Makin' Poor Choices

i mean it's not like i can make wealthy choices lol

I can't help remembering "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias this International Women's Day:
βœ… arguably the greatest woman athlete ever
βœ… one of the most accomplished athletes of any gender, because HOLY CRAP
βœ… absolutely queer (had a primary relationship with a woman for the latter part of her life, while married to a man; bi? lesbian in a marriage of convenience? We sadly can't ask her today)
βœ… just fucking amazing

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babe_Did

"Arkhos" and "Kratia" give us the suffixes -archy and -cracy, both indicating power and command

But "Kratia" is the more dangerous and vulgar of the two; "Democracy" in its original coining had a distinct flavor of mob rule

Anyway, in a just world "Bureaucracy" would mean "rule by roving bands of accountant-warlords"

A couple things I saw and thought "Mastodon will love this":

- Alias, a 3D-printed "parasite" that sits on top of your Amazon Echo or Google Home, feeding white noise into its mic until you say the wake word: bjoernkarmann.dk/project_alias

- The adminbook, a wonderfully ugly design for the ideal sysadmin notebook: m.habr.com/en/post/437912/

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My #kickstarter is only Β£170 from being able to publish on non-Amazon platforms! If you're able and would like to, I'd really appreciate it if you'd back it! Only have 10 days to make up the difference.

It's a librarians-and-necromancy fantasy novel with small town charm in a city of the dead.

Please do take a look! Support at any level is really helpful.

kickstarter.com/projects/38135

The term "egg" is a very useful term to for trans people to retroactively describe our past selves. It is also useful in the abstract sense, and having a shared language brings the community together.

The line should be drawn at using it to describe actively-questioning people.

billionaires are lazy 

Hey guys! In a bit of a financial hiccup so I'm promoting my Esty page!

Moira is now available on my #Etsy! I did her as part of the New Horizons tarot project and now I have two mini posters left!
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etsy.com/listing/682585563/ove …
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#overwatch #art #mastoart #illustration #moira #digitalart #artforsale

The LGBTQIA+ bookstore near where I live got these in recently and my day has been fucking MADE!

that little noise cats make when they jump down to the floor, retoot if u agree

If you're furloughed and need insulin, there's a group trying to arrange supplies at mobile.twitter.com/Alt_OCHA

need help from trans gals 

THE PRINT COPIES OF β€œFTL, Y’ALL!” ARE HERE, and they look fantastic! I love how the soft metallic cover came out, and @skolli β€˜s art printed great! Can’t wait to dig into this later....

I’ll have these for sale at FC, ECCC and (if supplies last) TCAF, so make sure to nab one if you’re attending any of those events! mastodon.social/media/SkgCH_xd mastodon.social/media/I56H2qdw

"Do your part" energy conservation plans, like turning lights off when you leave the room, are great for your energy bill, but their job as part of "lowering carbon footprints" is to deflect from the big corporations that actually use the vast majority of the power.

For example, the average US stand-alone home uses ~11,000 kWh per year.

The VERY MOST EFFICIENT roadside LED billboard uses ~61,000 kWh per year. That number rises to ~323,000 kWh at the top end.

After seeing so many shitlord cons masquerading as atheist cons, it's nice to see this one rising above the horizon.

freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngul

all right pals ive got a new album out

it's a 5 track EP called 'Songs I Hate'

you can download it (or pay what you want) on bandcamp envelopegenerator.bandcamp.com

there's also a video for one of the songs on youtube youtube.com/watch?v=mQJ3gHqC_r

i think it's quite good and i hope you think so too

love you πŸ’œ

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Below the thunders of the upper deep,
Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea,
His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep
The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee
About his shadowy sides; above him swell
Huge sponges of millennial growth and height;
And far away into the sickly light,
From many a wondrous and secret cell
Unnumber'd and enormous polypi
Winnow with giant arms the lumbering green.
There hath he lain for ages, and will lie
Battening upon huge sea-worms in his sleep,
Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;
Then once by man and angels to be seen,
In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.
β€” "The Kraken" by Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1830

This is Squid CafΓ©, a special (to me) Mastodon instance.

It is not focused on any particular niche interest, however, I am a fountain pen user/collector, hence the semi-related "squid" name. (Squid. Ink. Get it?) Also... Cephalopods. Analog/digital photography, science. It’s all good. Everyone is welcome as long as you follow the code of conduct.

Bow to your cephalopod overloards!