even started to get popular yet.  After going through sixteen other things on the way. 

Kids are little maniacs, and I mean that in the absolute best possible way.  It is entirely normal for kids to learn by constantly devoting effort to a constantly shifting set of manias. They do deep-dive learning on whatever the subject of their most recent obsession, and then after a while the obsession changes and she goes from, I dunno, a mania for dance lessons to a mania for track and field events.

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Re: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning
« Reply #615 on: 24 Jan 2022, 19:35 »

Agreed. We never let our kids do a course on anything unless they ask for it for several weeks. No, I am not going to buy you fishing gear based on a whim (true story)!
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Re: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning
« Reply #616 on: 24 Jan 2022, 19:58 »

Foam sword - probably a good idea.  Fencing lessons - Probably not before third grade at the earliest.

Of course, real swords are more educational:
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Re: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning
« Reply #617 on: 25 Jan 2022, 07:45 »

I've only ever seen the comic version of this. Seeing the video was great!



Yeah I meant the fencing lessons as a joke, but I think the foam sword may be a good idea. Probably get one for her older sister too so they can duel/defend each other from the next monster attack.

edit: maybe some helmets too.
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