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things i should be doing instead of whatever's currently distracting me, a summary 

💼 if it's work hours, my actual job
:d20: polyhedra project
🌐 map projection project
🎶 shape note singing practice
📖 read a book
🐶 play with the pets
💬 talk to an actual person

queer christianity and christian-adjacent religious practice, :BoostOK: 

Relaying for a friend:

If you’d like to be part of a group that has been seeking for something greater (even when the night seems dark), you ought to consider connecting with the weekly Queer Vespers service (at its regular time: Thursday 7 - 7:30). It is an ecumenical online service by and for members of the LGBTQ+ community (& allies and accomplices are also welcome). There's a social time after the service. Contact queer.vespers@gmail.com for the Zoom link and further info.

uspol funny, streaming 

A friend of mine is streaming himself making unidentified Capitol Invaders in the Sims 4

twitch.tv/findem

It is snowing, like, macroscopic snowflakes right now. Dogs coming in from their walk looking like seasonal cupcakes.

on the command line, you can use `time` to measure how long a command takes to run once. in Python, you can use `timeit` to run some code repeatedly and get statistics from the runtimes of each time the code runs. how would you get statistics of repeated runs on the command line? the options I see so far are:
* write a shell script to do `time` over and over
* write a Python script to run the command line program and time that in `timeit`
which both seem, uh, kludgey

looking at that topologist meme and wondering whether topologists wear clothes that are a single flawless uniform sheet of material rather than woven material like normal people

If the argument that comes after "I have Black friends" is "therefore I can ignore what other Black people say about antiblackness" then no, no you do not have Black friends.

Bluetooth been around for 20 years yet it still sucks. why

compsci teacher's making us store gender as an enum to prove we know how enums work so i decided to have fun with it

programming 

finally caught a bug that was because the % operator in C++ is different from in Python. (Python always returns a nonnegative number, C++ can return negative.)

the wonderful thing about standards yadda yadda

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no lowes i'm not going to write a review for a replacement toilet part

That Boston Dynamics video with the dancing robots seems like it'd be the thing of some of the people I follow

trying to find an appropriate 2010-era "SOON" meme so I can add "will the wellerman come" at the end but i can't find any nautical or singing ones

us/nypol, hey want to actually deplatform a couple fascists? :BoostOK: 

OK I fucked this up it's only Stefanik that's on the board of the NED. You should still tell them to get rid of her

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us/nypol, hey want to actually deplatform a couple fascists? :BoostOK: 

Two representatives from upstate NY who are continuing to discredit the election - Stefanik (21st) and Jacobs (27th) - are board members of a Washington think tank called the National Endowment for Democracy. "The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is an independent, nonprofit foundation dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world." The irony is palpable.

Yes, it's a bullshit "bring democracy to the world so we can take their oil" thing started by Reagan, but think tanks like this are one of the ways that congresspeople gain clout and form the business connections that help them become lobbyists later on.

Let them know they shouldn't have board members whose actions are the exact opposite of their mission statement!
Website: ned.org/
Phone: (202) 378-9700
Mail: 1025 F Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20004

pol 

there ain't no such thing as a free speech

gameing 

We started a Stardew Valley game with some friends of ours and I kept trying to dash like it was Hades

cell phone carrier recommendations for two people who barely leave their house anymore?

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