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I have deduced that I am on my own for dinner. Chinese food delivery plans now spiraling out of control.

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There's nothing wrong with reading a book you love over and over. When you do, the words get inside you, become a part of you, in a way that words in a book you've read only once can't. - Gail Carson Levine

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Provocative: C Is Not a Low-level Language and Your computer is not a fast PDP-11.

https://queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=3212479

Ah yes. It’s later than usual, but the WorldCon drama has begun. So sad I missed the Finnish con, since that was the only year in recent memory without any.

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A spaceship landed, and an alien emerged.
"Greetings," it said, "um. We apologise for abducting your leader. We did not notice her coming aboard when we were here last week."
A cat emerged from the spaceship and sat down to clean her paws.
"Here she is," the alien said.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

I totally began searching for “bathtub sous vide” as a solution to the bath water getting cold. It seems there are items marketed for this, but they lack the thermostat...

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Spot the fat fjord who doesn't want to leave the pasture but still has to follow us from a distance because he is afraid of being alone 🙄 #mastohorses #equestrian

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extremely important museum plaque that addresses the language we use to talk about slavery in the american south. @OCRbot

Update again: I forgot that that bulb was on a special circuit only accessible from the outside circuit breaker. Flipping that worked. Back to automated lighting.

Update: did not fix. I think I’m going to have to replace the switch - probably go with a dumb one and Hue bulbs, now that they sell outdoor floods.

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When you store and transport your most treasured digital content unbacked-up on a 3.44" diskette you have finally subscribed to the idea that everything is transient and are finally free from the shackles of consumerism.

We had a power blip earlier today and the Leviton smart switch on our porch light won’t turn on again. There are critters munching, but I can’t see them. Last time this happened a power blip FIXED it, so maybe tomorrow I’m going to go find the right breaker and flip it.

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Amelia #cat raptly watching a crow mess about with the gutter. There’s a bit of a Vermeer-ish aspect to the light.

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I want a find my phone feature where if I'm on my home wifi and I yell "marco" my phone yells back "polo" 🤔

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What would it be like if machine intelligences of the far future tried to recreate tea?
This may be the most wandering.shop experiment I've ever done.
aiweirdness.com/post/186235675

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I finished Wanderers by Chuck Wendig this morning and I need everyone else to read it so I can squee loudly and flail arms about it.

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