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By way of , as it says on the tin: I , I , and I .

I tend to post about events in , how to be a , in local , contemporary and culture, plus the odd of whatever interesting shape catches my eye.

Prepare for very long sentences, Oxford commas, and .

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"“There is a continuous, shocking attempt to ignore or try to destroy the truth of what truly happened that day, and to whitewash the facts into something other than what they unmistakably reveal: An attack on our democracy by violent domestic extremists, and a stain on our history and our moral standing here at home and abroad,” Sergeant Gonell said, wiping away tears as he testified."

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Argentina Formally Recognizes Nonbinary People, a Latin American First

Argentines no longer have to be identified as female or male on their national identity documents, the latest step in President Alberto Fernández’s push for gender equality.

Gender: X will be "offer as an option" on passeport, national ID doc, etc.

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Any #BSD devs in Texas looking for new work? Had a meeting today that makes me think we're going to need at least one more person familiar with working on any #BSD, but #FreeBSD in particular.

Also could use someone comfortable with Makefiles, networking, and shell scripts to help with CI and some releng/devops-type work.

Remote positions possible, but it's preferred that you're able to come into the office.

Boosts welcome, let me know if you think it'd be fun and you can join in! 1/2

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If you're in the #Houston area, the Houston Computer Museum is liquidating its entire collection, mostly pre-2000 machines: Selected images of available items attached. #retrocomputing

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@federicomena he escuchado el último y es muy bueno, gracias...

solo esa "inercia" de los rastreadores 😩

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He estado escuchando "El futuro es nuestro", un podcast LGBT+ mexicano. Está excelente.

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Monday Mumble

For those who are (or might become) fans of Sunday's weekly "Wicked Wonderful Wordies" visual idiom #Puzzles --

There are currently 35 sets of 12 wordies in PDF format available.

Direct your browser to:

Please feel free to share the PDF files with family and friends...even casual acquaintances!

Reminder: a new puzzle will appear here in the fediverse on Sundays...until they run out.

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If the word SCREW had instead read SCREWED, the picture could have been interpreted as either —


— or —


— but you made sure that there was probably only one best interpretation.

I’m stepping on holy ground and my feet have yet to light on fire. I guess it’s because we’re all allied in common cause.

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Yo , there’s a “Good Trouble” Vigil going down—

8pm Tonight
5710 E R L Thornton Fwy (I-30)

—by St Luke Methodist, near Taqueria Taxco.

It’s all about getting the “For The People Act” and “John Lewis Advancement Act” passed in the wake of so many voter suppression bills coming out of state legislatures in the US South.

Not in Big D? There’s probably a related rally near you:

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A "podcast" behind a paywall is not a podcast.

A "podcast" that only one app can receive is not a podcast.

A "podcast" without a public feed that can be freely pulled into any podcast client or RSS reader is not a damn podcast, don't let people get away with calling it that.

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Algunos de los dinosaurios más impresionantes descubiertos en Latinoamérica 🌎

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En los últimos días, las críticas y penalizaciones hacia algunas deportistas negras han despertado la indignación de muchos #Tokyo2020

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"A team of amazing volunteers has created a huge open-source library of over 600 free-to-use icons for healthcare projects. Amazing effort to create a public good for the world." 😍 💊 💉

Project coordinated by Daniel Burka, who is asking the community to spread the word.


Food, Glorious Food 

Shoutout to whoever it was in the Wandering Shop who mentioned a while back that Microwave Mug were a thing that existed.

You inspired me to hunt down a try out a version of the recipe (because reasons) and it worked!

It’s now going to be the I’ll be serving at my first post COVID .

But not before I experiment with and eat several different variations, for . :)


Know a or adult learner in who could benefit from a ?

Arttitude is offering two: “OutLoud” for college students and “Pay It No Mind” for adult learners. The application deadline is August 6. Details:

And yes, you can submit as your art form.

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From Twitter 

/r/mademesmile is a balm for my cranky soul some nights.

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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.