Big win for #privacy and #openstandards in #Germany :

Brandenburg banned the usage of #Microsoft products (especially Teams) in schools.

Let's hope that initiatives like @digitalcourage will have bigger influence after this.

Kaii Higashiyama (東山 魁夷 ,1908 – 1999) was a Japanese writer and artist particularly renowned for his Nihonga style paintings. As one of the most popular artists in post-war Japan, Higashiyama was awarded the Japan Art Academy Prize in 1956 and the Order of Culture in 1969. 2020-11-30 18:52:18 UTC

Changing the UI font on a computer to something more legible than the default:

Windows 10 : 16-step process involving RegEdit, notepad, file juggling, restart…

macOS: No.

Linux: Pick the font in system font settings.

Mario: It's me, Mario
Randolph: Oh no Mario, don't refer to yourself as "it!"

isnt this EXACTLY what we been talking about again and again on this Feral Diversity........... this is it. in a nutshell. why its such a bad discourse

hay hombres con vulvas, mujeres con penes, y transfobos sin dientes :anqueer_star:

hold up, y'all! can someone explain to me what romance is supposed to feel like, because i might have mixed it up with cuddles, and i'm confused and maybe aro? halp :blob_melt_sob:

(i never know how to hashtags, but i want someone relevant to actually see this, so: #aromantic #aro )

Diaspora - Greg Egan 

Another loved concept: Expansion urges as something to overcome as a sentient species. Exploring without colonizing.

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Oh but the people that wore glasses for vision aid did have transition lenses. When I started needing glasses for vision I or course got transition lenses too, but then I found that transition lenses don't seem to be that common in Sweden (my young classmates at uni even consider it extremely "uncool" :blobcat: ).

Most people seem to have separate glasses and sunglasses. I keep my transition lenses because I can't deal with two pairs of glasses. I'd lose them.

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I just realized it's weird that back in the tropics none of us ever wore sunglasses. I went through life squinting instead.

I think it was partly because I couldn't afford good sunglasses and the cheap ones from the street were likely to be just color glass without uv filters (worse than no sunglasses).

But no one else wore them either. It was one of those "spot a foreigner" things. I don't know how to feel about the whole thing.

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I have such a sunlight withdrawal. :bongocat:

Nearly 30 years living in the tropics while heat intolerant and sensitive to light meant I was really happy when I moved here. I do a lot better in the cold, I really do.

The light is another matter though.

Can it just snow already so I can get some reflected photons on my retinas. T_T

Silly procrastination 

Me: *wakes up*
Me: I have to finish my sysadmin labs.
Me: There's a tit on the feeder outside.
Me: Do tits not migrate for winter?
Me: *reads all about Great Tits on Wikipedia*

*Whole day on disarray*
They are so cute though.

Thinking of the metal band that accidentally named themselves Mist Hens by putting a ¨ in Dishonor

re: complaining about subtitled videos (as a hearing person) 

@s0 Especially annoying in movies and tv shows:

[speaks foreign language]

unkindness, self-reflection 

Like, people need attention tho. It's good to pay attention to people, it's good to ask for attention when you want it.

It can get complicated when attention is sought in harmful ways, but the vast majority of the time it's perfectly harmless and a bit brave/vulnerable to ask for attention.

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