Two small stained glass pieces from this weekend, playing with gradients and geometric premises and trying to test some of the practical limits of small pieces.

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the best way i know to explain nonbinary gender to cis people is the binary food comparison:

every food is either a sandwich or a dumpling

pizza? sandwich

steak? dumpling

potato? dumpling

just because something *can* be sorted into a binary, doesn't mean that's the best or most accurate way to describe it

pronouncing pineapple like minneapolis

if you experience a collapse in local euclidian geometry, dial 1-800-MC-ESCHR

I responded on The Other Site to a request for things trans people want cis people to know about us. Gonna share it here also:

It's fine if you don't understand. I don't understand it either. That doesn't make it go away, though. Being trans doesn't emerge from some theory or understanding. It just is. The stories we tell about it are maps, not the territory.

Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck is now the first woman to win the Abel Prize, colloquially known as the Nobel Prize of Mathematics theguardian.com/science/2019/m

gender: fuck wait i wasn't prepared for a presentation give me a few minutes to get ready--

"therapist: so what’s troubling you?

me: my parents taught me to be so polite that now i have trouble taking up any emotional real estate

therapist: and how does that make you feel?

me: fine"

I said "archive" to my phone and it typed arxiv

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pluto is not a planet, but that does not mean pluto is less valid of a stellar object.

all it means is stellar objects are more diverse than we thought.

kinda like how gender is turning out to be more diverse than we thought.

i like looking up the authors of old software and seeing if i can figure out what they have gotten up to in the years (or decades!) since writing that software

the author of this battery software im using apparently focused on his photography hobby and now is a successful professional animal photographer

Fun fact: "tog", the measure of warmth of duvets, was named after "togs", as in clothes, by a lab in Manchester, because it's easier to say than m²K/W.

Nothing more Minneapolis

A drag queen reminding you of snow emergency parking rules is a Very Minneapolis Thing.

I don't mind the big houses like Springer doing print on demand... but I would make a few critiques.

- OCR typos need to be caught. I've even seen them in titles! Initially I presumed forgery, but no, it was direct from publisher. This is your reputation, folks. Hire a proofreader. Re-typeset 1970s stuff. Take pride in what you publish.

- POD books don't have to be the cheapest binding ever. Offer quality sewn bindings on better paper at a premium price. Some of us treasure these volumes.

Science Meme of the Day :

A Mastodon instance for maths people. The kind of people who make $\pi z^2 \times a$ jokes.
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