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Hi, I’m Deborah (Debbie, Deb), I live in , on Wurundjeri land. I am a Gen X parent to 3 and 2 which I toot about liberally.
I am the sysadmin at a plastics company. You can follow the saga at (or mute if you’re just here for the pets).
I write short stories at @FutzleFiction, posting occasionally, with a SF theme.
Interests: , especially , , ; , , , , , ; , especially ; . I am trаns but I seldom talk about that.

I always CW these topics: food, medical, politics, eye contact, racism, violence. I always describe images. I may add image descriptions to your posts so that I can boost them.
I have a very long list of muted terms. Thank you for using them consistently and CWing your posts.

I accept most follow requests. To maximize your likelihood of following me, populate your bio and have some public posts. No flirting, please.
I block users who post: white supremacy, racism, queerphobia of all kinds, hate speech, anti-vax and far-right political content, porn.

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As a cat “owner”, I propose the following canonical rule: the cat face emojis are to be used to signal sarcasm or insincerity:
😢 = sadness; 😿 = aw diddums
😱 = horror; 🙀 = who could have predicted this?
😍 = adoration; 😻 = never buy me this
😂 = rofl; 😹 = schadenfreude

This is very short notice, but due to late cancellations I have two spare tickets for tonight's 6 pm show of the Chaser and the Shovel's War on 2022 - one adult and one concession. The show is at the Athenaeum theatre Melbourne.
https://chaser.com.au/war-on-2022/

If you would like the tickets please send me a message. The ticket cost is $45 and $35 for the adult and concession respectively - I am happy to give them away, but if you want the tickets feel free to pay some or all of the ticket cost depending on your circumstances.

I am out and about a fair bit this arvo so I may not reply immediately.

Melbourne weather 

Hey, remember yesterday when we put the heating on?

Greetings to the 650 (!) or so accounts who followed me today after I deactivated my aus.social account and transferred followers. This account at old.mermaid.town is my main account now.

#SysadminLife 

But as usual, I found out by accident when one of the other staff mentioned that did I have a new version of the machine spreadsheet with that machine deleted? What do you mean, deleted? I asked.

I have asked this staff member to be my narc for next time this happens. They will also forget.

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#SysadminLife 

I have started the "sorry, we forgot again" stopwatch but it will probably run all weekend now, ruining their statistics.

I should have started the stopwatch two weeks ago, which is when the unauthorized change happened.

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#SysadminLife 

I have sent a Strongly Worded Email to colleagues who have once again changed something in the network without informing me, costing hundreds of dollars in avoidable extra equipment and work.

* screams in Penrose Tilings of the plane *

https://aatishb.com/patterncollider/

Related minute physics video on why Penrose Tiles don't repeat,.

https://youtu.be/-eqdj63nEr4

Account migration 

All done? Hope so, because that number is absurd.

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ISTR that someone was offering to run Mastodon instance infrastructure as a service.

Was that you, @aurynn? Or do you know of anyone?

(Boosts appreciated!)

Account migration 

242 followers on old account steadfastly refuse to migrate. Maybe the migration command timed out and those ones didn't move, or maybe they're on servers that don't support the automatic move-follow command. I can't re-run the migration for another month; we won't know till then. 🤷‍♀️

Anyway, I'm rate-limited again approving new followers so this will have to be something I dip back into through the day.

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This might be a shot in the dark, but...

Any other Conversion Therapy survivors on the fedi? I'd love to interact with more folks who get it.

(Boosts welcome, please only reply if you have lived experience)

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@futzle@aus.social “You have 300 new follow requests.” :ohno:

(Actually I don’t know how many, the UI says “40+” but I kept scrolling until I lost count.)

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@futzle@aus.social "Rate Limited. Please try again after 9:10 AM" Now I'm a real admin, locked out of my own server like all the big kids.

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@futzle@aus.social Oh hello 500 Server Error. Did I overload you?

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Account migration 

Gonna try and redirect the followers of my inactive account @futzle@aus.social to here. This may break. Wish me luck.

Subtoot about defederation 

Admins: DM me if you want to know which instance it was. If you acted on Camille’s compendium of anti-Black assholes thread, you already blocked them.

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Subtoot about defederation 

If I block your instance without ever interacting with you, and then the next day I get an email from you saying, “I’ve noticed that you blocked my instance, care to explain why?”, I add that fact to the “reasons for blocking” field.

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A Hometown instance for fish out of water.