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    It’s starting to sink in now. I think I was a bit in shock yesterday.

    God I can’t wait to start!

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    Oof, that was not a good sleep… Had to sleep with headphones listening to YouTube because my mind just wouldn’t turn off and I was so paranoid and anxious. Everytime I turned over I was like “but now my back is to the door, what if somebody comes in”, and same goes for laying the other way and having my back to the window. Spent 2 hours trying to fall asleep, then woke up every 40 minutes or so in a sweat and had to get up and check that my door and window were both still locked

    The worker who was here overnight gave me good vibes. Big Islander dude, seemed chill. No worries about my safety (logically, anyway). That’s probably why I got my 3 hours of sleep at all

    Edit: after a shower, I’m feeling a bit less nervous. Just trying to distract myself with my usual routine. I also decided that not listening to anything so I can keep an ear out for any strange noises is a bad idea when this house is like 100 years old and makes even more noise than usual during winter, so I have some music on

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      Baku you should get a wedge for your door. Super cheap and very effective.

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        stopped the shit outta my overbearing mother from catching me with my girlfriend back in the day.

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      Sorry to hear… :(

      Is putting a chair back to the door help at all?

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        It probably would, but I’m not sure it’s worth the effort. As I discovered yesterday, this lock holds up surprisingly well to break in attempts (deadbolt) and kick attempts. The only way in is either a key (which is kept at the office and the workers don’t have access to), or a solid hip and shoulder in which case I probably have bigger problems

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    I just found out there’s an ATV Buggy fun course not too far from my home.

    You drive over jumps, through tunnels, water obstacles, over cars and lots more!

    …I’m gonna die spectacularly

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      have you done the rally experience thing? that is AWESOME!

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    Beep Beep 🚚
    🍏🍎🍐🍊🍋🍈🫐🍓🍇🍉🍌🍒🍑🥭🍍🥥🥦🥑🫛🍆🍅🥝🥬🥒🌽🥕🥐🍠🫚🥔🧅🥯🍞🥖🥨🧀🧇🥞🧈🍳🥚🥓🥩🍗🍖🫓🍕🍟🍔🌭🥙🧆🌮🌯🥗🍲🍜🍝🥘🍛🍣🍱🥟🦪🍥🍘🍚🍙🐠🍤🪼🦀🐙 🍗🥮🍢🍡🍧🍰🧁🥧🍦🍨🎂🍮🍭🍬🍫🥜🌰🍪🍿🍯🥛☕️🍵🍺🍶🥤🧋🧃🥂🍷🥃🍸🍹🧉🔋

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      Chai latte and a toastie with all the chiz plz chef

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        🥛☕️🧀🥪🧀

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        Sorry catfish, noticed you’re out of blinker fluid. Gonna need to get that replaced before you can leave I’m afraid. Can’t let you leave without it - it’s unsafe and I don’t want to be sued when turn into someones lane. That’ll be $1,475, thanks. Cash or card?

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          Oh no! Here’s an NFT worth twice that.

          hamster with a lemon helmet

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      I would like to try a selection of all your fried foods please.

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        ☄️🥨🥓🍳🍗🥩🍟🥞🥟🍤🍘

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      new york tropical fruit salad in a cup please

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        🗽🍍🥭🍌

        ☕️

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      Oh shit yeah!

      2 x 2 scoop protein shakes and maybe a piece of chocolate for being good?

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      Does the closure of the cafe mean you can no longer make my favourite - a mars bar wrapped in bacon, dipped in blue, white, and red food colouring, breadcrumbed, deep fried, wrapped in an american flag, covered in 17 layers of chocolate, breadcrumbed again, deep fried, dipped in more blue, white, and red food colouring, and served with little american flags on a stick?

      I’m sorry bac bac, but if you’ve discontinued my fave, I will need to riot.

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        I would’ve but it is after eight and your promise of riot is too attractive to pass

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          Oh. Well I don’t really know how to riot, I think I need more people for a proper one. Otherwise I’ll just look like a crackhead

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    During lockdowns I found a website 1001 Albums to listen to before you die.

    I try to do an album a day during the week, but sometimes cannot be bothered.

    It’s definitely broadened by musical horizons, but has also introduced me to some absolutely crap (yes I know music is subjective) that is somehow popular.

    Definitely suggest it to everyone.

    https://1001albumsgenerator.com/

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    I am the cold. I slept bad. I had delicious left over pizza for breakfast and lunch. Mixed feelings about today

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    Fucking hell I need to get better security on all of my stuff.

    I realised that the drongo also nicked an Xbox I had in my spare room. I haven’t played it in some time, but apparently at some stage it’s become disconnected from my Microsoft account so I can’t report it stolen or get the serial number. My MacBook I’d just reset like a month ago and forgot to turn on find my device. And I got an email from Amazon that somebody was trying to reset my password. I rejected the request but realised I forgot to sign out of prime on a hotel tv, so I reset my password. Which deregistered my echo dot from my Amazon account, so I can’t get the serial number.

    I thought I was good at keeping my devices secure and locked down. Evidently I am not anywhere near as good as I thought. I guess I’ve felt too safe for too long to keep up with maintenance and security. I suppose it’s a learning opportunity but I just feel like an idiot. Ugh

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      All this stuff doesn’t fall under the normal category, you were a victim of crime, which sucks but is not your fault.

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        But I could probably make it a lot more difficult to shift all the stuff he’s stolen if I caught it quickly and reported everything as stolen. Also if I had find my mac on

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      it happens

      I change computers and lose passwords to email accounts, then what ever is attached to that email is basically fucked

      at least i don’t have anything on my phone and I use bluetooth as little as possible and never ever use public wifi

      echo and that stuff, not in a million years

      even so, I do have various shopping accounts

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        My phone is probably the safest thing I own honestly. Strong password I change often, and googles rolled out their find my iphone knockoff that uses all the bluetooth and wifi stuff to ping its location back to base if GPS isn’t working. Apparently it doesn’t work very well yet, but I have faith it’ll improve. Or google will get a new toy and scrap it. really 50/50 odds tbh

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          there is not much on my phone , no bank, no gov, no myki, few apps, no location tracking, i keep wifi and bluetooth off when out

          but I’m sure if someone was determined they could hack easily

          I do have phone numbers

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    I’m starting to feel more safe now. Still not 100, not even 30% honestly, but each day that passes, I feel 1 or 2% safer. I’m still jumping at noises, still lock my room when I go to the bathroom, and have a just I’m case knife on my bedside table.

    I finally wrote an email to my care team informing them of the situation, they’ll probably start checking in more frequently, and will also put pressure on the org to replace my stolen and damaged stuff. The police assistance line said I should call the station handling the case tomorrow if they don’t contact me first, but tomorrow’s a busy day so I might give them a bonus 24 hours. My spare room is still a “crime scene” though, so I can’t work on cleaning it up, or go tinker with my projects.

    In a kind of dark and twisted way, it’s also ironic that they moved him in here to cut costs (Resi is expensive), and in the end it’s probably coated them the same if not more. I’d say he’s caused about 1-2k in property damage to them alone, plus about 1.5k to me (plus another 1.5k in theft). They also had to have 24/7 staffing while he was alone, and even now since I still don’t feel safe, they’re still paying for an overnight worker. Really the only thing they really “saved” was not having to buy groceries for him, but it seems like he was bad with managing money, so they probably had to anyway. Seems like the cost cutting really worked for them 🙄🙄

    Oh, also, I think I have permanent, irrevocable “I told you so” rights now…

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      That feeling of safety should hopefully return soon back to 100%.

      Such a fucked situation that no doubt people in these agencies should have prepared for.

      Don’t let them get away with not replacing your stuff. That’s the least they can do.

      I already had a fairly low opinion of the department of human services. And yet they still continue to fuck up.

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        I already had a fairly low opinion of the department of human services

        That’s why they rebrand every 2 years, silly! Since 2013 I think it’s gone DHHS > DHS & DoH > DHHS > DFFH & DoH. They split and merge the department of health and the department of human services more often than Melbourne rebrands public transport agencies and operators. For now, it’s the department of families, fairness, and housing, until they want to merge the department of health in again

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          DFFH always sounded like someone trying to say DHHS with a potato in their mouth, which is apt

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            I always thought “fairness” sounded strangely informal. Like why aren’t they the department of equality or something? “Fairness” just sounds wrong to me

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              It’s got 1984 (the book) vibes. The Ministry of Fairness.

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                Never read it, but I keep hearing about it. Is it a good book?

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                  Classic dystopia novel. It’s not a long read I read it in high school at your age.

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      put that knife away, why are you leaving a weapon out for possible assailants

      put wedges under your doors

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        I can get to it quicker than anyone else could. Nobody would get through the door without me hearing (their best option would be giving the door a good shoulder until either the door frame collapses, or the hinges snap.

        Edit: also this dude stole 6 of our knives and a pair of scissors

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          don’t be foolish, you can’t be awake 24 hours

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            But I imagine I can be fairly easily woken up if somebody is beating down my door

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                Don’t know how they’d get in. You could probably pick the lock, but I don’t think he knows how to do that. Can’t shimmy the lock because it’s a deadbolt. Can’t get through the window because it’s locked (it’s one of those old school locks you have to turn to lock/unlock), can’t unlock it from outside. As far as I can tell that just leaves the option of breaking the window, or applying enough force to the door that the hinges or door frame break off. Both of those things make noise

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    Bit of a server struggle to load the page just now. Anyway just finishing my last solid food pre-surgery. I hope porridge and a protein shake count as a light meal.

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      I think that’s about the time the server used to restart (is that still a thing?), and also runs maintenance tasks or something. Always slow for me around then