How did I never notice the :high_quality: symbol in @densetsu 's avatar until now

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I asked what they were prioritizing for filling these positions and they basically said back to me things that are demonstrated strengths or I that I had said when answering their questions.

And it seems like my leadership style is a good match for the head ALJ's philosophy and what she's looking for.

Feels like I'm a lock for a second interview. We'll see!

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Interview done. Went about as well as an interview can go. Friendly, receptive audience. Did what I needed to do. I believe they want to hire me and I just needed to meet their expectations of me.

I was one of the first if not *the* first so hopefully set an insurmountably high bar. They're interviewing for the rest of the week.

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@lawremipsum Here's my understanding, open to being corrected

(But if you do, un-tag me)

A bunch of explicitly transphobic posts/accounts were found on m dot s recently

They had been there for weeks with nothing done about it, leaving the rest of us to wonder if there was any moderation happening at all

This was pointed out to Eugen, and it's believed that he went through the moderation queue, suspended them all and then declared that there is no problem and never was

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@bgcarlisle ah okay, thank you! Definitely a recurring problem there.

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@bgcarlisle has something "new" happened, or just more of the same? I see a lot of meta discussion but haven't figured out what's prompted it.

Homeownership 

@densetsu Culinarian retaining wall made of wheat paste and escargot

Homeownership 

@densetsu you probably want to check if it's the city's responsibility and have them do it. Retaining walls are *surprisingly* expensive. I did my own and I think just materials from menards was ~3 thousand. Paying someone to do it is likely to run up into 5 figs quickly, depending on how long and tall.

But if you want help redoing it yourself, I should be ready to lift some wall blocks by fall.

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you: *anything*

me: oh yeah. i thought of that at one point. that idea is familiar to me

MH/Sleep 

@Neomischa yeah I find tiredness from insomnia really just ruins my ability to think or plan or do anything useful with my brain at least until I've been able to catch up on sleep. Which is extra frustrating when I wake up at 2 or 3 or 4 and am wide awake when I can't really do much.

It's about 50-50 whether I need to embrace being awake by doing something or whether I can work my way back to being sleepy without losing too much sleep...

:maybe_hug_empathy:

There were some policy fights early in the pandemic about liability—should you be able to sue over getting covid?

Now? Covid is endemic. It's *too prevalent* to sue. In the US it's basically impractical/impossible to prove how you got it.

"Conservatives" essentially won the policy fight over liability by making the disease endemic. Individuals bear all the risk. We get no civil remedy for being put at risk, and can only muster the limpest of political mitigations.

Total failure of a culture.

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