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I've put links and summaries of all 31 of my flash fiction in one place so you don't have to wade through a Masto thread:

readsteven.com/read/ainktober_

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Nazis are not subhuman. Make no mistake. They are every bit as human as you or I. This is why they must be destroyed. Because they have just as much ability as you or I to not be nazis. They hold that capability, but instead they rationalize, justify and choose to be one every single day. They aren't less human than any of us. That is why they are so disgusting.

Here's an example from Pittsburgh. The first screenshot shows a map of libraries that Google will tell you about. In the second are libraries that the Allegheny County Library Association website will tell you about, including the very nice enormous library we visited just today. There are so many more than Google's willing to show!

(why the heck would an advertising company like Google bother to tell you about libraries? They lend books out for free! Not much advertising potential there.)

Announcing Hellraver (2020)

I am so pleased that this mostly came out the way I wanted it to the first go round. There are tweaks I want to make, and I still have to make a jig to actually permanently affix the sides together, but goddamn. Sometimes a dumb idea works out almost exactly how you envisioned it.

Also it still smells absolutely TERRIBLE XD

#mastoart #hellraiser #LED #horror #WhoLetSashaUseIndustrialEquipment #NotAfterLastTime #OhNoNotAgain

Have you tried DuckDuckGo recently? I find its results as good or better than Google 99% of the time, and has the advantage of not being Google in any way.

For the remaining 1%, adding "!g" to the search sends it through Google.

I'll be honest, I use !w to search Wikipeida 20x more.

More shortcuts: duckduckgo.com/bang

It is somehow comforting to know that people no longer rent pineapples.

Fascinating deaths in AD 79 

To the guy who put a cassette single of Radiohead Creep in the tip jar:

1) Baristas value money much more than your taste in music.

2) No one here has a tape player, not even in their old cars that they try to keep running on your shitty tip money.

3) Please dispose of garbage properly.

Gives you an idea of How serious the new coronavirus strain is: China is putting Wuhan under quarantine - this is a city of 11 million people, with all public transportation shut down on short notice. theguardian.com/world/2020/jan

I've been seeing some activity (faves/boosts) on older toots.

Anyone else seeing that? It's often bot behavior.

(I supposed it's _possible_ that someone with 49 followers has multiple people digging around in my past this week. :shrug: )

In tech, 'smart' refers to any device that stops working when the company that manufactures it goes out of business, regardless of what it does.

On the plus side, I finally completed my first full year in Stardew Valley, after a number of false starts over the years.

(Growing up working on an actual family farm made me approach the theme in a very stressful way. I've sort of figured out something a bit more healthy.)

I mean, they're right. The guillotines are going to get them way before the climate does.

A young developer sits next to me at the coffee shop. After a few curious looks at my laptop he asks, "What is that?"

I give it's name.

"What's that?" he asked again.

I consider. It's a development environment that was once cutting edge and that I pioneered the use of. It took over the world. Now it's so obsolete that the name is forgotten, and I'm working to end-of-life a project that I've shepherded for two decades.

I sigh. "Nothing," I say. "What are you working on?

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