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I don't think I ever did this back when I first joined, so here's a little
I'm Squiddy (he/him), I'm an engineering student who would rather bake bread than do engineering schoolwork, and I've really interested in things like social ecology lately, seeing as the world isn't doing so great. I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for Bionicle and The Elder Scrolls, and I will readily become a huge lore nerd in something if given the chance. Nice to meet you!

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The desire for unbounded growth of users is based in capitalism's need for unsustainable growth. I think we should reject this.

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you might not have known this, but google - the company you use for searching, email, maps, translation, data storage, watching videos, voice assistant tech, backing up your phone, storing photos, finding images, making purchases, making your phone's operating system, advertising, providing webfonts, running website analytics, providing captcha authentication, and browsing the internet - might be tracking you

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I've always thought nontangible work gets undervalued, so i tried something. I commissioned the printing of a book with my (admittedly not good) work. People immediately started offering way more. Like, DRASTIC changes.

Since then I've done shit like printing out site screenshots, and refused almost any job with a client who wouldn't meet in person.

if i could, i should have programmed objects. I used those nsfc stickers and my shit code got overvalued.

MAKE YOUR WORK TANGIBLE

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They're coming for us. They're coming for us all.

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finished reading Edible Forest Gardens Volume 1. for a book entirely about ecological theories, it was surprisingly engaging. now, onto volume 2 which covers how to put the theory into practice.

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long, meta, pretentious explanation of why this "place" is different Show more

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lifehack: whenever public wifi asks you for your email, instead of giving it to them, do this ONE NEAT TRICK

look at the name of the company trying to collect it (it will never be the restaurant or cafe, always some soulless data brokering tech firm) and type in "sales" or "hello" @companyname.website

give them a taste of their own medicine!!

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when your friends cant stop arguing about social praxis and nobody remembers to order food? thats when you got none pizza with left beef

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Discourse (No not that. Sheesh. Have you folk never heard of the entire academic field of Discourse Analysis?) Show more

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sewing! - and masculinity, gendering, misogyny, environmental pol Show more

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First really really successful foray into baking bread! It was surprisingly delicious and light and fluffy and has all been devoured by the household. Used this tutorial - thebibliosphere.tumblr.com/pos #baking #bread

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@lapis How to mend small holes in tee shirts:
youtube.com/watch?v=vvDdzD5pF3

How to darn a hole in a sock:
youtube.com/watch?v=yi_J8YeQkw

Similar technique but this time with an embroidery hoop to mend the crotch of a pair of jeans:
youtube.com/watch?v=0bdIPVc1Mk

Another good video on darning by hand:
youtube.com/watch?v=fMiBLZ-COl

Don't get confused if you look at other videos that teach machine darning since that is a completely different technique.

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@polychrome @amberf @lynnesbian On earlier versions of Windows, if Windows Update ran out of space, it'd just stop & wait for user input.

But Windows 10 will automatically delete non-Windows partitions to make room for the update without even letting the user know what it did, let alone ask permission first. makeuseof.com/tag/windows-upda

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tbh i don't even want people to specifically switch to linux, i just want people to not use windows

like. you can use a BSD or HURD or fucking haiku just don't use windows please its killing m e

(but not macOS.)

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Who's that just sitting there?

Oh, it's me, putting the cute in executive dysfunction

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Last year I looked into hosting Mason Bees in my yard. I never got around to it yet.
As compared to European Honey Bees, Masons are better pollinators and actually aren't an invasive species as opposed to EHBs. They are very docile but don't produce anything tangible we can exploit.

For folks in apartments or with small yards they're a great project and many resources are available online about how to make an area inviting to them.

Here is one overview of the MB:
lawn-care-academy.com/mason-be

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good praxis 4 the bees Show more

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latest achievement... gluten free, dairy free cake if you can believe it~

cake is chocolate black bean: geniuskitchen.com/recipe/black

frosting is dark chocolate sweet potato: thekitchn.com/how-to-make-choc

you probably wouldn't guess from the taste or texture cuz it's nearly exactly the same as reg cake imo

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