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For those of you who might need it, the Strunk and White Rules, which I prefer to so many other style and writing guides, are available for free here: bartleby.com/141/strunk.html

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Put this in your /etc/hosts file or wherever it is on your windows PC.

someonewhocares.org/hosts/host

Your computer will act dumb and fail to load all the listed domains, which are all a cesspool of ads, trackers, and other trash.

Feel free to toss in facebook.com using the same syntax in an extra line.

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Harder than I thought. I got 17/24. The question is: antidepressant or Tolkien character!

antidepressantsortolkien.now.s

h/t @Nasenspray

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Trying to organize something between prep notes and fronts and just ideas using the framework @Judd posted on his site (except that my notes are in German). Sometime I wonder in which categories stuff goes. Also noticing that I have an easy time imagining this or that happening but having to force myself to think of it as questions for players. Interesting.
githyankidiaspora.wordpress.co

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Finally, a short and concise explanation for when to use semicolons and colons.
practicaltypography.com/semico

I've been told before that I use semicolons improperly; according to Butterick, I'm 100% correct 😏

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@fool @dankwraith inspired: everyone who uses a computer to make things should be required to learn and use version control

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Jitsi sounds great!
jitsi.org/

As for dice rolling, we could all join a dice room on rolz, “special chat rooms designed to facilitate pen&paper roleplaying online, in groups - here you can have joined sessions with other players.”
rolz.org/

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Food, #fedikitchen 

Three egg omelet with pizza masala whisked in, with Hobbit pie filling (ground turkey and chopped turkey bacon fried up with onions, mushrooms, sage, rosemary, smoked paprika, and thyme) and mexiblend cheese from Walmart, and a bit of HP sauce on the side.

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Food, #FediKitchen 

#fedikitchen

this site and others like it are great assistance for when you have limited ingrediants in the fridge

supercook.com/#/recipes

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#folkloreThursday

RAVENS

Ravens have many legends around the world. Many associate them with death and misfortune due to their attraction to carrion as a food source, but their intelligent nature also led some cultures to associate them with the trickster archetype.

In Welsh mythology they were a symbol of the God Bran, who sacrificed himself so his severed head could give prophecies. It is said his Head is burred beneath tower hill in London, which is said to be why Ravens are kept at the Tower of London, And legend has it if they were ever to leave the tower, Briton will fall.

There are localized versions of ‘the magpie rhyme’ that uses ravens to count instead. The meanings are; one is bad luck, Two is good luck, three is for health, four is for wealth, five for an illness, six for a death.

In Irish mythology the war goddess(es) Morrigan took the form of a raven to inspect battlefields.

And of course in Norse mythology Odin uses two ravens, called thought and memory, to collect information out in the 9 realms.

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if you have a bad opinion about ghosts that's a haunt take

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Holy crap, now I'm even more glad I didn't get on board the WoW Classic hype train.

Blizzard, in response to a Hearthstone grandmaster from Hong Kong using a slogan from the pro-democracy movement, pulls all his tournament winnings, bans him from competing for a year, *and* fires both casters who were hosting the event, who likely didn't even know he was going to say it.

Very bad look, and I can't see any reason to give them money.

bloomberg.com/news/articles/20

#gameing

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Radical agriculture offers a meaningful response to this desperate situation in terms not of a fanciful fight to a remote agrarian refuge, but of a systematic recolonlization of the land along ecological lines.

Cities are to be decentralised—and this is no longer a utopistic fantasy but a visible necessity which even conventional city planning is beginning to recognize—and new ecocommunities are to be established, tailored artistically to the ecosystems in which they are located. These ecocommunities are to be scaled to human dimensions, both to afford the greatest degree of self-management possible and personal comprehension of the social situation.

No bureaucratic manipulative, centralized administration here, but a voluntaristic system in which the economy, society and ecology of an area are administered by the community as a whole, and the distribution of the means of life is determined by need, rather than by labour, profit or accumulation.

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I don't know if anyone here has ever heard of LabVIEW (I like it a lot) before but they just made a big announcement at

LabVIEW Community edition will be a thing. This is a huge deal because previous to this the professional license hid behind a $5k paywall (and tbh that's the only version worth anything)...

Let the non-commercial sharing commence in Q4 2019!

forums.ni.com/t5/LabVIEW/LabVI

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Nazis on the Fediverse, block recommendation 

The far-right propaganda platform "Halle-Leaks" runs a peertube instance as backup for their Youtube channel.
It is run by the ex-BloodAndHonour Sven Liebich and tries to spread hate against non-fascist politicians, left people and apparent "foreigners".

Please block their instance video.halle-leaks.de

#FediverseAdmins #MastoAdmins #NoNazis #instanceblock

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