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#Fediverse demographics #poll about age and sex/gender (please boost/repeat/share!)

note: women are usually overrepresented in polls like this.

"Language skills are a stronger predictor of programming ability than math knowledge" as I have been saying for years

Successfully repelled invaders from Spirit Island in conjunction with the Big Bad Con dude.

When you can’t find someone to follow, you have to find a way to lead by example. - Roxane Gay

Standing for re-election as Mayor Pro Tem of Simpleton.

In a better world, I would have built this in a day using some kind of modern, flexible HyperCard for iOS, exporting a sturdy, standalone app that did exactly what I wanted and nothing else.

In our actual world, I built it in about a week, and roughly half of that time was spent wrestling with different kinds of code-signing and identity provisioning and I don’t even know what. I waved some incense and threw some stones and the gods of Xcode allowed me to pass.

There is a lot I love in the linked blog post:

possible spoiler, for the queen 

John Goodman emerging from the mud and yelling scene

you're never too young to be too old and crabby

I wish I had a friend group with a cool nickname, like “the renegades”

FOGcon schwag. Might need to limit myself so I bought the one thing I’d have been mad later to have missed out on.

This weekend I'm at and mostly hanging out in (staffing) the game room.

Hey remember way back in 2019 when we thought things were already so bad that 2020 couldn’t possibly get much worse

I learned about dodging. How incredibly interesting!

— Iden Geshudiklist, Recruit

For those who stubbornly seek freedom around the world, there can be no more urgent task than to come to understand the mechanisms and practices of indoctrination.
-- Noam Chomsky

#anarchism #quote #bot

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Wandering Shop

The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.