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"Geneticists described evolution simply as a change in gene frequencies in populations, totally ignoring the fact that evolution consists of the two simultaneous but quite separate phenomena of adaptation and diversification."

- Ernst Mayr

β€œWith 'multimedia' the profound ethical and aesthetic challenge comes from the burden of responsibility that lies with the individual once the constraints on communications are so radically eased if not eliminated.”

- Kenneth Dyson

I find the security features of stuff like matrix to generally be a bit tedious for day to day ease of use, it's no wonder adoption for those various services outside of privacy centric groups is so low.

substack, trans harassment 

Anti-trans trolls are now nonconsensually signing known trans and trans-inclusive public figures up to receive substack newsletters run by writers with anti-trans biases, some of whom are the same writers that substack paid $100k advances to in order to entice them to the platform.

Browsing cheap furniture and although I know catalog photos aren't real, I find I really want to know more about the household whose blu-ray collection contains seven copies of "First Blood" and five copies of the "Underdog" movie.

Anyone looking for a ?

new copypasta just dropped

RT I’d just like to interject for a moment. What you’re refering to as FSF, is in fact, RMS/FSF, or as I’ve recently taken to calling it, RMS plus FSF. FSF is not an independent actor unto itself, but rather another component of a fully functioning RMS promotion system...

I am properly prepared to face the world now that I have a bunch of @Medus4's hand-sewn face masks!

You, too, can look this good if you go to .

I made this little educational montage for a birdsite account ( at which someone makes and curates this sort of frippery.

PSA: always use a multimeter or probe to verify a circuit is off before beginning work

This practice saved my ass today, as the outlet I was working on actually had two circuits connected (one for each socket), and I'd only hit the breaker for the top one apparently

Hey, ignore people who tell you things you make "aren't art". It's gatekeeping

Did you wish to express an idea or emotion? Did you take a transformative action in the process? Congratulations! You made An Art!

We can all decide if we like it or not. We can try to figure out if it's Good. We can debate whether it belongs in galleries and museums. But it is most definitely art.

Folks out there claiming Prince Philip was 99 when everyone knows that was Barbara Feldon.

You're laughing. The royal necromancer just lost their job, and you're laughing!

If you're like me, and I know I am, you might like to check out the 50% off sale on fun face coverings the creative and talented @Medus4 has going on for the next 15 hours or so.

Epic Wife Gila and I just celebrated our full complement of antibodies by getting pedicures.

(I'm the one in green.)

death and computing related 

Spent half an hour on an updated "If Dave Dies - Computer Stuff" sheet, in case my wife suddenly finds herself without me.

If you're a nerd like me with a non-nerd spouse/partner, and have family documents, photos, music etc. on a Linux machine maybe with encrypted backups etc. it's worth an hour or so a month making sure they have multiple ways and instructions of how to get those things relatively simply.

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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.