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Natural cleaners (~) Show more

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And yesterday's #sunset. There was only a very small window of time when the light was just like this.

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if you come away from formal logic class thinking it can be applied to formally analyze real world social problems instead of having a massive existential crisis about what logic even is, you probably should have failed the class

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weed ecology Show more

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A lot of people who want to learn art give up very quickly, believing they don't have the ability to learn.

Talent is a lie though. It doesn't exist.

Sometimes people will try and not learn as quickly as they think they should. Yet nobody would pick up a violin and expect to learn to play all on their own without anyone or anything to guide them. There are scales and techniques to practice.

For art, this involves re-learning how to see things, so you can form specifics about the shape, rather than just creating a symbol of it in your mind. And this involves developing the coordination for mark making. And how to construct shapes so they look like something.

It's no wonder people get frustrated and give up when they try to figure out the entire history of art on their own.

Use some resources and learn! I promise it's a lot more effective to practice *well* than to just hope that scribbling on paper will make you better.

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This stem is a dieffenbachia, and it used to be the same size as the healthy leafy plant in the background.

I left it on my desk on campus over December and I guess they switched off the heating while no one was there. Foolish of me not to plan for that.

This plant lost all its leaves and roots and nearly died. But the stem's still green so it can still photosynthesise, and I'm nursing it back to health. After 6 weeks of warmth and light, it's starting to grow roots again!

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A tweet from Amaryah S. Armstrong @amaryah_sa.

“The success of capitalism is due to how much it has convinced people that you have to earn your existence.
I keep seeing people saying dignity is earned and I’m just like, you sound like a terrible parent, partner, person, neighbor, and friend, but also am like, somebody taught you that and treated you that way and that sounds like a shit way to be raised.”

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police, chemical weapons, safety Show more

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Naziyah Mahmood, artist, poet, Astrophysicist Aerospace Engineer & martial artist photographed by Fiona Brims #womensart


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@UnconventionalEmma I love both of those. I also like:

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. – Chinese Proverb


There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments. — Janet Kilburn Phillips

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What's your favorite quote about gardening?

I’m going with:

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” - Marcus Tullius Cicero

Although I am also partial to Ron Finley’s “Gardening is the most therapeutic and defiant act you can do. Plus you get strawberries.”

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Just a friendly reminder that it’s still Black History Month.

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Hey fellow tooters, do you know any people around here interested in these topics? I’d love to chat about them, I don’t know who to follow!

- music composition
- electronic music, chiptune
- VJing, live digital performances
- indie video games
- demoscene
- hardware hack (softcore cpus, gpus…)
- programming language design
- operating system design
- drawing, painting
- crafts (woodworking, sewing…)

I probably forgot some of my interests there, but it’s a start!

Boost is appreciated. :3

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The definitive guide to heart emojis Show more

alyxmaia boosted's archive of DJ sets in RealAudio format (!!) are still available:

(and VLC plays RealAudio files, if you want to hear what pirate internet radio sounded like in 1993)

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Anarchists know that a long period of education must precede any great fundamental change in society, hence they do not believe in vote begging, nor political campaigns, but rather in the development of self-thinking individuals.
-- Lucy Parsons

#anarchism #quote #bot

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