The Hubble Ultra Deep Field is a little, seemingly empty, patch of the sky in the Southern Hemisphere. Astronomers first pointed the Hubble Telescope at it for a full 11 days back in 2003, and just let the light trickle in. Since then, a number of follow-up campaigns have added infrared and ultraviolet light to the original observations. The result is stunning!

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The only regret I have about buying the base model M1 Air when it was on sale for under $900 including tax is that its SSD is too small to contain my entire music collection. That will need to reside on a drive hooked into a RPi and accessed over the network.


Is still too thin on HiDPI & retina displays? It's been a hot minute since we gave it a look.

WFH vs. office, OOC 


I agree. When I have my IC hat on and am only thinking about being an IC, WFH is unambiguously better than bothering with a commute.

However, when I am in a supervisory role, WFH blinds me to the qualities that allow me to nominate worthy successors to myself or *my* boss.

We used to be both @MCX and @charizard before shut down and made us permanently stuck in our mega forme. At least we're officially a in both typing and egg group now.

As the would say, "you're a *female* dragon!"

Perhaps we'll write more one day.

Fedi is the most strange thing in the world.

On normal social media, you write a message and people just ignore it forever.

Here, you write a message, it stays ignored for 1 or 2 years, and then all of a sudden, for no reason, with no explanation, someone finds it somehow, boosts it, and it gets 200 likes and 120 boosts.

What the fuck.

I'm sure someone will boost this message in 2021 or 2022.

@ticky I’ve been advocating this for years

No one listens

Because you can’t be a sponsored global influencer on a special interest group when your reach is only a couple thousand or so lol

But I truly believe the best internet was an interconnected set of communities that while separate, everyone could find a special home base to be in.

Also yeah my bookmark folder of “friends sites” has diminished to nothing and I’d like to see that filled out again

CC0 should have a capybara mascot.


personal ad 

ISO a qt🥧 twink bf, preferably manual transmission and convertible roof

Echoing the scraps from my old account before we were permanently stuck in mega form. is an amazing resource. 

If I ever did write that #essay about what sets bronies apart from other fandoms, I'd pull my terminology straight from there.

My thoughts would be longer than their actual article about Friendship is #Magic (due to adding in-line explanations of linked articles), but pretty much every major point I'd say is on there in some article.

Top Two Examples:

Purity Culture
Feral #Fandom (not related to #feral furries)

Honestly, the scarcity of #information directly about pony places on that #website underlines just how separate #bronies are from capital-F Fandom.

Genesis 1 but for pokémon 

Nidoking and Nidoqueen He made them… He named them "Pokémon" when they were created and said to them "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the water types of the sea and the flying types of the air and of every other ground and rock type that moves on earth."

There is no moral calculus by which it is acceptable to defend personal harassment. Criticism, fine, parody, also fine, intersecualally informed dialog between peers, also also fine, preferable even!

Harassment is not. If you participate in or defend harrasment, my only advise is to take a long, hard look at steps you've taken to justify that position in your mind, because i gurrentee the kinks and knots that exist there are not worth having.

proposal to add the Cool S to the Unicode Standard as 🆒‍S (U+1F192, U+200D, U+0053)

One of my favorite running jokes is:

Long-Ear Semaphore: Fennecs, rabbits, jackals, caracals, etc.
Short-Ear Code: Red and arctic foxes, wolves, housecats…
Tailflag Signaling: Any creature with a long tail. Though having a bright patch on the tip helps

poll for non human fedi peeps :repeats_ok:  

I am very curious about relationships with humanity here so!

How to maximize yield when incubating a clutch of charmander eggs 

Although the timings and temperatures are specific to (and other fire-type) eggs, the general principles outlined here apply to other members of the egg group as well.

1. Before you engage in activities leading to the creation of eggs, increase the and in your diet.
Thick metallic shells provide a number of benefits:
a) Strong shell strength
b) Better heat . You do not need to be as precise with breath temperature when heating them.
c) Better heat retention. Because they can be cooked hotter, you have more time to leave the nest for battles & hunting before it's time to return to reheat them.

2. A trick for polishing the shells
After heating the to the lowest red glow you can see in the dark, gently bathe them in dragon breath. Supposedly, this practice also helps to develop their cardiovascular systems.

3. During incubation, around 60% temperature strength tends to produce optimal results. You'll know when it's time to them next.

4. Once the eggs are jumping on their own, they're nearly ready to hatch. Bake the whole in full-strength fire breath. This is important for two reasons:
a) It softens the eggshells for easier emergence
b) The extra heat lights the tail flame of the baby charmanders
It's important not to use the full fire until it's hatch day or else the fires will light prematurely and use all the oxygen in the egg.

5. You should now have a nest full of molten smashed and miniature charmanders. Between now and when they leave the nest, bathe them in 35–40% strength every 7–12 hours to maintain their body temperatures and fry off any external .

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