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tfw you realize you've been mispronouncing "Urgell" for years and are embarrassed.

(Yes, I talk about Andorra that much. No, I don't know why. Yes, I know why. Yes, it's because of hilarious border history nonsense.)

Nap turns into insomnia, but the best thing to do when you are lying in bed unable to sleep is get out of bed and do something else.

Tonight, that's gonna be thinking about how I've been rage-reading a few stories lately, really actively disliking them.

For Gen-Z and younger millennials, there's actually a lot of social cachet attached to being an "influencer," i.e. hawking some brand's wares, i.e. selling out. According to that Atlantic article, it's now gone so far that people are *pretending* to sell out, to try to impress their friends or land sponsorships. For anyone from Gen X this would be downright baffling.

Hey if you like Django, Django REST Framework, and Django Channels, I wrote a thing that might interest you:

Un libstu mikh mit varer libe,
To kum tzu mir, mayn guter shats.
Un hayter oyf mayn harts, dos tribe,
Un makh mir zis mayn rue plats.

Impartiality in any case isn't the right goal. Too many people mistake impartiality for fairness, equality for justice. Your goal should be equitable treatment, not impartiality.


Back in the GTalk days, you could talk to your entire Google contacts list via federated XMPP.

So even back then I had way more contacts on XMPP than GNUSocial or Identica.

Google played a large role in killing off XMPP usage and the day they announced sunsetting GTalk was when I realized they're just another embrace-extend-extinguish monopolist.

Society needs self-hostable, scalable and functional alternatives to surveillance capitalist systems of manipulation and censorship.

I'm also thinking about our (hi, yes, Germanic language) final segment devoicing. There's a pattern there (I've been noticing variation between "hundred" and "hundret") but I haven't identified it yet. It looks like it might be stress-conditioned though?

American English is surprisingly nasalized. I regularly hear speakers say "tenant" when they mean "tenet", and OK, that's fine, it's after a nasal segment, but I also heard an English speaker conflate "punta" and "puta" the other day in Spanishβ€”because we tend to just have low-grade nasalization.

The lack of an account migration idiom on Mastodon really is fatal, it is sincerely a thing that keeps me from recommending Mastodon to people. The evaporation to me was kind of like a disproof of the fediverse and I feel like maybe the fediverse dev community should have treated it as such. There needs to be a way to recover your account, "toots", and follower network if one instance goes away.

Okay so tumblr is banning rotating cubes saying it's porn and facebook banned saying "i'm gay" saying it's sexual solicitation and Twitter always seemed like it could disappear at any moment

I feel like we need to be getting ready for Mass Migration to Mastodon, which means we need to fix anything that keeps Mastodon from being usable, and there is in fact something that keeps Mastodon from being usable, there's one specific thing, it's this:

Hot take: pair programming should not be done in front of the keyboard, when you're actually typing you've mostly solved the problem (I hope). It should be done with docs and whiteboard and brains.

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There will always be suffering
It flows through life like water
I put my hand over hers
Down in the lime tree arbour.

I just re-watched Marie Antoinette, a very underrated film. Then I listened to Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Don't @ me.

Today is a day for Yiddish anarchist music. We can craft a better world, and it is a constant unending duty.

Theory: Open source software is terrible to use because design can't be parceled apart like development can. Design has to be holistic and design by committee results in awful stuff. #foss

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