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Hey! Super happy to be part of this community :)

Does this count as social media? If so, this is a first time for me.

Thought I'd start by sharing something - at least for me - inspirational. Looking forward to get to know y'all!

solar.lowtechmagazine.com/

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We need a Merveillian party in Paris, I want to meet you all

Could you folks remind me of the EVE Online chat channel? @Merristasis @gaeel

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Free business idea: adulting services, in which people would pay you to handle all of their adulting needs. I would pay handsomely for such a service.

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Ok, in order to help me learn Spanish, I switched the system language on my phone. It helps me get familiar with some technical words I only know in English and I figured I know enough of how a phone works to guess the ones I don't know in Spanish.

One thing though, you shld NEVER translate the name of an application. There is this app in , called "Barcode Scanner". Great App btw. It took me 3 days to find it in the repo because it's been translated to "Escáner de codigo de barras".

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I met this strange metallic fellow, and for some reason I instantly thought of this song:

And if I only could / make a deal with God / I'd get him to swap our places...

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@neauoire I think it's even harder for people who can sense their potential threshold is high. I know that I can do A LOT and so I expect A LOT from myself without ever practicing. Increased pressure since I am starting so late.

One of the elements of alternative culture I want to cultivate here on Merveilles / Mastodon is praising the slow build, the day after day progress. Celebrate the journey

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Hey town if you’re going to Paris in the next six months, there’s going to be a big expo of Pierre Soulages work, the most amazing painter working with black paint. paris-art.com/soulages/

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some days ago found a friend wearing a jacket with a distopic alphabeth i made for a music video (the jacket was from the set)

( i actually designed the alphabeth with Dotgrid, so )

Happy little critter found around Northern Spain yesterday. Love the texture on the shell <3

Can anyone identify the species?

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Don't run your experimental ideas through a small group of like-minded colleagues and expect the same reception from a broader audience

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A videogame is a machine to live situations. This is my framework for thinking and designing them

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Fire Emblem: Three Houses Spoilers 

Very interesting primer on my research field (computer science education).

gist.github.com/andyjko/689837

Wish I found this earlier!

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For anyone that may be interested, tonight is right in the middle of the peak of the Perseid meteor shower, especially if you're in the northern hemisphere. Depending on the time of night, you can see up to around 60 meteors per hour.

Step outside and wonder at the majesty of the cosmos.

Found myself a cool sailing spot. Fun and well-maintained boats, merry crews, fair winds and... My homeland.

Oh, and it works quite decently for working too! Went for a short trip yesterday to Murano and back. It was incredible.

Guess where I'm going to be for the next 12 days? :3

Next paper I have in mind is a followup to something I did last year: using Dungeons & Dragons to teach ethics to CompSci students.

I used an adventure I wrote for my regular gaming group that featured a technology-driven ethical tradeoff about artificial extension of life (somewhat reminiscent of The Matrix, I was later told).

I want to do this more the coming semester and have more scenarios/tradeoffs. Probably will ask for some adventure ideas from you folks :D

Starting the draft of my latest paper, on using peer-instructed classes to teach Computer Science (in my case, a course on webservice design/engineering) at a Master's level.

Acceptance rate to the conference I want to submit is ~30% & I'm already scared.

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