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I'm not sure if I'll ever use these, but I now have PGP keys for all my emails.

- ( 7276 F01E 8B82 665C
- ( 5628 FC2F 4DEC 14FD

They are published on

The New York Times has a great profile on dr. Donald Knuth who -- among other things -- created the TeX computer typesetting system.

Just had a world‐class scientist tell us that the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell.

Listening to a talk from the Academy of Finland and they highlighted that a big portion of academic funding has been changed from government controlled to peer‐review based in the last few years.

seen in a shell config:
`alias fliptable='git reset --hard HEAD'`

For dealing with email overload, I recommend the "read mail" command, with the "really fast" flags: rm -rf <mailbox>

Fun #rpg tip:

Never use "It's what my character would do!" as an excuse for being a crappy person and ruining everyone else's good time. You are the driving force behind your character, and even if they're a heinous person? You don't need to act it out.

Always get consent from other players (and GM!!!) if you want to push things.

There's this approach to computing history where we focus on work that looks shallowly similar to current norms, claim that work was 'prophetic' or 'ahead of its time', & mostly ignore differences & intent except as quirks. Fuck that.

tired: Dennett presents an account of consciousness that minimizes hard problems & therefore differs from common use
wired: Dennett acknowledges that the way 'consciousness' is used in common use bears little relationship to anything that exists or could exist

The stages of Steam library growth:
- Own some games
- Own some games you haven't finished
- Own some games you haven't even started
- Own more games than you could possibly finish in a lifetime
- Own more critically-acclaimed, culturally-significant games that you were really interested playing than you could possibly finish in a lifetime
- Own more games than you could possibly start in a lifetime

Laurie Penny is an incredible writer and you should read her story of the 2018 CoinsBank Blockchain Cruise.

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Hello new #Mastodon folks! 🐘

Have you heard of the #Fediverse? 🗺️

It's a set of community projects that use the #ActivityPub standard to talk to each other.

Mastodon is the most well developed, but there are many works in progress too:

Instagram -> PixelFed 📷

YouTube -> PeerTube 🎞️

SoundCloud -> Funkwhale 🎧

MeetUp -> GetTogether 🍻

...and many others.

If you have a problem with another user, please report them and explain the problem instead of encouraging other users to dogpile them. This isn't Tumblr or Twitter; there are actual moderators here who will try to handle disputes.

Bought a new computer, because we need one. First time using Win10 and it's been updating itself for days now. Is that what you use Windows for these days?

Pro Office Calculator: a mysterious and addictive game disguised as a desktop calculator app

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