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Introducing my children to Pythagorean triangles in the traditional manner: Illegal Lego techniques.

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My absolute favorite is when someone who is clearly upper class, complains about someone being middle-class 👍

Receive uncaring feedback:

- rage: get outraged over the uncaring framing

- mage: gratefully receive the fundamental point

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48. If any one owe a debt for a loan, and a storm prostrates the grain, or the harvest fail, or the grain does not grow for lack of water; in that year he need not give his creditor any grain, he washes his debt-tablet in water and pays no rent for this year.

Roller ball pen refill procedure: youtube.com/watch?v=OmyJEsU4Jg

❌ uni-ball eye (pen featured in video: pen writes very faintly and unevenly, based on my experience and the other people who tried)

✅ stabilo worker (easier (simpler construction) and works fine)

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"When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world.
When I found I could not change the open, I tried to change the nation.
When I found I could not change the nation, I tried to change my town.
When I found I could not change the town, I tried to change my family.
Now as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself.

/1

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And suddenly I realize that if long ago I changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family.
My family and I could have made an impact on our town.
Their impact could have changed the nation.
And I could indeed have changed the world."

-- Unknown Monk, circa 1100 AD

/eof

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Scheduling is one of my least favorite things. Introducing the Tennis-style Scheduling Protocol:

First person proposes the next, good time for them to the second.

Second person accepts, or proposes the next, good time for them, etc.

- - -

None of this 'I can do x, y or z' back-and-forth awfulness. Who's with me?

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oh I miss opportunities for informal music jamming.

here's me (on the piano) with some people (that I don't see now) having a nice jam some years ago.

the most fucked up thing is there is *loads* of space for this *physically* but not socially/economically.

think empty/pointless shops. they should be open social spaces.

I think most people have never even experienced an open social space so don't even notice it missing ... and if they do encounter one, they have no idea how to be in it.

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🚨 Semi-urgent question regarding real project 🚨

You have co-developed an index of data on public projects that are aiming to make life-on-earth less bad. Your aim is to grow connections and networks to accelerate positive change ☮️

You want to give sympathetic projects and mappers access to the data; you want to restrict, as far as possible, commercial users profiting (e.g. targeted ads) without contributing 🕵️

What do you do? Explanations and boosts welcome! 👍

🚨 Semi-urgent question regarding real project 🚨

You have co-developed an index of data on public projects that are aiming to make life-on-earth less bad. Your aim is to grow connections and networks to accelerate positive change ☮️

You want to give sympathetic projects and mappers access to the data; you want to restrict, as far as possible, commercial users profiting (e.g. targeted ads) without contributing 🕵️

What do you do? Explanations and boosts welcome! 👍

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Interested in community governance? 🏠 ⚖️ 👨‍⚖️

We at kanthaus.online are going to have a (private) session today to present possible changes to our constitution gitlab.com/kanthaus/kanthaus-g

The plan is to allow anyone to present ideas, get feedback and then create concrete proposals later.

It's easy for documents to lag a bit behind reality, especially when you put in institutional barriers to changing them 🙈

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The hat on this dragon is whatever you want it to be. Follow your dreams

pontifical, Avignon ca. 1330-1340

Tours, Bibliothèque municipale, ms. Diocèse 8, fol. 59r

Source: discardingimages.tumblr.com

#art #Mastoart #creativetoot #dragon

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1954: Moody Jacobs shows a giant bruise on the side and hip of his patient, Ann Hodges, after she was struck by a meteorite. She is the only confirmed person in history to have been hit by a meteorite. It crashed through her roof, ricocheted off some furniture, and hit her where she was napping under a blanket.

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Outrage Porn 

A thread on why outrage porn is the purview of the mediocre.

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Today's aspirations:

1. Repeat your maxim until it becomes a cliche.

2. Understand it at the surface grammatical level.

3. Then understand it at the deeper, more contextual level.

4. Develop the traits required to apply the maxim.

5. Teach the maxim to others.

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