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Hello, fediverse! I’m a sci fi and poetry writer, living in Pennsylvania, USA with my flamboyant partner and orange cat. I work in business IT for my day job, and I love comics (esp. manga), weather, radio, baseball, and museums. Lately I’m also really into mystery novels and the Poirot show from the 90s. I use they/them pronouns online, and my toots are mostly about my life and what I’m reading. Nice to meet you; follow at will. :rainbow_flag: :teapot: :blobuwu:

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Two roads diverged in a yellow wood. They both lead to the same dungeon filled with spiders (level 3 - 5).

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Gentlemen, it's time i introduced you to the P.E.T.E. system

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youre in her dms. im reuniting the greek peninsula and restoring hellenic paganism in the year 780. we are not the same.

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every roman emperor listing "permanently vanquishing all the pirates this will never be a problem again" on their death resumes is pretty funny to me

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me: im going to bed
me thirty godforesaken minutes later:

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oh no, i don't have an extremely well-preserved corpus of letters detailing my courtship and deep, abiding love of my girlfriend, how will historians marvel at our relationship

wait

someone save my mastodon account for posterity, but only the cute gay bits

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Dick Van Dyke is still alive, and, as a New Deal Democrat, has endorsed Bernie Sanders for President.

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friendly reminder that discord constantly hits /api/v6/science every time you do basically anything in discord with the details of what you did, which is an honestly creepy amount of data collection, and if you're using the browser version of discord you can disable that by pasting the following rule into your ublock:

||discordapp.com/api/v6/science$important,1p

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c'mon, it's not the 90's anymore - you don't need to stick to web-safe genders

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maybe useful information for folks. Don't let your kettle come to a complete boil for more delicate teas, like white or green tea.

guess who’s back on their no algorithmically “optimized” social media bullshit

it me

i’m back on the bullshit

me at work: time to get goin, lots to do
my brain: all the lyrics to “one week” by the barenaked ladies, played at half speed and subjected to deep critical analysis

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Lois Haibt was the only woman on the IBM FORTRAN development team in the 1970s.

She started there in 1955, before they had a "Programmer" title -- she was "Mathematician". It was two years before the first production-ready compiler would be invented. "Assemblers were fairly new—just getting off the primitive stage."

You can read a very long interview with her at the Engineering and Technology History Wiki: ethw.org/Oral-History:Lois_Hai

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One of the worst parts of making games is that you have to keep pretending you’re proud and happy with your older work in order to promote it, even though it was written by an absolute fool, a child, a vastly inferior and less thoughtful writer

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I asked a girl if she had a hair tie and she pulled one off her carabiner and now I truly understand what futch means

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RT @ASFleischman@twitter.com

Georgia makes it a crime to move or eliminate monuments to the fight for slavery

So my hometown, left with no other option, put up this sign for context.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/ASFleischman/statu

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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.