@Programops it turned out to not be an emergency. It was the accumulation of months of eye strain. Next week I'm going to get new glasses.
I hope this turns out to be nothing, but I'm grateful my employer has a doctor's office on site. They accepted me as a walk-in for a problem with my left eye. The doctor set up an appointment at Henry Ford hospital which I'm going to now. An emergency opthalmologist will either send me the surgery today or give me peace of mind.
gab blocker, self-promo
new gab instance popped up, time to shill for my project!
this script automagically pulls new gab instances as they pop up on fediverse.network (similar to how @gabwatch does) and instance blocks them for you!
if you're an admin and have access to the server your mastodon instance is running on, you can run it there to automatically block all gab sites for your entire instance!
if you're a user and dont mind getting your hands dirty with using ruby and installing some dependencies, it'll block all known gab instances for you at the user level!
i tried to make the readme very approachable and easy to understand, but if you have any questions feel free to @ me here.
thanks for reading, and stay safe friends ❤️❤️
@jdmarraccini My pleasure.
A new episode of the #audiobook #podcast I narrate. "UNSONG Audiobook- Chapter 20, Part 2: When The Stars Threw Down Their Spears" http://traffic.libsyn.com/unsong/UNSONG_chapter_20B.mp3
Alright, I need something to keep my brain fresh, so time for some learning.
What resources have you used to learn Python? My experience with programming is pretty minimal; I've dinked with C, C++ and Matlab, but have mostly learned how to fix This Problem Right Here instead how to start from scratch to solve many problems.
Boosts welcome, a moderate amount of trying to convince an engineer that they should learn a different language is also allowed.
discussion about el paso shooting
The El Paso shooter explicitly believed that more immigration would lead to a blue Texas that, again in his explicit view, would represent a "coup" against Trump. He believed in terrorizing the immigrant population, and in ethnostates.
These things matter when we try to talk about preventing similar atrocities. White supremacy is killing us.
"Celebration" is the spiritual successor of those songs, modernized for the attitude of the internet era. The connection will become clear to you if you listen to "Celebration" after watching the Portlandia sketch "Change The World One Party At A Time", skewering the tendency for youth activism to take the form of a dance rave in which to get really f****d up.
The narrator character of most They Might Be Giants songs sees the topic of the song through a funhouse mirror. The topic of changing the world is no exception. "Purple Toupee" portrayed an out-of-touch older man who wants to be seen as influential on the world stage, but barely understands events of the mid-twentieth century.
@kernelsnarky Let me know whether you can use erp-unitedshore.icims.com to see job listings.
@sashakovich Would you be available to visit the house on Sunday and maybe help set up some shelves, unbox things, and so forth?
My newest website. http://doiwantafakebeautymark.com/
A 3D printed arrow by mathematician and sculptor Kokichi Sugihara uses curves and angles that the brain can't register to make it look like it always points right. https://www.livescience.com/62478-optical-illusion-arrow-mirror-symmetry.html
@rixx I love writing with InForm 7.
A new episode of the #audiobook #podcast I narrate. "UNSONG Audiobook - Chapter 20, Part 1: When The Stars Threw Down Their Spears" http://traffic.libsyn.com/unsong/UNSONG_chapter_20A.mp3
A way to access the Fediverse, for attendees of Penguicon, an annual convention of science fiction, open source software, and all geeky interests, in Southfield, Michigan, USA.
Convention info: https://penguicon.org