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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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PSA: duckduckgo has !-keywords that redirect searches to other sites
like
!w - wikipedia
!g - if you want to be a heretic
!aur - the AUR lol
!gh - github
!wa - wolfram alpha

so to search wikipedia for the article on crabs you type
!w crab

if you set ddg as yr default search you can jump to literally all of the webbed site searches with minimal keystrokes :blobcat:

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Me: [plugs in headphones]

Win10: What did you just plug in? Speakers? Headphones? A surreptitious recording device?

Me: ...headphones

Win10: What kind tho? Over ear? On ear???

Me: FFS

Just put audio signals to this jack and stop trying to guess things for me.

OK, so when are they coming out with Windows Subsystem for BSD?

Got my new work computer set up. I wouldn't have had win10 to try it otherwise, but WSL is kind of awesome. I'm glad IT is so loose with the admin credentials on our workstations

I told a friend that I haven't heard "Toss a coin to your witcher" so I've been assuming it's the same melody as "Ain't no rest for the wicked" when I see it online somewhere. We went back and forth a few more times and she sent me this to show me how it sounds, rather than a youtube link or something. 😂

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@cypnk Novenna was a really nice project!
The whole thing is opensource but it is very 2014 so I guess it would be more reasonable to put a Pi in it

bunniestudios.com/blog/?cat=28

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OK, it's clear that ICANN is no longer a capable steward of DNS. Who's up for demonstrations outside Göran Marby's home until he gives some god damn answers

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Overheard IT bro telling a coworker that the "phishing economy" is "bigger than the real economy."

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Dear IETF: Are you fucking kidding me?
To get an RFC .txt file I must allow Cloudflare and Google tracking?

Are you serious? This is wrong on all OSI layers!

Coworker with 16 children just sent out a fundraiser email to help him afford to adopt another kid???

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IT has decided the best way to avoid phishing scams is to have him set everyone's password himself, with no ability to reset. The password is $(COMPANY_INITIALS) + "mail" + THE LAST FOUR DIGITS OF YOUR FUCKING SSN + "!"

Please tell me how I convince the C-levels how bad this is...

IT has decided the best way to avoid phishing scams is to have him set everyone's password himself, with no ability to reset. The password is $(COMPANY_INITIALS) + "mail" + THE LAST FOUR DIGITS OF YOUR FUCKING SSN + "!"

Please tell me how I convince the C-levels how bad this is...

If I were a carpenter, I'd hammer on my piglet; I'd collect the seven dollars and I'd buy a big prosthetic forehead and wear it on my real head.

Everybody wants prosthetic foreheads on their real heads.

This week on Casual Construction Racism, VP shares his impression of an Indian accent as soon as the structural engineer gets off the call.

Do you ever get the feeling that the story's too damn real and in the present tense? Or that everybody's on the stage and it seems like you're the only person sitting in the audience?

youtube.com/watch?v=Zq-bcFOI56

The Boys of Summer is a fantastic song which transcends genres and years...

...which is fortunate because the original version is kinda trash IMO 🙃

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