In today's WTF news... Opera - yes, the browser company - "has made a dramatic pivot into predatory short-term loans in Africa and India" hindenburgresearch.com/opera-p

Hey. You know what I just got excited about?

It’s almost baseball season.

#LetsGoOakland

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#DesignSystems
Cool tool 👉 The Design System Checklist: an open-source checklist to help you plan, build and grow your design system.

designsystemchecklist.com/

Sleep in a chair
Nothing to lose
But a nap
At the wheel
Is a permanent snooze.
#BurmaShave

I'm sorry but if you use Mastodon posts to train systems for filtering inappropriate content you will lose all eye contact, alcohol, US politics, and Star Wars discussions from your platform...

(This is from the paper "Mastodon Content Warnings: Inappropriate Contents in a Microblogging Platform" published by the University of Milan)

do you think CATS will get the nomination for Bast Director

It's amazing how cheerleading is seen as something easy that dumb women do when it's actually so incredibly hard and full of pain.
Misogyny is wild.

hello, GUY, this is your cousin MARVIN RITCHIE, you know know that new sound you've been looking for? well listen to THIS:

🎶prince ali, yes it is he, but not as you know him, read my lips and come to grips with reality🎶

Which direction does your icon face?

Please boost for highest possible demographic :)

I met a traveller from an antique land,
Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;
And on the pedestal, these words appear:
This is the ideal male body. You may not like it,
but this is what peak performance looks like”

I am so tired. New job is fun so far, but really took it out of me.

Hey folks. We had some downtime this morning, thanks for your patience.

Related to this, if anyone is interested in being a backup admin for the Shop, please let me know! I could use your help.

Over the holidays I moved my blog from github.io to self-hosted.

This mostly consisted of wrangling with pelican static site generator config and I wrote about it.

flamy.ca/blog/2020-01-01-movin

#blog #pelican #brutalistweb

If polyam folks call the people they <3 sweeties / cuties, can polycoop folks call the folks they’re working with beepies (BPs for short)?

Hold on...

I think 2020 is supposed to be the year of on the desktop. Cool!

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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.