I did the thing to check my phone for Pegasus this morning. As I was doing it I thought to myself that someone, somewhere, is charging money to do this. Then I realized that that same someone could probably use that opportunity to steal private info from people.

Walking through the shopping mall with my son, who is 4, and he says, "Daddy, look, a camera!" and points at a window display of sales.

I look at him and say, "Ha! That's no camera!"

There, in a video game store, on sale, was a toy that I never had as a child because it was mail order only. Not only was it on sale for practically nothing, it is the special edition version that is not supposed to be sold in stores.

Long story short, I bought a toy :)

Bought *new* new thing
This thing works
Other new thing was wrong new thing
Hours lost...

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buys new thing
tries new thing
breaks everything
fixes old thing
tries new thing again
breaks things again
reverts to using old thing until patience returns

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Qui sont les lecteurs et les lectrices d’imaginaire en France ?📚​🦄​👾​

L’Observatoire de l’Imaginaire vous propose de répondre à cette question en lançant une grande campagne pour diffuser son questionnaire.

Et vous pouvez l'aider 😎​

✅​ Prenez 5 minutes pour répondre au questionnaire Framaform : framaforms.org/observatoire-de

✅​ Partagez-le autour de vous (plus nous seront nombreux.ses à le faire, plus nous aurons de réponses, plus les résultats seront intéressants !)

Un immense merci 🙏​🙏​🙏​

☑️​ PS1 : Toutes les données seront rendues publiques à l’automne.
☑️​ PS2 : Aucune donnée ne sera conservée sur les répondants et répondantes pour une quelconque utilisation par ailleurs.
☑️​ PS3 : L’opération dure de juin au 30 septembre.

#Littératuresdelimaginaire #scifi #sciencefiction #SFFF #Fantasy

Wow. Didn't expect to see this news coming from my home province...

Canso spaceport secures $10.5M, aims for first launch next year | CBC News

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Also...sarcasm. In case you didn't catch it. I know you all did, but you never know.

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Obviously, this is Reddit. I stopped using Reddit about a year ago. I was never a comment reader. Today I was looking at different news stories and time after time there were comments from users essentially claiming to be experts. One of them even tried to contradict the author of a study who happened to be present.

They might have been experts. Who knows. I don't. But comment sections are awful toxic.

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Good news, everyone!

I've just stumbled upon another social network. Apparently, everyone on it holds multiple degrees and PhDs in subjects as varied as epidemiology, theology, philosophy, biochemistry, geopolitics, and computer science. If they don't, they live in the affected area or have 25 years experience in the field. Or they have a family member who has first-hand knowledge of the subject in question.

They are so smart it appears as though even Wikipedia copies what they say!


with some reminders for you all about updating to take advantage of the new split-viewiness and too because it is version two now

Désolé les rouennais... J'ai chanté un peu

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BookWyrm is a new open federated alternative to Goodreads, and part of the Fediverse:

➡️ @bookwyrm

You can post about books you're reading, and interact with others on BookWyrm, Mastodon etc.

The platform is still a work in progress:


The flagship instance is at:


Development git is here:


#BookWyrm #BookWorm #Fediverse #Books #Comics #Authors #ActivityPub #Book #Reading #Readers #Goodreads #Literature #OpenSource

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Gemini Zine Announcement 

I started a #gemini zine or gemzine. It's called smolZINE. A little thing to curate some neat stuff that's on gemini on a regular basis. If that sounds like something you'd be into check it out.



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When schools switched to distance learning amid the lockdown, it represented a chance to rethink education and ed-tech, from lessons to schedules to evaluation.

For the most part, we have squandered that chance, doubling down on the most destructive educational practices.

This is true across the board, not just in ed-tech. Take the bizarre start-times for classes - as early as 7AM for students enrolled in "period 0" classes.


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Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.