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Portuguese Road Signs


If you weren’t already aware, my husband and I moved to Portugal this year. You can learn more about that on our Portuguese blog – that one documents the logistics and emotions behind the journey, the pitfalls and the victories – but has a little less of my snark, since it’s meant to help people, not necessarily make them laugh. At any rate, one of the (many, many) things...

Mexican Mafia Scams: A New Twist On an Old Trick


Two days ago, I received a terrifying phone call. This is a cautionary tale about a two-minute conversation I had earlier this week. For those of you who don’t know, my husband and I moved to Portugal 5 months ago, so calls coming in on my US phone number (technically a NY area code, but we moved from SoCal) are unusual. I’d normally just ignore them but this one came in with caller...

Bye-bye Birdie

Loony Tunes style dolphin waving with the words "so long, and thanks for all the fish"

Welp, Elon won. I won’t be posting on the bird site anymore. Since purchasing it, Musk has managed to make an already chaotic place much, much worse. It honestly sucks. I’ve met a ton of people there that I would never have known, and people on Twitter helped get me through some of the hardest parts of my life. A second divorce, my mother dying of cancer, etc. I met my current husband...

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I'm a tech nerd from NY/CA now living in Lisbon, Portugal. I run Grokability, Inc, and run several open source projects, including Snipe-IT Asset Management. Tweet at me @snipeyhead, skeet me at, or read more...

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