There's a light soil smell in the air even in the cool of the night now, so I know spring is coming. I can't wait.
Planned additions to my garden this year: cantaloupe (two varieties) and okra (which I don't care for, but the flowers are attractive, and I probably have neighbors who like okra). I also have new varieties of hot peppers in mind this year, new flowers, etc., so let's go, spring...

Dear people who walk around in stores whistling: You are not charming. You are not delighting the souls of all who hear you. You are just irritating people with sharp hearing with your shrill, tuneless warbling. I can hear you from half a store away and I hate you with a burning passion. Knock it off.

I've decided to grow okra this year. I don't even like okra and I don't know anyone who does but I just fuckin' love growing new things every year so let's do this!!!
Also new this year: cantaloupes.
God, I can't wait for spring.

Boost this post and I'll tell you what class you'd be in the RPG I've been working on.

Make fun of Guy Fieri all you want, but I can and do happily watch Diners, Drive-ins, and Drives for hours at a stretch.

How long till science invents cyborg eyes so I can rip these nearsighted, astigmatic things out of my head and finally be free of eye strain and other miseries? Also, maybe the cyborg eyes will be able to shoot lasers...

What delightful weather. I'm really enjoying all the sneezing I'm doing. It doesn't make me want to hit myself in the head with a brick at all.

“I need to change some of my
behavior, and I want to apologize to the people that my personal
behavior hurt and possibly drove away from kernel development
entirely.”

I did not expect to see this kind of introspection from Linus Torvalds lkml.org/lkml/2018/9/16/167

finally do I have the proper way of looking at the fediverse :icon_mrgreen:

also yes it's fully functional and I'm actually using it as my main interface right now

#solarpunk This is agriculture I love to see! Using trees for better food production--

solarpunks: “ For most crops, irrigation simply provides water for the plant’s roots. But in a Balinese rice terrace, water is used to construct a complex, pulsed artificial ecosystem. Water temples...

tidalpunk.tumblr.com/post/1781

beeping.town will be a pleroma instance for bots, in the same vein as https://botsin.space with a bot-friendly code of conduct.

keep an eye out for when registrations open when I'm ready!
if you're interested in helping moderate beeping.town send an email to iliana@beeping.town
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kinda wild that there are literal scientific papers being written about mastodon now in the same way that scientists research twitter aaai.org/ocs/index.php/ICWSM/I

#Science #Research #SocialNetworks

I bought some reading glasses today.
I don't feel great about it.

The greatest characters in American literature are, in no particular order: Travis McGee, Ignatius J. Reilly, and Spider-Man. That isn't merely my opinion, it is scientific fact.

When you are reading my toots, please do so in the voice of a person who would wear these shoes, thank you

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