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Kink (chastity, BDSM) blogging 

A bit back I set up a Dreamwidth primarily to talk about recent stuff , mostly and at caged-dragon.dreamwidth.org/

I've kept it up enough to think I might continue.

The Nov 7 introductory post is at caged-dragon.dreamwidth.org/45

(further links will be threaded here and unlisted)

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sffbookclub meta crowdfund 

The Mastodon crowd-fund is again operational on @Liberapay at liberapay.com/Mastodon_SFFBook

When Liberapay had problems last month, I withdrew the balance to date. I have just set what I withdrew (less the processing fee) to go back into the fund over the next month, at which time I will resume my own regular contribution.

As always, PM me if you need help affording the club selection or want more information about contributing.

Thank you!

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I'm Naga. A statistical consultant by training and trade, but more here for general social interaction, especially geeky, sometimes sexy/kinky, and occasionally left-wing political. Oh, and new-dad stuff. Dragonlet is my toddler, Jalan is my wife.

One of my favorite things in is Priya beat-boxing with totally flat affect.

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COVID, disability 

Absolutely fantastic article on COVID and disability and how letting the medical model of disability dominate any discourse and policy about disability actually creates disability.

nature.com/articles/d41586-022

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My teenage kids and I are heading to and looking for recommendations for stuff to eat and do.

We’re staying downtown by the waterfront, and I’d prefer not to get back in my car until the day we leave, if it can be helped. My kids are weird (so goddamned weird) and love books (bookstores big like Powell’s and small as a closet), creepy things and geeky things and horror things and art and they’ve never been to Portland before, so we’re mostly just taking it all in.

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I shouldn't be shopping for vintage computers, especially at this hour, but someone is definitely as much of a geek as I am. They're selling a TI-99/4A for $99.4A:

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18 folks busted their butts for years to get accepted to Clarion's 2020 class.

Then: covid.

Now they've got a chance to go, but need help.

I'm running an auction to support them. mwl.io/auction - go watch their video at indiegogo.com/projects/help-18 and help them out!

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i really hate how companies feel entitled to my phone. requiring that i be capable of downloading slack, and downloading a timeclock app, makes me wanna go retro. like what are they gonna do with “sorry, i don’t have apps on my phone”?
companies are foisting yet more work onto us via our digital storage space and software navigation ability.

fucking collapse already. get out of my life.

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Painful truth: Having to call in the National Guard and order them to teach students is proof that you aren't paying teachers what they're worth.

pbs.org/newshour/show/states-c

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Fediverse! can you recommend me some great people in my fellow country #iceland who are here on Mastodon and the greater fediverse?

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Sleep disturbance, ME/CFS 

For at least four nights, I've started waking early (some nights as early as 1, sometimes starting as late as 5), when waking repeatedly through the rest of the night until I get up around 7, ready or not.

In full-on today. Weak and shaking. Making instant coffee and grabbing crackers shot my heart rate up to 117 (resting is low-/mid-60s). Yay, .

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Are there tags for tattoo design commissions on Mastodon? Trying to get a few designs drawn up, and would rather and artist from here than fiverr

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Good morning, friends.

Today we have a staff meeting about our budget for next year.

It will be very tight, and not just for my department.

Please support funding for public education.

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:boost_ok: can u literature snobs (affectionate) send me trans and queer YA fiction recs so i can vicariously relive my youth as the gay tran i am :blobcat_mlem:

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whales do it / peas do it / even mp3s do it / let's do it / let's be arranged in a pod

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This may seem like a weird thing to ask about, but if I wanted to try learning mathematics (or re-learning rather) from the ground up as an unwaged adult, where would I look?

Doing an internet search is no real help, since it's pretty much all articles *about* the subject in Slate or whatever, or dodgy online courses or Skillshare or something.

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Hey, fat friends who wear leggings/tights regularly:

What are some good quality ones?
Are Snag still good, or did they reduce quality for profit?

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Expandable text input area that snaps back to its original size on any input 😡

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