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#introductions 

Hi! I'm Kip.

I'm a late-20s computer toucher in the Support Zone, currently floating between jobs as I teach myself to code.

Agender is the best way to understand me. I live with my flamboyant partner and two fat cats.

I'm working on my Net+ cert and my amateur radio license; I'm also training for a half marathon, working on becoming a better person, and dabbling in VR games lately.

My baseball team is regrettably the Phillies.

Nice to meet you!

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The opening theme song would be Creed's "With Arms Wide Open"

RT @chrisderose@twitter.com

The Wonder Years premiered 33 years ago today (1988) depicting events 20 years earlier (1968). A similar show today would be set in 2001.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/chrisderose/status

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food 

I stayed up waaaay too late last night, overslept my “go to the grocery store before the smowstorm and also before everyone else does” alarm, and now it’s almost time for Saturday Work. >:(

We’re not in terrible shape food-wise, but I’d like some more options.

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TIL that the word "algorithm" is derived from the name of the Muslim polymath that basically invented formal algebra, Al-Khwarizmi (the word 'algebra' is also derived from his name)

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I GOT ATTACKED BY A TARANTULA DURING THE ANIMAL CROSSING NEW YEARS

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Under a blood red sky,
A crowd has gathered in black and white.

Arms entwined, the chosen few—
The newspaper says, says,
Say it's true, it's true!
And we can break through!
Though torn in two,
We can be one.

I,
I will begin again.
I—
I will begin again.

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Famously, white settlers in North America and Australia were shocked to discover that the variety of plant life "just so happened" to include a strong preponderance of plants immediately useful for humans, as if the natives just moved in yesterday. Any cultivation of nature that didn't resemble hedge-bound farming was assumed to have just happened that way, no matter how many indigenous peoples said "of course they grow like that, we seed them all over."

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addendum to this: for my purposes, binder clip and leuchtturm win out over techo for pragmatism because they are probably 1/3-1/2 the cost after shipping. if i were to leave it on a bus seat, ~25$ stings way less than, like, ~60. i imagine over time the techo becomes more cost effective, assuming you don't buy new covers often.

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#introductions 

Hi! I'm Kip.

I'm a late-20s computer toucher in the Support Zone, currently floating between jobs as I teach myself to code.

Agender is the best way to understand me. I live with my flamboyant partner and two fat cats.

I'm working on my Net+ cert and my amateur radio license; I'm also training for a half marathon, working on becoming a better person, and dabbling in VR games lately.

My baseball team is regrettably the Phillies.

Nice to meet you!

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Reminding myself today of a quote I found anonymously online:

“if you feel like everyone hates you, you need to sleep,
and if you feel like you hate everyone else, you need to eat.”

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RT @petersagal@twitter.com

It’s as if instead of a taping system recording Nixon’s (much less serious!) crimes, the plotting was broadcast on life TV as it happened. twitter.com/kylegriffin1/statu

🐦🔗: twitter.com/petersagal/status/

food / diet (medical context) (-) 

just ate dinner after having to eat whatever was at hand after I woke up feeling woozy, after not eating enough lunch, and can you believe some people just eat when they’re hungry and are functional???

On Hobonichi:

The Tomoe River paper is extremely worth it- it’s silky and thin, like pocket dictionary paper. The stays-flat-when-open binding is also legit, even with a stiff cover. I’m discovering this is important in a planner when you’re using it to try and mitigate ADHD brain; unless it’s open and on my desk it doesn’t exist. I make the leuchtturm do this via a small binder clip.

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worldpol, techpol, news link, human rights abuses in and out of China 

So, it turns out that Zoom has been actively helping the Chinese government spy on Americans trying to arrange tributes to the people murdered in the Tiananmen Square massacre.

washingtonpost.com/technology/

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I walked away from this for ten seconds and realized this was Extremely Boring, so tl'dr here are my findings:

- A6 is the perfect size
- Lechtturms do a better job at being moleskines than moleskines do
- exception: moleskine graph cahiers are perfect notebooks
- i got a hobonichi techo for next year and will report back on how it does

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