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Annihilation is a happy movie. please keep that in mind if you're gonna send me recs

Looks like I'm brushing my teeth at the kitchen sink again.

"religious, but not spiritual" is my new term for any technological solutionism

At work when we talk about building out newer programs, I've started reminding people that if they say "we should spend more time / money / staff on my program" they're also usually inadvertently saying "we should spend less time / money / staff on someone else's program." It's not always true, but it does help structure conversations about strategy for resource allocation.

"Nathan for You" is a great show, but I can only watch a tiny bit of it at a time out of second-hand embarrassment.

An older man on the train is wearing a hat with the words "Economical and Efficient Single-Payer Healthcare" embroidered on it. Nothing else, no logos or explanation. I'm into this possible new fashion trend.

i don't understand any of the words on this website, simply if i see one that i think is funny i laugh at it as though with the pure mind of an infant

I always get popups accusing me of using an ad blocker trying to guilt me into disabling it. But I don't use an ad blocker, I use a third-party-script blocker, a tracker-blocker. So a compromise would be: show me ads, but don't use third-party technologies that I know nothing about to secretly track me around the internet. I feel like that's a fair ask!

"A good boy tower to heaven to wage war on behalf of all good boy kind." This cat, like most cats, can turn me into a complete idiot by just existing.

Me talking to my cat just now: "What a very good boy! The goodest of good boys. An absolute miracle of good-boy-ness."

Very nice and chill playlist, Spotify, thank you. (Also includes Air, Trentemoller, Boards of Canada, Burial, Bjork)

One cool thing about wikis devoted to fictional universes is that you'll Google a cool new character who appears in season 2 just to see what actress plays her, and the first line of the wiki article will be like "Jane Smith is a student who is discovered to be an undead angelic being in season 7, who murders her sister in season 9, and who kills Satan disguised as her lover, Amelia Earhart, in season 13."

The place where I am having brunch has played three different songs I only know from TikTok, and I can't tell if it's a TikTok playlist, or if it's a regular playlist and the only place I reliably hear new music these days is TikTok.

now listening 

In case you are interested, this particular post is about "Grand Designs."

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Friend Camp

The decentralized web is about trust. You should only join Friend Camp if you personally trust Darius Kazemi with your social media data. You probably only have that level of trust if we are IRL friends or have been internet friends for a long time. Generally speaking this is a small, closed community. In the end, Darius is the arbiter of what is allowed here. If you don't have a good idea of the kind of behavior that flies with Darius, again, you probably shouldn't join this instance. In the interest of specificity, we do have a code of conduct and privacy policy which you should read. Friend Camp features several modifications that were requested by our users. * you can log in via any subdomain, which means you can log in to multiple accounts in the same browser session (for example, log in once on and then as another user on * they are no longer called "toots", they are now "posts" * if you have a locked account and you get a follow request, a reminder appears under your "post" button (on normal Mastodon mobile it is otherwise buried in a sub-menu and you might not see it for a long time) * the emoji dropdown is a neutral smiley face instead of the cry-laughing smiley @mentions are rendered as "@user" for a Friend Camp user and "@user@domain" for remote users. This helps clear up when you follow two people who have the same username on different servers. * there is a "never ask me again" checkbox on the confirmation for clearing your notifications -- more info here * When an mp3 link is in a post, we also embed an inline mp3 player. git commit here * 500 characters of profile text git commit here, requested by @deerful Important Bit from the Privacy Docs: If you want decent privacy (the info doesn't leave this server), the only way to do that is to set your account to private, only accept friend requests from other users, and only ever @ mention other users. Once you start talking to people on other servers, all bets are off. Any private message you send to someone on another server could be looked at by the admin of a different server. This is kind of like email: if you are on a private email server, and you send an unencrypted email to a gmail account, congrats, Google now has the content of that email. But also, you do this every day, so, hey. The internet! Our beautiful icon is based on photo3idea_studio from, licensed CC 3.0 BY. It has been modified by!