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if you want to understand the usage of delimited continuations in scheme, may I suggest you this toot of mine ?

We're playing Stardew Valley with my niece and nephew and my wife has to translate a lot of words.

She couldn't remember the Hebrew word for "blacksmith".

But apparently my nephew already knew the word "blacksmith" even though he doesn't know enough English to hold a basic conversation yet.

He also knows "torch" and "axe".

I think it's time to coin a new term "Minecraft English".

Hey folks- Do any of you have a recommendation on one of the mods?

I see ComptuerCraft, Wizards of Lua, OpenComputers, LuaMC, and Tasky and I'm just not sure where to put my energy.

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uspol, action for cis folks (tw: transphobia) 

there is a proposed rule that expands title IX to, among other things, explicitly restrict policies that prevent students from participating on the basis of their gender identity. this is a huge thing that will help block anti-trans sports bans.

the comments are being absolutely flooded with TERFy/transphobic trash (trans friends pls be very careful, it's bad).

go submit a comment in support of this amendment:

A lot of people are talking about the Fifth Element in the last few days.

It's a great movie, one of my favorites.

But it's not perfect. It has the "Born Sexy Yesterday" trope and that deserves some examination.

I'm sorry @mpjgregoire but I think the truth has to come out...

Canada sucks for cheese.

Yes, you allow Kinder Eggs, like any other civilized nation, but you don't allow raw milk cheese.

And let's be honest, what's the point of all this French language packaging if you don't also allow real cheese in the country?

I found better cheese, and better cheese selection in NYC than I have in Vancouver.

But even if Montreal is better, still... no raw milk cheese. All seems pointless to me.

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about banks

I'm trying to fully grok my personal expenses using beancount.

My bank lets me download my transactions as CSV files, and I am able to convert everything.

Frustrating the CSV files don't match up with the statement, probably due to when payments go through.

But that also means I can't easily verify one against the other!

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tl;dr: I'm stepping down as administrator of There's Life. I'm looking for a replacement. If I can't, you have until December 31st to find a new instance to call home.

I know I've said this before, but this time it's for real.

I was 14 when I started There's Life. I'm 18 now, and my life is going in directions that make running this instance impractical. Including the possibility of pursuing higher education.

I've enjoyed interacting with all of you and providing a comfortable nook of the Fediverse for Christians to thrive. I will never regret my part in that.

I'm looking for someone who can run this in my stead, taking over administration of the instance, its virtual machines, and its finances. Last time I handed off the instance to someone, they had their own obligations to fulfill, and management mostly reverted to me. I can't do that this time.

Here's the ultimatum: if no successful complete transfer of power happens by the end of November, There's Life will be discontinued. I will stop paying all administration fees and the server will shut down. There's Life will go offline no later than December 31st.

If you are interested in taking over, please contact me. I'm hoping to transfer everything as soon as I can. You must be committed to either running it indefinitely, or passing it along to someone else who is.

I'm also willing to educate those with some understanding of Linux servers on how to run Mastodon instances or help transfer it to a service like

There's Life members, please share your thoughts! This decision is about you. Please ask any questions you have about this, and I'll do my best to answer. I can't say everything in one post. :-)

mh, racism, antisemitism, fediverse 

I find it exhausting that people will twist themselves in knots trying to justify Jew hate.

I was told today that I'm brave to speak up, but I speak up because I know so many Jews who are afraid to because they know that speaking up makes them a target.

The problem is that fear causes Jew hate to be met with silence confused for acceptance, and the cycle continues.

But I can't do this alone. I need other Jewish, and allied voices alongside mine.

🎵 I just woke up and I'm still sleepy
Tired and grumpy like a baby
Wah-wah, boo-hoo-hoos
Can you give me something for my blues?
Morning brown, morning brown
Get yourself a cup of morning brown 🎵

health, diet, keto 

Last night was the first night in several days that I didn't take anything before bed about muscle spasms.

On the other hand, I overate yesterday by 400 calories and went over carbs. So... not great.

I've increased my potassium and magnesium, but especially potassium, by leaps and bounds, but getting to 4,000 mg a day is genuinely hard.

Today I'm back to strict keto, and riding that potassium train.

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#NextCloud CEO and founder Frank Karlitschek was approached by a #Microsoft lawyer earlier this year to make a deal.

In the meeting, the Microsoft correspondent offered benefits in the form of collaboration and marketing to Nextcloud. For example, they wanted to promote the Nextcloud logo in Microsoft marketing material – if Nextcloud would consider dropping its anti-trust complaint.

Microsoft used to be a company of jerks, liars and cheaters 40 years ago, it remains a company of jerks, liars and cheaters today.

Today I'm blocking because they call for the death of 7 million Jews.

I hope that @fediblock considers adding to their list for the same.

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Virtual Puppet Project is now on Flathub:

It's a Vtuber app:
With your webcam, this app try to detect your face emotions and position to reproduce them on a 3D model.

The app is provided with a duck as default 3D model, but you can import new one in format .glb, .vrm and .scn.

The app is still in developpement, but I tested it and it worked.


I love how the cats' selfishness leads to it being easier to deal with them.

When I had rats, if something happened to one rat, the others would be like "Oh no!" and hide, etc.

When I do something to one of the cats, like put them in a carrier or brush their teeth, the other one looks at them and you can tell they're thinking "Sucks to be you.", which makes picking the next cat up that much easier.

Random thoughts.

The good news is that my homemade fountain pen flush has worked perfectly, and one of my pens is drying, with intent for long term storage.

The unrelated bad news is that I had my first daytime leg cramp in a long time, the kind that's so incredibly painful that stretching won't do, and I literally find myself on the floor in excruciating, unbearable pain that lingers and threatens for hours afterward.

One thing that bugs me is that NATO didn't include a common label between the US and Canada.

I know this would have been hard to do because of French language requirements, but there's so many products that are so simple but you just can't get here in Canada.

This is why so many Canadians have PO Boxes in the US, just to pick up small packages.

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Carter, who was from Georgia, beat Ford in 1976 after Nixon had resigned in '74. Clinton was from Arkansas, but only managed to beat George H.W. Bush because of a spoiler candidate, Ross Perot. Had it not been for Perot, we would probably have had an unbroken string of Republican presidents from Nixon through Obama except for a one-term Democrat from Georgia.

Obama may well have been a backlash against neoconservativism, which had seen a resurgence with 9/11. And of course the Tea Party morphed into Trumpism. Meanwhile, there were a whole string of terrible Democratic candidates: Mondale, Dukakis, Hillary Clinton.

It wasn't just the Republicans who changed, of course. The Democrats used to be the party of the south and of white power. But was this actually deliberate on the part of Democrats, or did the Democrats just take everyone who wasn't a Republican? The Republicans just seem like they're more willing to take risks.

This may just be an artifact of demographics: Democrats have to get more votes to win the House, Senate and White House than Republicans do, because Democrats tend to live in far more dense areas.

Anyway, I'm rambling at this point. I don't have any conclusions other than that Trumpism isn't some new phenomenon that came out of the blue, and that what's happening right now is not all that different from 1968 or 1980.

As for what to do about it: we need to change our electoral system. And that starts at the state and local level. We also need to be acting outside the political system entirely. I don't think there's much we can do at the Federal level through the political system.

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