As I was installing a new lock on the storm door, I found that I had jammed the latchbolt in the jamb. I spent 15 minutes going inside and outside the door trying to pull a LockPickingLawyer before Y found out what I had done. At last I was able to unstick the latchbolt with a switchblade. But not before I had asked Y for help.

@Moon sounds a bit like a demon of hell, chained to the pillars of your database's processors six times over, screaming to break free

I need to set a rule to not touch computers on Sunday. I inevitably mess something up and it feels like I've started work a day early.

I drank a bunch of coffee and tried to start a plan today. Honestly I kind of prefer the hand-drawn one (especially since I already need to make one for measurements anyway). I'll happily trade the time I'm spending mucking about in LibreOffice Draw with time spent sleeping.

uwm plums 

@hecanjog yellow and red plums??? There is a tree in my backyard which is some kind of (normal, purple-colored) plum. I know there's a fine line between varieties so I'll likely never know the exact lineage but it's definitely a delicious treat.

My mom sent me these photos of my father's janky gold smelting operation. Proud of my lineage of fuck-it-who-needs-instructions.

By the time I was old enough to learn about, I started to not have the time to dawdle on there. Definitely a go to destination when under the influence, though.

We have a holding tank for crickets that are awaiting their turn as a frog meal. One of them seems to have escaped into the floor vents, popping up in random rooms and chirping loudly. We find out in a couple weeks (average cricket lifespan) whether this is a brave explorer or a vengeful spirit.

In today's dream I woke up on a creekside at dawn and it was sleeting/snowing. The trees had a fine white coat. I feel like summoning snow in the middle of summer will be a bit beyond my power.

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> All parts should go together without forcing. You must remember that the parts you are reassembling were disassembled by you. Therefore, if you can’t get them together again, there must be a reason. By all means, do not use a hammer.
—IBM maintenance manual (1925)

I had a dream last night that I was picking a fruit tree and it began to rain. Today it rained a little bit but I had a piercing headache. Thus I have surmised that I have the power to summon storms but it quickly depletes my mana.

@kaia Aquamail has been excellent for me. One of the best software purchases (albeit I don't purchase much software) I've made.

We have some new garden visitors, a Stoat family!
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