i like having a newsbot in my feed, but none of the ones I've seen CW their posts, so i made @newsbot
i only have NPR and Aljazeera as sources right now, but im gonna add some more
Today I took advantage of the warm weather and took a nice stroll along the lake. I found a new source of winter spiders: dead goldenrod tufts and Queen Anne's Lace!
This late in the season, most of the QAL umbels have been reduced to skeletons, umbrella spokes snapped off halfway. The umbels that are still thick clusters are held together with spider silk. And tiny spiders shelter there, still alive somehow.
when it comes to fedi meta I have become one of those benthic sea creatures. waves and tempests on the surface cause not even a ripple in my dark and silent world. only faint attenuated flurries of detritus drift down. once in a blue moon a massive carcass falls to the sea floor, some shark or whale, long after it died in the world above and the predators have had their fill of it. a mysterious artifact of some war between creatures beyond my understanding. the scavengers move in.
P. S. Here's Cardi B's "I Like It" ft. Bad Bunny and J. Balvin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTlNMmZKwpA
In the comments everyone is getting a kick out of Google Translate labelling Cardi's verses as English, J. Balvin's as Spanish, and Bad Bunny as Language Not Detected. Guess it doesn't do Spanglish yet.
Okay that has been today's dose of word nerdery.
Today I learned (from this GQ profile of Bad Bunny https://www.gq.com/story/bad-bunny-good-times-profile [EN], https://www.gq.com/story/bad-bunny-en-espanol [ES]) that "rabbit" in Spanish is "conejo"! This is the cognate of "coney", an old English word for "rabbit" (I learned it from T. H. White's _The Sword in the Stone_).
"Coney" was originally pronounced "cunny", which has certain connotations (cunnotations). So pronunciation shifted to rhyme with "pony", and also ppl started calling coneys rabbits and bunnies instead.
That is all
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A thought on recruiting people to Social.Coop: we should be conscious of how our recruiting affects the composition of the membership. Speaking for myself, I just invited two cis/het white males so I need to add folks from outside that demographic.
If you've had the patience to read through the thread I wrote a few months ago about Eleanor Rykener, you'll be familiar with the fact that trans people existed in Medieval Europe, and that they were spoken about in terms that were quite different from the ones we use today.
For this sequel, I would like to offer a complement to Eleanor's story, by following up that account of a real trans woman with the discussion of a fictional transmac person.
🎶 Yo, I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want
So tell me what you want, what you really really want
I wanna (ha) I wanna (ha) I wanna (ha) I wanna (ha)
I wanna, really really really wanna—
command-line tool to get the latest release notes for any given package.
Sometimes, after an update with apt, I'm just curious if a program has gotten any new features or bug fixes or what.
Does something like this exist?
gene wolfe in the streets, clive barker in the sheets
social.coop is a cooperatively-run corner of the Fediverse. The instance is democratically governed by its members, who generally share an interest in the co-op model, but topics of discussion range widely.
Our instance is supported by sliding scale contributions of $1-10/mo made via Open Collective. You must have an active Open Collective account to apply for membership; you may set one up here