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battletoads rant 

@autumn :autumn: is running around like a big freak and literally screeched around a corner like slipping car tires or shoes on a basketball court.

humans: hey, let's control water!
nature: pff, amateurs.

(may or may not be inspired by carrying 200 gallons of water out of my basement in the last couple days)

i may as well embrace it... i'm the ron swanson of my workplace. (no, i can't take nearly enough for granted to be libertarian; just bear with me here.)

my job is to write and repair code, but my own aim is to delete large amounts of it. on my happiest days, our codebase shrinks enough to make others worry.

also, whiskey.

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Minnesotans, we have the opportunity to demand our right to repair the devices we own! Tell your legislators to support HF 1138 (even the bill's number is awesome!)
action.eff.org/o/9042/p/dia/ac

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been curled up on a warm hooman's lap too long, time to cool off.

ugh, my shopping cart is like my country. without a great deal of effort, it just keeps veering right and wrecking stuff.

my nephew and his friends asked me to play fortnite with them. (not my thing, but whatever, they're into it.)

i took one of them down, and the others mocked him for getting killed by a "default". this is, i gather, a slur for someone who hasn't bought any character models.

we don't need to teach kids prejudice, they'll figure it out.

i would do the dishes, but i figuratively and literally ran out of spoons at the same time. :trombone:

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Hot take: economics is largely built upon a foundation of bullshit, but some of it is not entirely bullshit. Right now, economics is like alchemy. Some of the principles are correct, or even useful, but the fundamentals are just flat-out deadass wrong. It's alchemy, and we need to turn it into chemistry.

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Witty exchange:

When Einstein met Chaplin in 1931, Einstein said, “What I admire most about your art is its universality. You do not say a word, and yet the world understands you." “It's true.” Replied Chaplin, "But your fame is even greater. The world admires you, when no one understands you."

i'm late to the party but :blender: blender, perhaps my favorite piece of software, turned 25 yesterday. :^)

blender.org/press/blenders-25t

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Everyone is mourning Tumblr, and I’m here like, “Usenet was the best social network.”

a coworker just told me:
:wq
they probably misfocused my chat window for their editor, but maybe they really do want me to save and quit.

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