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What is it about sending / posting screenshots of otherwise text posts that makes it preferred to copy-paste of the same text?

Is it the embedded provenance? Like putting quotemarks around a thing but with the additional information of the person and platform the quotemarks come from?

If you're into a beautiful chronicle of gay/lesbian lives from long ago, read this thread on birdsite and work out your tear ducts.

It feels like time to share a little Colin Baker / Sixth Doctor appreciation.

I very much dig them all, but Six is MY .

my exercise control loop:
if you can't hear your heart pounding in your ears, pedal faster
if you can't hear your podcast over your heart pounding in your ears, pedal slower

re: MH, USpol, abuse 

Thinking a bit more about this...

Yes, I'll always hold those in charge accountable. Yes, I'm dubious about the new folks in many ways. Yes, 45 was a symptom of greater evil. Yes, I'm still not thrilled with the Dems. Yes, there are things I'm still fighting for and against no matter whose names are on the door.

But now, in this moment, celebrating what we no longer have to deal with is perfectly valid.

Don't let uncertainty about positives outweigh the certainty of a prominent negative's end.

Have the party now, get back to work tomorrow with eyes open and pointed at DC.

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MH, USpol, abuse 

One day long ago, after an abusive relationship I'd been in ended and I was deep into the excruciating process of rebuilding my life scrap by scrap, I had that first bright moment when I realized my abuser was truly out of the picture and I didn't have to deal with that person anymore.

Honestly, I'm feeling a bit like that now.


β€œTower, Air Force One is now β€˜Just Some Fucking Plane’, over...”

Mom: I got this book for my classroom used, it's supposed to have a handle on top but it doesn't anymore. Is this something you can do?

Me: Sure. I can figure something out.

*finds original photo of book*

*checks Thingiverse just in case there's something similar that's easy to find* (nope!)

*starts pondering how to design it*

Wait a moment. Didn't I throw out a handle like this from a cardboard box the other day? (it was some plastic that we don't recycle around here)

*rummages in lab trash can, finds it in the very bottom*

*removes a LOT of plastic from the handle*

Tada! New handle on the book. And I didn't even have to spend the filament or power to print anything. Even saved something from the landfill.

Making is handy sometimes.

Today is Wikipedia's 20th birthday.

Inspired by I logged in and looked up what my own first edit to Wikipedia was. Turns out I started the "Heckle and Jeckle" article.

So, if nothing else, now you know something not a lot of people know about me. :flan_thumbs:​

We're live with a new @HackerRadioShow !

We were off last Wednesday, so this might involve a little catching up. I feel there may have been some news we missed.

USpol is a compiled list of all the US senators and representatives who participated in last week's coup attempt, with their contact details so you can let them know how you feel about that sort of thing.

selfies, eye contact, syrupy cavity-causing cuteness 

Five years ago tonight, Epic Wife Gila and I had our first date.

One thing she does every year is put together a little collage of some selfies we've taken over the course of our preceding year together. Here's the latest one.

No apologies for cuteness.


uspol, parler 

okay I'm laughing, which one of you is responsible for this parler post

sealab 2021 

this show accidentally predicted The Real Ass Mood of 2021, i.e. β€œshouting over top of the deafening CATASTROPHIC IMPLOSION IMMINENT alarms to explain to your bored friends that if you put your brain in a robot body it’d DEFINITELY have chainsaw hands”

I scanned in a lovely old magazine piece Harpo Marx wrote about his brother Groucho in 1951. You might like it as much as I do.

Bigger scan images & full text transcripts of the article are available at

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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.