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OOPS. Just now realized that two old posts, which I originally made pre-Mastodon but edited just today after noticing mistakes/deficiencies in them, were tooted out after those edits when arguably they should not have been. The good news is at least they are getting reads now...

How not to handle a student suicide
(Editorial note: I'm going to try not to rush these, but I've got a pretty big backlog to work through. Some of these posts may have lost some of their timeliness, as I have had things to deal with which have taken huge chunks out of the time I would normally use for blogging. Hopefully I'll be back to "normal" in a few weeks.)...
-middle-school -nichols

Another pharmacy mishap, another young life cut short
Once again, we visit the issue of pharmacy mishaps. recently reported on the death of an 8-year old boy which the mother blames on a mistake made by a compounding pharmacy months prior. The boy, Jake Steinbrecher from Loveland, Colorado, had originally been taking clonidine in pill form. The pills...

TIL: The freedom to run the program, for any purpose. = Whatever feature I want has to be already present there.

If you use an app to access Mastodon, there's a good chance it's getting review-bombed right now.

Now would be a good time to give it an honest review, if you haven't already.

I need sleep. Good night, Fediverse.

I'd say keep fighting, but quite frankly, y'all need to stop with just boosting stuff and start putting your skin in the game too.

“New York City, you’re the motherfucking best!”

-- US women’s soccer team co-captain Megan Rapinoe on live TV Wednesday after she and her squad were gifted the keys to the city.

Are approaching a time this is a common occurrence?

It’s honestly so frustrating to find out just how much of the FOSS community belongs in a trash heap. The lack of empathy, of a sense of ethics beyond free software, is startling.

@openscience Good stuff. Do you guys have a website or is it just a social media presence for now?

Forgive me if I'm not always that active on here. I do try to check in at least once a week and see if anything interesting is happening, but it's still taking a while to get this service in my regular "traffic pattern".

@ajroach42 @dbucklin Just curious if you ever wound up dong anything with NNCP? I found your mentions of it in a thread from about a year or so ago. I've had an NNCP install for a while, and I would like to do more with it as I find the idea intriguing.

"On 10 April, astrophysicists announced that they had captured the 1st ever image of a #blackhole.

No headlines mentioned that the image would have been impossible without open-source software: #Matplotlib, a #Python library for graphing data.

Just 5 days later, the NSF rejected a grant to support that ecosystem, saying that the software lacked sufficient impact.

#opensource is widely acknowledged as crucially important in science, yet it is funded non-sustainably."

If you're looking for a lightweight web browser that is not Chromium-based, try Palemoon.

why did we start referring to technology as "sexy"? sexy is a word that means something has sex appeal. i mean, if you want to fuck a macbook, that's great, but keep it out of the review

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Ya know, if you're a news website, you really owe it to your readers, to the world, to not break your links, especially not after like 15 months.

Statement regarding Anime Matsuri 2019
While I did not announce it widely, in part due to it being kind of a last-minute thing, I did help staff the Extra Life booth at Anime Matsuri 2019 over the weekend.

Those familiar with me know I have a track record of helping out with charitable events, including a volunteer history going back a full decade now. I have been a part of the Extra Life Guild since, well,...

I think this is the first time in 2 years or more that I have stayed home from a pinball league night on purpose. I'm still looking at the live results on though.

Statement regarding the remainder of Space City Pinball League Season 10
For a variety of reasons I am unable to share in a public blog post at this time, I will not be participating in weeks 3 and 4 of the current Space City Pinball League season at Eighteen Twenty Lounge. I regret disappointing the fans and followers I have out there and I hope to fill in the details at a...

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