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i will never be anything special

and that's okay

it's a garbage can, not a garbage cannot

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a word for you all here, blasted out to the fediverse at large. nailing it to the door.

if you are in a situation to, please deal with your emotional problems.

they don't just affect you, they affect everyone around you that you have any kind of relationship to.

if everyone is like that, you get the kind of dysfunctional social dynamics we see on twitter and here.

yes this place too is pretty bad about it.

i have seen many people burned by it.

stop doing that.

"Students who acquire large debts putting themselves through school are unlikely to think about changing society. When you trap people in a system of debt they can't afford the time to think. Tuition fee increases are a disciplinary technique,' and, by the time students graduate, they are not only loaded with debt, but have also internalized the 'disciplinarian culture.' This makes them efficient components of the consumer economy."

~ Noam Chomsky

We need thinkers. World has enough followers.

anything that boils down to text or a binary blob and that has structure

you could probably use a lisp dialect and macros to generate with some effectiveness

Never forget: most of us have been poisoned by a toxic educational system that teaches us systematically that failing at a task or not knowing a correct answer is shameful.

There is no inherent shame in failure, in not knowing, or in being wrong, and we shouldn't actively shame others for it.

Get back up, learn something new, and try again.

Hey, so apparently Discord decided to quietly update their TOS with a clause that says you must forfeit your right to sue them or take part in a class-action lawsuit against them.

(look for "dispute resolution")

There's a way to "opt out" if you do so within the next 30 days by emailing

Convenient how they pushed this just before revealing their shiny new games marketplace...

it's mewsday!

mewsday is a new day of the week i made up. the first one is today.


actually as a biologist I must inform you that the genes that make you trans are genetically linked to the genes that make you cute and that’s why trans people are always so beautiful/handsome. i have a degree and i will not take questions outside of class thank you

So, I'd like to get a commission finished. I started the process with @DearMsDear, and got as far as this rad-arse sketch but I can't seem to contact them anymore.

So, fediverse! Any recommendations?

(I'm obviously willing to pay)

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i want to sleep

but i might get sucked into theory mania and be awake at 1 am again

some of the original notes on Conway's game of life, written out on a typewriter. they are so beautiful and endearing.

i think if i ever got on lichess i would be disappointing and y'all would beat me handily

“Y’all” is a superior plural pronoun. “Ain’t” is a perfectly good contraction. “Reckon” is a fantastic verb for describing when you are of an opinion. “Yonder” is the only word to describe that way over there.

if mercury retrograde is lesbian apocalypse

and i was born during one of those

that explains a lot

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