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#DwarfFortress is finally patching in petting animals. Including undead animals??? Best game ever

Racism & white selfhood, swastikas, slurs mention 

Part II in a continuing series -

Thirty-Five Years With Blade in Hand - Part Two - A Youth Spent in the

aspiringluddite.com/sca/0013.s

"I thought unicorns were horses... or goats with scales, or something."

"They were, but those subspecies went extinct ages ago."

"So how is this... also... a unicorn," I asked.

It looked like a gray hare on stilt legs, but with an elongated neck. A single horn, iridescent and sharp, twinkled, spiraling upwards from the center of its forehead.

"One horn," explained the handler.

Well, it cured my eczema, I guess that's what mattered.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #UrbanFantasy

How Norway turns criminals into good neighbours.
"I really don't remember the last time we had violence here. Maybe we had one or two incidences of spitting?"
bbc.co.uk/news/stories-4888584

The other day I found a couple of dishes at Morrison’s, called Pie Dishes or somesuch, but they looked to be perfect for making pâtés/terrines, since they nest a little bit and are a good size for about a 1/2 a kilo.

I realized while making it this basic , pâté, that a ‘classic’ pâté spicing, quatre épices, is an awful lot like my usual poudre fort mix-only my poudre fort doesn’t include nutmeg. I wonder if it is possible to trace poudre fort directly to quatre épices …
aspiringluddite.com/PlusPoraPi

Ravelry folks! In particular, crocheters! I have my first neural net-generated patterns posted to the LSG HAT3000 thread.
Did it work? I have no idea. Some of the crochet notation in the dataset is VERY old, and it's not consistent at all. The results look like patterns maybe?

Full disclosure - the CBU mentioned is where I work, and two of my colleagues are interviewed ...

cam.ac.uk/lgbtstem19

Return of the Native, spoilers 

For those who might find it interesting ... this is my 35th year in the , so I started writing a bit of a memoire.

aspiringluddite.com/sca/0012.s

white supremacy, bookstores, joyful MUST read article! 

It was 30C Saturday afternoon, so mid to high 80s? Our conservatory is west facing, so it heats up in the afternoons - 40C is about 105F.

Mostly it's been 20ish. Good kilt weather.

On Saturday afternoon, it was 40C in our conservatory - we didn't eat there that evening;-)

At work today, there is a notice on one of the vending machines which reads 'Chocolate Products Have Melted.'

shire of Dun In Mara has their inclusivity statement up. duninmara.org/about/inclusivit

@agnes - any pictures from the Pride parade march you'd care to share?

The Guardian nails the sardonic definition form; it's a worthy complement to Stan Kelly-Bootle's book "The Computer Contradictionary".

"free speech (ph) A constitutionally protected right in the US that is primarily invoked by tech bros and internet trolls when they are asked to stop being assholes. Syn: hate speech. See ideological diversity."

theguardian.com/us-news/2019/j

#Mobilizon, a Fediverse alternative to Facebook Events, has just achieved its third crowdfunding goal of €50k:

joinmobilizon.org/en/

There's still 10 days to go, with any further funds going towards a mobile app and advanced mapping features.

You can follow the project on here:

@mobilizon

The project leaders are French free software campaign group @Framasoft who have a good track record in making privacy-friendly alternatives.

(via @blog )

#Alternatives #DeleteFacebook

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