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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 phys.org/news/2020-03-math-per

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:

octodon.social/@schlink/103714

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 fogcon.org/ 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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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.