I just supported our lovely Octodon admin @CobaltVelvet with some mon-ay.

You should too!

patreon.com/CobaltVelvet liberapay.com/CobaltVelvet/

or contact her directly for other options.

:blobheartcat:

birdsite, programming, deadline 

[…] psychological findings that highlight the similarities between men and women; psychological research on transgender and nonbinary individuals’ identities and experiences; and developmental research suggesting that the tendency to view gender/sex as a meaningful, binary category is culturally determined and malleable." 🐘

"This review describes 5 sets of empirical findings, spanning multiple disciplines, that fundamentally undermine the gender binary. These sources of evidence include neuroscience findings that refute sexual dimorphism of the human brain; behavioral neuroendocrinology findings that challenge the notion of genetically fixed, nonoverlapping, sexually dimorphic hormonal systems; […] 🐘

fuck I'm getting mad about the borg queen all over again now

based on all the spammer and gab bullshit lately, I just wanna give a big shout out to all the instance admins and mods who are blocking people and instances left and right and doing their best to protect their users. yall the mvps

Holy moly, this composite photo from APOD is fantastic

. o O (though it looks more like a TIE Fighter than the ISS...)

apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap190715.ht

weirder.earth admin notice 

why the "Oxford comma" is important 

storytime, teenage years, cassettes, music 

Strength: How much coding vocabulary you have.

Dexterity: How often you have to backspace or rewrite something.

Constitution: How long you can sit in a chair and code. Also determines how much coffee and red bull you can handle.

Intelligence: How good you are at coding tricks; knowing polymorphism, being able to express long statements in shorter ways, etc.

Wisdom: How well you can write comments and readable code.

Charisma: How well you can persuade someone to accept your pull request.

yay killjoys (for the final season :blobsad:)

"gosh you are really beautiful up close...do you even have pores?"

If I ever suddenly become motivated to make music, it'll probably be, like, me learning to play piano so I can do Mahler on a synthesizer loaded with samples of dialup modem noise, record scratches and Kalashnikovs.

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