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Hey everyone.

I want you to know that I am aware I'm an outsider to queer spaces and culture. I didn't realize I was queer in any way until I was in my early 30s so I didn't grow up learning things.

So if you see me making a mistake, please call me on it. I won't be mad, even if it hurts. I'd rather know then not.

Also if I'm in a space and making you uncomfortable, ask me to leave. I would rather leave then make others uncomfortable in their own space.

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musing about dragon appreciation 

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me as a teen, buying this is funny for pornography reasons

me as a sophisticated adult: is funny because it's now in so many databases and every browser in the world

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OK, so it seems the Sea Shanty boom hasn't ended, can I introduce you to Canadian Disaster Music?

The best known is of course Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, but I'd say that my favourite is Bruce Moss' Your Last Goodbye

(CW: Its a memorial song, there is death)

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I was very young when I encountered The Beatles, when someone gave me _Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band_. Having never heard of them, I thought "Sgt Pepper's..." was the name of the band and _Beatles_ was the name of the record. I mean, the song says, "We're Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," what was I supposed to think?

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your follower count is mostly a reflection of how many instances you've outlived

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Studied by the Cat-Girls

The ads were obviously too good to be true.

Want to be a lab rat for the Chatten?

Live in comfort while aiding alien research!

Half of Ted’s friends were still convinced that the Chatten were a hoax. Ted himself wasn’t entirely sure one way or the other.


A story of cat-people from #Patreon and free for all to read.

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compsci teacher's making us store gender as an enum to prove we know how enums work so i decided to have fun with it

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PSA: Don't use Use instead. This should be open, Wiki-like information and not be used to generate revenue. If the music you want to link to isn't in MusicBrainz, you should add it. It's not hard

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Seattle please take down your bird feeders until sometime in February. No, this is not a joke.

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A £320,000 #bicycle lane in #London was used by 4000 cyclists a day. About 300 people complained so council ripped it off to ease congestion.

The result?

The lane is blocked by parked cars 80% of the time, and congestion... has increased.

There will always be (loud) complaints from motorists when infrastructure makes it safer and easier for people wanting to use active transport. Here’s another example of _everyone_ being worse off when a council listens to them only.

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honestly my overarching goal with the tools i pick up and build is to get enough automation leverage to make large projects by myself

i have that classic lisp hacker mindset of thinking i am good at writing languages :p

and someday it might even be true

Awkward thing of the day: Sitting there on camara with 10 people watching you for office hours with students (basically, ask me questions about things you don't understand or are having issues with the homework) and one asking questions. Just me, twiddling my thumbs hoping someone asks something.

I like the new @yaspetitpoulet sticker I have on my laptop, but it's a little less vibrant then the others :(

That and I didn't get it to go on straight. Grrrr.

Still glad I have it.

One day I'll find the Florpy Disk sticker @chr gave me and add it. It's in my bedroom! I have seen it since the start of the pandemic!

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There ought to be more draconic librarians.

Knowledge is power, after all.

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