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Hey all!

Just a reminder that I've moved my tooting over to mastodon.art!

Follow me there for circus stories, weird made up language studies, free software nonsense and other bits of cultural, technical and social jiggery-pokery

mastodon.art/@RussSharek

@RussSharek

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I've moved over to mastodon.art for most of my tooting needs. Please follow my silliness there!

@RussSharek

mastodon.art/@RussSharek

Pinned toot

Hey all!

Just a reminder that I've moved my tooting over to mastodon.art!

Follow me there for circus stories, weird made up language studies, free software nonsense and other bits of cultural, technical and social jiggery-pokery

mastodon.art/@RussSharek

@RussSharek

I've moved over to mastodon.art for most of my tooting needs. Please follow my silliness there!

@RussSharek

mastodon.art/@RussSharek

btw, there is a *lovely* little service out there if you're looking to host a basic website:

neocities.org/

it's a geocities reboot that allows you to host static html/css/js files and images with 1GB storage for free.

multiple sites, custom url & other features are $5 a month.

it's sweet and easy and i think it's the bees knees.

#hosting #freestuff

- Are you sure it's here? It's only robots around
- Yes

The curtain opened, and the play started

"Ah! To grow a beard, but for the metal of my face! Feel my steel limbs and tell me henceforth: robot!"

- It's a robot only cast?
- Looks like it
- You said it got good reviews?

A robot turned to us

- Humans don't watch plays. Too busy fishing. They send us instead. So we might as well make robot plays
- But the reviews?
- Well, humans don't write newspapers anymore...

#writing #flashfiction

I had one of those weeks that's so awesome that developing a sniffle at the end of it seems practically fair.

Only problem is I just checked, and next week starts tomorrow. Why the heck did someone schedule it like that?

Time for tea and rest.

There are no atheists in foxholes. There are no ballerinas in foxholes. There are surprisingly few foxes in foxholes. One time I caught a leprechaun in a foxhole...

My wife just sent me this:

Why can't you go fishing with Skrillex?

He keeps dropping the bass...

"ejecting" USB drives implies something far cooler than it is

After pressing that button the drive should shoot out of the computer with tiny rockets and then land on a little parachute

"Ghost" likewise has been similar in form and meaning for most of its history, but it has a surprise origin!

It's from ME "gost, gast", from OE "gäst" (which had the additional meanings of "breath" and "existence"), from Proto-Germanic *gastaz (back to just "ghost, spirit"), from PIE *ǵʰeyzd-, *ǵʰizd-, *ǵʰeysd-, *ǵʰisd-.

But the PIE root doesn't mean "ghost" - it means "anger" or "agitation". The original PIE ghosts were disturbances (in the air? in the natural order?) - and angry ones.

Note to Self Show more

Ugh. Almost all links in my pre-2.0.0 toots are dead. Hashtags, mentions and regular web-links are degraded to plaintext.
Only exception (I can find) is the mentions shown when a content warning is used and the content hidden - they still work fine.

It's obviously something I've fucked up in my database, but I have no idea how to debug this.

@TheAdmin also as of yesterday I've been unable to upload images without them timing out.

ive been using the term 'mastodon my _____' to describe starting fresh and reevaluating my relationship with a task so i do it mindfully and nonpunishingly

Why do they even call him Chewbacca

How did he tell them he had a name he can't say

IMPORTANT MESSAGE Show more

@TheAdmin photo uploads are erroring out with a 500 time out errors on mobile app and website. Please help!

@photopuck @RussSharek @Avalon

Oh! "How much is a small clown?" is a perfect question for all discussion of metrics. I will ask it in all meetings, and dismantle higher education audit culture with abstraction and delight.

#clownmetrics