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Send me a private Mastodon message with a positive integer number, before the end of September 2022 (Irish time). Whoever sends me the smallest number that is unique (i.e. a number no one else sent), picks a charity of their choice and I will pay €10 to that charity (must accept PayPal donations). If you send more than 1 number, only the first one counts. Anything other than a single positive integer number (dates, fractions, equations, cat pictures, URLs) will be ignored.

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@yakkoj I love the metric system and wish for its adoption too, but the “only if the liquid being weighed is water” applies to metric as well

@saramg Totally get treasuring those early book acquisitions. Still wish I had kept more of my college CS books, but a few 90s classics do still grace my bookshelf.

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They say that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, but expecting a different result.

Nope. That’s called parenting.

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i've launched a patreon and a newsletter! has the full story, and some updates on what i've been up to and some exciting things coming up.

i would be enormously grateful if you would join or share!

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Saying "they shouldn't have invested more than they could afford to lose" about people who've just lost everything only excuses those who continue the narrative that crypto is a solution for people who don't HAVE money they can afford to lose.

@Soup thanks! Just trying to do my part to keep the indie web going :)

@swaggboi yep where I’m at the fireworks started a week or two ago… people have to drive to neighboring states to buy the good stuff and I guess they don’t want to have to wait to play with their new toys. Our dog hates it and so we hate it too

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someone has also opened a PR to replace the entire bill with the text of the Medicare for All Act of 2021

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@hexmode ah, hello anagram friend-my starting word is “arise” :)

Eliminating those letters does reveal a lot of information. I was just curious, since some people do change up their starting word every day

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Mastodon has a verification mechanism, though it looks different from Twitter's. We do not ask for your documents. Instead, if you have a website that you are known by, you can verify that you are the owner of that website.

Link to your Mastodon profile from the website, either through a visible link, or through a <link> tag in the head of the document, with a rel=me attribute, and link back to that page from your Mastodon profile. It should then get a green checkmark, like @Mastodon.

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I should see if competitive origami is a thing, I always fold under pressure.

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