I love reading graduate theses, in progress or otherwise. If sent them, I will read!
looking at parenting advice for toddlers:
"By now, your child has become an expert at putting things in his mouth.
This is good and bad news.
The bad news: lots of things go in his mouth that don’t belong there."
this took exactly 1 week and the gravel went in the mouth like a freaking *champ*.
"""Derek Kilmer is a Goverment Offical for now USA news say Trump wants to over throw the Govermint what job will Kilmer have will anyone have a job. there has been some people looking for a leader will Trump
^ comment on Rep Kilmer's Facebook page.
I have no idea. Bot? Drunk? Timecube?
local crime & reactions Show more
A local corner store was robbed and owners assaulted tonight.
I'm on the Tacompton FB group, which sort of keeps a running feed of local issues, and the poster griped about this - "when will this stop!" kind of thing. Pretty reasonable complaint imo.
anyway. One of the replies:
> When? Now. How? Take out the trash. Cut the fat. Remove the cancer. And as always, shoot your local druggie. And put child molesters feet first through a wood chipper
alcohol Show more
instead of fucking around with abv's and volumes
why don't we just say how many milliliters of alcohol are in a drink of whatever it is.
then you could figure out about how much of the stuff you can take, and know exactly when to quit before it wrecks you
Poverty with a view - heh, yeah, that's where I'm from...
Got around to reading the Night Circus yesterday.
Nice book. Very clever, quite erudite, and has a certain steampunk aesthetic without the glued on gears sense.
No FLOSS answer to InDesign? Show more
Getting ready to start making my own print books. InDesign is the industry standard, but Adobe's software subscription fees can go jump in the lake. I have InDesign CS2 but given that my PhoSho CS2 barely functions anymore, I hate to rely on it.
I hear Scribus is the open-source answer to InDesign, but I also hear it hangs when doing doesn't do "long documents" (though no one defines that in wordcount).
What else is out there?
#floss #foss #indesign #scribus
“Kurdish Afrin is democratic and LGBT-friendly. Turkey is crushing it with Britain’s help. Northern Syria’s Kurds are establishing direct democracy and a gender revolution. Why are we arming jihadist-linked Turkey?”
I have Turkish parents and I was a Turkish citizen. I strongly urge you to read this, take notice, and – if you can – take action to get our representatives in Europe and elsewhere to put an end to this gross injustice.
Hey, hi, hello!
I have a web development project that I am looking to #comission a developer for.
It's something I've had planned out for months, but I can't get it done at the speed that I want, and I'd rather pay someone to do it than struggle to fit it in to my schedule.
I might reach out to a few people directly, too.
"The city of Melbourne assigned trees email addresses so citizens could report problems. Instead, people wrote thousands of love letters to their favorite trees." https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/07/when-you-give-a-tree-an-email-address/398210/
cybrespace registrations Show more
cybrespace is going to open registrations tomorrow, march 16, from midnight UTC to midnight utc (@041 to @041)
we're hoping to get some folks who are new to the fediverse in addition to established people wanting to try out this instance, so please spread the word!
if you know someone who might want to try out mastodon, tomorrow you can recommend cybrespace!
uspol, immigration, ethnic cleansing Show more
"Next to death, being stripped from your home, family, and community is the worst fate that can be inflicted on a human, as many societies practicing banishment have recognized. It’s time to rein in the greatest threat we face: an unaccountable strike force executing a campaign of ethnic cleansing."
FooSQL and FooMemory inherit from Foo. So I've spent a bit of time working on FooMemoryTest. Only to find out just now there's a FooMemorySQLTest.
contemplating the student walkouts today.
I see a lot of kids care.
but how can they *force* change? power doesn't yield out of kindness.
"A Better Way to Revive America’s Rust Belt"
contains the quote:
> "The election of Donald Trump was a startling wake-up call: Even though identity issues were a bigger factor explaining why Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin flipped to Trump in 2016, the long-term economic decline of the Rust Belt probably contributed substantially to an overall climate of discontent."
Thanks, Sherlock. You probably should have just talked to someone with family back there.