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finished these horns which are a gift, theyve turned out better than I expected <3

I'm considering dropping my original idea in favor of one centering on a man who one day poops out a deity. He just wants the deity to go away, and the deity loves him and tries to help.

Part of this has to do with the realization that when it comes to story and song, absurdist fantasy is sort of my thing.

Most of it is the fact that my original idea just totally refused to be worked during a Plot-In session.

You could say I pulled this idea from my ass at the last minute.

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Haha one of my neighbors noticed that my cat makes REALLY intense eye contact if you give her the opportunity, like, she'll look between each of your two eyes, really, digging into your character.

"data" vs. "datum" hot-take 

I'm considering opening port 1337 on my webserver to serve the following message:

Access is exclusive and limited.
Send ‎€ 1,337 in Bitcoin to <id>

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And the thing is 200k isn't a lot of money to a company like Microsoft.

They say they disagree with 🍊 's policies, but not enough to actually do anything to make difference in the harm they cause.

This is how oppression works. It doesn't matter what you say. What matter is what you do.

Either you are helping or you're not. Talking is irrelevant. It always has been.

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Can someone @ me with some good resources my friend can read about contemporary British neocolonialism?

Please and thank you!

My eldest's pronouns are now, officially, "they/them."

This is another case where, as a parent, I'm like, "Oh, sweetheart, I've seen it coming, and I've just been waiting for you to make the decision."

My actual response when I was informed? "Okay. Do you want me to let your mom know?"

They still trust me, which is something I've long known is easier to maintain than to get back.

I wonder about their mother, though. This isn't the first time I've been the first to be told something.

I'm still on LinkedIn, but if folks aren't looking for a mad artist -- if, say, they're looking for what I do as a day-job -- I don't really care. I mostly ignore them, but if they mention my website I might chat them up.

The more opportunities to chat with recruiters while truly not giving a shit, the better. You want me to talk about how stupid Java is? or maybe how miserable it is to work in the commercial sector? Cool...

... as long as I also get to talk about my art and my website.

Huh. It just occurred to me that I could post design documents for software projects I will probably never write (but would totally use if someone else were to write them).

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Things that I've recently said to my clown students which will undoubtedly follow me until the end of my days:

> "Making clowns is a bit like making salad dressing. You throw a bunch of disparate ingredients together, conflicting things that technically don't mix well, and shake them up...preferably to happy music. Then you decant the mess, and hope everything holds together just long enough to enjoy your salad."


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#Inktober day 1!
I'm in the middle of some kind of artblock so idk if I'll manage to keep up the whole month, but whatever !! it's about having fun!!

#inktober2019 #MastoArt #CreativeToots

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A couple of days after 9/11, Hunter S. Thompson, writing for ESPN, go figure, wrote one of the few genuinely intelligent pieces of political writing of this century.

"Make no mistake about it: We are At War now -- with somebody -- and we will stay At War with that mysterious Enemy for the rest of our lives. "

This is Required Reading, and it's short.

It looks like I didn't post this here, so just letting folks know:

If you follow me and have no meaningful public posts and no meaningful bio or pinned posts, I will believe you to be a creeper and block you.

That might not sound like normal behavior elsewhere. This isn't elsewhere. We don't need to casually put up with creepers here.

hot take about GIF pronunciation 

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A.I.nktober prompts are live! Now you have your choice between the official list of reasonable #Inktober prompts, or these entirely bonkers A.I. generated lists.

more on the process here

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landlord bs, advice pls 

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At this point, understanding computers isn't even about understanding the difference between GOTO and GOSUB or knowing what TCP/IP stands for - or even *is*. It's about understanding power. If you buy a laptop off Amazon, boot into Windows, log into Facebook, and check your Gmail, you're entering into exploitative power relationships where you - like the workers who made the laptop, sold you the laptop, delivered the laptop, the workers who manually moderate your Facebook feed, like the miners who dug up the copper and cobalt - are at the bottom.

Much like a job where you exchange your time and labor for capital, you are exchanging your personal relationships for convenience.

In order to get out from under this, you *do* need to educate yourself somewhat. You gotta know how certain things work. You don't have to become a programmer or hacker though. It's not the fucking Matrix. You just have to understand things enough to manipulate them and know where you stand.

I finished up the server I started writing yesterday.

Now you can "go for" my to see it in action


I could probably make it better by rewriting it. At 151 lines, I might at some point.

Also: The source is 5.7K while the file accompanying it is is 9.0K.

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