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Thank you for linking.
So you know what I'm thinking.
It's coffee I'm drinking.
From hard work, I'm shrinking.

Tomorrow's a dream.
So for today, I'll scheme.
Filling out a paperless ream,
With no solid, fixed theme.

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Word of The Day 

It's about using words, of course, but, while an occasional favorite or boost happens, there's little engagement.

A two-part Challenge Proposal:

A) Post a toot using the word in any way, sentence, story, analysis, rhyme...

B) Doodlers and Artists, use the word as the subject of a

Get in on the fun of words and visual imagination.

Start today?

Remember to use the hashtag, of course.

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Thanks to anyone who decides to follow this account.

I have a habit of responding to all who do so, but this is a second account, and I may mess up when trying to determine who is a new follower and who is "also" following after connecting by way of my account.

It is not my intent to litter myself all over the fediverse. I will see how things go. I've made connections with several others on and think I'll feel at home here while NOT restricting my toots to artistic attempts. It looks like the instance won't generally mind.

Words have art in them, too.

Good luck to all of us.

Strength to the fediverse through the efforts of individuals.

*Progress report*

Good news!
The print worked just great.

It did make sense to enable the printer's Cura slicer software to add the support matrix so the wings and tail came out fine with no filament sag issues.

Web page updated.

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After some further consideration, here is an updated clipart image for the word: manipulation.

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Pronunciation /məˈnɪpjʊleɪt/
[with object]
1 Handle or control (a tool, mechanism, information, etc.) in a skilful manner.
1.1 Alter, edit, or move (text or data) on a computer.
1.2 Examine or treat (a part of the body) by feeling or moving it with the hand.
2 Control or influence (a person or situation) cleverly or unscrupulously.
2.1 Alter or present (data) so as to mislead.


Mark manipulated his hammer imprecisely, hitting his own thumb instead of the nail.

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Unskilled labor is a myth that employers use as an excuse to pay workers less.

Any labor takes some amount of skill to do. Just because quote-unquote "anyone can do it" doesn't make it unskilled. And what's more, many "unskilled jobs" are imperative to our society and its functioning. They are as important as, if not more than, the work of managers, executives, and "higher-ups."

Fuck anyone who puts you down by telling you that your work is unskilled or deserves to be exploited more. Your work is valuable. And so are you.


Thank you for making the connection.

I hope your time here in the fediverse will be good for you. It has been for me, lots of great connections.

I might barely understand your Norwegian posts even though one of my grandparents was from Norway. English is my primary language.

Have fun.
Be creative.
Be safe.

While still a Work in Progress,
FTP is working again, and the

"Spectacular Crested Birdy"

is available for study and printing...criticism...angst-inducing praise..

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*Friday's Fade*

The season turns.
Autumn is here.
For the delicate ferns
It is too severe.


Web hosting service FTP is not connecting.

Cannot put the birdy SCAD file up for you to examine right now.

Will try again later.

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Pronunciation /əˈnɔɪəns/
mass noun
1 The feeling or state of being annoyed; irritation.
1.1 count noun A thing that annoys someone; a nuisance.

Late Middle English from Old French anoiance, from anoier (see annoy).


I'm expressing some annoyance, see
At, collectively, you other three
Because the life-raft's losing buoyancy.
I do not wish shark lunch to be.

Even a little more ambitious, this time with wings.

Still waiting to print tonight.

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I wonder if I know anybody who can tell me what this says; this is one of my favorite shirts, I’ve had it for like five years, I took it home from a psych ward in Michigan, but I’ve never known what it says


Thanks for making the connection.

Are you, in general, not a fan of "the cloud"?

Do you have a web site of your own?

Have fun.
Be creative.
Be safe.

Though upon it I don't dwell,
No doubt, I like a spandrel
It's no secret, so I'll tell;
I really think they're swell.

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Pronunciation /ˈspandrɪl/
1 Architecture
The almost triangular space between one side of the outer curve of an arch, a wall, and the ceiling or framework.
1.1 The space between the shoulders of adjoining arches and the ceiling or moulding above.

Late Middle English perhaps from Anglo-Norman French spaund(e)re, or from espaundre ‘expand’.


The otherwise un-decorated spandrels above the arched doors were clearly labeled.


Guten Tag.

Thanks for connecting.

A neo-Swabian, hmm.
Does that mean you have moved there, or are just modern?

I would appreciate an explanation of the abbreviation:

Obsessed with Learning?
Outlined White Letters?

Have fun.
Be creative.
Be safe.




(also Barmecidal)
Pronunciation /ˈbɑːmɪsʌɪd/
Illusory or imaginary and therefore disappointing.
A person who offers benefits that are illusory or disappointing.

Early 18th century (as a noun): from Arabic Barmakī, the name of a prince in the Arabian Nights' Entertainments, who gave a beggar a feast consisting of ornate but empty dishes.


Political promises are basically Barmecide.

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Playing hide and seek in a reference library, the most allusive player wins.

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Hello, Fediverse!

I need more people to test my YouTube request bot at @vc to weed out bugs and check if it can sustain a load.

The bot downloads YouTube videos and re-uploads them as Fediverse posts with video attachments, transcoding them as necessary (for videos up to 15 minutes long).

Also, having more users would be awesome, so please reblog this post! :meimei_yay:


Thanks for the connection.

May you reach your goals with ease, or at least comfortable effort.

Have fun.
Be creative.
Be safe.

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