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Don’t forget, you've got love
You've got bravery, you’ve got trust
You’ve got bodies, responsibilities
There’s still mountains, they're pushing up from underneath
You’ve got pain, caused plenty of
It’s not so strange but now you’ve had enough
Don’t forget your bones and skin
Or where you go, or where you’ve been

-Mirah, Bones & Skin

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"To hope is to gamble. It’s to bet on the future, on your desires, on the possibility that an open heart and uncertainty is better than gloom and safety. To hope is dangerous, and yet it is the opposite of fear, for to live is to risk."

RS

another day, another manuscript to transcribe...

@zigg

hey! any chance you're going to make it to PyOhio this year? it'd be nice to see another friendly face

some friends' kids are heading out for their middle school washington DC trips, which had us thinking about our trips, but also wondering: is visiting the capital something that's a part of civics education/inculcation in other countries? or is the US an outlier here, as in other ways?

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Hi, folks. I no longer have the capacity to run vis.social. Thank you for all of your donations over the past year to cover the costs. We're now spending ~$55/mo. on hosting, plus some administrative costs (like the domain name).

Anyone interested in shepherding vis.social?

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On April 28, come see see our Pinebook Pro and PinePhone showcased, as well as see your questions answered! youtube.com/watch?v=PoRUo-GVCB

and with that, I'm back to stealth mode

(alive, good, busy with new job stuff; hope you're all 💯 )

in other news, I just watched The Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke, a wild semi-autobiographical, semi-SF short inspired by Chris Marker's La Jetée

vimeo.com/67086114

hey mastonauts, a friend of mine is starting a non-profit publishing house in Berlin that "aims to foster collaborations between artists of different national, social, and economic backgrounds"

as their first projects, they're releasing an illustrated edition of a poem about a Syrian prisoner-- check it out

kickstarter.com/projects/falsc

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In 2016, I published a paper in the TSQ titled:
“You Have Made Her a Man among Men”: Translating the Khuntha's Anatomy in Fatimid Jurisprudence
tsq.dukejournals.org/content/3

I discussed in it a case described in a Fatimid-era legal manual where a person had their body examined in order to be recognized as male and have a marriage voided.

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so, language learning tip: frequency lists are your friend

these are lists of the most common words in your target language. learning these words is extremely helpful with comprehension.

you can very often get flashcard decks of frequency lists for the libre flashcard program anki: apps.ankiweb.net/

often you can also get decks of sentences sorted by word frequency! sentence lists are also your friend. tatoeba.org is a site full of example sentences.

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Hi, folks! Apparently we are up to ~4,000 users here on vis.social. Exciting!

I haven't been super active here (busy with lots of projects), but if you are getting something out of it, please consider a donation: vis.social/about/more

I just upgraded our hosting plan to ~USD$45 per month to handle all your toots. So, yeah, there's no such thing as a free toot. 🍍

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today in 'kids crack me up':

some rando kid at the public library is saying 'I'm a ghost' and making his best spooky ghost noises 👻

this is all presumably to annoy some other kid, but it's made this small PL a more entertaining place to work today

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Masto admins, character limit 

man, that self-titled prince album has kept me going through some times lo these past couple years

@brennen

just recommended your userland book to a colleague of mine!

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@lapis How to mend small holes in tee shirts:
youtube.com/watch?v=vvDdzD5pF3

How to darn a hole in a sock:
youtube.com/watch?v=yi_J8YeQkw

Similar technique but this time with an embroidery hoop to mend the crotch of a pair of jeans:
youtube.com/watch?v=0bdIPVc1Mk

Another good video on darning by hand:
youtube.com/watch?v=fMiBLZ-COl

Don't get confused if you look at other videos that teach machine darning since that is a completely different technique.

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TTRPGs, players wanted, London, boosts OK 

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