"Ok, now we need a desk lamp."

"I made a list from the website! Our options are Jansjö, Ranarp, Forså, Hektar—"

Suddenly, with an unearthly roar, the stench of brimstone filled the air. In a swirl of smoke and flame, a dark figure appeared, with robes of pure shadow and fiery eyes.

"WHAT FOOLISH MORTAL DARES SUMMON ME, THE MIGHTY—" The demon stopped abruptly. It frowned at the tasteful Swedish pine furniture on display, then sighed. "Dammit, not again."

#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

The 1992 hacking film Sneakers has a press kit in the form of a floppy disk with DOS program, which modern web technology allows you to run in your web browser.

via twitter.com/powersoffour/statu

Drew Gardner takes photographs of people done up to look like their famous ancestors. Here’s a particularly poignant example: Shannon LaNier is a many-times-great-grandchild of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, his slave.








Snap dragons are very pretty, but when the flowers die, their seed pods turn into creepy little skulls! 💀💀💀

Deeply Artificial Trees: Deeply weird clip synthesized from a Bob Ross program fed through the Deep Dream thingy to create something that makes me think of the chaos of unstructured creative energy that exists beyond the borders of the infinite in comic-book cosmology (Kirby’s Source, Moore’s Chaoplasm).

via twitter.com/iron_spike/status/

Forgot I needed to shop in my exercise ride this morning so now I have had to dig out my emergency backup face mask to go out foraging at lunchtime

"Instead of building re-usable software, we should try to build disposable software." programmingisterrible.com/post

A coworker said (paraph): "90% of the time you create a new thing to abstract 2+ cases, you shouldn't. Use the name as a guide: if your new thing's name makes sense to either 1) a pure CS grad student (is a mathy idea) or 2) a domain expert, then it might make sense. But if it only makes sense to you right now, it's probably not going to make sense to you in a week—or this afternoon."

I only knew the flemish name of this one, "heggewinde", so I looked it up. It's Calystegia sepium, and it has so many names in English: hedge bindweed, Rutland beauty, bugle vine, heavenly trumpets, bellbind, granny-pop-out-of-bed.

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