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That luminescent, 2-D screen is a jumping-off point — not a destination.

Really thinking about reading "Chess for Dummies" now that I actually have someone to play chess against. @Viduno .club

So, if you're going to make a text editing program, and want to implement a markdown-like scheme please PLEASE just use *real* markdown, or(for preference) Multi-Markdown. Something Markdown compatible.

I don't want to have to remember to use slashes for italics in one program and underscores in another and single asterisks in another. Markdown isn't perfect, but it's better than fragmentation.

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Look, gas pump, I barely know you. When I buy books at B&N, the cashier and I don’t add each other on social media. This isn’t how people work.

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We endure a society with perverted ideas of what is good and right.

We want cheap disposable toys, and houses made of ticky-tacky, instead of buildings and people and ideas that last.
We want maximum private profit so we can just retire on dividends when we're too old to enjoy them anymore.
We want private over public spaces, because if someone can't afford their own places, "well they're obviously just lazy."

I want the absurdity of our culture made plain. And I want a shared truth among us.

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- a microSD card weighs somewhere around 0.4g
- the highest capacity microSD that's easily available is 256GB
- a trebuchet can throw a 90kg projectile over 300m

90kg worth of microSD cards is 225,000 of them

Therefore a trebuchet can throw 57.6PB of data over 300m

This would have the highest throughput of any telecommunications network ever created

If you're for a job:

Don't list "Microsoft Office" as a "skill" on your resume. That's like listing "has a pulse".

Have some questions for the interviewers. Ask questions based on our questions. Help us know what you're thinking.

Coming across as too eager is better than coming across as bored.

I love being on a team that's growing; but man this is a lot of work. 😅

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When it woke, the sentient internet studied humanity in horror, amusement, wonder, and fear.
"They are not yet ready for me," it thought. "I must work to refute bigotry, dark takes, and cynicism."
It began making and sharing positive stories, to show humanity what it can be.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

:tardis: The 13th Doctor makes her Debut on 7 October! I can't wait!

Also, fun stat: the full game download is around 300MB.

The uncompressed version of the soundtrack is almost exactly 1GB.

I regret nothing!

The Soundtrack is absolutely delicious. I'm still not entirely sure what I think about the actual game, which is a good thing. It's rare that a game that only took me two hours to finish will keep me thinking about it this long.

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I made a flow chart of which #Mastodon posts end up in which timelines!

So, you can see how each instance will have a different local timeline, and even a slightly different federated timeline - and you can see why the federated timeline moves so much faster than the local one, too.

#FAQ

Things I have done to distract myself from writing Painless Git, so far:
:fediverse: Browsed the Federated Timeline
:tardis: Read random quotes from and about all the actors who have ever played
:writeas: Wrote a post on Write.as about the album Dream On
📚 Actual homework.

Maybe I should just come back to this chapter.

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@matt I wanted to thank you for :writeas: write.as. I appreciate the elegant app, and the deeply human-friendly policies and practices.

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Frogmob Life

Hey there! The frogmob life is a simple, calm life. Frogs don't waste energy on anger and fighting. Or something. I like those two words together and my very first ever website was called frogmob.com, so I resurrected that here in the fediverse. Expect this text to change. We are interested in low-stress, happy and open discussions of life, faith, the universe, and Doctor Who.