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Nice to read a little book review / journal entry I wrote a year ago and it holds up. :)

"God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater" by Kurt Vonnegut
jays.net/mr_rosewater.txt

Can't help seeing nonsensical things in Peaky Blinders. For the sake of cool cinematography (success) they have (1) strong-rooms (banks) with bars on all sides... but big plate glass windows on the 4th side. (2) they have padded room insane asylums... with iron bars as the 4th wall. (3) grated floors on death row... with INSANE amounts of blue LED light shining up from below.

Bitcoin / Tether 

A good read: crypto-anonymous-2021.medium.c

My primary curiosity is whether or not one could project an "actual" current BTC value if Tether went to $0. I had never heard of Tether before that post. I don't pay much attention to 99.999999% of the crypto-verse. :)

uspol, religion 

I have 0 problems with people "under God"ing if they want to, but it feels mandatory, which is a bummer. I can't serve my country if I chose to?

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uspol, religion 

Curious if in my lifetime we'll ever do away with the anti-communist "under god" stuff we added after WWII so atheists like me don't feel alienated. Glad we did so for testifying in court, but it's still a tripping point for the Pledge of Allegiance and holding any public office apparently...

uspol 

'One Day More' of President Trump - Les Misérables parody <3
youtu.be/E4aTjeCP0Lo

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poll for Black people, boost ++ 

Poll meant at Black fedi users (newcomers and elders).

Would you be interested in joining a Black-only Masto instance* where older Fedi users could volunteer to give ✌🏾 trainings✌🏾 about online antiblack behavior, how to detect avoid/defend from them, sharing experiences + more general admin/moderation advice for people who would like to run Black/Indigenous instances?

*The instance would be completely defederated from the whole Fediverse, at least for the first weeks/months of its existence.

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[hearing light shuffling noise through the wall]

god, i hope that's a squirrel in the crawlspace and not someone moving in to the apartment next to me.

[hearing the sound of a power drill through the wall]

god, i hope the bed frame that squirrel is assembling is quiet and i don't have to constantly hear them fucking.

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While Ed Mastery basically silenced the MRAs who complained about feminine pronouns in my tech books, I had previously made this table to answer them.

mwl.io/archives/2870

(By "silenced," I mean "they stopped complaining to me about it." The MRAs are still yammering away in their Man Pits.)

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I wish there was an "index fund" of charities and causes that I could trust were vetted to be benefiting people and would adjust contributions to each place as necessary.

Code for America is looking for volunteers to help educate people about the Earned Income Tax Credit. Apparently the EITC is one of the most progressive tax laws on the books, yet millions of eligible Americans don't know about it, so don't take it. bit.ly/3igZX0m

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#owncast just released its 0.0.5 update! It now recognizes Keyoxide as a social handle 🎉

To celebrate, #keyoxide 2.4.1 can now verify your ownership of an Owncast instance 😎

Example (@yarmo): keyoxide.org/9f0048ac0b23301e1

Here's the guide keyoxide.org/guides/owncast to add this to your own profile!

Let's get streaming while supporting decentralized networks!

uspol 

Feeling down? TONS of good news here: cnn.com/2021/01/12/us/elle-ree

I've never been so happy to hear "nobody uses Bitcoin" :D

Fascinating language shift at work: We don't have "backlog grooming" meetings anymore, because of the 2nd definition of "grooming." They're "backlog refinement" meetings now.
Curious if every dog groomer in the US needs to / should rebrand their business.

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Repeat it all together with me:

The problem isn't "polarization"

The problem is white supremacy

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Finally sat down to listen to the Black Autonomy podcast. It's great, and for a first episode it's amazingly well produced.

blackautonomy.libsyn.com/websi

"hmmmmmmmm
can ents eat cheese?
We're giant strong trees, we can do whatever we want
Like petting bears
Yepp :) depending on the forest. We don't have bears in Norway but I'm sure Ents can teleport to whatever forest they want
we can go to teh polar bears
OMG YES I DO"

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Ha yes. "Who wants to join me in dissapearing into a forest, turning into ents and protecting the smol cute birbs against things. Maybe smacking some humans on their head with our branches"

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