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“The criminal justice system has given up all pretense that the crimes of the wealthy are worth taking seriously.“

Hey #seattle and #tacoma folks: anyone have a screen printer for shirts that you like? Preferably union, looking for options beyond Gildan Heavy. Thanks!

I think I liked Mastodon's profile directory (/explore) a lot better when you could actually browse it by interest / hash-tag.

Now it just feels like a random list of users?

You can still browse it by hash-tag if you manually edit the URL though:

70,000 years ago, a nomadic star came within a light-year of the Sun, likely sending dozens of comets and asteroids tumbling out of the solar system.

"… researchers analyzed the orbital evolution of 339 known minor objects (like asteroids and comets) with hyperbolic orbits that will eventually usher them out of the solar system."


Did some more work on one of my today. Mostly tests and code re-org.

Hong Kong Protestors Using Bridgefy (iOS and Android) Messaging App China Can't Block

How do you communicate when the government censors the internet? With a peer-to-peer mesh broadcasting network that doesn't use the internet. That's exactly what Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters have been doing, thanks to San Francisco startup Bridgefy's Bluetooth-based messaging app. The protesters can communicate with each other — and the public — using no persistent managed network.
This is very similar to how Aether and Scuttlebutt P2P is working over the Internet, and in fact the Manyverse mobile app for Scuttlebutt works in the same way - either over the Internet, Bluetooth or Wifi, and using the other peers it connects to, to pass the messaging on. It really does work and you can work in offline mode and once it connects to a peer it picks up new messages and passes on any messages you have composed.

I work in IT which is the reason this house has:

- mechanical windows
- mechanical door locks
- no Alexa/HomeKit/Google
- no Internet connected thermostats, lamps, or whatnots
- a dumb TV
- wall switches for lights

I don't know why, but the fact you can buy peanut butter in five gallon buckets totally boggles me.

Early February and it's already getting dark an hour after it did on the solstice. It feels like progress of a kind to me.

Heard from my daughter tonight; they are staying with her husband's grandparents in Roy. The water is nearly up to their house, but there's a good chance that's as far as it goes even though Tacoma Power is releasing more water tonight.

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Politics, Sense of dread 

I've been worried about the USA's descent into Authoritarianism for some time. In fact, I started warning people of the possibilities before the the GOP nominating convention, before he was even 'Candidate Trump'.

You see, I've been in Authoritarianism countries. I know what it feels like and it scares me the same thing could happen here.

Except up until today it didn't feel like that here. Today, it feels like we crossed that line.

Weird. Was having problems posting to the birdsite for some reason. Then it just fixed itself.

Are they having site issues over there again?

Funimation Drops Interspecies Reviewers After 3 Episodes: “This Series Falls Outside of Our Standards”

This is the first time I've ever seen this happen with an series and a lot of people seem really upset about it. I'm a bit boggled.

I haven't watched the show myself, ecchi isn't really my thing, but I'm wondering how egregious a show has to be for Funimation to give the the heave ho. I mean, I've seen … well, let's just say it was outside of MY standards.

My youngest daughter and her family live near the Nisqually river, just north of Olympia. They had to evacuate today because Tacoma Power is releasing 17,000 cubic ft. of water per second from the LaGrande Dam.

When you decide to just go ahead and use up the last of the sriracha bottle all at once on your instant ramen.

I still have four inches of slush on the ground outside. Nasty, cold, wet slush that looks like pretty snow. It's also been pouring rain and the temperature has ranged from just above freezing (most of the time) to 38F (at present).

Other than to fetch wood or brush snow off the Internet satellite dish I haven't been outside in days. No reason to and many slushy reasons not to.

As somebody who worked for Xanadu, I still maintain that 'real' hypertext is less like 'what if clicking on blue words replaced my screen with a different screen' and more like 'what if marginal notes went on forever in every direction and i could see all of them at once'.

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Rusted Neuron – an Intentional Community

Rusted Neuron is a Mastodon Instance operated by Jack William Bell