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tech nostalgia 

I learned so much (almost all I know) from HOWTO files in bright monospace against a black VGA terminal. the occasional info file.

I kind of miss the, dunno, design consistency of it, the to-the-pointness of the interface. now when learning new tech I go to… online tutorials I guess? often proprietary q&a sites for specific problems. it’s just got a wholly different feel to it and I know, change is good, but a girl is allowed to feel nostalgic.

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@wintgenstein I immediately unplug my computer to make sure I don't get a virus from them

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beware of "the opposite sex"- they are composed of antimatter and will combust if you touch them

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Good news for tidalpunks 

@solarpunkgnome Love this ~ it's so true that the resiliency of wildlife and the planet is amazing, we let up for one moment and Mother Nature takes a deep breath to grow

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meta, getting real for a sec 

even if every single part of being a leftist, every single small thing we can do to participate and make the community happier and safer was 100% simple and 100% accessible for people of all different needs, there's just too many for us all to do them all 100% of the time??

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i am curious - does anyone know any good self-publishing book websites?

i am going to work on my PhD today

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Gawwd, maybe if my so-called "friends" would boost more of my "posts" I might break 1k *this century*?? 🙄🤫😜🚒🐩🦋🍓🍞🥓🥨🥨🥨🥨🥨🥨🥨🥨🥨

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If you like audiobooks, Libro.fm is an audiobook service that supports local bookstores with audiobook purchases. They have a couple for free today b/c it's Independent Bookstore Day: libro.fm/ibd

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it makes me really happy that the mastodon mutual aid fundraiser is going so well!

i... don't know that very many people would want to see lewds of me so i can't really join in with the #thirstaid stuff, but hey, if it gets to 25k i will totally post a picture of my pet lizard wearing a little lizard hat.

(link here: gofundme.com/f/mastodon-commun)

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offering furry commissions for thirstaid, commission preview sheet contains furry tf 

So I'm going to do something I haven't really done before (and I'm hoping I don't wind up regretting my decision to do so lol)

But for a limited time, I'm gonna start offering commissions in exchange for contributions to #thirstaid / the Mastodon Community Stimulus Redistribution. Send me proof you've sent at least $25, and I'll draw something for you! (Note that, depending on how many people actually take me up on this offer, I may take a little while, and I might not be able to make it all fully lined, coloured, and/or shaded, but I'll try my darndest! I... might also have to stop offering these prematurely if I get absolutely snowed in with commissions lol)

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Dear search engines,

If I type three words, let's say rca, 501 and emulator, and there are pages on the Internet that actually contains those three words, could you please, for the love of everything that you hold dear, show them to me?

And no, the Wikipedia page for the RCA 501 does not contain the word emulator, so why do you think that it belongs as the number one result?

And the second result, "15 best Android emulators for PC and Mac of 2020" does not contain the words rca nor 501.

There was a time when search engines actually searched for the terms you typed in. I'd like us to return to that.

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Many times, I've seen arguments made like this: "I'd try Mastodon, but I already have Twitter followers", or "I'd like to use OSM, but Google Maps has better data for my city", or, in my case, "I'd like to use sr.ht, but GitHub has better discoverability".

Platforms for which popularity improves the utility of the service are skewed in favor of the incumbents. New platforms face a chicken-and-egg problem. You have to decide - will you help it, or exacerbate it? Those are the only two choices you have.

Don't let that cool new platform die in obscurity while you wait for it to become popular.

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