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I'm 37 and my wife just turned 41


we're in our primes

I've been thinking about this thread since Boots Riley posted it. It's the clearest, easiest explanation of this I've seen.

"the job of police is simply- at best- to lock up folks for being involved in their own survival in an economic system that dictates- and thrives off the fact- they are in poverty."

I'm getting increasingly frustrated at the primacy of twitter among the social media platforms, especially in sharing screenshots from it constantly as a source. Reading a bunch of pictures of a twitter thread is really inaccessible. Half of the time the screenshots aren't even cropped so you read the same thing over again and it cuts off mid sentence? A tweet's structural format does not require this much misplaced respect, just transcribe or paraphrase it into whichever medium you wish the share the info on. You can still credit the author.

LB: I saw a LOT of anti-racist/BLM stuff shared yesterday that was just twitter screenshots with no transcription, no link to any of the tweets, not even a summary, and of course no image descriptions -- they were shared with "This!" or "Read" or no commentary at all. Nothing helpful.

As a partially sighted person I do have the option to make them into something I can read and to use up a bunch of spoons on them but I didn't if I didn't even have any idea what all the screenshots were about.

i had, up to a couple nights ago, been having an expectation that if the police were on the block,then nothing super bad would happen

then i watched them stand there at the intersection while fire after fire was lit

their specific failure in this cannot be overstated. they must be defunded.

If you ever need to know what to get a trans girl.


or a Nintendo Switch probably.

I got my Planck EZ and PMK G20s yesterday. Looking forward to practicing stenography with !

@aaronpk I found this while searching for tiny steno keyboards! Did you end up sticking with it?

Fashion through the year:

Nov-Sept: Grace Kelly
Oct: Gray Skelly

I was curious about "Premium tracking." What could this feature be, with prices ranging from $2.10 for 6 months up to $9.99 for 10 whole years? So I paid the $2.10, expecting to ascend into the upper echelon of USPS customers.

But nah. It just lets me look at the tracking history for this single package until March 16, 2021.

How did this 90's era home page for Berkshire Hathaway survive to 2020

Brilliant project that tidies up public domain ebooks.

Gutenberg and Internet Archive are wonderful resources, but the texts are poorly formatted for actual use, especially on ereaders.

This is a volunteer driven initiative to bring these texts up to date with modern standards and make them look as good as possible on the page.

Bug stuff 

I just learned that "pill bugs" are not insects, but "terrestrial crustaceans"

Daisy Mae selling for 110 bells. Might be a good week in the stalk market.

I'm doing a Jackbox stream with people from @androidpolice, XDA Developers, and maybe others joining later. Come hang out!

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