a spellbook where each spell has a long personal story with it like recipe blog

fellas, is it ace to open a post with a lewd CW and be pleasantly surprised by a kitten

Tech bros on fedi stop making ill-conceived scraper/indexing bots challenge

Flights of Foundry, the virtual SFF convention I help to run, is looking for a new logo design!

Pay: $300
We're looking for a logo visually coherent with the Dream Foundry's (which you can see here dreamfoundry.org/ and also on the DF twitter twitter.com/dream_foundry)
We'd like to see portfolios - no concept sketches at this point! -emailed to leaders@dreamfoundry.org.

Please don't expect an immediate response - it will take a little bit to look through and make hard decisions!

My mom has two cats and one of them is NOT AT ALL shy about walking on keyboards. *resets the "days since lost-data unexpected poweroff" counter, pets cat*


this town isn't big enough for the both of us so it looks like we should build more housing and get rid of some restrictive low-density zoning

Congratulations to the 66 interns selected for this Outreachy round, as well as all of the applicants who completed the application process!


To get to my mom's house:

Walk about a mile to the intercity courtesy stop
Take the bus to the big city
Wait around the intermodal station for around an hour
Take the train to the tiny town two towns away from my mom's town
Walk six miles to my mom's house. Grab the first big stick you find because sometimes there are dogs

This is pretty unusually good public transportation for someone who lives in the Midwestern USA and I reflect on this whenever I make the journey.

I'm starting a small call for entries for a yet-to-exist 'zine on tech for resting, being lazy, letting be, and having a break. Share wide and far.


For the first Fallow Zine, la Jachère is interested in contributions about the following topics, but not limited to them.

- Lazy tech or tech for the lazies
- Tech that falls into place, fits, is just enough
- Tech for rest, pause, have a break, take a breath
- Tech for preservation, of the status quo, of energy, of a moment, of equilibrium

More on jache.re/notes/call-fallow-zin

- Deadline: 21. June 2022 (more or less… deadlines are thresholds to play with)

#zine #technology

boy are u a carbon offset because you seemed like a good idea until I heard more about you

Anyway it would have been great if the SubGenius people were right and we all got called up then, instead of having to wait for 8661

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I don't think more layers of abstraction can help no matter how many podcast ads they buy

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I want to make her proud but I think it's impossible because she had impossible expectations, already, poor 1998-me

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I'm just trying to make a beautiful website and I looked too hard at how client/server state sharing works and I flashed back to my naΓ―ve 1998 self first learning "dHTML"


reducing carbon emissions by defederating from mastodon.green
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