Duolingo Yiddish: vowels can just be literally any sound I guess????

April 13, 3019: IT'S BEEN

one year since that afternoon at Bag End when Gandalf told Frodo about the Ring (1.2, "The Shadow of the Past").

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i've tagged out 600+ open source, experimental and tiny tools by their qualities and built a new website for sorting through them!

these are all tools towards joyful digital creation, with the goal of enabling working entirely outside of proprietary systems- moving instead from one hand-made software to another.

(the list takes submissions if it is missing yours >:))


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@technomancy behind the scenes, the romulans and the vulcans are really just engaged in a centuries-long proxy war for control of the interstellar unicode consortium

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it's been pointed out to me that as resourceful as the Federation is, they might just not be up to the task of creating more than one font that covers every writing system used by all the thousands of sentient races it communicates with; at that scale of new races being discovered you're really lucky if you can get a single font with complete coverage.

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: the Wikipedia pages for Bryobia and Phytoseiidae now have images that actually show species belonging to those taxa

we'll see how long it lasts lol

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#medieval trans history 

This looks like it could be quite interesting ...

The table of contents and intro are available from that link.

The young hunter crossed the grass in lightning-fast leaps; still a juvenile, she was easy prey herself. A great shadow cornered her in a vertical crevasse. Knowing her camouflage made her almost invisible, she froze until the shadow went away.


A microscope even kids can build, using Lego and a cheap replacement iPhone lens!!

biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/20 🐘

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what's your favorite shell parameter?

I think mine is bash's $_

love me some mkdir -p ~/foo/bar/baz/bat && cd $_ and end up in ~/foo/bar/baz/bat

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@jk the guy who's tirelessly playing piano at the coffee shop, we call him the java ragtime engine

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DuckDuckGo blockiert Googles FLoC per Erweiterung

Googles Cookie-Ersatz FLoC steht vielfach in der Kritik. Die Suchmaschine DuckDuckGo bietet deshalb eine Erweiterung, die das neue Tracking verhindert.


Alternativ: nicht den Chrome Browser verwenden...


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@nev kind of looking forward to the Industrial Revolution Faires (revfaires)

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🍹🌴 a smol island in the sun 🌴🍹