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I sometimes forget to cw food/diet/exercise stuff. I'm trying to get better about remembering, but if this is a painful thing for you, maybe consider muting me.

"One of the most celebrated and beloved literary epics in China, Jin Yong’s Legend of the Condor Heroes has been the country’s premier wuxia—a blending of history, martial arts action, and fantasy—for more than half a century. Now, St. Martin’s Press is proud to publish the first English-language translation of the classic saga for U.S. readers, starting with A Hero Born."

#Books #China #SFF #Wuxia #Translations

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I got a letter from my middle school penpal and it is full of moose facts.


I used to be able to browse the federated timeline without it jumping down on me. Has something changed or have I forgotten the trick?


This seems like a huge design flaw that it auto refreshes and bumps you to a different spot in the timeline. People are confused and frustrated and complain about it regularly and if you're new to mastodon it's gotta be off-putting.

Hey you! Want to develop open source software in your job? Want to have a direct impact on hundreds of thousands of students each year? Want to get a good pension and be able to study for free? The Open University is hiring developers for our -based VLE!

have you ever noticed that someone post a screenshot of text without providing an image description, preventing you from being able to read it? or maybe they posted a huge amount of text that just can't possibly be described with the image description feature?

simply tag @OCRbot in a direct reply to the image. it will download the image and scan it using tesseract OCR to output the text contained in the image!

because OCRbot runs on, it has a character limit of 65535, so even the longest images should work OK!

check the reply to this image to see it parsing the attached screenshot!

From the Devour The Rich Department: someone bought a £3.5 million apartment with floor-to-ceiling windows adjacent to the Tate Gallery, and then sued the Tate because gallery visitors could see into their apartment.

1) The ruling was "no, pull the damn blinds":

2) The name of the judge in this case was Justice Mann. Just let that nominative determinism soak in.

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reminder that Volapük existed, and Esperanto was the more reasonable alternative to it

"created in 1879 and 1880 by Johann Martin Schleyer, a Roman Catholic priest in Baden, Germany. Schleyer felt that God had told him in a dream to create an international language."

People say the creator of Esperanto was eccentric and utopian, but this was his main competition.

I need something real comforting to watch/read tonight.

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Oh sure, when a million dollar company puts files on my computers that track my activity its 'cookies' and 'business', but when I put files on their computers that extract information its 'hacking' and 'illegal' #computing #internet #privacy #bigdata #doublestandards

How can I find an office chair for a small, slim person for under $500? Even chairs designed for short people specifically are designed to accommodate people with more circumference. I have been using for 4 or so years now. I use it at its tallest setting so I'm at the top end of the height limit for using it. But the seatpan is still way too deep and the armrests are miles away from my body.

many years ago my dad said that sloths look like haunted coconuts and i've not been able to unsee that since

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The more I realize that online environments less hostile than Tumblr, twitter and facebook are possible,

the more I get a tendency to simply refuse to interact with people who seem intent on purposely misunderstanding me, irritating me or just not engaging with me on the assumption of good intentions and the desire for mutually enjoyable contact.

& I'm still learning how to treat others like that and checking myself for the harmful behaviors that I have learned on social media.

Trying to use my mouse left handed makes me realize how much skill is actually involved in using a mouse.

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Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more