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Yes hello welcome to my profile we have:

👌Other people's stale memes
🙃 My own brain garbage
😠 Complaining about Visual Studio
💻 An occasional computer thing

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You know what I want, I want a better option when some site says, "to access this file we need to see and download your entire address book". I want more than "yes" or "no". I want "lie to it." Give it an address book full of noise. Tell Dropbox I only know one person, but he's the Pope."

Me: self hosting is amazing and empowering and I want to self host everything someday.
*ethernet card on 8 year old home server breaks*
*I can't watch my totally legit copy of Scooby Doo Meets The Boo Brothers*
Me: nevermind.

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I'm kind of annoyed that "self-care" has become conflated with "treat yourself". Yes, sometimes treating yourself can be an act of self care

But most of prioritizing self care is meeting your core needs. It's telling yourself it's ok to take time to eat a healthy meal or take a shower. It's making sure you put the things you need to be healthy at a higher priority

The whole "self care is luxuries" captialist takeover of an important mental health concept just chaps me

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English is the JavaScript of spoken languages.

Just think about it:

- it's extremely wide-spread for historical reasons;

- it is a somewhat random mash-up of at least three other languages;

- as much as all languages have their idiosyncrasies , it tends to have the more confusing ones.

What do you call a group of septuagenarian single moms who run an internet news site? 

Golden Gossip Gilmore Girls

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"During [the canal's] three centuries it needed virtually no maintenance, it relied on no engines or fuel, no mining, no metals, no chemicals. There was no pollution, the boats could be hand built. ... It did not cause any emissions or erosion, it saved millions of man hours otherwise spent on ... roads. There were no accidents: at walking speed and thirty centimeter depth it was safe enough to have children playing in the middle of it with boats coming and going."

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Here’s a hot take that will send any capitalist instantly into paroxysms of fury:

It is not the purpose of the state or the people to ensure the profitability or even the existence of any particular business or industry.

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"Give me an Arduino user-friendly enough and a hackerspace on which to place it, and I will move the discourse" --Archimedes

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2513. Saturn Hexagon 

title text: Sorry, in SI units that's "there's a big football in there."


I taught myself how to darn socks today! It's a surprisingly satisfying craft, and it's nice to keep something out of the trash.

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Mandatory Gratitude after complaining:

A stand here sells small batch root beer, and it's wonderful.

The little bottles have corks on them, and every so often the bottle fires the cork off with a comical SHOOMP sound 😊

Yoiesh. A friend invited me to a fair. A friend of her family invited themselves. And their four children.

We've been here for 3 hours, about a half hour per stand we look at.

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fucked up how bats have really big hands and use them to fly by literally picking up big handfuls of air and putting it underneath them so that they're on top of it (the air).

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dearly beloved
we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life

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I just recently realised, that proprietary social networks are not social networks but entertainment networks. That's why at least my friends have a hard time switching to mastodon or pixelfed. People expect to be highly entertained the first second they enter the network and kept that way all the time. Being confronted with a network that is stripped from all these addictive tools is a massive cultural clash.

Today I feel like a lil old man, slowly poking away on my keyboard. But in like a wholesome way 😊

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