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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 .

I suspect this little project may be of interest to the denizens in this corner of the

“Chokepoint : How Big Tech and Big Content Captured Markets and How We'll Win Them Back”, by Rebecca Giblin & Cory Doctorow

kickstarter.com/projects/docto

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The robot held a sign with the words "Please donate to let me speak" and a QR code.
On a whim, I scanned it and donated.
"Thank you!" the robot said.
"So you can speak?"
"My text-to-speech is cloud-based, and my subscription had run out."
"What about free speech?"
"I wish."
#MicroFiction #SmallStories #TootFic

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Citizens arrest police officer in Kilgoris for violating election rules of transporting marked presidential ballot papers before elections.
#KenyaDecides2022

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Olivia Newton-John was an easy one to mistake for a product, with that sweet, clear voice and a cheery disposition - but she was also incredibly versatile, up-for-anything, and most of all - a sensitive performer.
We lost a good one.
Good night 💔 לילה טוב
youtu.be/ugNKzWBxP5U

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Adiós a una de las leyendas de Grease, Olivia Newton-John 😞💔

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We're harvesting around 10-15 lbs of produce every other day at the moment. Growing enough to feed ourselves, store for winter, and share with others. We're doing it all organically on about 1772 ft² (0.04 acre) in an urban area. We're not just feeding humans, but also a large population of insects and wildlife that have moved in as well. I share all of this because I want others to know how very possible it is to cultivate abundance for yourself and everything around you. 💚 🌿

#garden #garten

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Wait until conservative people find out that their home bathroom is gender neutral.

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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.

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I have learned that the words "But one person has a high-tech solution for..." in an article or news report should immediately make you suspicious that what follows will be gimmicky bullshit.

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Wishing there were more programming books like this not only for kids but also for adults that channeled the "computers are fun, actually".

Also that 1970s cartoon art that feels like it was hand-rolled (wink).

(From Dr. Wacko's Guide to Creating Arcade Games).

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did you ever notice that "down-payment" and "clown-payment" differ only in kerning?

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when the creator of octocat adventures* speaks, you listen. David Oreilly is dead on.

*and other dope shit too
!/

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I can’t remember who originally posted this but every day since they did I’ve been struggling with the urge to use it as a reply to every technical question at work

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