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YOU: Hey bud, working hard or hardly working? Hahaha
ME: Hardly working, but in the sense that a shattered marionette is hardly working. In so breaking, I have broken away from the normative values that once controlled me; but in the process, my guiding narrative and image have also been deconstructed and scattered; and so in light of this, my animating urge must be rebuilt along some new mode, or I will simply be swept into the garbage

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She summoned a demon. "Tell me a thing no human knows."
"The sky is shy."
"What?"
"You keep looking up. That keeps the sky from falling."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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The term 'grandpa style' was made up by…someone, presumably a second- or third- generation immigrant to an anglophone country, because it's the way they saw their grandfather drinking tea.

It's /a/ traditional way tea has been drunk in China.

If you buy some teas direct from china the recommended brewing will be exactly this:

Put leaves in a glass, pour in hot (off the boil) water. Wait for the leaves to sink.
Drink ½ to ⅔ of the tea.
Add more water, drink, repeat.

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We got an email that #Flickr was acquired by #SmugMug.

I closed my account after Yahoo purchased it, in 2005. Why am I getting email about this? Also, why didn't I get an email about Flickr going to Verizon!?

This is a reason the #GDPR was created.

silliness of the day:

"kala li jan pona li moku ala"

Reasons to love the :

Visual proof that we're all connected. The World Circus Federation sent a set of clubs to youth circuses around the world to capture each group using them.

More than 98,000 km traveled, 20 different schools. All of them using the same set of props for a moment, and making something bigger than themselves in the process.

World Circus Day
youtu.be/kKb6Jkbt5Cg

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Regular reminder: "legal name" is a very boring sounding phrase.

It sounds WAY cooler if you call it your "government alias"

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@RussSharek
I am using nextcloud 3.1 android app and I am able to do what you describe: sync locally, edit, sync up.

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I want to destroy the idea that art is something that is made by a specialized class of people.

I can't draw for shit, never really learned to paint, can't make music, can't do so many things.

But there's lots of things I can do. I write, sometimes. I've learned how to make simple jewelry. Right now, I'm making silicone copies of penises. And dammit, all that counts.

There's so, so many things out there that qualify as art, and I know there's some that you can participate in the creation of.

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Regarding our recent outage. You can find an official statement below. The last documented time Cloudflare terminated services was when they terminated the account of a white supremacist website last year. We are waiting on answers.
assemblyfour.com/switter/cloud

Frustrated to discover that the client doesn't support two-way syncing.

Anyone have suggestions for ways to get me closer to replicating Dropbox's ability to download, edit, and reupload a file in place?

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"But I think they shouldn’t be allowed to collect data about people. We need a law. F**k them — there’s no reason we should let them exist if the price is knowing everything about us. Let them disappear. They’re not important — our human rights are important."

nymag.com/selectall/2018/04/ri

#privacy #datatheft #FLOSS #RMS @fsf

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@xurizaemon @sungo remember sourceforge and google code? Like, the former still exists, and it would be awful to lose github, and it'd be nice if we had a more resilient system, but we could recover.

let's distribute more next time~

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(To c&p something I said over on twitter because I think y'all will appreciate it more)

When Github goes down, FOSS effectively stops right now. It's tragic that we've allowed a single company to gain such control over the open commons.

I recognize that we are in this situation mostly because the 'distributed' side of git is only usable by experts. And I recognize the niche that GH fills (ticketing and PRs in lieu of emailed patches)

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1983: Thanks for joining the US military. After 2 years of active duty service you will be eligible for free healthcare for the rest of your life.

2009: Our records show you didn't meet the VA eligibility requirements.

2 weeks later: There was a computer error and you are eligible. Come to the VA and let us get a baseline of your physical health.

2018: Our records show that you earn too much to be eligible for VA benefits.

Don't join the military.

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