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When I set this thing up I assumed I was going to use it to deliver my spicy takes on the news of the day. Now it turns out the news is too spicy and I have nothing to say.

Damn. Shit's crazy.

discovery s3e11 spoilers 

The more I think about this the more pissed off I am. The writers still have a couple of episodes left to redeem this but I'm not hopeful. I have been positive on Disco for its entire run so far even through the rough parts. But this is just too dumb.

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discovery s3e11 spoilers 

The burn was caused by a crying baby. This has got to be the stupidest timeline.

Uhhh, fascist Alex Jones is on mastodon.

brighteon.social/@AlexJones

Guessing fediverse admins may want to block that instance (it calls itself "The pro-liberty social network" which is fash speak)

Just a heads up to anyone who isn't a fascist lol

Homestar Runner was really only a Thing from like 2003-2004

But somehow it comprises about 75% of the non-Star Trek cultural references I make

Instead of giving money to CDPR for their milquetoast but pretty (if you're not on a base console) Cyberdong game, spend the same amount for this Itchio bundle of cyberpunk games.
itch.io/b/723/be-a-better-cybe

screaming 

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

militarization of the police charted by the evolution of Lego cop model

A tool to simply "move" your Spotify end-of-year playlists to Bandcamp.

Paste your playlist URL and hit Find and it'll hook you up with the artists on BandCamp.

(This is your regular reminder that Spotify is awful for musicians and is destroying podcasts.)

#BandcampFriday

hypem.com/merch-table

Just realized I have exactly 3 weeks left of my 30s. Not feeling any particular way about it. Just sort of a 'huh' moment.

anime 

Sailor Moon season 4: bronies vs. juggalos

Very cool -- teddit.net is a new privacy-friendly Reddit frontend, similar to Invidious / YouTube, Bibliogram / Instagram, and Nitter / Twitter.

Source code: codeberg.org/teddit/teddit

- No JavaScript or ads
- All requests go through the backend, client never talks to Reddit
- Prevents Reddit from tracking your IP or JavaScript fingerprint
- Lightweight (teddit frontpage: ~30 HTTP requests with ~270 KB of data downloaded vs. Reddit frontpage: ~190 requests with ~24 MB)

#Privacy

here's another really REALLY COOL historical #cookbook specifically for #chinese chefs -

"Chinese and English cook book =[Hua Ying zi chu shu]. San Francisco, Calif., U.S.A. : Chong Jan & Co., 1913"

iiif.lib.harvard.edu/manifests

this one is really cool because there's an extensive section of kind of explaining staples a cook would find in a SanFran grocery store of 1913, in both english and chinese.

all recipes i can see are western, but again in both english and chinese. a very cool little book - i'm sure their exact market was new immigrants arriving to America, trying to figure out this totally different type of cuisine, and going "what the FUCK is a blanc-mange". from the cover and how it describes itself, i'm going to guess on top of that, this book's audience was not for the more """"lower-class"""" day-to-day stuff where chinese home cooking was standard - but for if you found yourself moving up in the world and realizing "oh shit, the boss is coming to dinner next tuesday, we need to pretend to be as western as possible in order to get a raise" LOL. and i'm going to guess the aspirational nature of the recipes, coupled with the very practical advice, meant it was terrific advertising for Chong Jan & Co. (whatever they sold or did.)

my favourite section is probably the "how to do various things", where it's explained how to do things that most western cooks of the time would have already known (probably learned from their moms or the like). it's stuff that sometimes doesn't get written down so much because it's assumed everyone already knows how to do it. so whenever i see sections like this in books, i get really excited! it saves culinary techniques from "punt syndrome". the kingdom of Punt was a neighbor to ancient Egypt, but we know relatively little about it because everyone in ancient Egypt was like "oh it's Punt, everyone knows those guys!" so nobody wrote down actually what Punt was like!! sections like this mean we actually have an answer to questions like "but how would they have done this?" when a lot of other period cookbooks just have it assumed.

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Recently seen by a colleague as a True/False question in homework, I'd be interested in your answers. Please respond to the poll, express opinions in replies, and boost for reach.

A line is parallel to itself:

Today in "what my 4yo found in the basement": his great-grandfather's Burroughs electrical adding machine.

family+ 

The in-laws bought us a piano. Ostensibly for the kids but I'm excited to learn to play it too. Somebody in our house will need to be able to play it before the next time they come to visit.

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