New: Washington has become the first U.S. state to legalize a type of human burial called recomposition — sometimes known as body composting. (@KUOW)
n.pr/2VCpvs8

Run for office y'all. You don't need to be anything. You don't need to be some kinda special 1 of a kind maverick or whatever. You'll have staff and a legal team to help you out with whatever you're unsure of. We have elected officials in congress RIGHT THE FUCK NOW who think
-babies grow in our stomachs
-carbon monoxide is good for us
-periods happen at will
-A biblical war between Muslims and Jews will bring Jesus Christ back.
-That a Nuclear Winter is no bfd.

You're fine, you're qualified.

Perhaps relevant to some of (y)our interests ... public release of desktop mastodon client for Windows and Linux.

mastodon.social/@telephant/102

So, @maeleoin , I know this is up your alley in the - the website has recently been rebooted using gitlab. And one of the features is a page with rss feeds of members websites/blogs/etc - drachenwald.sca.org/thisis/

MeeplePhD: A to Z Gaming: The Grizzled We tried to survive World War I in the trenches in The Grizzled, the next game in our A-Z game shelf play-through.

meeplephd.com/2019/04/a-to-z-g

#boardgames

There's one bit of Swedish that keeps tripping me up, and it's because of Latin. Hon is she, and han is he. My Latin brain wants 'a' to be feminine because of first declension nouns, and 'o' to be masculine because of second declension nouns.

Those of us with a bardic bent may be interested in this article regarding increasing (western) literary attention to mental states accompanying printing tech:
nautil.us/issue/47/consciousne

I don't feel quite as strongly about IPAs, but I do completely fail to understand the appeal.

questionablecontent.net/view.p

Fear me, for I have made a decent pie crust. Pie crust, home-made cheese with garlic, a leek, a courgette, three eggs, some salt and pepper.

When AI is asked to get to the finish line, it tends to build a very tall robot that gets there by falling over.
I copied that strategy and almost broke Simone Giertz's robot workshop. (Sorry!)
aiweirdness.com/post/184458515

I like Jack Higgins. The Eagle Has Landed is a good book, and was adapted into my favorite WWII movie of all time.

So I was doubly disappointed with the 2016 Sean Dillon book The Midnight Bell. It read more like a parody of Higgins than actual Higgins.

On the other hand, I recently cranked through 'The Little Paris Bookshop' and 'The Angel's Game' and both were pretty good, and have themes about the power of books to do good (or evil). Which is right in my sweet spot.

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Medievalists and Medieval-adjacent. Sort-of.