Ok I know this is like a 1990 hot take but I'm so tired of albums with gratituous sexualised images of women on the covers.

Just migrated my bookkeeping to hledger and everything is SO MUCH BETTER

My girlfriend is spending the next half year literally on the other side of the planet, so I made a chocolate calendar of sorts to count the days until she returns octodon.social/media/1DnGigli0

I'm a bit worried about Bandersnatch, not because of the choose your own adventure model or anything (I think that's in the range between fun and a very good idea), but because one can imagine the same without choice, i.e. a TV series that uses data on the viewer's preferences to show them similar things to what they have already seen, which I think runs a very real risk of empoverishing culture (even more).

I love how alt texts are a big help for me, someone who has perfect vision but very poor image analysis skills

I'd love to make some detached ironic joke about 2019, but just given the things I *know* will happen in my life this year, I am legit scared out of my wits.

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I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you're referring to as 2019 is, in fact, GNU/Year.

Also all my belated Christmas presents landed well and I'm so relieved about that. Have been low key terrified about messing that up for weeks.

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not gonna lie, not a big fan of CWing for, quote, "sincerity."

it's okay to be a person, ya don't gotta be the Shitpost Irony Czar, having feelings won't get you edited outta all the pictures

I'm at a new year's celebration where almost everyone is a) tired, b) in tights or sweatpants, and c) knitting. It's half past ten and we're seriously contemplating going to bed before the new year. My kind of party!

Me and some friends have a new year's quiz for 2019 (in Swedish), in case anyone's interested. goo.gl/forms/4bL3RkVr8yNozx0J2

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Soon enough, the French Academy rose to the occasion, and published its opinion on this version of French which doesn't exclude women and nonbinary people by design.

They described it as a "mortal peril".

I'm not joking, this is a real quote from its official declaration. Including women and nonbinary people in your spelling puts the French language in "mortal peril".

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When I say it's impossible to talk about someone in French without gendering them, this is not strictly true. There is an entire system of "inclusive writing", complete with neopronouns (there are no gender-neutral pronouns in what I'm going to call "classical French") to remedy the language's huge flaws.

But the use of gender-neutral language in France isn't simply a question of using the words to make them more commonplace. It's a political battle.

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*with five minutes left to leave the hotel*
kate: I'm bad at packing
me: don't beat yourself up, it's NP-hard

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retoot if you think you shouldn't bite holes into thinks just because the texture is nice

trying to prove a point to my bird

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