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It’s far easier to continue believing lies than accept that you’ve been lied to & are still being lied to. Irrational fear & cognitive dissonance are powerful forces. But courage & love conquer all. Step back, pause, open your heart & mind: think critically. Humanity will prevail. -- Dr. Kulvinder Kaur

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James DiNicolantonio's 10 #IMMUNESYSTEM Supports 

1. Selenium
2. Iodine
3. Magnesium
4. Zinc/copper
5. Vitamin D3
6. Yeast beta-glucan
7. NAC
8. Taurine
9. Exercise
10. Sauna

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Let's play a game, to help some of the newcomers make connections: name subjects and topics that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same.


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Every couple of months I like to share with new people or people on new instances how to add timelines into feeds:

Roll your own: https://[federated.instance]/@[userid].atom

Could be worth trying if your favourite accounts are 8-16hrs away, or if you detect spotty synchronization issues between instances.

Fun at Cypress Park and
Cypress Bowl respectively. Last day in 2022 to drive up Cypress Bowl Road without winter tires, so heck yeah we geocached. A geocacher acquaintance from when I lived there got to some caches minutes before we did, messaged greetings.

Question to the Fediverse: are there any other decent browsers besides Firefox and Chromium forks? Curious what you'll say.

Daily Quordle 249 

Rare or singular occurrence of consecutive numbers from left to right, top to bottom, order of solving

⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ ⬜⬜⬜⬜🟨
🟩⬜🟨⬜⬜ ⬜⬜🟨🟨⬜
🟨⬜🟨🟨⬜ ⬜⬜🟨⬜⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬜🟨⬜🟨⬜
⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

⬜⬜⬜⬜🟩 ⬜🟨⬜⬜🟨
⬜⬜🟨🟨🟨 ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜
⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ ⬜⬜⬜🟨⬜
⬜🟨⬜⬜⬜ ⬜⬜⬜⬜🟨
🟨🟩⬜🟩⬜ 🟩⬜⬜⬜⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬜⬜⬜⬜🟨
⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Friendly reminder that if you're like me (and the majority) and still use Chrome, the time to switch is nigh.

- Learned today that software_reporter_tool.exe (which you can thankfully disable in chrome://settings/cleanup) scans literally every file on your computer on a regular basis and sends telemetry data to Google

- In January 2023 they're breaking all Manifest V2 apps which means existing (good) adblockers like uBlock Origin will no longer function

I hate it when SEO/Web Design firms pretend they're looking for new friends in their reason for signing up to a Mastodon instance and then their account is accepted and they put up a banner, and promotion links lickety-split/tout de suite.

the Sansa 'Rockbox' can, when connected to laptop with USB cable, cycles through browser tabs, alters the browser size, and allows its file menu to be accessed by music playing apps, so one can navigate through files in a Rhythmbox directory for example by rotating the Rockbox wheel.

today's food (+) 

Baked eggs in spinach nests, with cream and paprika. Decent, but we went immediately to plain scrambled eggs and bacon and eventually I will learn that my diners care about how good something tastes, not how much care, time, and fancy-dancy ingredients went into it.

Another relief: learning that no, I don't have to use the Windows-based printer Connect Utilities disk to disable the Wifi and remove that setting to install Wired connection utilities. Resetting the modem and rebooting the printer seem to work okay despite the hair-greying printer FAQ online.

Relief is finding an cable when the Wifi card fails to connect to the network.

Food (++) 

Prepared Jacques Pepin's Chicken Paillards in (smoked) Paprika with lime juice on a bed of spinach, and Hungarian lecso (sweet paprika) on white rice.
Very nice bit of everything: vitamins A and C, iron, potassium, lycopene... It'd take me a few weeks to get bored of it

Last week I saw a bright distant celestial body in the east of the night sky. I wonder if it was Jupiter

Another breakthrough: taught the child how to prepare for Mother, the pourover way. He intuited the best mug to use, a proud moment.

I expect to lose a lot of money at home soon. "wow, a quarter fell out of the dryer."
"If it has my name on it, it's mine!"
"Oh alright, Charles."

the US Presidents all face left on metal coins, except for Lincoln on the penny and some recent mintings of Jefferson nickels
The British Commonwealth profile alternates with each monarch. Queen Elizabeth faces right, " Georgius VI" as is printed on my Shilling faces left. "CAROLUS III" (Charles III in my nation) will face left too. My $2 coins will be " Charlie Two-nas"

If GST monies go toward fruit snacks at MP offices, then yes, I did. I paid no income taxes because I earned no income.

I never knew a visit to the Member of Parliament's office could be so fun, productive, and fruitful. Literally. We were exhorted to help ourselves to fruit snacks.

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