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About Me, Outlook on Technology 

I don't care what is technically possible. I care about what actual people using the software, product, or service will or have experienced.

"Actual people" is inclusive and includes you, too. Screen readers, text-only email, TUI web browsers, system administrator experience are all relevant. So are GMail, Outlook, Chrome, and iOS.

Telling me to disregard an entire category of users without good reason is not welcome.

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my relationship to the supernatural, or, the place where the falling angel meets the rising ape 

in short, ownerless was right about humans and so was godfeels, capitalism is a psychic mind virus that will kill us all unless we kill it first, and i'm a butterfly, also sometimes an angel and a mouse, and all of these things are about as true as anything else.

or, as pratchett put it:

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tfw i have a few seconds of scrambled video and a fuzzy blip on the radar, ask for help, and find out there are two kinds of veteran mech pilot:

• that's an NSV-4 Nightstalker, with the Grave Trident offensive package! wait. no. they want us to think it's a -4, but look at that faint secondary reflection here… it must be a feint, they're using the much lighter NSV-3 Nighthunter, which was never designed to carry Grave Trident, and pushing the secondary jets as hard as they can to compensate for the extra mass and Essence Core load! which means the real attack is coming as soon as they'd expect us to sortie for this obvious distraction…

• fucked if i know. one of the green ones? but i can tell from the cockpit stickers and general contempt for gravity that Colossus Jackson's driving it, so call your daddy and tell him you need a fresh box of #2 pencils, because we're about to get schooled

potential tingler title 

PONDERED IN THE ORB BY MY HANDSOME WIZARD BOYFRIEND

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And unless I’m wrong here, country music shares its roots with folk music and like, union songs. And now it’s all about celebrating very expensive signifiers of “working class pride” while glorifying the owner class who oppresses actual working people.

(Someone else mentioned this recently but I forget who.)

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OH: the slowest burning lesbian romance in the history of literature

DT: "Hey at least my leads meet in chapter 2"

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OH: the inherent homoeroticism of being narrative foils

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Desert Bus 

Congrats to FutureGazer on winning the boxes. Total raised was $12,179, which, holy moly.

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overheard 

Three guesses what the leading origin of new emperors in Rome was, and your other two guesses are also 'popular general who had the support of the troops and promised them fat bonuses for performing a coup.'

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> this is not textual (nor, according to [the author], intended) but it is the truth; you shall know it because it hurts

maybem, 2021

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so, are you a "generation
ship AI with unclear motives" girl or a "tired SCP foundation site director sipping coffee" girl

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As I currently set up my producer studio for @DesertBus ’s Dawn Guard shift, here’s a little complication I made to help me keep track of shifts. (Needs latest watchOS). TestFlight link, in case you want it: testflight.apple.com/join/9doo #DB2021

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literally the first thing we found in the game was unexploded ordinance from an ancient war that could (and, indeed, was intended to) destroy the entire island we were standing on

what a fuckin’ design philosophy

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US internet policy at this point is basically a wild west of data collection and scamming with a sprinkle of oppressing sex workers

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"cure is simple," says the doctor. "go to the desert. see a statue of Ozymandias, King of Kings. look upon his Works, ye Mighty, and Despair. that should cheer you up."

"but doctor!" cried the shattered visage with sneer of cold command, half-sunk in the sand near vast and trunkless legs of stone,

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the sky above the port was the color of a cookie consent overlay which you stubbornly refuse to dismiss
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@Lore honesty is a red flag cause it means you might say something when your rights are being infringed.

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anyway you can enable all the robots.txt and meta tags and everything you want but at some point, you kinda have to assume anything you post publicly will be scraped. there's no 'evil bit' you can set to detect whether someone is archiving your posts or not.

(also google search is sometimes the only way i can fucking *find* old posts because fedi search is intentionally garbage)

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