COVID-19 

fun quarantine crafts:

coloring pages
sewing masks
knitting socks and sweaters
starting garden beds
building guillotines
canning jams and jellies

@Ajz@mastodon.nl Oof. That's awful news.

Also, that source is really yikes--they have articles all about "freeze peach" and they even promote Gab. 😬

call to action, democratic civil engagement 

isn't this the book all those communist nerds love

@eldaking There is basis, yes, but my impression is it was largely generational and had (I think) mostly died out in the US by the time I was in middle and high school, which was... 2003-2009?

A couple of my favorite articles on the subject:

[Postmodern geekdom as simulated ethnicity] (ejumpcut.org/archive/jc54.2012)

[What Was the Nerd?](reallifemag.com/what-was-the-n)

uspol (-) 

@mcmoots clouds protect us from the awful everwatching eye of THE MOON

@darius Hell fucking yes. I would love to be responsible for "radicalizing" people to care more for others, share more instead of hoarding, and become less dependent upon hierarchical institutions.

shitpost 

@eldaking Have you seen this recent video on the subject? The creator, Mark Brown, starts with Geoff Engelstein's notion of "input randomness" and "output randomness", then dives deeper. It's real good!

youtu.be/dwI5b-wRLic

Okay, I should also add that the coating on the top half of the stylus is kinda cruddy. I tried cleaning it with isopropyl alcohol, but it only seemed to degrade the surface further.

That said, it's still perfectly functional, and you could knit a sleeve or buy a replacement stylus if it's too much for you.

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Anyone want to buy a Wacom Intuos4 graphics tablet and accessories? It's in good shape, EXCEPT that one of the USB ports has a very weak connection. If you use it in "right-handed" mode, the connector needs to be at a very specific angle or it won't connect. This could probably be fixed with a little bit of soldering, or by being left-handed.

It comes with a cushioned carrying case by REI.

Make an offer if you're interested? Since shipping this will be a bit of a beast, US only.

Alright, what's the hashtag people use for discussing server block recommendations again?

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