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"What does your handle mean?"

W10x12 is a size of wide flange beam (see avatar). UNO is an abbreviation for "unless noted otherwise".

In a structural framing layout for a building, sometimes a large portion of the beams are all the same size and it's simpler to not call out the sizes on "typical" beams. So you see page notes like "Beams are W10x12 UNO".

I'm a nerd for structural steel and I intend to spread the joy of steel detailing to the best of my ability.

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Good morning SDF Mastodon

I've been here a few times under different names, but usually end up deleting my account after a while.

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OK, letter writers of the Fediverse, I am the proud new owner of a PO box. I would love to gain a few pen pals and start up some regular correspondence. I'm open to any topics, but especially would just love to get thoughtful perspectives from people different from myself.

If you're interested, please DM me so we can exchange mailing addresses. Boosts welcome!

OK, letter writers of the Fediverse, I am the proud new owner of a PO box. I would love to gain a few pen pals and start up some regular correspondence. I'm open to any topics, but especially would just love to get thoughtful perspectives from people different from myself.

If you're interested, please DM me so we can exchange mailing addresses. Boosts welcome!

Stair proverb: Strange things happen around Level 1

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"Do you have something to hide?" is a manipulative rebuke to those that use #encryption.

It would help us all turn this conversation around. Because, the answer is: YES, we do have something to hide.

Things that we should hide, and must question why a government or business NEEDS access to:

- Medical history.
- Sensitive conversations with employers, children, spouses.
- Billing and banking information.
- Purchase information.
- Web search history.
And more...

#IHaveSomethingToHide

Are any guillotine producers looking for investors? I'd like to get in on the ground floor as I predict a spike in demand in the medium term.

Very anxious today, so I've been drinking chamomile herbal tea.

Now I'm sleepy and anxious.

uspol 

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Once I complete a project at work, but before I send it on to the next step in the chain, I like to start on something else and work for a little while before coming back and checking the completed project for errors. It gets me out of the headspace and makes it easier to spot embarrassing mistakes before I send them to people.

Is there a term for this? I have to explain it a lot.

Me: I'm ready for a new project.

Boss: What about this project?

Me: It's done, but I want to submit it tomorrow.

uspol, healthcare 

Professional development is part of your compensation for labor. If your company isn't helping you grow into a more marketable worker, they should be making up for it with a shitload of money. Experience is worth a lot more money down the road.

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suggestion: 32-bit money

if you have over $4294967295, your balance overflows and you're back to zero.

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Finally got a radio and am listening to the local repeater. Going to take the test on the 25th.

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I want a friend who is a sentient broccoli cyborg.

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