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Moving this to Merveilles.town:

I'm a NY-born Oakland resident who programs for game companies to survive. I teach Scratch to kids at our town's video game museum.

In my free time I used a lot, then , and now a lot of modern . I port things as a way to preserve ideas. I have a loving wife and 2 cats.

uh.

, uuuuh,

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I read this, dismissing it as overreaction over nothing, but then it kind of kept me from sleeping.

I kept thinking about the email.

There's something that really pissed this person off, and it's got nothing to do with the webring.

I kindda get where they're coming from, if my studies, my work and my personal time goes into learning something, and then some other thing(like a silly webring) dismisses it all at once. I might be fucking pissed.

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Hmmm this is interesting. I wonder if there was some sort of ideological change in the ruling class

cats are universally gross and bad πŸ–€ 

I'm lucky to have both these creatures around me and my wife at all times. I also really wish that one of them hadn't scratched up my arms in terror at the vet that one time, and then covered the whole the room in liquid feces.

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cats are universally gross and bad πŸ–€ 

My beefy cat is a certified asshole who craves attention. I'm convinced that every bad habit he ever adopted remains in his repertoire, waiting for the right conditions for him to resort to. When my wife has a bad day, he rushes to her side to cheer her up, which is honestly very endearing. Also he shredded her favorite chair.

Dexterity: 3
Personality: asshole
Lives: 9
Worst toilet moment: climbed up the hamper & called us over to watch him pee on our clothes

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cats are universally gross and bad πŸ–€ 

My tiny cat (runt munchkin, smaller than a loaf of bread) is afraid of everything and always will be, but she's grown to overcome her fears. She also likes to projectile vomit from high places, which increases her AOE. She never meows, so now I have a lifelong mission to encourage her to meow, as if I don't have plenty of other shit I gotta do.

Dexterity: 4
Personality: cat
Lives: 8
Worst toilet moment: hid for days in a cupboard and then shat in it

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cats are universally gross and bad πŸ–€ 

Tonight I replaced my cats' robot-rake litter tray with a new one, and have a cat-pee-odor headache a mile wide. I probably broke the Geneva convention on myself just now.

Let's be honest: cats are disgusting, vile pests, that turn dirty smelly pellets into other dirty smelly pellets, damage furniture, interrupt video calls and vomit on all our important things. Humanity's shared history with cats has been a gargantuan misstep.

I also love them tremendously.

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@rek I just got to the part of your (excellent) log where @neauoire tried following a bird toward wind, without running it past you. And I totally get it. In the past, bad times led me to make similar judgment calls, desperate Faustian bargains where I expected the world to throw me a bone for extracting a glimmer of sense from its bullshit, and "everyone will thank me later". Egg on my face every damn time! πŸ˜…

I'm glad things took a tern for the better. 🌈

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once every four years, the citizens gather to indicate their preference for which meat vessel will next be inhabited by the spirit of the hell emperor. this preference is then ignored or obeyed arbitrarily according to the principles of a complex equation devised by the dead.

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I've begun transcribing the ship's logs of our passage from Japan to Canada, we'll release more daily. Be warned, some of this might be distressing to some people.

100r.co/site/north_pacific_log

@rek @neauoire I mean I can't stress this enough, please make the time you need to recover, because, holy shit, buddies 😨

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@rek @neauoire christ on toast, you two (and Pino) have been through so much. Until your future updates, I won't know your naval plans, but I hope calm and peaceful waters are in store for you.

Also I'm very glad you're encountering some hospitable people in Victoria. I'm also glad you had people you could reach via radio from time to time on your journey.

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@rek @neauoire I'm 30% through your ship log, it's very well written, also I haven't exhaled in minutes

For context, this is the ident for a public tv/radio station out of Boston that's also an educational foundation, who've contributed a lot of content to school programs over the years and are longtime producers of NOVA

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Forgive me if I've mentioned this before, but do any other Merveillians in the US hear this when they see @cblgh's handle on Mastodon? 😁

youtu.be/Ys7pub-ld-U

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uspol, capol, mass police misconduct 

"For a generation, a secretive clique within the Vallejo Police Department has commemorated fatal shootings with beers, backyard barbecues, and by bending the points of their badges each time they kill in the line of duty, an investigation by OpenVallejo has found."

twitter.com/NotoriousECG/statu

openvallejo.org/2020/07/28/val

@rek @neauoire Welcome to, uh, the quarantimes! Is there anything this Oakland resident can do to help with those groceries in BC? You may be a thousand miles away, but compared to where you've been, it feels like you're just a couple towns away. 😁

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i hope someone with more mathematical background than me takes interest in xsp.xegesis.org - Dave is getting up there in years. i've been emailing him back and forth but i'm just not equipped enough to understand him or his ideas that deeply. i think his extended set theory and his ideas about information independence are very intriguing. this contrived dialog is a bit tedious, but lays out some of the essential ideas pretty well xsp.xegesis.org/WNSETS.pdf - please someone take a look...

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