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i am very interested in computers, which is why none of my computers work

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labor unions are nice but i could do without the nationalism, racism, and protestant work ethic bullshit. just things to consider

physical health, positive 

None of this is especially novel, it's just... I'm happy to be working in harmony with my body, rather than just getting eternally frustrated with my shitty joints and whatnot ^_^

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Injury mention 

Problem: I sprained my wrist the other day.
Goal: Want to minimise motion + muscle use, support the movement, ideally without completely restricting movement.
Solution: kinesiology tape down both sides, each in tension pulling to that side. Cover the whole thing with tubigrib support to provide even compression and neutral position inclination across it all.

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My inclination and ability to look after myself has improved significantly since I started viewing my first aid/medical supplies as, like, maintenance and repair materials for my body, and viewing injuries as mechanical engineering problems.

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musing about work 

I always find it amusing whenever people ask "how would X get done in a non-state/non-capitalist society?" then list a bunch of jobs that they assume workers hate and would never do without getting paid...

but they always list jobs that, if they had ever talked to anyone working in that sector, would know that the people working that job love what they do. What they hate is usually the precarity, lack of adequate compensation, shitty working conditions, all things mandated by the profit-seekers at the top

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Shoutout to my folks whose identities are always represented as aliens robots and supernatural entities

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pretty funny that we're living in such upside down times of economic ideology that people are shocked the government handing out free money to people made the poverty rate go down

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"money doesnt buy happiness" is not a useful adage in a world where most peoples immediately pressing problems can be solved easily with money

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I wanna get into tinkering with stuff like sensors, motors and raspberry pi.

Does anyone know of good starting things? Is there like a "my first raspberry pi - starter kit" or a easy to follow tutorial for a beginner build.

I have basic knowledge in electronics. Know how to use a multimeter, solder wires, and could maybe program a bit.

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Just in case you were wondering whether to do The Thing, here's a sign (sticker, actually)

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Trying out #infrared #photography at the beach (Spiekeroog island, North Sea, East Frisia, Germany).
Looks like visiting planets in an early release of #NoMansSky

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@swift the third or fourth iteration of a Garfield game is a world-class game.

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Richard Garfield is incredible at designing first drafts of games.

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i want a dress that can display arbitrary glsl shaders on the cloth

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I know most people here are not into JS libraries and frameworks but we're starting to see super cool projects for progressive enhancement. Things like Alpine (alpinejs.dev) or HTMX (htmx.org) treat HTML as a first class citizen and source of truth, it's refreshing an unobtrusive.

I have internet, so can now post the Pretty Thing I wrote!

It's CPU bound, so comes in
- Full fat: swift.swifteagle.co.uk/slime/
- Mobile friendly swift.swifteagle.co.uk/slime/m

I made a pretty, but nobody gets to see it tonight because my internet is down and I'm not up for tethering my phone at 4am just to push code.

But tomorrow... Tomorrow there will be a pretty to share O uO

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Some humans are good, Ment. of historical disasters 

Things ppl do if pressed:
-Run into a massive cloud of toxic gas that can kill in under a minute and drag unconscious victims out. 23 times
-Stay on a boat that is on fire and sinking in order to help guide passengers through smoke to exits
-Tbh running back into fires for others is an entire thing ppl do
-Survive an earthquake/landslide/collapse and start digging out those who are trapped
Ppl aren't perfect but many of them are good

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hi it’s been a while i’m in public health hell

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