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:blobcatpeek: hello

I'm trying to achieve a lifelong dream of publishing a novel and I would really appreciate your help!

The family business is raising the dead; Ree has other ambitions. She’s going to resurrect the ancient magic of shapeshifting, but might doom her necromantic hometown in the process.

BOOKS & BONE is a librarians-and-necromancy fantasy with warmth and weirdness.

Thanks so much to everyone who has supported so far. πŸ’™

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I had a very strange thing happen with my on a flight. When I plug in the airplane power, the light on the charger turns green and appears to be charging. But the laptop screen immediately goes black and it won't wake up while plugged in. I can't use it plugged in. If I unplug, it works fine. Very weird.

I'm really glad that United solved the WiFi problem on my flight. Otherwise we'd have to fly without WiFi. Like our savage ancestors did.

I tried to tell the app that I did not want to set a β€œdisplay name.” It wouldn’t let me finish the registration without setting one. I like the result.

Funny to compare: back in 1996 (I think) I bought a 1Gb 5.25 inch SCSI hard drive for $525. Had never bought a hard drive by itself before. A couple months ago I caught a sale and bought a 32G micro SD the size of my fingernail for Β£10.

Right, I’ll tell you what we’re going to do. We’re going to organise a conference in Europe for people working on ethical alternatives to surveillance capitalism that isn’t sponsored by surveillance capitalism. For people who aren’t afraid to pick a side.

Because I’ve had it with this bullshit and we need non-bullshit alternatives.

Watch this space.

This will sound cruel and harsh and cynical. And it is. I'm not heartless. But this is evidence of a self-correcting problem. People who don't believe in vaccinations will have far lower survivability than the rest of us. And that will very literally solve the problem of people who oppose vaccinations. washingtonpost.com/nation/2019

I've been using unix a LONG time. I tend to run when I can, when I must. Today I tried installing something that supported and I thought "let's give that a shot." No. Just no. Why would you take a working operating system, rename every command, scramble the filesystem, and when you're all done, have exactly the same fucntionality you started with? Just with everything renamed. Life is too short to learn Debian. All pain, no gain.

@vfrmedia @bjoern @ricardojmendez Right. So a friend comes up to and says I am going to either buy an iPhone or a Samsung phone and I need you to tell me which I should get if I care about protecting my privacy. What do you say?

A. Buy either, they’re basically the same
B. iPhone
C. Samsung

I say B.

Berlin Tegel airport is the exception that proves the rule about German Engineering. It is an unpleasant, inefficient mess. But very very few things in Germany are like that at all.

in other news, to save costs, lock manufacturers are issuing bump keys and hammers instead of actual keys with their locks

"it's just as convenient anyway"

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