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for the first time in my adult life I'm freaking EXCITED about a project. it started out as something else but, when it came to me in a flash and I suddenly realized what my project COULD be, I instantly became jealous of every person who could probably do it better than I could, so I gritted my teeth and started hammering away at it instead

Many Afghan and Iraqi Lyft drivers in the U.S. previously worked as interpreters alongside American servicepeople newsday.com/opinion/commentary

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This suite of articles about Cat Behavior from PAWS Chicago is very, very good: pawschicago.org/news-resources

We have a Mojito and a much-improved Wallflower. I know celebrity pet behaviorists are dreadful in general, but I honestly feel like Jackson Galaxy is a genius at teaching non-cat-people -- me, previously -- how to not just make room in their lives for their cats, but how to be thoughtful and caring toward them and really build a valuable, beneficial relationship.

I almost want to pioneer "interior design for cat-owners," because finding creative ways to meet their needs without junking up your house is an ART.

One reason we have such well-adjusted cats is, before we'd moved into our new house, I carefully measured and laid out each not-gross Cat Item that I knew would help Jezebel (bold, likes to be up high) and Muffin (timid, likes to lay low) be their best selves. Voila! No more shredded people-furniture. Happy cats, happy life!

I love when my cats smile at me. They "smize." Learning to read Cat is one of the most beneficial life skills you can develop

found a legit incredible blog about obscure electronic games. beautifully observed write-ups of tons of games i've never encountered, such as this 1988 game by an afro-caribbean woman about subvertng and overthrowing a slave plantation:

Freedom: Rebels in the Darkness
obscuritory.com/strategy/freed

or a 2500+ level puzzle game that is almost literally impossible to complete:

Enigma
obscuritory.com/puzzle/enigma/

just great

@jplebreton Did you already know that Andrew Lloyd Webber, under the pseudonym "Dr Spin," had a 1992 international pop hit in his remix of the Tetris theme?

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ICON: Quest for the Ring (1984) and Seven Spirits of Ra (1987), both by Macrocom, used a tweaked CGA text mode that only displayed the top two pixels of every character. All the art was constructed out of these partial characters.

Here's an interview with the developers: mobygames.com/featured_article

Ever hear of a Japanese marching band?

Back in The Olden Days before electronic media, they were a common form of advertisement in big cities. Business would pay a marching band to go up and down a city to announce their openings, events, what have you.

Now it's a rarer occurrence and treated as more of a cultural artifact: youtube.com/watch?v=Dyqc2ywb76

the notable news today is not that greggs made a vegan sausage roll, it's that they made a sausage roll without any sausage in it on purpose this time

Today is a new day and I'm still reading about this. "All aboard for Bochum: the German town where Starlight Express has run nonstop since the 80s" theguardian.com/stage/2017/apr

I just found out that the musical Starlight Express was based on Andrew Lloyd Webber's failed pilot for a Thomas the Tank Engine TV show, and also that Germany is extremely proud of its production of the musical, WHICH IS VERY MUCH ITS OWN THING youtube.com/watch?v=i1WRYoM6vR

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This movie, Johnny Mnemonic, and Hackers all came out the SAME YEAR. Man...

(Okay thread over lol)

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We've had a lot of guests over for the holidays, and you know who I've really been impressed with? My cat. She's patient, but she's also really good at maintaining her boundaries and not-unkindly expressing to strangers when she's had enough. I'm like, damn! Most PEOPLE can't do that

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