the world is changing.

people around you are going to pretend it’s not.

schools are going to force students and teachers back into the classroom, employers are going to force their employees back into open floor plans (+ HEPA filters so it’s okay!) without realizing the horses have bolted for anyone who is passionate about working from home

they are going to deny and say things are impossible and mistake obstinacy for leadership

run screaming from these people, they are *already in the past*

Reading audiobooks is still reading.

If you say you read an audiobook you don't have to "correct" yourself. I'd argue that you /shouldn't/, that you'd get less correct.

There's no need to say "well no I didn't read it" if it was an audiobook. There's no need to put "reading" in scare quotes.

It's reading just as much as reading print is.

I know there are worse problems, but it sucks having my favored reading format denigrated by sighted people, even to the point of them denying it's "real."

... i'm sorry, but everytime a light novel or manga is sold to me as a heartwarming father/ adopted daughter story part of me is braced for a USAGI DROP.

It's been eight years since the last time I had both to mix, but Faygo Redpop and peppermint schnapps is still a stunning winner.

If ever you find yourself magically transported to the world of your favourite novel, kids... you've already derailed canon. Fergitabutit. Just accept it.

It's frustrating how cryptocurrency has poisoned all conversation about decentralization.

Realization: NFTs are the fabric softener of money laundering.

interesting consumer electronics discovery: heart beat monitors 

Today while I was exercising I reminded my hands from the sensor handle for around a minute. When I put them back, it took a while to reveal my pulse. It slowly began to raise from 0 to 130bpm.

After thinking it for a while, I realized why: The bpm counter uses an analog to digital converter, and it's calibrated to a certain voltage.

Everytime my heart beats, it amplifies the
electrical pulse and feeds it to a small charge capacitor so that the voltage between its terminals can remain relatively stable; then the ADC measures the voltage and gives you the pulse in bpm.

Much simpler circuitry than I had imagined.

Ingenious! 🤓

#electronics

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Raising money for someone close to us. The Pandemic left them unemployed. They'd had an arrangement with their landlord, but now the landlord is selling the place out from under them. She'll be moving across country and we'll have to buy some things to convert a living room into a bedroom for her. Come and hang out for some Kingdom Hearts nostalgia, and please spread the word if you can! twitch.tv/liliths_fane

#Fundraiser #TransCrowdfund #KingdomHearts

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I guess this makes it official?

Happy Regular Crispy Day everyone!

@aety@mk.absturztau.be that depends on what you use the cardboard for. For the straws, there's plenty of articles that give some rather clear reasons for why paper straws are actually complete and utter bullshit: https://wheat-straws.com/blogs/news/paper-straws-are-they-really-as-eco-friendly-as-we-think-they-are

Short reason: cardboard and paper are easy to recycle, yes, IF the material isn't contaminated with other substances. So for the paper straws, they actually get too contaminated by the drinks you suck through them, so the entire straw can't be recycled anymore. Thus, the paper straw is actually more harmful than the plastic straw.

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