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Hi, Merveilles! I'm L., soon-to-be-former admin of the instance.

I'm primarily a writer, as well as an incorrigible reader. I've mostly stopped freelancing, so much of what I write on a day-to-day basis shows up at, if you're curious. Interests include , , , , , etc.

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good morning, the reason you're infatuated with Japanese Neighborhood Aesthetic so much is because every picture you've ever seen has no on-street parking

Pete Seeger plays his own mandolin arrangement of the duet from Beethoven's 7th Symphony:

Searching "moustaches" with safe search off like some kind of badass.

Anyone here familiar with Isaiah Berlin's The Hedgehog and the Fox? I had some thoughts about it after recently reading Tolstoy's final novel, Resurrection:

Just had a very visceral reaction to getting a notification from an app that I very pointedly do not use.

An archive of scanned Infocom documents, saved by Steven Meretzky (who wrote Planetfall, A Mind Forever Voyaging, Leather Goddess of Phobos, etc) and archived by @textfiles

I wonder about the relationship to history that produces the desire to plunge oneself into the sort of detail required to make a game like this and still leaves you feeling that it would be fun to play at colonialism.

Might be time to institute a one-in, one-out policy on buying books for myself.

Please, I'm begging you, find a more informative, challenging, or intriguing way of starting your article than some variation on "Given that this subject is important in some way, it's reasonable that there has been a lot of interest in it."

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Hey, this zine that I worked on in out. NODE Vol 01, free digital release and physical preorder,

This first volume is 150 pages long, and, it's packed with features on P2P projects, such as Dat, Beaker, Ricochet IM, Aether. There are tutorials showing projects like the new NODE Mini Server, 3D print long range wifi antennas, how to chat via packet radio, and how to Libreboot the Thinkpad X200. There's also a handy open source directory at the back, and more!

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This feels relevant to everyone's interests: a browser extension that tells you if a book for sale at Amazon is available free at your library.

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Pet peeve: science reporting that doesn't link to the scholarly article it's based on

A fun game to play whenever you see an org's Mastodon account is "bootleg mirror bot or nah?"

Just FYI, Beth Gibbons of Portishead recorded a Górecki symphony, learned Polish to do it, and apparently just utterly nailed it.

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I wrote about Kirstjen Nielsen's resignation, and about the nature of forgiveness, both in general and in the specific context of a republic:

I wrote about Kirstjen Nielsen's resignation, and about the nature of forgiveness, both in general and in the specific context of a republic:

Debated whether to use Syncthing or Nextcloud for syncing files, ultimately went with Nextcloud, and tonight I'm very thankful for version control.

To clarify, the entire book was written by me, and I am not many different people.

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