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(I think my fictional aesthetic is somewhere between atompunk and cyberprog.)

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I'm tired of people who insist that getting rid of choice, killing off options, and forcing everyone to use the same software with its variability removed is How to Further the Free Desktop.

Trying to turn Free software into appleCrap and engaging in Choice Policing just removes a reason to prefer Free software to appleCrap. Having different needs and unusual preferences is one of the reason I got into and stay in this game in the first place

(Also, Firefox, you are a fellow fox and elemental power and I love you but you are not doing yourself any favors by trying to turn yourself into Chrome. Chrome will always be better at being Chrome than you will. YOU focus on being Firefox.)

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"I wouldn't worry about a haunted basement, myself. Basements are already scary, so any ghost down there would definitely be Entry Level. It's basically ghost training-wheels."

"I guess that tracks... what if it's like, more than 9 ghosts?"

"It's like ninjas, the more there are, they weaker they actually are."

"You're... not a ghost piloting the exorcist I called, are you?"

"Not at all," the demon-possessed priest replied, honestly.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #UrbanFantasy

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@Azure Patrick Adair has made a couple fully custom rings with NFC embedded into them, e.g. this one that shows off the internals (another one hides them)…

youtube.com/watch?v=omGZnuq8xn "Making an NFC Enabled Smart Ring with Tritium and Forged Carbon Fiber"

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@Azure Archive and Memory Navigating, Exploring, Sequencing, and Indexing Automatic Computer

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And sometimes what you think is a bug is just a really awful default.

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So the ebook exists, you just won't let me buy it because it's 'not available' at this time.

And you wonder why I want to make 'continued availability with minimal burden' a condition of maintaining copyright.

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A lot of transhumanist/singulitarian literature really bugs me since it assumes some Big Powerful Thing either benevolently running the world or trashing. Instead of what you would actually want which is people increasing in capability together and those who went before pulling others up along with them and iterating on progressive improvement and whatnot.

It reminds me of David Brin's criticism of Star Wars, where in that world you have a choice to follow The Good King or The Evil King but no agency beyond that.

People claim that universal improvement is 'impossible' but only if you assume it's only available to The Rich and that's good and okay…

(Obviously we need a red and silver flag with a sprocket and synapse and the slogan 'Socialist Transhumanism: No Gods, No Master Computers!')

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Working for an enterprise software company has not really changed my view that 'enterprise' is just a code word for 'old', 'out of date', and 'missing features for no real reason.'

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@shel To me, this sort of thing illustrates the importance of institutions being able to react to the needs of stakeholders in a given time and place. Is the person who needs things louder not here today? Okay, let's accommodate the people who are. They're both here? Can we use a sound loop to feed a clear signal to amplified headphones for the people who need it while keeping the loudspeakers low? Maybe one cares less about today's program than the other.

Needs are hyperlocal. Can't we ask?

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If you're a trans person, and you are worried that your body type isn't right or that you don't look like the cis people of your gender, remember:
We have all been lied to about what humans look like. We've all had the diversity of our species contorted and hidden away from us. We are all, cis and trans alike, forced to reconcile our own appearances with these lies. There are cis people who look just like you, who have the same insecurities about their appearances that you do, I promise.

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Finally got most of a full night’s sleep with my weighted blanket. I feel like I’ve been lifting weights all night long. I wonder if this is a way to improve my muscle tone, at least.

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Gender of the day: Big beasty gender ambiguous brown and red anthro dragon covered in a mantle of flowering vines.

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Horny, kobolds, story idea notes, may not go anywhere with it Show more

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Hey if you are a Chrome user maybe think about switching, Google's gonna neuter its ad blocking soon. Unless you are a corporation. Then you can still have good adblocking.

9to5google.com/2019/05/29/chro

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Valid as ALL HELL to have spent your formative years comfortable with your assigned gender and only later have it not fit right.

Not everyone "always knew" and that's :valid:

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Horny, dragon, caribou Show more

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Dragons that hoard things other than gold boost if you agree

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