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Observations from outside a hospital:
I look more closely at the pale, longish garment that shows below the end of the coat, interested in a style I've seen on people from somewhere else.
Only within 20 feet do I realize it's just a white coat under another coat. I find myself disappointed at the normalcy.

Morning pleasure: getting some long overdue work done to the strains of Tony Allen's album Home Cooking, just low enough so the words aren't overwhelming and the people outside my office don't really hear it.

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Ubuntu wants to slurp PCs' vital statistics – even location – with new desktop installs

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@lanodan ISBN is /good/ as a stable resource identifier!

But it doesn't work as part of my evil campaign to remind people that libraries exist and you can walk into them and there are ALL THESE BOOKS and sometimes journals and reference works you can look at all you want for free!

it's amazing how many people I know who haven't been to a public library basically ever in their adult life.

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Just a reminder: If someone (an individual, a group of people, the government) is violating another person's human rights, you have no reason to believe they are always going to defend yours.

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I threw this out there yesterday, but wanted to post it again. If you'd like to get a homemade postcard for International Correspondence Writing Month (which I totally forgot was in February), let me know!

I would love to make and mail a postcard to wherever you want on the planet.

Also if you want to know more:

🐌 ✉️ 🐌 ✉️ 🐌 ✉️ 🐌
#postcards #incowrimo

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Early on in "The Hobbit", Tolkien briefly mentions that, before she married Bungo Baggins, Bilbo's mother Belladonna Took would go on wild adventures with her two "remarkable" sisters.

I think that would be a prequel I'd be interested in seeing.

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The little kid version of you would be so amazed and proud of who you are today.

I like this idea:

"Let's play a game, to help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5-7 things that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same."

or free

Yeah, just a few.

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Hi Mastodon! Just getting moved in for the first time. I saw this in a tag somewhere...

"Let's play a game, to help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5-7 things that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same."


whoops, that's more than 7 👀

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A collection of things I made for people new to #Mastodon, based on questions I commonly see in the public timelines during influxes of new folks. :)

What the heck with these privacy settings?

Local vs. federated timelines?

A two-way Mastodon-Twitter crossposter? @crossposter​

How to find and interact with toots that haven't reached your instance yet:

#FAQ #FAQs #mastopedia #tootorial #meta

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once i just saw a beautiful pure white peacock on the street in new york city

everyone was just ignoring it

i followed it down an alleyway

i wish i could say it led me to a wonderous alternate dimension but it just led me to a peacock garden


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Open Assistant from Andrew Vavrek: a decentralized open source personal assistant.

It is able to engage in conversations and complete an increasing amount of tasks using vocal commands.

So... Into a demo of "Stella", indeed a free and open source virtual assistant aimed at everyone!

#OpenAssistant #voice #AI #Stella #Linux #OpenSource #Vavrek #Arch

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Hey, kids/young adults who love standing in front of their amps & PA systems during performances:

PLEASE pay attention to the killjoys who tell you to get decent hardwearing earplugs / disposable classic foam plugs while playing.

Because living with tinnitus will start to ruin your life in a big way, and if tinnitus gets beyond tinnitus...well...yeah it's awful.

At the end of the day, you don't wanna be like me with 30% hearing in their left ear in my mid-20s just cuz teen me was ignorant af.

Observation after a great fun show: our audience at Texas Furry Fiesta had the best rhythm of any audience I've ever seen that wasn't specifically made up of musicians or dancers. They clapped on the 2 and 4, precisely and reliably. And they reacted to everything.

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The countdown has started. In the communal flower garden in the center of the village, the blooms wither and fall to the ground as we call out the numbers together: 28! 27! 26!

We've never reached zero.

But many times we've awoken to ourselves, restrained by vines, in the park, the sun pleasant and warm, and we pass a content afternoon there and the good mood lasts for months, until we remember the countdown, and that we never finished it.

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One more rehearsal, then a weekend of workshops and a show!