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Oh, I should mention: I am currently a freelance Django developer, but I'm *very* interested in finding a few like-minded folks to build a development co-op.

Especially interested in building secure and/or federated versions of the items on this list: dymaxion.org/essays/pleasestop

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i don't think "connect to router and set up a media center" is a good fit for my life/workload at this time lol

what are some good projects to use old laptops for? i'm feeling really silly about still having these old machines lying around. roughly the ages/makes are: a 15yo thinkpad, a 10yo thinkpad, and a 7yo macbook pro.

(also would appreciate tips for good places to donate them, if such places exist!) hell, if you would have a use for em, drop me a line about that too.

since i started learning a few basic knitting techniques i'm walking through the closet like

i was exhausted *before* i got dragged into sifting through the posts on the latest DSA drama, and now.. i don't know any good way to respond to this except by doing some Actual (spreadsheet/writing) Work for my local chapter, so that's what i'm going to do about it.

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so often I have to tell people to please give themselves a break. you're a good person and you're doing your best. and more often than not, the response is they act like nobody ever told them that before. We gotta be nicer to each other. more supportive. life is hard.

An Incomplete List of Kitchen Appliances that Are Prog Metal Albums

- Microwave
- Tenderizer
- Spiralizer
- Chest Freezer
- Immersion Blender (Side A: Immersion. Side B: Blender.)

better enjoy them while we can, you know. my grandkids are just gonna think Cavendish Banana is a goofy name in a bedtime story, not a ubiquitous 20th C. fruit treat.

There's some interesting stuff in here but mostly I'm just enraptured by the word dropgang. This rules lol

opaque.link/post/dropgang/

the most hilarious reason you can't trust boomers' judgment is how many of them think Aerosmith is badass

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The Future of the Music Business Includes CD-ROM

Thorn: stepped in dog poop in my new shoes and didn't notice until I sat criss-cross applesauce and smeared it on my jeans

Rose: my clean pants were still crumpled on top of the dryer so it was easy to change pants

Bud: Someday the kids will be old enough to pick up dog poops and take out the trash, and I'll clean poo off their shoes instead of mine.

Still gonna have to clean poo, though.

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I am sure you will also enjoy another pair of Graham Burnett classics, illustrating the difference between the industrial cup of tea and the permaculture cup of tea :)

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MY WIFE, holding a jar of perfectly good leftovers that she was happy to eat yesterday: "This does not spark joy."

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‘Traditional masculinity’ deemed ‘harmful’ by American Psychological Association
– article: thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefin
'...The American Psychological Association (APA) officially labeled “traditional masculinity” as “harmful” in a new report.

The label is in the report titled “Guidelines for the Psychological Practice with Boys and Men,” a first of its kind for the association, which was featured in the January issue of “Monitor on Psychology” magazine.

“Traditional masculinity ideology has been shown to limit males’ psychological development, constrain their behavior, result in gender role strain and gender role conflict and negatively influence mental health and physical health,” according to an excerpt in the 36-page report...'

the .pdf report: apa.org/about/policy/boys-men-

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social.coop

social.coop is a a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]