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And here's my yearly decrying of daylight savings time:

Daylight savings time is anachronistic and stupid.

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Book Review: Black Sci-Fi Short Stories

This is a delightful collection of short stories. It starts with a scholarly introduction to the history of Black Sci-Fi. And, for once, Black isn't just limited to mean "African American". We get a panoply of authors - both modern and historic.

Some of the historic stories - especially W. E. B. Du Bois' The

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#/etc/ #BlackSciFiShortStories #bookreview #NetGalley #scifi

Have I mentioned yet that NFT is the dumbest artificial scarcity to yet be invented?

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My hubris as a programmer:

I don't like most computer hardware. I dislike almost all software. I love like writing my own software, and I sometimes think I can write OK software.

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@nnoouuvv@twitter.com:
a trend i really do not like is "yeah join our discord to download these mods or view our documentation"

discord... is not a wiki, or a documentation storage platform, or a file sharing service

it's just irc channels

you have created a new future dead link graveyard

Spotify really needs a "just play inoffensive music" playlist.

Object-oriented programming was a mistake.

Being a mile above sea level will really screw with your lungs. Who would've thought?

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We live in a world where trained cops can panic & act on impulse, but
untrained civilians must remain calm with a gun in their face.
-emilNYC, Sep 2016
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#Lagrange v1.2: It's a Big One

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UI design refresh, Atom feeds, inline downloads, editable bookmark icons, search integration, auto-reloading, fullscreen mode, and a few smaller things.

#Gemini

I need to be in a mosh pit like I have never needed it before.

I slept on the last Slaves (US) album, "To Better Days". Gave it about 5 good listens when it dropped and it was good but didn't GRAB ME.

Well, it's doing that now. This album SLAPS. If you're a rock fan, do yourself a favor and give it a spin.

yooooo. Finally got my Emacs set up working through Nix + Home-manager.

Reproducibility is goooooo.

DnD/TTRPG Query Pt 2 

So far I'm considering Discord and a generic forum (FluxBB/phpBB). Neither feels good. Discord just leaves an icky taste in my mouth: Centralized, not self-hosted, not encrypted. But everyone pretty much has an account, it supports voice calls (so we can stop using zoom at least), it has rooms and basic replies.

Forums are the opposite largely. I love the idea of hosting my own, they'd be relatively secure and "secret" even if not fully encrypted. They lack any other functionality and people would need another login (and I'd need to configure email on my server to handle notifications, which is a HUGE downer on adoption for me personally)

DnD/TTRPG query 

Mastodon - I'm looking for some help. I am part of a large Westmarches-style DnD campaign. Part of the problem is that our PCs don't feel very connected to one another (there's ~16 of us) and we're having trouble doing that. Given the large number of players and restrictions on player and DM availability, it's difficult to interact meaningfully in the sessions (the party changes every week and we're limited on time during sessions). Do you have this problem? How do you/can we solve it?

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call me a soyboy but science is heckin cool

How does one deal with being motivated to create but with ZERO energy at the end of the day?

Is this just...what it is like to have a 1.5 year old kid?

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