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I'm a transplant to Seattle and split my time (extremely unevenly) between cryptography, programming, storytelling, music, and supporting the local arts scene. At various times I've also done medieval combat, photographed burlesque performers, and generally made my life less believable. (And I'm /still/ the normal one in the family.)

Missing my friends at . Virtual is better than nothing, but it's not the same. It's also harder to dedicate the time to actually attend with the distraction of "normal" life.

In my continued efforts to sabotage my son's education. Today I tried to convince him that his teachers sent him an incomplete Cyrillic alphabet by mistake!

Text USPS to 50409 (ResistBot) to contact your representatives asking them to support the USPS.

While I /want/ to seek out the cryptography and Jewish parts of Mastodon, somehow I've ended up in the trans and furry corner. I'm not entirely sure how. I'm not complaining, but it's definitely odd.

Those days when you are just _done_. So, few a hours off, and then back to the tasks you can't focus on now. The multi-week vacation to reset (now 5 years overdue) still can't happen and even short escapes are blocked by COVID-19.

Even with everything going on, sometimes I can find moments to be thankful. We have a nice yard I can use. The new air-conditioning we installed in our bedrooms is glorious (and frees up a portable air-conditioner for the home office). And we /might/ have a path forward for educating our kid. So many things can suck and really hammer me down, but at least I can take a moment and appreciate these things.

(Now just to find music and sport practice time.)

"Oh!" said the robot, "I have misunderstood. I assumed 'non-binary' referred to all people with biological brains."
"Not quite as many as that," xe said with a smile, "but more than many think."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

link to Anti-Defamation League hate symbols database, :BoostOK:

This is one of those links I think everyone ought to have, because if you can see a fuckhead coming you can take a much wider variety of steps to ensure the safety of yourself and your community.

Share as widely as you like, I'm turning notifications off.

if ur Jewish and burning a flag tonight don't forget this lovely prayer

The Trump admin has awarded 2.6B in coronavirus contracts to first-time bidders, many of them unqualified grifters who played Trump and his administration for suckers and got away clean.

Exhibit A: Fillakit LLC, who got $7.3m to provide sterile test-tubes. Instead, they shipped FEMA soda-bottle "preforms" - these are miniature soda-bottles that you fit into a pressure blower that inflates them up 2l bottles.


For anyone curious: Yes, I live in Seattle (though nowhere near the ).

I feel far safer with the CHAZ there than when there were riot police with chemical agents. (I'm also less worried about my friends being hurt or killed.)

... and on the empty marble plinth letters there were written in gold that said thus: Whoso pulleth this statue from this stone, they are rightwise rulers of Britain.

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RT @jack
Both Twitter and Square are making (June 19th) a company holiday in the US, forevermore. A day for celebration, education, and connection.

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