us conservatives, thomas jefferson fact 

anytime a us conservative talks about how sacred the constitution is - love to remind them that founding dad Thomas Jefferson believe that the constitution should periodically be rewritten

it's a lil fact that gets them every time
TJ wrote about it in a letter to James Madison

Not that probably anyone cares about it, but this is my code for the hateful thing.

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Day three of brute-force reverse-engineering the "REST API" of our timekeeping system so I can integrate it with a tool that actually works for my ADHD brain for hour categorization. (Toggl, in case you were wondering).

Sure would be nice to know whether these like 9 attributes out of 13 in this JSON dict are actually useful and required, given that all of them are `null` for every single entry in our system...

But no, NOVATime does not publicly document their API at all so I have to do it through the Firefox debugger.

"You're back," exclaimed the leader and heist-planner, "How did you escape from the Vampire Countess's Keep?"

The team glanced at each other, shuffling their feet sheepishly, "She let us go."

"So you lead her right to our hideout?!"

"No, she... offered us all good jobs."
"Including you."
"It's stable work. Lots of benefits. Gave us all a week's pay in advance."

The leader was quiet a long time, before deciding, "I'll give it a chance."

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #Fantasy

All the files in /etc/X11 are technically The X-Files.

“I am supposed to be finishing my assignment but instead i organised my bookshelf by colour because of my adhd and executive dysfunction”

sad, weasely excuses, makes you sound like you are sick

“i am posessed by a powerul creative force of nature, and all are powerless to shape its path: the best you may hope for is to get out of its way”

epic, ownership of actions, maybe you’re a vengeful deity?

bad idea: a registry of well-known software licenses that open source people hate, that issues identifiers compatible with software that understands SPDX

r/traa post, may contain sensitive content (without image description) 

for all the transbians out there

pol not entirely serious 

the quickest way to challenge my belief in the complete and total abolition of the state is any proposal for the use of state power to make landlords unhappy

trying to follow this instruction:

talk about the things you love, even if you think nobody cares.

people won't ask for it at least at first, but some of them will care

and it's attractive to see someone talk about the things they love.

let go of the notion that it's worthless if you don't get a minimum number of listeners, reactions, replies.

practice caring publicly about the things you care about.

I think this is a good reminder for me. I never liked being shy anyway

The copyright on the original work is expired, so there's no law on Heaven or Earth that can keep you from writing a manga adaptation of The Metamorphosis by Kafka where Gregor Samsa turns into a cute trans bug girl & fights giant alien robots

> Spectral efficiency usually is expressed as “bits per second per hertz,” or bits/s/Hz.

cursed unit

starting a band called Linkedin Park to the annoyance of everyone, especially the legal departments of Microsoft and Warner Music,,

I should really get a commission or two of Petra working at the computer. captures in real-time new posts from self-hosted WordPress blogs, plus anything they link to, and does something similar for new citations on Wikipedia articles.

I wrote down how this works, and how it all ties together.
(The rabbit hole got me on this one, I'll say! 😅)

#wordpress #SSE #XMPP #PHP #InternetArchive #WaybackMachine #wikimedia

The core lesson, that we'd better start learning fast, is that no private corporation, no private collector, no private _anything_ is an effective long-term steward of culture, knowledge, the public trust or the public good, and the whole notion of "intellectual property" isn't just theft, it's also, eventually, arson.

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