I've got silent red switches to swap in, and I'm going to see if I like typewriter keys on this one, but I'm actually quite impressed with the stock keys. Especially that they're marked for both windows and Mac

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I spent 12 hours in a car today and am now HOME and got to take a shower in my own bathroom with the water pressure just how I like it and I hope that you all also experienced joy today

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Wow this is a clever way to prevent property developers from unlawfully tearing down historic properties and just swallowing the fees: Force them to rebuild the buildings exactly as they were before, without any changes.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlton_

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one of the funniest things my dnd 5e dm does is, when we uncover something powerful from ancient times, it's actually just something from 3.5e

(I tried real hard last time to get people to tag their posts but people were like 'no it's fine I'm not posting spoilers' which just felt even more like "obviously everyone is into this activity so it is totally cool for this activity to take up every inch of room on social media" so this time I'm just gonna give up and schedule an offline activity for whenever it is airing)

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Instagram keeps telling me there's a new game of thrones show and like, not to yuck anyone's yum but I didn't watch the first one and the only promotional material I'm interested in for the new one is a list of proper nouns to mute so that I can still use the Internet on the night it airs without feeling like I'm trying to read a book in a sports bar during a Big Game

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Apparently Amazon is removing support for its .mobi format and using epub instead and I can't dance on that grave hard enough.

Staying with family this week and enjoying walks in the woods, botanical gardens, pottery, and very good ice cream

I know the news from the court case about the big publishing merger is actually super important and the outcome will impact creators but where I'm at right now is I will not finish this book if I fall into despair about the state of publishing and the death of the midlist

Hashtag "what an interesting smell you've discovered"

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Welp the puppy got a hold of some yogurt yesterday, and is apparently lactose intolerant. So she had a real bad night, and we all had a real bad morning.

Did I mention that the poor thing fears baths?

I'm considering starting to do some serious writing on my typewriter and I know people will think I'm being An Artiste about it but actually I just like the clackity clack and the fact that I have to type slower so my brain has time to catch up

Sure, ask someone to draw you as a superhero and you're a childish millennial but ask someone to draw you studying with Socrates and they put it in museums

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Sometimes I see cool artists soliciting commissions and I'm like "what if I hired them to make something frivolous just to amuse me" and then I don't because that seems rude but well that explains basically the whole Renaissance, right?

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Once at a convention, I got a chance to speak to Nichelle Nichols. I told her that I had grown up watching Star Trek, and that’s part of the reason I’m an engineer. She held my hand and told me she was proud of me.

I will treasure that memory forever.

Me just now: "ugh why can't maps accept multiple locations and put them in order based on the most efficient route instead of making me order-- oh. Right."

Briggs & Riley might come with a fancy compression system but it aint gonna pick out coordinating neutrals for me or convince me to say no to a second pair of shoes.

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