Some of Leah's relatives lost their home to the fire in northern California. Thankfully they're OK, but the wife is pregnant and the stress associated with losing their home likely isn't good for her or the baby.

Please join me in donating to their #GoFundMe campaign to help them get into a more stable situation, quickly.

https://www.gofundme.com/please-help-the-kleavers

#CA #wildfires
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looks like i get a little #christmas #present from @Purism:
there is further progress on the #librem5 ๐Ÿ˜ƒ ๐Ÿ“ž ๐Ÿคฉ

puri.sm/posts/librem5-2018-11-

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I used to #design things with Photoshop, all but ending with making cartoony figures of the #GaiaOnline avatars of my friends and I [two of which are shown below]. As you can see, the figures utilized mostly only gradients and line tool work, and such work was very tedious in #Photoshop whereas it'd have been easy in #Illustrator or Inkscape, in no small part because PS (at the time?) does(/did) not let you modify work. I'd love to learn how to do this again, with #Inkscape. #art
#Ideas Regarding algorithmically-sorted #socialnetwork timelines, your users may come to hate you, the network service provider, the better the results/content you provide and the less explicit your sorting algorithm is. The less comprehensible the algorithm, the less trust in you, the provider, and this matter is made *worse* by delivering quality results with that algorithm, as now users see that you can catch quality stuff with the algo, but now they're very free to wonder about what isn't shown to them. This is subtly different from Fear of Missing Out (#FoMO), which tends to be talked about in an endearingly codependent sort of way.

Humans are batteries, yo!

"Almost all the oxygen we breathe is turned into water by mitochondria, which add two electrons and two H+ ions to each oxygen atom, making four electrons for an O2 molecule... the resting human being harbors 100 amperes of electric current, and an athlete at full stretch reaches 1,000A.15 The average wall plug is fused at 15A."

The intricacies of physiology never cease to amaze me

inference-review.com/article/s

Forgiveness is something people need more.

After thinking about this, I suspect that I figured out a more successful method of helping kids (and adults) save money towards goals. :D I'll write it up.

[I'm posting this here rather than at my Bikeshed.party account (@bthall) because I can't see the original post at BS.party]

๐Ÿ˜… I could barely fit two quarter pipes (for ) in my garage, as, with the ones I'm thinking about saving up for, I could stand on top of them and have only 3-4" of clearance before I hit my head on the ceiling. Accordingly, it would be a good habit to keep my knees bent.

I wish that younger-me had the patience or assistance to save up and get them years ago, but better late than never. ๐Ÿ˜…

. @feld @feld Are you the only user on bikeshed.party instance? ๐Ÿ˜‚ I'm looking for a instance to join, and bikeshed is the most tech-y one I could find on the list of PL instances...

You know what would help with finding an instance to join? If you didn't have to sign up to properly view the local timelines.

i listen to this album often enough that bandcamp prompted me it was time to pay for it. i heartily agreed.

fm84.bandcamp.com/album/atlas

#np #nowplaying #music

youtube.com/watch?v=9ml0XMzVRV <-- How to Read a Philosophical Text: Matters to Keep in Mind (some nice tips on approaching philosophical texts).

I noticed an interesting statistical pattern thing today that my brain seemed to have done while I was doing my job. I'll try to write up a description of it shortly. ๐Ÿ˜Š My mindfulness meets my growing math-y intuition!

If my coworkers keep bringing treats to work for everybody imma get really jolly and really chubby, real quick

I kind of really love how much pronouncing aloud "who wants to do a line of code?" sounds like "who wants to do a line of coke?" Perfect for when I eventually give a code talk 30 minutes after having coffee

The guy I talked about in this old post, the founder of , is now trying out Mastodon under the handle @freakboy3742 ! Welcome, dude!

I'm pretty sure that I just saw a lady that's out walking while pulling a leash that's tied around a water bottle ๐Ÿค”

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