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When tech industry queers with insurance coverage start telling everyone else how to do politics right:

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Everyone understands eventually if you speak English at them loudly and slowly enough

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Alright!! I’m done with this!! It looks all kinds of fucked up but I learned a lot making it and also: I made a thing! It’s a cover for my leatherman

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okay i did it, ordered some used military clothes off etsy for cheaps to cut the pockets out of and sew to my flannel

@vantablack vanta out here single handedly destroying the military machine by stealing all their pockets

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I'm obsessed with this bridge, mossy industrial designs are so attractive

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Today I sowed:

Winter lettuces and Corn Salad
Lots of Kohl Rabi
Fennel (bulbs)
Beetroot
Tsoi Sim (Japanese leafy green)

Then quickly covered with mesh because the cat wanted to jump on the bed and have a good dig around!

#Gardening #KitchenGarden #Cats

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i don't understand why we should continue structuring our movements around the writings of guys who died 100 years ago, we need new forms and new theories that are adapted to our age. like all those youtubers I like, all of whom literally just do bad vulgarisations of the aforementioned dead guys

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You don't have to be perfect to have good things.

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The repotting of the main plant was successful, it seems happy with its new home. There was a healthy root structure, and with the extra space this new pot provides, I anticipate it'll keep growing and keep making little baby plants too.
@plants #plants

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Pics from a hike halfway up Blackcomb Mountain this week (near Whistler, British Columbia, Canada). Our 13 year old son was not pleased. But it was beautiful!

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I also ended up with a few babies to pot on, having separated them from the main plant. I possibly should have waited for broken roots to callus over before exposing the ends to soil, but I'm taking a gamble, hoping that it's more important the plants bed into the new soil. I did accidentally break off the tiny baby shoot from the previous toot, I've planted it because I'm a hopeless optimist but it doesn't have any root structure attached so I don't know if it'll survive 😭 still, the others seem fairly healthy and they should survive being replanted. With luck I'll have lots more aloe plants soon! I'll likely offer them out to the fedi once established.
@plants #plants

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a bit of obvious etymology that dawned on me about 20 years too late yesterday: Welsh’s word for Englishman, “Sais” (plural “saeson”), is very clearly rooted in the word “Saxon.”

The same is true for the Scots Gaelic “Sasannach,” and the Irish Gaelic “Sasanach.” (Apologies if either of these are slightly incorrect)

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another tidbit about England, Dover's name is derived from the Brythonic word for water (in archaic welsh: "dwfr" or "dyfr").

While modern Welsh now uses dŵr for water, we still use the old term in our name for otters, "dyfrgi" (literally: water dog).

a bonus English/water related etymology fact that many of you have probably heard is that the English river Avon if derived from the word afon in Welsh, meaning river. So bilingually it is literally "the river river."

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the English "avon" is pronounced ay-von, where as in Welsh afon is pronounced "ah-von."

here's a brief and rundown of other Welsh sounds and their pronounciations for english speakers:

ch: like the ch in the Scots "loch," slightly similar to but very distinct from the German ch sound.

dd: like the th in "the"

f: like the v in the "verse"

ff: sometimes like the ph in "physics," sometimes like the f in "forest."

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Sunbeam City is a anticapitalist, antifascist solarpunk instance that is run collectively.