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If this is your first moot
You _have_ to toot.

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I used to be a lot weirder. I'm a middle-aged geek, father to two boys, and I bang out code at . I live near Boston now, but I grew up in central Mississippi.

I know the conlangs and . I write hobby code in and .

I play a bunch of instruments, but none well enough to perform. I've been playing around with a DAW.

I started the instance, trying to be a part of the small-scale Internet.

I try to be as kind as I can.

Deus Ex, COVID-19 

Followup: apparently there is a *bidet* shortage too. You might consider getting buckets of sawdust so you can compost your sewage. 😕

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Toilet paper hoarders of the world, this is your golden opportunity to discover bidets. You should seize this chance and never have to worry about running out of TP again.

After all, if the running water stops, you have bigger problems.

Your biggest problem right now is denial

...We had all the information we needed. Experts knew that a hurricane was coming, and they made world leaders aware. But the denial was fierce. Nobody believed the prophecy....

-- Steve Yegge

#covid19 #denial

My math-teaching brother's wish is that 2020 is the year everyone learns that "exponential" doesn't mean "very fast" it means "imperceptibly gradual and then suddenly overwhelming".

Boosting if ppl keep calling it the Chinese Virus, I’mma start calling climate change White People Weather since the Industrial Revolution started in Europe


CA is issuing a statewide, mandatory STAY AT HOME order.

Those that work in critical sectors should go to work. Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and more will stay open.

We need to meet this moment and flatten the curve together.

Go to to learn more.


Panic in the streets,
Disco in the sheets.


#Fediverse demographics #poll about age and sex/gender (please boost/repeat/share!)

note: women are usually overrepresented in polls like this.

A movie where the president slams the party button on his desk (right next to the nuclear war button), and a disco ball descends, hidden speakers rotate into position, and the dance floor lights up. Oontz oontz oontz

Mastodon users use the star buttons (labeled "Favourite") in different ways. What does it mean when *you* favourite a Toot?

I was born in USSR. There were no votes in USSR. I remember Perestroika. When I was just a teen, my parents were seriously discussing going off the grid to sit out the civil war if the 1991 KGB putsch against Gorbachev succeeded. Everybody was surprised when it failed. What followed was very confusing time, people had no idea how democracy is supposed to work, including the people who somehow made it work anyway, for a few years.

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