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folks in the US: applications for 2022 to get free binders are open now!

binderexchange.com

you can also donate at that link as well.

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For 100 years, the version of Dracula that was being sold in the Icelandic language was actually an entirely new piece of fanfiction written by the translator. And apparently it's really fucking good, so it has recently been translated back into English as "Powers of Darkness: The Lost Version of Dracula"

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good morning, i read a post that made me realize that the queer version of ball n chain i hate my wife jokes are jokes about how fucking awful it is to be attracted to men

it was funny the first couple of times bc cishet men can truly be awful, but then it began to encompass bi, pan, ace, aro, trans men and uhhhh yeah

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Speaking of companies’ FAQs, I just went to Duracell’s to check why my battery charger is flashing and

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So there's this person who takes photographs from inside musical instruments and I want to live in the 1970s Movie Future where the interior of a Steinway piano is the Community Transport Central Hub or whatever.

charlesbrooks.info/architectur

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Today I had my first Dog Poo + Wheelchair experience, and so PICK UP AFTER YOUR DOG OKAY.

It's not just people's shoes it might affect, when dog poo gets on wheelchair wheels it will probably end up on the disabled person's hands and sleeves too! PICK UP AFTER YOUR DOG.

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Two more notes re: media captions:

1st: Mastodon supports descriptions on audio and video as well as on static images and animated GIFs. Describing nonrepresentational and nonverbal art (e.g. instrumental music) can be difficult, but even a vague description can still give context to a post and its replies.

2nd: a number of semi-standardized custom emojis - e.g. :help_describe: :describe_me: :describe_me_outlined: - exist to say, "I can't describe this, please help". Which a lot of us want to.

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"Interdependence is ultimately about 'we,' instead of 'me.' It understands that we are bound together, by virtue of existing on this planet. Interdependence is generative and grounded in care for one another. It doesn’t live in obligation or entitlement, but rather a loving willingness and a sacred giving. . . .

"We need you. We need all of us. There is no getting out of this pandemic alone. . . . We need each other. We need each other. WE NEED EACH OTHER."

- Mia Mingus, You Are Not Entitled To Our Deaths: COVID, Abled Supremacy & Interdependence leavingevidence.wordpress.com/

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TFW the icon designer is too young to ever have actually seen the object they're basing the icon on

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Texas scientists’ new Covid-19 vaccine is cheaper, easier to make and patent-free

Dr Maria Bottazzi says their vaccine, called Corbevax, is unique because they do not intend to patent it

theguardian.com/us-news/2022/j

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I know it doesn't solve anyone's problems but...

I can already imagine how mad some people are going to be if they notice one of the quarters in their pocket or purse has something that they won't know is Cherokee script but which they will know is foreign and therefore bad...and that the English words it does have include the word "Mankiller", because the quarter is commemorating the excellent Cherokee woman Wilma Mankiller.

And their anticipated anger gives me life.
minnesotareformer.com/2022/01/

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reusable menstruation supply discount link :boost_ok: 

Want $10 off for your first order with Aisle (formerly LunaPads)? Size inclusive, rebranded to be trans-affirming.

Follow the link below and you'll have to enter your email (I don't think you have to sign up for further emails). It only works if you haven't ordered from them before.

fbuy.me/teZvW

This would give me $10 off, too. I could really use more period undies but don't have a big budget due to no income.

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- can you explain this 2 years gap in your resume?
- i was setting a custom font with LateX on the said resume

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When someone asks whether you're a man or a woman, ask whether they need it for medical purposes or for discriminatory purposes. Do not provide any other options.

learning to do tech stuff + 

Yesss I just managed to create my first Pulumi deployment! Had to troubleshoot Homebrew a bunch, but the Pulumi slack was super helpful! It's nice to work on stuff that other people can help me figure out. :)

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Click the names you are familiar with.

If you understand the pupose of this poll, boost the post to get more sample data.

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Hey the wordle guy sounds cool.

"I am a bit suspicious of mobile apps that demand your attention and send you push notifications to get more of your attention," he said.

"There are also no ads and I am not doing anything with your data, and that is also quite deliberate."

Asked whether he planned to make money from it, he said: "I don't understand why something can't just be fun. I don't have to charge people money for this and ideally would like to keep it that way."

bbc.co.uk/news/technology-5988

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