in case anyone needs some encouragement today or this week: its okay to suck and not do shit right. like, you're literally a person hurtling through the cosmos on a weird rock and on the level, everyone is fucking up, all the time. people that look perfect just fuck up quieter. they're a fucking mess but not proud enough to claim it.

perfectionism is a tool of capitalism. fucking up and just owning to fucking up is punk as shit. be a loser today and come out swinging when you feel better.

<< If you read math papers it pays to keep this in mind:

Most mathematicians are not writing for people. They're writing for God the Mathematician. And they're hoping God will give them a pat on the back and say "yes, that's exactly how I think about it". >>

--- John Baez

twitter.com/johncarlosbaez/sta

when are we gonna be able to import/export muted terms? it's really tedious for me, probably strenuous for others accessibility-wise, to transcribe the terms & settings one at a time

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The number of Amish has grown from:
5,000 in 1920
166,000 in 2000
340,000 in 2019.

Since 1950 only around 50 outsiders have joined permanently.

Few things in the Amish economy:

- As anabaptists there's no clergy.
- Mutual aid networks of unpaid labour play a large role
- Insurances are non-existent, they are exempted from social security payments
- Seeking to make, not buy, things they need
- Lot of family businesses and coops
- Little formal education, learning happens through work

English has a specific verb for "to deceive someone into watching Rick Astley singing Never Gonna Give You Up"

From episode 18 of @lingthusiasm t.co/RBsXCnOWNp

broke: time travel to kill hitler

woke: time travel to kill christopher columbus

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The famous "Pillars of Creation" image from Hubble (first image) is in a nebula called M16 - the Eagle Nebula, shown in the box in the star map below. A close look at the image of the nebula shows the pillars in the centre.

There's a new Tor alpha release available for download.

Tor 0.4.3.4-rc is the first release candidate in its series. It fixes several bugs from earlier versions, including one affecting DoS defenses on bridges using pluggable transports. blog.torproject.org/new-releas

Back on my animations nonsense.
The toddler came to look:

"You doing maths, daddy?"
"I like that maths!
"How is that maths?"

You know what? I'm about to graduate, I don't care. This essay is going to be about why Clean Code is bad.

Anyone have any good resources, especially more academic resources, about this?

Anyone know of a platform that combines video conferencing with arbitrary play involving a standard French playing card deck?

A neighbor is looking to play bridge online, but a big part of enjoying that sort of game is being face to face with other players.

I figure there isn't likely a bridge-specific virtual gaming platform with video, but if there was a generic video platform that supported dealing, keeping a hand, and placing cards on a table, that might do the trick (ahem).

shoutout to all those folks whose work now thinks you're constantly available even more than previously: unionize your workplace

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