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PSA: can confirm alt text is *helpful* not just for folks using screen readers, but also for folks who 1) are from different cultures and didn't get what's so funny and/or 2) haven't been up to date on the memes.

Even just an "This is a photo of X" can be seriously helpful, because it tells you that "X" is what you want to look up on Duck Duck Go.

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tired: writing fan fiction because you love the source material so much and it's a way to connect to it long after you've finished the content
wired: writing fan fiction because canon SUCKS and needs to BURN

Just equatorial Southeast Asian things:

Spending an entire year (at the least) training self to catch mosquitoes by hand to confirm the kill

Then one day opening the front door and immediately let muscle memory take over

The next second, you have a dead mosquito between your fingers

food, Chinese symbolism 

family (-) 

What are some things that every computer user should learn? What things do you wish every computer user knew? What are some of the biggest benefits that individuals and/or society could reap if computer users learned these things?

Please boost, I honestly want as many serious answers as possible. Feel free to answer variations of the question for different levels of "computer users", such as programmers, office workers who use a computer 4+ hours per day, phone-only users, etc.

In tech, 'smart' refers to any device that stops working when the company that manufactures it goes out of business, regardless of what it does.


mh (-, + at the end) 

girl: rocks floral patterns
me: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

girl: smiles at me, intones my name reaaaally nicely

I don't think there's much of a market for it in my area but I've been surprised before

there's this new coffee place within walking distance of my house and it's freaking huge ๐Ÿค”

I mean it was just a shitty first draft but it was an /entire/ shitty first draft

lol I still can't believe I sat down and wrote an entire short story in one sitting today



Aryeh Nirenberg has created an amazing video, which lets you feel the rotation of the earth:

Using a tracking mount aligned with North Star, he kept taking photos every 12 seconds for about 3 hours. The camera is looking at the same portion of the Milky Way.



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