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[3 hours ago]
tongue-in-cheek trend-piece style take: we're gonna see a bifurcation between women who were partnered during the panda and those who weren't in whether they go back to wearing bras
[4 hours ago]
I don't buy that The Kids are missing fundamental file directory skills: https://maya.land/responses/2021/09/23/kids-missing-fundamental-file-directory-skills.html
[15 hours ago]
probably no one will care because that game is.... never going to come out :( :( :( :(
[15 hours ago]
i don't know if this is worth documenting with all the screenshots but i do feel semi-proud
[15 hours ago]
we figured out from the skyline where in seattle the ventrue dude in the vampire the masquerade bloodlines 2 trailer had his shiny corporate office
[16 hours ago]
i will never get over true blood's wiccan character's "blessed be" where "be" is given the pronunciation of a diphthong. is it authentic? is it inauthentic? i have no idea
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"I personally deserve attacks and insults because I am a sinner, but the church does not deserve them." a vibe
[2 days ago]
my prude little child self was shocked and appalled by elvira: mistress of the dark, but it was definitely good for me
[2 days ago]
sorry folks its gonna be all el-bi-ra content from here clear until halloween https://youtu.be/952EWqxC9yM?t=69
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i got all excited but the elvira book event is virtual https://www.ubookstore.com/Yours-Cruelly-Elvira
[3 days ago]
wouldn't it be cool if the government put money into creating resources in the public domain? open source software, textbooks, actually funded public radio...
[4 days ago]
seattle needs a help line "why are there fighter jets in the sky today"
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[4 days ago]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09n0CcQKqDY <\-- this is such a lovely video about mabon/michaelitag/michaelmas/erntedank/the whole-ass autumn equinox
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update: a year of maya.land and The Independent Web or whatever: https://maya.land/_pages/2021-08-16-update-year-blogroll.html
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actually some of us had heard of shein, thanks: https://maya.land/_pages/2021-06-23-shein.html
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my matrix bot that transcribes speech in audio messages: https://maya.land/_pages/2021-07-05-matrix-bot-transcribe-speech-audio-messages.html
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heat related mortality in over-65s has 1.5xed in past two decades: https://maya.land/_pages/2021-09-07-heat-related-mortality.html
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update: pictures, pages, and pixelly games: https://maya.land/_pages/2020-12-13-update-pictures-pages.html
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cool map visualizing distance to cities: https://maya.land/_pages/2021-07-26-map-distance-to-city.html
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combichrist covering the dead kennedys: w o w
[6 days ago]
https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2021/09/cozy-mysteries-popularity-crime-without-gore/620085/?utm_source=feed <\--this is a really bad piece, don't feel obligated to read it because you like mystery fiction
[6 days ago]
women who know how to do contour makeup are gonna save us from surveillance dystopia?: https://maya.land/responses/2021/09/17/contour-makeup-surveillance-dystopia.html
[6 days ago]
i want leprous to tour here again :(
[6 days ago]
an attempt to create a squabble between some chunk of the altweb and indieweb folks.... was made: https://maya.land/responses/2021/09/17/altweb-indieweb-squabble.html
[7 days ago]
https://genius.com/Zeal-and-ardor-bow-lyrics is this ironic invocation of "bow down to the american way" or not
[7 days ago]
the sandwich tribunal guy did a cool piece on frybread https://www.sandwichtribunal.com/2021/09/fry-bread-is/
[7 days ago]
"elizabeth bathory was innocent" is probably the most fun weird take i've gotten on board for
[7 days ago]
we're gonna go for gold holo vinyl i happen to have for the spine, obviously
[7 days ago]
ordering an english-latin parallel text new testament. i wonder what is the most entertainingly inappropriate scrapbook paper i could use to cover it
[7 days ago]
realizing i want to learn latin scribal abbreviations
[7 days ago]
realizing i don't want a cipher script for latin, i want someone to come up with a semi-plausible mapping of characters from the voynich manuscript
[7 days ago]
an imagemagick script that can produce fractalesque kaleidoscope-like image deformations: https://maya.land/responses/2021/09/16/imagemagick-script-fractalesque-kaleidoscope-image-deformation.html
[8 days ago]
realizing i don't want a conlang, i just want a cipher script for latin
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[8 days ago]
if i were my boyfriend i would break up with me if i keep talking so much about how soft dog is but she is SO SOFT
[8 days ago]
it's fascinating how anxious a certain kind of person gets when they are exposed to anything approximating the sentiment in "whitey on the moon".
[8 days ago]
i guess "human history" is the wrong word here since definitionally most of it is prehistory
[8 days ago]
"complicated social dynamic involving interconnected civilization with more than a billion people" "you know this could be explained by the context of a human living their entire life together with only the 40 or so people in their extended family"
[8 days ago]
i don't think evopsych people acknowledge enough how few others a human would have interacted with over all of human history
[8 days ago]
seattle now's episode about the workers protesting the state vaccine mandate is like.... enrage
[9 days ago]
dog is as soft as rabbit. how is that possible
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ur bitch could never
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tech is bad because it'd rather use evopsych to blame teenage girls than admit social media might be hurting them: https://maya.land/responses/2021/09/14/tech-evopsych-teenage-girls-social-media.html
[10 days ago]
or, what, avoid saying those names like "the manager of the so-and-so team" is Voldemort? ruuuuuude
[10 days ago]
this sucks especially with names where not everyone has recorded the pronunciation somewhere I can access, and pronunciations differ according to regional origins on a continent I've never been to. so then the options are act real casual about however ...
[10 days ago]
you know how you can write "(sp?)" in text? i want a hand signal i can use to communicate when speaking aloud that i don't have confidence in my pronunciation of a word and if wrong would like to be corrected.
[10 days ago]
if i wanted to create a system to detect leaked documents i would omit unique patterns of commas. people suck at using commas
[11 days ago]
i can't move the cute dog has her head on my leg help
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hecuba
[11 days ago]
high quality journalism here on elephant dot com
[11 days ago]
update: just after writing, a second little woof
[11 days ago]
ordered skeleton kigurumi "to match the dog's halloween costume"
[11 days ago]
does anyone have an example of emoji design they like that doesn't rely on contrast between skin tone and dark lineart? i'm sure some exists
[11 days ago]
we have heard exactly one little woof out of her
[11 days ago]
emoji should have stayed blobs, and you should have been able to opt between yellow and dark blue for display
[11 days ago]
hecuba is here!!! she is very quiet and confused but well behaved. she likes attention but we're still learning what makes her nervous. she hasn't yet calmed down enough to eat, but since she's drinking water and we have the exact kibble she'd had at h...
[13 days ago]
a tarot kickstarter that seems to have spared no expense in print quality: https://maya.land/responses/2021/09/10/a-tarot-kickstarter-that-seems-to-have-spared.html
[13 days ago]
heat related mortality in over-65s has 1.5xed in past two decades: https://maya.land/responses/2021/09/07/heat-related-mortality.html
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yes a lot of people snarking about "corporate art style" is just misunderstandings of How Capitalism, but I gotta admit I don't trust illustrators with those small-headed figures in their personal portfolios in the year of our lord twenty twenty one
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file this toot under the same crotchety category as "you don't own a domain, you rent it, and if you don't understand why the distinction matters you have too much money to get to have opinions"
[14 days ago]
I guess it's fine to pitch the "permalink means PERMA" ideology or w/e but it's weird that this is front-page linked
[14 days ago]
stuff like https://indieweb.org/permalink might be getting in the way of people grokking what's cool about the indieweb. "oh, wow, I can take on the responsibility of pain-in-the-ass organization and redirects to maintain something for the convenience ...
[2 weeks ago]
Friendly reminder that when discussing environmental impact you often run into apples-to-oranges comparisons. The strength and light weight of plastic containers may reduce carbon emissions in transport, but their lifecycle involves health-impacting ch...
[2 weeks ago]
spot the irony (hint: highlight the top) https://archive.is/e5tQx
[2 weeks ago]
no spoilers but i'm working on something...that i like
[2 weeks ago]
but this is the cost of science
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update: this seems.... stronger than real baby foot. i am slightly concerned for my toots
[2 weeks ago]
they have $4 baby foot at target. i'm testing it out for you, the people
[2 weeks ago]
do you ever get weird little hybrid fragments hanging around in your mind that you can't explain? "eyyyy sexy lady" from gangnam style but it's "hey peptobismol"
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if u don't have any work to do it's a lot easier to do laundry
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cute gyaru halloween lil' oekaki?? i ... love.... what are people doing today that has this energy? https://pixel-diary.tumblr.com/post/65159755538
[3 weeks ago]
this is how they will end up figuring out a way to sell me climate pledge soylent
[3 weeks ago]
like i get that it's correct but also *thinking* about doing enough food prep to eat these food groups in this quantity... is..... ughh https://eatforum.org/eat-lancet-commission/
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i'm not going to pretend this is news to anyone but boy is it *affirming* of one's biased stereotypes.... https://www.gq.com/story/the-libertarian-utopia-thats-just-a-bunch-of-white-guys-on-a-tiny-island
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sending cards in the mail is good and fun
[3 weeks ago]
oh look, I'm irritated by this Again
[3 weeks ago]
tooning out the news: boomer vtubing? (gen x? w/e)
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the guy who did final fantasy is making an rpg by photographing crafted sets to make them 3d: https://maya.land/responses/2021/09/02/final-fantasy-rpg-photogrammetry-crafted-sets.html
[3 weeks ago]
"When Rashid emailed Spring to object that zeta is a common mathematical term, the company's legal team replied: "We completely understand your concerns about our keyword block. As you are aware, Zeta is a letter of the Greek Alphabet. The Greek alphab...
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I wonder whether the English language tutoring they're talking about would need Dari or Pashto or something
[3 weeks ago]
Volunteer opportunities regarding resettling Afghan refugees in the Seattle area: https://www.tfaforms.com/4922177
[3 weeks ago]
one downside of being able to block/mute blowhards really easily is that i lose the opportunity they afford to reflect on how i should myself not speak so confidently even when i "feel sure"
[3 weeks ago]
at some point I am going to run across someone else using the anatomical heart emoji as their site's favicon and i'm going to feel very irrationally sad
[3 weeks ago]
points at butterfly is this a virtue ethics
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I just have this suspicion that you can't have a society without a certain disposition in your citizens cultivated through teeth grinding smiling at Meryl who doesn't know how to shut up about her hedge care issues
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it is scary easy for me to only interact with A) people from my job, B) people I care about deeply, and C) people whose interaction with me involves self selection in incredibly niche ways
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I have this theory that there is a particular level of social interaction people don't have enough of in our society anymore and one of the reasons it is important and that it is dying is that it involves people who aren't fond of each other having to ...
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it's the last day of august and i'm getting halloween decor ads AND THEY SAY TARGETED ADVERTISING DOESN'T WORK
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i want a webring of <name>.land sites
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i wonder where i should sit for wfh once she's here. maybe on the bed?
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dog dog dog dog dog
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i went and read that piece "the new puritans" in the atlantic for you so you can know without reading it was not valuable / worth the time
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joy of joys, PFAs are apparently also in the air...: https://maya.land/responses/2021/08/31/pfas-forever-chemicals-air.html
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emma goldman actually never said that thing about dancing and revolution: https://maya.land/responses/2021/08/31/emma-goldman-dance-revolution.html
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since heloise passed the chunk of my brain that was constantly worrying about her comfort has just been turning over like an engine that won't start. "dog? .....dog?" at first i thought it was just sort of residual stress/trauma but then i remembered h...
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going to get dog on 9/11!!!!!!!!
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you may not like it, but this is what peak web design looks like: https://maya.land/responses/2021/08/30/you-may-not-like-it-but-this-is.html
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well, if you go compare https://maya.land/assets/stardown.gif and https://maya.land/assets/stardown.svg you can see what I spent my evening doing
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tonight's tech twiddling has been really successful! I found a Russian midi page from 2003 so maya.land/goblin/ and maya.land/russian/ now have their own gramophone tunes. still gotta figure out how to make the img into a button tho. also got further t...
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I don't think it's lip injections because young women who get them don't have it, and I also see men with fillers and thin lips get it
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you know how older people who get a lot of fillers often end up having a super prominent space-between-upper-lip-and-nose? what is that supposed to be correcting?
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how is the hypercore protocol stuff this good already and yet i have heard of no outcry over, idk, illegal content
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oh my god beaker browser will just render markdown as html by default this is. ....... magic??
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just downloaded beaker browser and ???? holy ??? shit ????? this is the coolest tech ??? and yet no one seems to be using it?????????????????
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i wonder if you could hack together something xanadu-ish on top of git and shove the necessary metadata into the commit messages
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you can't just slap a bunch of bell towers and colonnades wherever (in your memory palace): https://maya.land/responses/2021/08/25/bell-towers-colonnades-memory-palace-daniel-lavery.html
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we should all go easier on teenagers (including our memories of our teenage selves) because being "cool" is all about Not Caring and being a teenager is all about caring Way Too Much and Trying Really Hard so of *course* whatevertok is going to be incr...
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Miz Paint
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feeling my way out here, I'm gonna guess that late Halloween season is most appropriate for horror, and November for the ancestors and Shakespeare and all that.... but what of Early Halloween
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"but November isn't in Halloween season" Halloween is about the dead, the dead are allocated all of November, q.e.d. Halloween season
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ok folks the pumpkin spice latte is at sbux and i believe in following the seasonal markers endemic to my location and culture and tragedy of tragedies, this is it. so! how does Early Halloween Season (pre equinox) differ from Late Halloween Season (po...
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aghahghgahghhahhgahghhahg i haaaaaaaaaaaate my job
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i don't care if having to include a MIDI-to-WAV program in the JS of my website makes it heavier. maybe you all should have thought of that before you took the equivalent functionality out of the browsers >:(
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i want you all to know i am NOT making the midi player i'm adding to my website autoplay but i COULD and i WANT to
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the tech-facilitated gig economy sucks, and it's all more gendered than you might think: https://maya.land/responses/2021/08/22/tech-gig-economy-sucks-gendered.html
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like if barbara hanawalt was willing to analyze thousands of medieval english coroner's records in order to put together a picture of people's lives and the rhythm of the year, that *seems* like it'd hold up well, but I don't want to read the book if I...
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thing i wish existed: if you find a scholarly book from the e.g. 80s, a way to quickly discover if it's still read/assigned/thought well of, if its claims have been substantially overturned by later work, and what later work might supplant it
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the mona lisa done up in 1 pixel / each individual RGB color https://allrgb.com/mona-lisa-yiy
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does anyone old enough to have been around for The Era Of The Blog Kingdoms remember what the difference was supposed to be between "via" and "h/t"
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https://www.robinrendle.com/essays/ robin's essays have criticism and complaints but clearly come from a place of wanting things to be better and liking the things that are already good
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but i'm not gonna do the thing I accuse others of so here is my positive take!!! http://www.nathalielawhead.com/candybox/ has crit of Big Games but also a ton of cool ref to indie games and tools
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VR is a super arbitrary example I guess. genuinely excited to see the "metaverse" that weird furries build the infra for, and not excited to see any other "metaverse"
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probably nothing most anybody does on the wifi is worth the rare earth elements.
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if you have a piece bemoaning our Big Web Corporate Overlords without directing attention at the people and small groups doing cool stuff on the web, I'm not interested. and if you have a techshiny optimism piece about the future of VR that doesn't rec...
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totally niche vs. twitter MAUs? sure, absolutely. but there are a lot of niches. it's easier to say "the screens have made us weak and stupid, look at the popular things that are bad" than to try and make a consequentialist argument that actually encom...
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like if you're engaging with e.g. what "the internet" has done to "attention spans" favoring short-form content but you're not even briefly acknowledging how bitches are out here writing fanfiction hundreds of thousands of words long, maybe you're not ...
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I don't mean on the strict sense of "are you really sure what you do on this wifi is worth the environmental and human cost of extracting the rare earth elements necessary to provide it", I mean in the sense that people worry about the social impact (w...
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I'm really suspicious of people lamenting what new technology has done to us who don't seem to recognize the positive things people have done with it too. But at the same time the whole Bay Area optimism is... so not my bag.
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half of the time when non-academic material is presenting the word "algorithm" to you, they should be using the word "policy". the other half of the time they should be saying "tool".
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my generational marker is A Fever You Can't Sweat Out
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also, despite the fact that it's metaphorically deployed as a derogative 99 times out of 100, herding behaviors in reality are often adaptive and prosocially efficient and have nothing to do with herd animals being stupid.
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most of the time when people use "tribe" in its metaphorical sense they should be using "herd". I am specifically thinking of growing up with goats. they are miserable on their own to the point of suffering health effects and are excellent at each casu...
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i was a Giant Fan of nbc hannibal but not actually involved in fan content beyond, like, reblogging tumblr gifsets And Now I See That Was Correct All Along
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a decent amount of the time i use image descriptions on here to get a clue about the higher-order meta y'all are on
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Amazing the tonal gap between written "e.g., the blah blah" and spoken "so like when the blah blah"
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a supposedly fun writing analysis tool I'll never run again: https://maya.land/responses/2021/08/17/supposedly-fun-writing-analysis-style.html
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:boost_requested: does anybody follow anyone on spacehey who's blogging? I don't have an account but it seems like there must be fun public blogs, and they have RSS https://spacehey.com/
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update: a year of maya.land and The Independent Web or whatever: https://maya.land/updates/2021/08/16/update-year-blogroll.html
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lrt: not to me tho to be clear, just in general
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i.... broke a fork in half
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old people on the right have this shit down and I know you are all better at quickly drafting emails than them
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one nice thing about writing your political representatives is you can free yourself of a school mindset of "I should make this as good and persuasive and well-argued as possible" because it's going to be read by aides who are, at the most, going to tu...
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beverly katz is in gossip girl! (well not really but kind of)
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why yes this is related to my "scheduling software for part time jobs should be specced out by union lawyers" bugaboo
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I think it's not true that there's no place for *actually* flexible, *actually* contingent work. Especially if we moved healthcare to the government where it belongs.
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what would gig work platforms look like if the workers were organized and they designed them?
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Thing that I find surprising: a bunch of Amazon buildings in Seattle used public-space zoning bonuses to be able to build bigger. https://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/SDCI/Resources/POPSList.pdf Why surprising? Because they have permitted free...
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had a fun chill conversation with a couple other arty friends about how furry artists make bank. "you know, you have to get involved, it's not just networking"
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we don't deserve the us product safety commission https://www.instagram.com/p/CSf3ZL1s4ft/
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i was about to be *FURIOUS* about https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtipQ3EsGWo and then i saw monica's producing. GOOD FOR HER.
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this is *not* the same way that the opponents of the change characterize the two sides' proponents. pro-change incrementalists tend to say "we can't wait for feasibility of revolution to make things better", not "revolutions end up with monsters in cha...
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it's really really fascinating how people on both sides of incremental vs. revolutionary theories of change use the same rhetorical appeal to "this is too important to approach the other way!"
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look i'm a good kid i switched from chrome to firefox but MANNNNNN the print options suck ass
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is it correct or jarring and pretentious to pronounce a name in its regional accent? If I'm not going to drop all my Rs in the rest of my words, should "Melbourne" still be "Melbun" out of deference to its inhabitants?
[1.4 months ago]
dr. eleanor janega has a great post reminding us that august leisure is an entirely contemporary decadence https://going-medieval.com/2021/08/06/on-leisure-in-august/
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lughnasadh / lammas sanctifies the beginning of a new phase of the work. the harvest is a culmination but itself intense labor. how do we capture the spirit of the season if we're disconnected from the agriculture that feeds us?
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like excuse me how was I not taught about her in SCHOOL https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Frith
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In case anyone is wondering, while Wikipedia has articles for a good number of cool historical women, their discoverability (through links and lists) is trash. I am finding a ton just through searching in Wikipedia interesting names on https://people.u...
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when we think about manufactured desire, it's nuts to me that someone who has all their needs met could forgo volunteerism, art, study, and the simple joys of applied leisure for.... make number go up
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like let's set aside for a second how many of them inherit already-super-rich fortunes
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do you ever think about how broken it is that super rich people don't just retire before they become super rich
[1.6 months ago]
it's my birthday! I'm 28! I have honey cake and a couple of new art supplies and my brother is visiting me :) :) :)
[1.6 months ago]
way ahead of you, software settings
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don't come for me for wanting to believe some portion of MCU content might be good again, you don't know how much fanfiction i'd read
[1.6 months ago]
will anything about the falcon and the winter soldier be spoiled if i watch loki first
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file under: maya continues to experiment with the eldritch power of css halftoning
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update: it took three attempts, but i got through endgame. what a shitshow. so many choices for worst / most condescending moment.
[1.6 months ago]
me responding to work tickets
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it's precisely the kind of thing they should block of course
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booooooooooo cloudfront blocked my scraping >:(
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if you're watching a movie that isn't interesting/good, try turning on subtitles in a language you've learned a bit of. almost made endgame watchable
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gonna be a numetal day :ACNH_Aggravation:
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stop everything, they brought back confetti text from ms word 97: https://maya.land/responses/2021/08/03/stop-everything-they-brought-back-confetti-text-from.html
[1.7 months ago]
i resent that my work has a yearly rhythm of ebb and flow that is defined by a tech conference rather than a harvest season
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how long before someone scrapes assets from a picrew to release a series of NFTs that makes >$1MM
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i promise you i am adequately ashamed, but, like, those electric scooters are pretty fun
[1.8 months ago]
i don't really like websub for normal web content stuff. i'm sure there could be some cool distributed application that uses it but polling lightweight feeds really is enough for everything i see it used for
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heaven's gate's website is still up today
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i made a matrix bot that shoves voice messages through a speech to text api and it makes me feel like a *god of computer*
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interesting amount of engagement! answers seem to be "because it was always a bad idea" (I don't have an opinion on this really, haven't done the research as to what the impact was before), "because it was punished" (plausible), and "lol post 9/11 are ...
[1.8 months ago]
this piece about pigeons is factual and touching: https://maya.land/responses/2021/07/30/pigeons-factual-touching.html
[1.8 months ago]
liking seether is so embarrassing
[1.8 months ago]
my super-hot take on gawker coming back: https://maya.land/responses/2021/07/30/gawker.html
[1.8 months ago]
why is there so little ecoterrorism now? not to sound plaintive, it just doesn't make sense to me
[1.8 months ago]
haha oh really? was it hotter in texas? people here don't know what hot means? THE ELDERLY ARE DYING, BUDDY, YOU CAN EAT MY ENTIRE ASS
[1.8 months ago]
"nativism" for the non-indigenous is always a crock but i will admit some irritation at this attitude from the bajillion transplants we have from other regions and countries
[1.8 months ago]
heat warnings in the nw are like... should you feel bad for any given individual given that it's tiny in magnitude compared to other regions? maybe not. plenty of us have the needed amenities and are whiny. but in the bigger picture, there are a ton of...
[1.9 months ago]
there isn't a cute way to repair jeans that wear through in the thighs or shirts that tear at the armpit and i remain quietly jealous of cutesy elbow and knee patches
[1.9 months ago]
what is this and why can't i decide if i love or hate it http://thisisourwork.net/binder/#About
[1.9 months ago]
[1.9 months ago]
did we all know they were using giant styrofoam blocks instead of filler dirt, or...: https://maya.land/responses/2021/07/29/geofoam-giant-styrofoam-blocks.html
[1.9 months ago]
what's that? is that an SSG turning JSON into XML (OPML) with XSL converting to inlined SVGs in HTML?? the military has NOTHING on my alphabet soup
[1.9 months ago]
mastodon gets an early preview before i make an update post with my blogroll changes (animation warning) https://maya.land/blogroll.opml
[1.9 months ago]
why does ig not let me upload to story in fake mobile web :angery:
[1.9 months ago]
i wonder who the last person before me was to be assembling SVGs using XSL
[1.9 months ago]
no one's operating under bandwidth constraints that make this meaningful, right?
[1.9 months ago]
do people still care about hotlinking images
[1.9 months ago]
i choose to believe this makes me a matrix celebrity
[1.9 months ago]
if you click on the preview for the silver theme on https://cinny.in/ you can see my chicken illustration :3
[1.9 months ago]
amazing how i keep coming across people who will openly express that they think backend devs are more fungible to frontend work than vice versa when these people have to use the same backend-developer-developed trashfire internal web frontends i do
[1.9 months ago]
is it really parasocial or are you treating its audience like dora the explorer's
[1.9 months ago]
i have given up on a cool thing my website had because CORS has just fuckin' defeated me
[1.9 months ago]
thinking about the metaverse courtesy of ryan broderick's garbage day: https://maya.land/responses/2021/07/27/thinking-metaverse-ryan-broderick-garbage-day.html
[1.9 months ago]
the background for this japan-inspired typeface exploded my font brain: https://maya.land/responses/2021/07/27/gt-maru-typeface.html
[1.9 months ago]
i want "pixel acanthus" to be a thing in the way that the memphis school was/is a thing
[1.9 months ago]
[2.0 months ago]
why do I seem to have so many more problems with foot skin than other people or do people just not talk about the endless cycle of blisters and calluses and gross bits of dead skin, and we're all going through it alone
[2.1 months ago]
i figured out a way to use the browser canvas to render the first frame of an animated gif statically instead of having to generate a separate image on the backend but then it won't have the right behavior by default if people have js disabled 🤔
[2.1 months ago]
we're supposed to be terrified of adtech omniscience but i, a non-driving person, get too much advertising for car insurance for that. i am instead terrified at inept adtech systems hoovering in my data and letting it leak to the world
[2.1 months ago]
just heard the phrase "carbon border tax" and my brain did the thing where a german shepherd goes from being chill to rotating its head like a military turret
[2.1 months ago]
i'm slightly reneging on my anti-discord stance in order to get into patreon discords. the cozy web is real https://maggieappleton.com/cozy-web
[2.1 months ago]
shep (<10min)
[2.1 months ago]
too powerful.... i have concentrated the good posts.... too much............. (discord messages -> filtering to links -> templating into html with image previews and all)
[2.1 months ago]
if we had, like, good data exports and mandatory adversarial interoperability and stuff, tho, would i get to cackle while slurping out my data that they wish i wouldn't
[2.1 months ago]
nyanseong is a cool personal site with an even cooler zines page: https://maya.land/responses/2021/07/21/nyanseong-zines.html
[2.2 months ago]
what if hope isn't in space *or* off in the forest. what if hope being embodied by some Other Place is a necessarily colonial mindset. what if hope has to exist with what you can do where you are in order to even be hope.
[2.2 months ago]
everything i'm finding uses a bunch of gross wrapper classes :(
[2.2 months ago]
am I especially thick or are there just no good ways to vertically center content on each page with CSS for print
[2.2 months ago]
this ought to be a punchline i get to pull out more often is what i'm saying
[2.2 months ago]
i feel like i don't get nearly enough conversational mileage from having graduated from the same university as Anastasia from fifty shades of gray
[2.2 months ago]
the self-hostable community software that powers dev.to: https://maya.land/responses/2021/07/20/forem-self-hostable-dev-to.html
[2.2 months ago]
does anyone have recs for fiction in a solarpunky setting that isn't depressing? especially small scale dramas: mystery, romance, slice of life-y
[2.2 months ago]
fundamental attribution error is the cognitive bias you don't think enough about: https://maya.land/responses/2021/07/19/fundamental-attribution-error-cognitive-bias.html
[2.2 months ago]
has anyone ever used purple led grow lights for a combination of functional and aesthetic effect? (genuinely not about weed)
[2.2 months ago]
"you made a dollmaker, you created a randomized option, you randomized 8000 times, and you made *how* much money off the whole thing" \--elouai.com on NFTs, probably
[2.2 months ago]
i was talking about nfts with the bf because I was trying to figure out if there's interesting stuff to be done there once they move away from proof of work.... but..... somehow it looks like they've reinvented gaia online but uglier and no forums
[2.3 months ago]