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RT @jonobr1@twitter.com

👋 I'd like to introduce a work in progress project with you all. Expressing Kandinsky is a kind of blog to catalogue small codifications of the abstract painter's theories. They come in bite-sized Two.js sketches and are managed with VuePress.

📓 expressing-kandinsky.net/

🐦🔗: twitter.com/jonobr1/status/120

Currently looking through my photos in cloud storage and came across this one. I must have seen this and went "Oh! I'll probably need this later."

Gahhh. Someone grant me the energy to finish my website. I can see deployment on the horizon but I'm suffering from a big case of "so close yet so far away." :(

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"[Netflix] now routinely ends shows after their second season, even when they’re still popular. Netflix has learned that the first two seasons of a show are key to bringing in subscribers—but the third and later seasons don’t do much to retain or win new subscribers.

Ending a show after the second season saves money, because showrunners who oversee production tend to negotiate a boost in pay after two years."

mattstoller.substack.com/p/the

#Netflix #Monopoly #Capitalism

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that ice berg meme.

the small visible tip of ice above water labeled "internet squabbles."

and the fucking massive chunk of ice extending far beneath the water labeled "the material circumstances that affect our safety and livelihood in a hostile world."

because it really do be like that.

Xmas/death/poverty 

This Christmas was the worst. My favorite relative--an aunt--suffered a major aneurysm/aortic dissection that resulted in a coma. Life support turns off tomorrow. She lived with my mother and provided critical rent support. My mom can no longer afford housing and my unemployed ass can't even provide a dime to help out. On the hunt for work. Please keep my family in your thoughts during this time.

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Hey all,

2020 is just around the corner and during this holiday season there are a lot of folks right here on the fediverse that are struggling to keep up with day-to-day things.

If someone is making something you like (toots, artwork, music, whatever) and if you have the means please consider heading to someone's profile and see if they have a Patreon or a Liberapay account listed. Even something small every month can help.

Help a Fedi out.

#helpafediout

How are the holidays going for those celebrating with others/alone? Holding it together? Space for positivity and/or grievances.

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Family death, financial help request, deadline 

I learned of my grandmother's passing last Monday, and plans for the memorial were made very quickly. There was a memorial for her within a week, and another is being held where she grew up. I'm already here for the holidays, and if I could I'd stay extra long, but I need to work to pay rent, so that's not so much of an option. Additionally, I'd have bought the tickets for the memorial by now if I hadn't dropped a bunch of money to keep my car out of repo (a separate matter entirely.)

I could almost certainly get help from my boss when I get back, but that puts me in the position of a) owing that man anything, and b) not buying plane tickets until less than a week beforehand.

I don't expect tickets to cost more than $600 at any point, and I'm able to keep aside the $200 I have right now. If you want to help, the best way is to PayPal me @ packerks@outlook.com

I appreciate any help, and any sympathy. The past week has been challenging.

What do you call a Hobbit who does an efficient job pricing the inventory at the Shire's only queer owned sex shop? 

Dildo Taggins

What do you call a Hobbit who likes frozen milky treats and has very old, leathery, and droopy skin? 

Froyo Saggins.

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Reminder for difficult family gatherings:

You have the right to:
Leave the situation
Leave the house
Take breaks
Go to the restroom without needing to
Change your mind.

You are allowed to lie!
Your body isn't public property, nobody is allowed to touch you without consent.

Food 

When shit hits the fan, let it be known that I am a FREAK for coconut ice cream.

Anxiety/Mortality 

Any brain tricks you folks use when you start getting freaked out by the inevitability of death affecting you or those you're close to? Sometimes I'm put at ease by the knowledge that it's one of the few things we must all experience, but sometimes that doesn't do much. Book, music, art recommendations on this are also encouraged.

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Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.