Pinned rar

on the nature of my otherkin identity (long) 

If you have a .org domain name: go renew it now. For the full 10 years.

Registration rights for .org were just bought by a private equity firm. And as part of that contract, the price caps were removed.

Anything in .org will get much more expensive, soon.

A ten year renewal will cost you a bit over a hundred bucks. Which is probably less than one year will cost you in the very near future.

bean and cheese burrito? more like “bean and bees burrito”

Huh. There’s a coyote wandering around outside (being closely surveilled by the local crows, of course, who want peanuts despite the predator in the area).

ruminations on trust and #metoo 

I don’t understand why people treat “menial” service workers with anything but gratitude. You’re doing annoying crap I don’t want to deal with for me, why would I be anything but grateful?

I am addicted to reading arguments on the Internet and getting stressed out about them and I need to break this cycle.

Pokemon Sword and Shield release this week, and while I do not own a Switch, the hype is real! This is a good time to finish this 2 year journey of drawing each starter pokemon (with markers of course)

#pokemon #pokemonswordandshield #mastoart #creativetoots #traditionalart

I have developed just enough skill at mathematics “by hand” to make errors only possible with a strong understanding of the concepts and very poor ability to actually transcribe an equation from line to line, and a complete lack of familiarity with how I could and should be using a calculator to substantially reduce my error rate and save my (limited) cognitive endurance for the decision-making a standard calculator can’t do. (There’s very little a modern CAS can’t do, heh.)

I bought a couple of solar powered scientific calculators from thrift store yesterday. I’m amazed and a little appalled that they hadn’t been snapped up already. Reading the manual and how they’re meant for students makes me realize that I was always forbidden from using anything more than a 4-function calculator except when we were explicitly required to use a TI-86 or 89, so I never got the habit of using a calculator for math, and now I only know how to program them, not how to use them!

@frameacloud Making bird sounds at birds made them curious enough to come closer. Some of the residents of the rainforest area replied to me! I had a “conversation” with a silver-beaked tanager that way, although I don’t know what I actually said.

It also seemed to make the birds in the open flight area of the rainforest exhibit much less nervous.

Crows in Redmond like being “caw!”ed at, even poorly. Maybe it makes me seem more like what they think of as a person.

long - things learned from a day at the zoo! 

Uh, yellow-rumped cacique. Thanks, autocorrect

It’s cold, it’s raining, it’s thoroughly not crowded at the zoo and Rakeela and I sat in the open bird area in the rainforest exhibit for 20 minutes with birds and no other people and it was amazing and the yellow-dumped caccique sounded like R2D2

Highly recommended to visit the zoo in dubious weather on a weekday

making bird noises at birds at the zoo: highly recommended

I’m never sure if “vehicle reeks of cigarettes and fake flowers” is a valid reason to take points off an Uber driver. Sure, it makes me unpleasantly sick due to asthma, but is it really fair to penalize the driver for that?

78 in a 60 is a good reason though, I don’t think this guy is a five star driver

Where I come from, we always had a term for "White boomers who sold their souls to a corpocratic state and adopted regressive politics and allowed america to slide into a post-industrial hellscape"

Yuppies. Throw that at your next "OK Boomer" moment. "Fukkin Yuppie". They remember that word.

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