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Ron Waldon
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gay, male, cisgender, husband, Beagle chew-toy, JavaScript jockey, Apple / Google apologist
gay, male, cisgender, husband, Beagle chew-toy, JavaScript jockey, Apple / Google apologist

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A squirrel crossed my path on the way to work today
Cute
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Haha! I found this in one of the kitchens here in our Mountain View office:
#vegemite #regret
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Yay! After over a week of riding a bike to work on these strange Silicon Valley roads, today I finally managed to stay off the pavement the whole way! I'm a big, brave, careful boy!
Cars seem so deferential to pedestrians and cyclists here, to a degree I've not seen in Australia!
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Here in Silicon Valley, it seems as though there are hardly any old cars on the road. I asked my Lyft driver about it, and apparently long-term leases make more sense than buying for a lot of people, so folks start a new lease with a new car every 3 or so years. Weird.

I'm just remembering all the old cars in Australia that people still depend upon because they can only afford a single second-hand car their entire lives. No wonder it took so long for power steering and air bags to become mainstream there.
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As fun as alcohol can be, it's clear we have a problem here:
https://theoutline.com/post/5271/the-alcohol-industry-doesnt-want-us-to-drink-like-adults

It's very strange that some places ban tobacco advertising, but have no problem with promoting alcohol
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Here's what #RedwoodCity #IndependanceDay celebrations looked like last night :)
This is about as far as my capture-versus-experience ratio would allow (although it is important to do at least a little capturing)
It was a good night, and much of my fireworks-bah-humbug was converted into child-like glee by the end

Getting back to the apartment via ride-share was rough: think of the cars lining up to leave any concert or big event you've ever been too, then imagine that is nation wide
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Independence Day is probably the one thing I wish Australia would copy from the USA: Republic! Republic! We'd gain a valid alternative date for Australia Day, and we'd get to shrug off some vestigial relics! Republic!
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Hmmm, "for legal reasons", one cannot add a USA payment method or a USA phone number to an Australian PayPal account, I'd need to make a brand new PayPal account for that :S
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This sounds like a terrific idea, but I can't help but wonder about potentially dangerous businesses that lie about their friendliness:
https://www.blog.google/outreach-initiatives/small-business/adding-lgbtq-friendly-and-transgender-safe-space-attributes-google-my-business/
This reminds me of all those fake abortion clinics that are really run by fundamentalist churches, trying to trap you
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I just took the quiz on the Red Cross Australia website, and this is still the case in Australia, too:
https://thenib.com/it-s-2018-and-gay-men-still-can-t-give-blood-in-america
:(
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