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Less than a week at the new temp (3 month) gig. Literally every day has had an example of something I groused about at my last job... and these folks just... don't do the stupid thing. They stop and evaluate and decide what works best.

Thus, I suggest that "It's like this everywhere" be added to "You're lucky to have a job" as red flags for any employer.

I updated the gay NASA wallpaper pack inspired by the Heartstopper books last night.

It now includes a bi, ace, trans and ally versions for those who identify as other than gay.

I should be adding more in the coming days.


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From 09 May: The Ramifications of Roe’s Fall Won’t Stop at Abortion Bans - In certain states, politicians could leap on the opportunity to push for the criminalization of cert...

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@StevenSaus @noyovo I think an interesting idea to be considered in this context is the "The Tyranny of Structurelessness" ( ). Sometimes, informal can be worse because it means unadressable hierarchies - people can pretend they don't have the power or influence they actually have. Because yeah, it is unavoidable that some people will accrue respect and influence and control over some areas.

From 08 May: networking - How to detect if a network is blocking outgoing ports? - Super User - /questions/1336054/how-to-detect-if-a-network-is-blocking-outgoing-ports/1336056#1336056

Wolfenstein 3D is 30 years old, so play the OG Wolfenstein… which is 41 years old. That’s about as long ago as the game was from real Nazis.

uspol, abortion 

We have reached the point where the forty-year slow build is now an avalanche. Expect more like this, then for them to come for your contraception (all while waving this as a banner to hide their other bigotry and profiteering).

aren't you tired of being nice(1)?
don't you just want to go shutdown(8)?


The GOP playbook has been to remove critical thought and education from our public schools throughout my lifetime. This is its culmination.

The Republican leader said the prospective overturn of Roe v. Wade sets the table for Texas to 'resurrect' a challenge to Plyler v. Doe (1982) requiring states to offer free public education to all children .

Alright, time to see if Mastodon can do the midst important part of social media: crowdsourcing answers to dumb questions

My ten year old wants a game to couch co-op with me. Something pokemonesque would be ideal, something low on boobs and blood is essential.

My boy got upset at the T&A in Digimon: cybersleuth. We're looking at probably aroace kid whose primary passions involve Minecraft. I cannot play Minecraft to save my life.

Responses/boosts appreciated!!

"If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the second greatest favor you can do them is to present them with copies of The Elements of Style. The first greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they're happy." DOROTHY PARKER

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Faith Collapsing

Faith Collapsing is a host set up by me (Steven Saus) with the same sensibility of the BBS I ran back in the 1990s - I set it up for me, but folks I personally know are welcome to join if they like. Left-leaning; fascists will not be happy with my moderation. Incitements to violence or hate speech will get you gone.