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OH: “the electoral college had been fine for a very long time. It’s only recently...”

- somebody who does not understand US History

the most cyberpunk thing around today is the stupid paperwork joke gag that went from "Sex: yes, please" to "Gender: no thanks"

regex crash course! 

Holy hell, Spotify with ads is unusable. After the 4th or 5th one in a row started I just quit the app. I've got my music library on Plex; I'm good.

tech question 

tech question 

a good threat of violence from the tee vee 

My daughter has been playing Mario Kart on the 2DS and apparently is pretty good because every few minutes she does this combination dance/fist pump that’s fucking adorable.

alcohol 

please select your JavaScript gender

Always fun to see Undertale references I left on the company wiki.

"Oh yeah! There's that picture of sans I linked to."

When I was in elementary school our teacher told us to pick our favorite ocean mammal

I picked the blue whale, because I had recently learned it was the largest thing that ever lived, and that seemed cool

Then she told us we would be drawing our chosen animals

on the bus loop

TO SCALE

Then snake, then owl, each hopping or flapping or whatever as necessary, eating the previous kid before something comes along and eats them.

I ask for another volunteer, and everyone is raising their hand. I choose an older kid, he walks up. “You’re a mushroom.”

The look he gave me, I swear to god.

I’m not a science teacher but this was a lot of fun and I feel like they learned stuff, or at least it reinforced what they had already learned. Which felt pretty good.

Tonight was my Pack’s first meeting, so I had us do one of the STEM Nova awards, “Nova Wild”. It’s about wildlife, invasive species, etc.

I brought up the food chain, asked what it was, then asked for a volunteer. No info provided. My son raised his hand, because he’s my son, and I chose him because I figured he could roll with this.

“Okay, you’re grass.”

He figured out how to roleplay as fucking grass pretty quickly. I asked for another volunteer. He was a grasshopper. The next was a frog.

So, I’m a Cubmaster. Of a Cub Scout Pack. We’re okay with gay people now! And trans kids! Which obviously ymmv and as a whole the BSA is still fairly conservative (you can be any religion but you have to be *a* religion, which I sort of mumble through), but I feel like I have to combat the image of the BSA as regressive anti-gay Christians.

And there’s a pretty good optional STEM program. I’m the STEM chair of my district, because of course I am.

Listen, if you make an email address for your baby, I'm GOING to ask to add them to my professional network on LinkedIn.

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