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"Hoochie Coochie Man" by Muddy Waters

"He gonna make pretty women's
Jump and shout
Then the world wanna know
What this all about
But you know I'm him
Everybody knows I'm him
Well you know I'm the hoochie coochie man"


@cambraca My friend went to Buddy guy’s club in Chicago last week and took this photo for me as he’s my absolute blues hero..


The one outlet I decide to change out in the five minutes between calls today ended up being the outlet serving as the de facto junction box for both my entire living room and
my garage door opener. It’s going to require a complete rewire before I can use my garage door again.

@hacks4pancakes in the attic here I found a mains-powered coax amp wired into a light socket, so as to be always on. I’m afraid the person who did that is actually deceased, and surprisingly not from electrocution or fire.

@hacks4pancakes Fuuuuck. That's annoying. Good luck. For the most part, people will use the two sets of screws on a duplex receptacle to handle feeding things downstream. If the USB ones have stranded leads, be careful as I've found splicing stranded to solid with wirenuts to be challenging at times. (Easy for the twisting of the wirenut to pull the stranded part up into the spring so the solid wire isn't making great connection. Putting a little s curve in the solid wire before laying the stranded wire along it can help a lot)


At the moment there's a bug in Mastodon's Edit feature which means you can't directly add or edit image descriptions. This will be fixed in the next update.

However, there is a workaround which does let you add or edit alt texts right now:

  1. Click edit on the post
  2. Delete the attached file
  3. Attach the same file again
  4. Add/edit the description
  5. Publish the edited post

@feditips I never see edit on any of my posts. I have looked under the dots.

@feditips Yep.


I feel like I might be having a mild mid-life crisis, of sorts.

I'm increasingly aware of my age, and the fact that in many ways I am living the life of a much younger man. And getting away with it? I feel like I'm cheating and have a vague sense of unease. Am I deluding myself? Is the other shoe going to drop?

On the up-side, if this truly is a mid-life crises, that means I now have permission to buy a bright yellow sports car!

@HerraBRE okay. Bright yellow bike.
Solved it for you. 😝

@smari You just want to see me in spandex.

@unfa :blobcatscared:

@jds @BruceHalperin I wanna climb U peak too!

Yeah. It’s awful what 7 did.

@UnFitz Spaghetti 0s running rampant, which is a true crime

@foxyjewishmama you are a model citizen