Troy Davis

skeptical optimist. everything is an experiment.

🔗 tacoapp.com, simpleoptout.com, reportphonespam.org, sawsafely.org, seattleix.net, yort.com. ex papertrail.com. 9600 8-N-1.

Troy Davis
troyd@mas.to

self-published ebooks that I am now (reasonably? over?) qualified to write

A Subset of the Many Ways to Fail at Online Dating

alternate title option: Failing at Online Dating in a Nutshell

May 26, 2024
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can't wait to hear the next pandemic's counteroffer (NYT)

May 24, 2024
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hat tip to David Hyde (Seattle) for "Left Alone? Absent Strong Leadership, KUOW Slips out of Balance": postalley.org/2024/05/24/left-

> But the question of balance was met with blank stares followed by some version of, “Why would we need to do that?” It felt like a larger turning point, as the winds started to blow more strongly in favor of more partisan coverage.

May 24, 2024
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I'm replacing a few hard-wired smoke alarms due to age. the online comments are specific and awful. apparently all smoke alarms still suck?

the First Alert 3120B sounds a tiny bit less awful than the Kidde/Firex i4618AC… but the Kidde has a 1.6 out of 5 on their own site, so that's not saying much?

I don't need a 10 year sealed battery, but I do want an alarm that can go many years on an Energizer Ultimate Lithium battery. the battery is only used for the ~2 hours/year when 120V power is out.

May 21, 2024
Troy Davis
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drinking 1 of the 5 bottles of Anchor Steam that I had when Anchor Brewing Company went bankrupt.

farewell Anchor Steam, hello summer.

if anyone knows of an obtainable substitute, I'd like to hear it. is there another lager brewed with ale yeast? Altbier? California Common? I came up empty on Reddit. I'm not into , I just miss Anchor Steam in the summer.

May 13, 2024
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May 12, 2024
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In Seattle, today is tomato planting day #1. The future is bright, or at least warm at night.

May 09, 2024
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achievement unlocked: drove 400 miles in a minivan without bumping any rigid objects

May 01, 2024
Troy Davis
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Here's what an organized Substack / Hacker News plagiarism campaign looks like:

news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4

April 25, 2024