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๐Ÿ‘‹ I'm Ricardo. I live in sunny .

:crt_w_green_lines: I live in an ivory tower of abstractions, and use arcane sigils to coerce poisoned sand and lightning to do my bidding. This sometimes works as intended.

๐Ÿฆ€ I'm a fan, been following it since before the 1.0 release, and it keeps getting better.

:blobcat: have a place in my heart. I'm a simple man, I see cat photos, I boost 'em.

๐Ÿ“ผ Remember: be kind, rewind! ๐Ÿ“ผ

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๐Ÿ“š Reading is the best thing (after , of course)

is a fascinating subject, regardless if the subject is Ancient Rome, Mesopotamia or, most mysterious of all, the Late Bronze Age collapse (it was not just the Sea Peoples, okay?)

Ann Leckie, N.K. Jemisin, and Ursula K. LeGuin are gifts to humanity, and you owe yourself reading their delightful and works!

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racism 

ยซIncensed, the head of the college took Anantha aside and accused him of trying to embarrass the college. โ€œWeโ€™re not racist!โ€ he said.

Later he took me aside to add: โ€œWe donโ€™t like being called racist.โ€ I was threatened with expulsion. Anantha tried to point out again that a sherwani is a suit, in line with the rule book. The head replied: โ€œYouโ€™d call a clown suit a suit, but you canโ€™t wear that into a formal dinner.โ€ยป

e-tangata.co.nz/reflections/cl

"Is it true there are monsters in the deep?" the sailor asked.
"Yes, of course," the mermaid said, "there are monsters everywhere."
The sailor laughed and gestured around the bustling harbour. "Really? Everywhere?"
The mermaid smiled. "Everywhere."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

Image searching 'afrofuturism fashion' really makes you appreciate how bland and boring the white cyberpunk look is actually ๐Ÿค” Like just compare these two searches.

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Happy #caturday!
May your day be as comfy as possible - just do as he does ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ˜ธ
#CatsOfMastodon #Mastocats

"Beaks never met an oppressive oligarch she didn't like. To set fire to." :flan_set_fire:โ€‹ :flan_molotov:โ€‹

This #crime #mystery #ebook is 50% Die Hard, 50% Robin Hood, and 100% trouble. :flan_book:โ€‹ :flan_mask:โ€‹

Free everywhere, but here's some Kindle links.

US - amzn.to/2MwLFrc
UK - amzn.to/2CUqGim

Despite whatever you might think about folks who work on tech spilling forth an utterance of curses - know that it is an essential verbal component to data witchery. Often used along with the somatic components, (๐Ÿ–• is one you may be familiar with), the words weave a fine spell, in hopes it may be used to coax the device or process in question into obedience, or face banishment to oblivion.

bandcamp friday today folks!

my friend Sara recently released a new remix of her single "Grace Jones" so if you'd like to purchase you can find it here:

saaramusic.bandcamp.com/

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Non-Black fedi please consider this a direct appeal to show that you actually support Black liberation in a meaningful way. Our first post on here about #OrishaLand got 59 books (linked below). We were kinda surprised that it was that popular & took that as a sign of interest/support. Please do something to help shore up this project's defenses so that it can survive, grow, & thrive rather than just be remembered after it's gone. If you would like to support in more direct ways than those suggested above or in the post please check out 400and1's social media to find out what they need most at this time.

rage.love/@noyovo/105804525367

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A group of Black revolutionaries have started an autonomous zone named #OrishaLand in #Austin, #Texas. They've already done a lot to fight #gentrification by organizing material support & political education for the local Black community. It's a real glimmer of hope for what has otherwise been a shitty #BlackHistoryMonth.

For more about their recent efforts:
fourhundredandone.com/so/ebNUV

On social media:
Instagram: @400and1
Twitter: @_400and1
Facebook: /400and1

Oh hi!

I wrote a dark but sweet fantasy novel of libraries and necromancy.

It would be amazing if you shared this post around.

๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ’€ ๐Ÿ–ค

Buy links and sample chapters: victoriacorva.xyz/books/books-

Every now and then I am reminded of this:

English: great minds think alike.
German: Zwei Dumme, ein Gedanke (roughly: two idiots, one thought)

What I find fascinating here is that it embodies two completely opposing views on a kind of spontaneous consensus. The British mindset apparently sees it as a suggestion that there is something to it, while the German reacts with suspicion.

The matter is complicated -and simplified - by the fact that both expressions are often used to describe the ...

In DS9

We learn that the future of computing is

Tablet computers with non-backlit colour e-ink screens, with non-screen surface area for holding it and styluses for data entry

And I think that's beautiful

bรบbรบ's further adventures with cardboard boxes

white supremacy & misogynoir in U.S. suffrage movement 

"In 1919, the executive committee of the Georgia Democratic Party adopted a resolution allowing women to vote in the Democratic white primary. Written by Emily MacDougald, the resolution passed 24-1. It allowed for a handful of white Atlanta women to vote in their first local election. Women of color were driven away under threat of physical violence. When black suffragists in the Jim Crow South sought help from their white counterparts, they were told that the disenfranchisement of African American women was an issue of race, not of gender, and therefore beyond the movementโ€™s purview." atlantahistorycenter.com/blog/

If your feminism is not intersectional it will be bullshit. #history #WomensHistoryMonth

Is Powerwolf a furry band?
(metal band that has a theme of "catholic werewolves" and members have werewolf personas)

Heyyyy it's released! github.com/jepsen-io/maelstrom is a distributed systems learning tool: a workbench where you can write your own "distributed" systems in any language, using JSON messages via STDIN/STDOUT. Wanna write a gossip system in Perl? A transactional KV store in bash? Maelstrom will run it, show you how messages flow through the system, and verify key safety properties.

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