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Hi, I'm Thomas. I write and host The Episodic Table Of Elements, a podcast that looks at the fascinating stories behind every element on the periodic table, at

I also love tabletop games, especially D&D and MtG. I'm looking forward to learning what Mastodon is all about!

I don't think I know a single other person who even knows what the Home and End keys on a keyboard do, but I would be a much slower writer without them!

this David Brooks column hand-wringing over the state of American-European relations reads like Baby's First Cryptofascist Screed

if you'd really like to brighten up your Monday, do an image search for animated gifs of "dancing skeleton"

I dislike the trend of including parenthetical clauses at the end of a sentence (this distracts me and is "wrong"). You can create another sentence fully enclosed by parentheses. (Usually, that's what you should do!)

the reason the joker has such pale skin, huge chin, and unhinged personality is because he's an American Habsburg

I submitted my podcast for the 2018 Podcast Awards! It's probably not going to win, but it has an honest shot at being a nominee. I think that would bring in a lot more listeners, and that's the only goal for my ad-free labor of love.

If you'd like to help me with that, see how and why here:

I *finally* published a new episode of The Episodic Table of Elements! Today I tackled the element that is, objectively speaking, the most odoriferous of them all:

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What are some anti-abuse tools that would help marginalized people on social media, like PeerTube and Mastodon?

I'm genuinely curious, but I feel like it would be pretty unhelpful and unwelcome for me to jump into one of the current threads by more popular users opining on the topic right now.

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uspol, military Show more

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oh btw WordPress 4.9.7 is out which fixes the file deletion vulnerability I talked about a week back

update your shit


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"For god's sake, conductor!"

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17776: "What football will look like in the future" came out a year ago, and it's still one of the greatest pieces of fiction of the past decade

Has anyone created a self-hosted email service that's even half as nice as Gmail? If not, why not? It seems like such an obvious, easy niche to fill, but I sure don't know of anything.

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pol, actually read this ignorant Americans pls Show more

Problem 0 with the United States is the general acceptance that the Constitution basically got everything right and our societal ills are caused by our inability to properly interpret it. It's sort of similar to theology.

I'm just a user, not a dev, but after spending only like a month on Mastodon I've already learned about half a dozen really exciting apps and websites currently in development that I otherwise would've had no idea existed.

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Today I wrote 95% of Monday's Element Update for, and I'm rather proud that I was able to use the section on nitrogen entirely to rail against capital punishment

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For folks wanting to support arrestees - ppl who threw down and risked federal charges while blocking Portland's ICE facility, here is a donation link:

I am very skeptical / security conscious; this came directly from #OccupyICEpdx via facebook and I have worked personally w/ Portland ABC (Anarchist Black Cross). They do jail support and prisoner support work.

As much as you trust this account, trust that link. Please donate what you can.