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Thanks to wikipedia’s β€œdid you know?” section today I am now completely obsessed with belyanas, gigantic unpowered disposable ships used to transport timber in incredible style

Friends, what helps you feel effective / competent?

(No advice please. Asking about *your* personal experience.)

When you stare into the void, the void stares back.

But what philosophers failed to realize is that this can go so much farther:

The void also will high-five you back! Reciprocally lend you money! Co-cook a meal with you!

Turns out the void was just a bit lonely. πŸ’œ

Something that I like about smol computing projects like Gemini and uxn is that they prevent "Implementation Monopolies", which I'm defining as a widely used computer program that is so complex that alternatives are infeasible to develop.

Web browsers are the biggest ones I can think of, but there are others (e.g. many programming IDEs).

when you think about it, the idea that software should scale is actually really weird. "sure this garden is nice, but how nice can it be if it doesn't grow to cover the entire surface of the earth?"

It still surprises me that youtube-dl, after getting removed from github once, decided to return to it again, rather than seeking more reliable hosting.

Mmm, there's a fog rolling in. 🌫️ 🍡

Some very interesting threads on the science of gender dysphoria: curvyandtrans.com/p/B9A783/bra

(If anyone knows of any of the sources that she pulled from that would be great to know.)

Date format of choice?

Oddly soothing phrase that I calmly utter to myself when I drop something or bump into something or make a mess unexpectedly:

"This is a very reasonable result, given the inputs provided."

Had a couple of bad triggers while out earlier today. Having a rough night.

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Sunbeam City 🌻

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