@morgan@tambay.social

And many people do not have even one hit. I, for instance, am a no-hit wonder. A complete hitless wonder.

Boost if you remember the times when GIFs were used for transparency instead of animation. #retro #RetroCompuing

Behind our street is a berm or dike between the buildings and the relief channel for the river. A week or two ago, as part of construction work next door, the vegetation was stripped off of berm behind that lot. We were worried that this would mean our local hedgehog, David, would stop visiting since their route into our garden was on that side.

Happily, last night David showed up again!

In the early 1400s, Edward, Duke of York wrote a hunting and game guide that included a list of over a thousand "names for all manner of hounds."

Some good ones:

Cachefaste
Honeydewe
Symfonye
Garlik
Christabell
Terry
Havegoodday
Lewde
Rage
Crabbe
Beste-of-all
Pretyman
Pretiboy
Joliboye
Mercurye
Oribull
Brente

A paper including the list of names: academia.edu/44222801/THE_NAME

A copy of the manuscript at auction: christies.com/en/lot/lot-46546

UKpol, RMT strike 

"Transport Secretary Grant Shapps responded to a suggestion from Jeremy Corbyn that pay was inadequate by saying: "The median salary for a train driver is £59,000, compared with £31,000 for a nurse and £21,000 for a care worker."

bbc.com/news/61840077

That seems to be directly proportionate to union membership and militancy in the sector.

Nurses and care workers clearly underpaid. They need more militant unions!

old people theories 

@Garrison

I told a friend that we were planning on getting an electric car and heard a variation of this ...

@apLundell

1906 is the single, and the other one is the b-side that real fans think is the better song.

@ghost_bird

Nice. Not someone whose work I am familiar with, but similar in style to some I am ...

Gangstagrass is seriously good! Who would have said that hip hop + bluegrass would be such a good mix

youtube.com/watch?v=-DwNEiUcur

The thing about large language models like GPT-3 and Lambda describing the experience of being self-aware is they can also describe the experience of being a squirrel.
aiweirdness.com/interview-with

Someone had a granite headstone made for Internet Explorer and placed it beside a tiny church on the rooftop of a cafe in Gyeongju, South Korea: m.clien.net/service/board/park

Hey everybody, I'm in the process of starting the data collection part of my thesis on Why people are Joining Mastodon. I'm looking for people who would be interested in participating in an interview to share their experiences about their time on the platform. If you want to
participate or have any advice (which I really appreciate) please dm me. Thank you all very much!

RT @wrkclasshistory@twitter.com

#OtD 14 Jun 1381 during the peasants’ revolt in England, Wat Tyler’s rebel army of some 50,000 to 100,000 people captured London Bridge and the Tower of London, killing the English Chancellor and Treasurer. libcom.org/library/5-john-wycl

🐦🔗: twitter.com/wrkclasshistory/st

@polymerwitch

a) The Mighty Boosh is genius
b) here is more of that scene (at bottom)
c) search 'Crimp Off' and prepare to have your mind blown

youtube.com/watch?v=fDEbHASvco

@herdivineshadow

Do you have a favourite recipe to point me at, bearing in mind that I am almost completely incapable of not riffing on recipes?

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Medievalists and Medieval-adjacent. Sort-of.