Interesting historical factoids Show more
Why is a user's `$HOME` directory shortened to "~"? Because "~" and "Home" shared the same key on an ADM-3A keyboard. Also influencing vi/vim: H/J/K/L double as the arrows and the colon doesn't need SHIFT, making it more convenient.
@firstname.lastname@example.org Mary and Joseph's refugee status comes not from Bethlehem, but from the subsequent flight to Egypt. In fact, in Matthew 2:13 (“Arise, and take the child and his mother, and flee into Egypt...”) the word for "flee" is "pheuge" — from which we get the word for "refugee."
kickstarter for awesome LGBT2Q+ kids' books Show more
Flamingo Rampant publishes wonderful, joyful, inclusive, diverse books celebrating the lives and families of LGBT2Q+ children and families. The books are written and illustrated by the people whose communities they represent. This is Flamingo Rampant's third set of books and I would really like to see them get published. If you are a fan of children growing into happy adults, please back them!
Charles Pierce's scathing indictment of the NYT podcast episode headlined "The Rise of Right-Wing Extremism, and How We Missed It", which "got dragged like Hector's corpse" on Twitter: "'We' Did Not Miss the Rise of Right-Wing Extremism. You Did." https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a25574930/new-york-times-rightwing-extremism-white-supremacist/
New research on wolf packs at Voyageurs National Park in northern Minnesota is challenging the conventional wisdom on wolves: Their diets are a lot more varied than scientists previously thought.
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