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most of the stuff I've been working on the last couple of days has been under the hood, apart from one of the most satisfying gifs I've ever recorded

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pro tip: stay out of their way. or, at the very least, get something else between you and them.

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energy drink is actually the name of the scientist. you're thinking of monster's energy drink

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(if you're about to start typing to me about the time that someone technically died of a tax-related reason, please delete your account and go outside)

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the same concept applies to tax preparers but no one ever died of taxes

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with all respect to the specific individuals who do it, the fact that "medical billing" exists as a specialization and field of study in this country should be treated as the mark of deep shame that it is

a job that can only exist in a society that is absolutely committed to denying people access to health care

you can take the panda out of the trash but you can't take the trash out of the panda

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Kill the middle manager in your head. Remind yourself you owe your employer nothing, and fuck around as much as possible while on the clock.
None of us chose to live a life of alienated labor and universal systemic coercion, but that doesn't mean you have a responsibility to feel guilty for enjoying your life when your boss would prefer you to be producing value for the elite.

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reminder in case you need it that if the clothes aren't looking good the problem is not your body the problem is the clothes

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who called ‘em “Marvel post-credits scenes” instead of “sequel injections”

I thought I was kidding about having given up on social media as a concept but it increasingly appears to just be true

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I meant to tweak some monster spawns in the final area of my map but instead I spent an hour laying out the sector work for a collapsed overpass because uhhhh the real monster was improperly maintained civil infrastructure

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Doing an all-call: Looking for BIPOC in the fields of environmental science/policy/justice/education. Reason: I have had only one BIPOC professor, and only one peer in my department, and I'll finish my BS soon. I want to know it's possible to look like me out there. boostable

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if your font makes it hard to differentiate a dash from a tilde at a glance then you are one day going to be responsible for a diplomatic incident

I didn't even go out today, saw this one through the window and took pictures from my back porch 😂

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nuttall's woodpecker today, I think! I see and hear them around sometimes but I've never been quick enough to get a photo before

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and in the spirit of being equally clear and direct: this is not an invitation to talk to me about free speech, politics, or computers (unless you have followup questions about using NFSN)

please don't make me delete the post this time

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anyway, I would recommend NearlyFreeSpeech.NET for webhosting to anyone who's comfortable putting files on a server without a web interface, and especially if you have a low-traffic site that you only need pennies of bandwidth for, not dollars. I've been using them happily for years!

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uspol-adj ++, computers, a little schadenfreude 

and it's very much in that same spirit that this isn't a milquetoast PR statement. I'm sure it's equally carefully and thoughtfully worded, but with a different goal: it is a clear, precise, and direct "fuck you" to the racists.

imagine the world we'd have if more people were willing to do that.

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for context, NFSN's whole deal is making it really cheap to put something online. I won't quite say "cheap and easy," because it's very no-frills -- which is how it stays cheap -- but I've still always interpreted the spirit as making it very easy to publish things because that's an important thing to be able to do. they're also big advocates for online privacy and free speech.

easy to see why a bunch of racists thought it would be safe for them!

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uspol-adj ++, computers, a little schadenfreude 

"Why are you loyal to NearlyFreeSpeech.NET?" because their response to a sudden burst of signups this month begins with this and gets better from there:

"So, a bunch of people suddenly discovered they care deeply about free speech immediately after a handful of racists faced even mild consequences for plotting a literal insurrection.

That does not reflect well on those people."

blog.nearlyfreespeech.net/2021

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