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Alright, let's try doing one of these .

I'm a in (can I call myself that or should I call myself an immigrant?). I like , , , , and , none of which I do professionally. I am officially still a maintainer for (free replacement).

Professionally, I work on assessments and . The details of which are rather boring.

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Let me just say this loud and clear: if there is anything I am doing or saying that is causing you any kind of grief or discomfort, please just let me know so I can amend my conduct. I want to be nice to people, and I can't always tell when I am not being nice.

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So I was wondering about the use of ‘hermanos’ for ‘siblings’, and it looks like latin languages don't have an equivalent.

And then I wondered why the english word didn't resemble the german word [that I know] - ‘geschwister’.

And then it turned out that ‘siblings’ is that rareſt of rarities: An english word that's actually english:

c1000 Ælfric Genesis xix. 12 Hæfst þu suna oððe dohtra on þisre byrig..oððe ænigne sibling?

#language

Obviously noticing my strong arms, my coworker has asked me to help him move some furniture around the office.

This is it. This is my moment. This is what I trained for.

This ain't a song for the broken-hearted.

If anyone with some or inclination is looking for a good way to get into computery stuff, I heartily recommend Data Analysis With Open Source Tools. It seems like a good way to apply modern stats to large data sets.

I wish I could recommend it to computer people wanting to learn more mathematics, but I think the mathematics in the book might be scary, since it's not often explained from first principles. It seems better for the other direction.

worldcat.org/title/data-analys

Let me just say this loud and clear: if there is anything I am doing or saying that is causing you any kind of grief or discomfort, please just let me know so I can amend my conduct. I want to be nice to people, and I can't always tell when I am not being nice.

Hey, am I not CWing enough? I get all nervous whenever I see these toots about now CWing enough.

omg, I just realised that there is stuff you can scroll to on the bottom, is this new? butt.holdings

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I got very little work done today and I blame the fact that I worse a bra with no underwire

somehow underwired bras feel more BUSINESS-Y

but maybe it's just the cult of productivity?

And now, comedy:

<Mikael_Kreoss> reminded me of the time as a kid I saw a pic of the pope's bubble car thing
<Mikael_Kreoss> and thought it was meant to keep him in
<Mikael_Kreoss> like he was a monster or w/e
<Mikael_Kreoss> on display
<Mikael_Kreoss> "WE CAUGHT THE POPE" and then celebration time

qdb.us/308875

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To those of you in my timeline saying abolish borders, might I interest you in some classic ?

youtube.com/watch?v=rRkq3U6INq

I'm determined to make a non-dirty word again. I wonder if Greenpeace is to blame for making everyone say "environmental" instead of "ecological".

My is again in both and ! The Canada position is for a Python and Django developer who will work on our platform, and the Scotland position is for a project manager for the same mapping platform.

ecometrica.com/about-us/career

ecometrica.com/about-us/career

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At the office.
🖥 :blobowo:

A small robot quickly rolls past my door.
~-==🤖
🖥 :blobwoah:

A moment later two worried looking men rush across my door in the same direction.
~-==:oh_no: :oh_no:
🖥 :blobthinking:

Ah, it must be Tuesday.

Weirdly, the screenshot contained more than one unique, made-up nonsense word, but only one of the (hehe, look it up), yielded Google hits.

Okay, this is kind of creepy.

I took a screenshot and uploaded it to Masto.

The screenshot contains a unique, made up nonsense word.

A google image search for that unique, made-up nonsense word returns my masto post.

Conclusion: Google is doing OCR on images it finds on the internet so it can better index them.

I was thinking more about the intro. It's almost a perfect hi-def recreation of the intro! Exploration of a wrecked space station, discovery of the threat responsible for the destruction, load-bearing boss, suddenly Ridley, escape, escape, escape before it all blows up!

I just (re) played the intro scene/tutorial level of .

Samus jumps out of gunship, and we get to see her varia suit all around. The music is calm but tense. The game guides you to discover the story by using your scanner to play space detective on what happened. Mayhem that killed even the antagonists. Then you meet the load-bearing boss. You escape as the place is collapsing, with a time limit, even though gameplaywise there's no real danger this early in the game.

Sheer art.

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@JordiGH I no longer care about spoilers. If the story doesn't have a good journey, the surprise won't matter.