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I'm increasingly of the opinion that the way forward for us is to build a dual-purpose Commons: one where our communities can freely partake and share and collaborate and learn and build each other up, while those who seek to profit on their own terms put cold hard cash down.

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pregnant people slowly develop a bunch of extra bones, which are then stolen

I have the new Joe Abercrombie novel, the new Borderlands game, and a plan to hang out with my good friend who is also a big fan of both of those things tonight. But first I have to take my ass to work and get stuff done.

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I love super-specialized Web 1.0 pages done by people really passionate about a niche subject.

Exhibit 1 is this page about USPS postage rates, which is better than the USPS's own documentation in many respects:
nerdylorrin.net/jerry/postages

I slept until 10 - the end of watering hours.

I just played Borderland until 4 AM. Fuuuuuuuu

I have finished Gideon the Ninth and omg it was good to the end. Stuck the landing. Do read this one. You would never suspect it was a first novel.

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Borderlands 3 reminding you that there's no ethical consumption under capitalism, like damn son

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For the third night in a row I am reading Gideon the Ninth when I should be going to sleep. This book. There is a reason for the buzz.

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If someone had the fortune to be able to save 100% of a six-figure salary (say, $100,000/year in this case), it would take 10 years to save up 1 million. It would take 10,000 years to save up 1 billion.

Billionaires should not exist. Not in a perfect world, and certainly not in our imperfect one.

I just got the second half of a periodontal cleaning and not only did they numb my lips, they also seem to have numbed one of my nostrils. It is unbelievably distracting.

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@InvaderXan oh noes. Here's a honey bee on a Helenium, to give you some cheer.
Plus hugs xx

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sometimes you create a cocktail because you've found a wonderful new combination of flavors or a beautiful presentation, and sometimes you create a cocktail as an expression of vengeance towards a world that has done you wrong. anyway here's your Tito's & Fritos

Earlier today I stopped by Walgreens and checked on school supplies. Once again I missed the back to school sales, so composition books are $4 instead of $1 or $0.50. The Walgreens ones are great for fountain pens, but at this price they turn into “buy as needed” instead of “stock up”.

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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.