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Hi friends. If you're a US eligible voter, your choices today will have real impacts: not just on the presidential race, but in the senate, house, your state legislature, your courts, your city, your schools. Your choices set policy. Your choices affect lives.

If you haven't voted yet, get to the polls. Go now.

Today I learned about this: and I thought maybe some folks here would appreciate it.

Imaged on the right is the whole centrum of the Netherland's fourth biggest city, including world's busiest cycleway and the NL:s busiest railway station.

Imaged on the left, just five kilometers from the location on the right, is basically just one intersection for cars.

The scale is same on both sides.


Not sure if people heard about the vote in Chile to completely rewrite the Pinochet-era constitution. It is very exciting. This is a good listen about the campaign that lead up to the historic vote

"Chile, which was the laboratory for neoliberalism, needs to be the laboratory for democracy... In order for the people to have real power/the system to be accountable...people need to be organized--not just vote the preference....move from expression to decision."

Do you run a Discord or Slack bot? If you do, would you be willing to have a short conversation with me about what you use to run it, and what operating it is like for you?

Boosts appreciated.

Tonight, I did peanut soba, and unlike the past few times, I was not impatient and didn't mess it up.

Let your noodles cool, they will thank you.

This morning, I called our cat a "cute-iful disaster". AMA.

Boulder-area folks, stay safe, and reach out to me if you need anything because of the . We're monitoring but not expecting that we'll be in an evacuation area

Keshitsubo are the smallest kind of bonsai tree, sometimes called "poppyseed size" in English. They're carefully maintained at heights of 3-8 cm.

In the USA, a typical person has $60000 of debt by the end of their life. Your overall net wealth is very likely to be a negative number, after living to get into debt and perpetually paying it back. Over an entire human lifetime, most people in the richest country the world has ever known, will effectively own nothing and earn less than nothing.

And yet, the idea persists that communism is bad because it means that β€œyou can’t own anything.”

You don’t own anything now.

My advice if you ever work for free for anyone: write them an invoice with the REAL value, and then add a 100% discount.
Even when you work for free, you want people to know that this work has value, some real one :)

I was halfway through writing something about how "here I am again waiting in the doctor's parking lot" when she came rushing back to the car to tell me that we were at the wrong location. One quick drive later and I have dropped her off at the right location. It's a little frustrating having doctors not have reliable office locations.

Stayed up too late digging morkite and fragging glyphids, am now super tired, ama.

DRG is actually really fun as a *teamwork* experience. And getting "Wait, you've only played one week? You haven't promoted any classes? I don't believe it" is a nice compliment.

I currently feel like I know what it's like to try to get a building permit in Pandaemonium.

Been singing a lot of mining songs now. "Blackleg Miner" in particular.

@welshpixie hey, fell down and had to be hard-reset, so I'm just gonna follow you from my main, not my games-alt 😁

Why does time pass so slowly when you're waiting for the apple pie to come out of the oven?

β€œOne of the ways that those in power are going to push back on the movement to defund the police is to say that we need police to keep women safe. And what they really mean by that is always white women. Black women have been calling this out for a long time, and it’s beyond time for masses of white women to join them and say clearly: the police do not keep us safe.” – Elisabeth Long, Catalyst Project

Heroes can inspire, lift us up, and show us what's possible.

But hero worship can bend from adoration to the surrender of agency.

We place our hopes in the hero, hoping they can save us. A trap.

We must become heroes ourselves.

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