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I just watched 'Metal Lords' and enjoyed it very much. I'm sure it's not to everyone's taste, but it punched some of my buttons.

food, alcohol in the background 

Blanched French beans, a can of tuna, some sliced black olives. A little lemon juice, salt, and cracked black pepper. With a Vesper.

Not too bad, if I say so myself.

Titans, s3, mild spoiler 

Yes, I am behind the times, but hearing Hawk refer to Red Hood as 'Deathstroke meets the Gimp' cracked me up.

My partner and I are supposed to move to Ireland, from the USA, in a month. Still haven't found any housing. Gah!

Anyone know anyone who may be able to help us out? We're both artists/academics, and my partner has a job already at UCD in Dublin. We just need a place to land, even if its temporary. House sitting, apartment, house rental, private rooms, we're open to anything within 1 hour commute to Dublin via public transit.

If you know anyone who could help we would greatly appreciate it! We're almost in despair-mode 😅

I don't have a lot of followers on here, but feel free to boost this post if you're comfortable doing that!

#housing #ireland #help #dublin

It is an interesting time to be in Liz Truss's constituency.

quote from my dream 

A character in my dream last night was being interviewed and said, 'I'm into everything, until it takes too long.'

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:


A paper including the list of names:

A copy of the manuscript at auction:

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."

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!

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

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.

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:

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!


#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.


Back in the 70s, we had HBO for a while because the signal wasn't scrambled and my dad built a satellite dish out of a metal sled and a coffee can.

The other month we pulled it down from the loft above the garage, and I took a picture of it.

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Medievalists and Medieval-adjacent. Sort-of.