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Doctor: Hey did you see the great clown Pagliacci is in town? Wow, I'm so excited, I have a huge crush on that clown.

Pagliacci, blushing: But... but doctor...

today's lyric 

And it is true what you said
That I live like a hermit in my own head
But when the sun shines again
I'll pull the curtains and blinds to let the light in

(From "Marching Bands of Manhattan", Death Cab For Cutie)

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Is there any free software capable of reproducing this pane by pane functionality offered on the Kindle app?

UK politics, violent fatalism 

This evening, in probably the worst heatwave in national history, the UK parliament is debating, and then voting, on whether it has confidence in the government, and what I wonder is, what if the entire building just melted on top of them all.

I have too many bot posts in my feed (apologies, bots) but can't bring myself to unfollow any individual one of them

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the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was an absolutely _boosted_ switch heelflip over the handrail

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Today's UX pet peeve: Checkboxes that say "remember me" but actually mean "forget me, but take slightly longer to do so than if I didn't check the box"

Some movie lines with improved manners (but one is still mildly lewd). I don't know why. 

You are correct, madam; this is an emergency message and not a takeaway order.

I'm surprised; I would have thought there would be a minimum height to enter the military.

You claim to want an accurate account, but I believe such an account would be detrimental to your health.

These serpents have made love to my mother, and I would like them removed from this aircraft, which has also made love to my mother.

Obviously tho I will get two more posts out of it rather than use the delete and re-draft function

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This post needed a comma. I am not suggesting that my being on the 1337 train might be the reason people still use leet.

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Do people still use leet because I am on the 1337 train

Some of the timings are very off, and a couple of the dynamic changes need more adjustment, but it's a start!

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This week is orchestration week! I have, as is typical, spent 90% of the time setting up and refining my orchestration workflow and 10% of the time actually making music! (I haven't done orchestration in earnest before so tbf there was a lot to do and it is much easier to write now.)

Anyway, here are a few bars I wrote :)

work, lewd (not really tbh) 

I have recently been introduced to the concept of a RACI matrix (Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, Informed) and now every time I need to have discussions with my colleagues about who's doing what, I have to resist the temptation to put "RACI encounter" in their calendar

S Club 7 remix 

I
got
you
and
you
got
me
so
Duck Tales - ooOOoo!

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The first union in a AAA studio (by Vice's counting) has just won the NLRB vote to bring itself into existence, after announcing an intent to form back around January.

The union in question is not big— about 28 members, comprising the QA team of a sub-studio of Activision Blizzard that does overflow work on Call of Duty titles— but unionization is so rare in games it's still a milestone. Interestingly I guess this means it will also be a rare union within Microsoft?

https://www.vice.com/en/article/y3vyyy/raven-software-qa-votes-to-become-first-major-video-game-union-in-the-united-states

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shit 🤝 An accident
being able to happen to anybody

I am Very Behind on my training course but it is Late and I have had a Busy Day and it is now Time To Go Into Space

Me: Phew! I have finally finished the final Fitz and the Fool book, the last of a series of sixteen books I've been reading continuously for the last... LONG while. I really enjoyed them but it's going to feel great to switch to a different world and set of characters - being immersed in these ones for so long was really intense! Now, what's next on my to-read list?

Dune: *smirks*

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