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Like, in An American Tail, when the Mousekewitzes are singing "there are no cats in America," the cats they are fleeing are those same Cossacks (actually cats that belong to the Cossacks). Of course, being based on Russian Jews, they were specifically fleeing pogroms.

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Happy Labor Day!

Something that's been clunking around in my head lately is the 1906 Windber, PA Strike. In particular people who flew from persecution by the Russian Tsarist Cossacks only to find here in the US the Pennsylvania State Police were essentially the same thing, even down to being mounted on horseback. They literally called them Cossacks.

US Politics 

Periodic reminder that the acting secretary of DHS is named Chad Wolf

US Politics 

Republicans: let's shut down the post office in the middle of a pandemic to defeat our enemies, the Democrats

Democrats: let's make some uncomfortable mouth noises about this and have a Republican speak at our national convention

But computer is special, because it's a number-prophetess (tölva,) and not a machine.

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Here's my guest blog post about the difference between going to Hamilton live with no audio description and watching it on Disney+ now with it.

Having just been writing academically about audio description these last few weeks, I enjoyed getting to write about the emotional and personal side of the subject.

Look man, we've all seen fire and rain. Only you felt the need to write a whole dang song about it

Whenever you need to deploy your anime-related python applications, turn to uwusgi

I think Google should save everyone a lot of time and effort and jump straight to discontinuing new services:

"We are proud to announce that Google Kitchen Tools will no longer be available on Sep 1st 2020, nor has it ever been available. Should you wish to export your Google Kitchen Tools data, you should be aware that there is no data, as Google Kitchen Tools has never existed.

The Google Kitchen Tools Team"

Pep talk 

What if, when people say you're great, you could realize that:

Rather than not seeing you completely and assuming you're better than you are, they ARE seeing all the times you're not perfect, and yet the *overall* feeling they have about you is that you're great

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