#DwarfFortress is finally patching in petting animals. Including undead animals??? Best game ever
Racism & white selfhood, swastikas, slurs mention
I hear this over and over with white people who do racist shit, that this is "not who I am" and they are "not a racist," as in this article about high school seniors who vandalized their school with swastikas and hateful slurs. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/local/teen-graffiti-hate-crime-divides-maryland-high-school/?utm_term=.cd86b0c05bb5
And the idea both fascinates and troubles me, that you can have a "self" separate from your actions that hurt people. How does that even work?
Now I've got King Crimson in my head - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhudDa3JAyc
What happens in the machine room, stays in the machine room ...
When you work where I work, this is extra hilarious - https://www.xkcd.com/2173/
"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.
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?"
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 …
Full disclosure - the CBU mentioned is where I work, and two of my colleagues are interviewed ...
Return of the Native, spoilers
So 330 pages in out of 360 or so, Hardy suddenly lets us know that on this heath, which he has spent pages - many pages! - describing in detail, between two houses where people have spent a lot of time going back and forth, there is a previously unmentioned river and weir system, because, you know, there some folk that are going to need some drowning.
white supremacy, bookstores, joyful MUST read article!
A bookstore was attacked by a white supremacist for hosting, among many other themed childrens' story events, Drag Queen Story Time.
This is the bookstore's official response.
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."
"Citing a history of racism, anti-Semitism, and sexual harassment, the council of the American #Library Association on June 23 voted to strip Melvil Dewey’s name from the association’s top professional honor, the Melvil Dewey Medal."
Actor/writer/musician/UNIX guru/cook/medievalist and more. http://www.aspiringluddite.com
Medievalists and Medieval-adjacent. Sort-of.