The emperor woke when a hand was placed over his mouth.
"I evaded all your guards," the assassin whispered, "and outwitted all your traps."
The emperor nodded, and the assassin took a step back.
"Is it five three?" the emperor asked
"Yes, I've won five. Let's swap clothes now."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

Toxic masculinity. Does that mean all masculinity is bad? No! Not at all.

This comic explains it fairly well. The term Toxic Masculinity is from Social Sciences, to help explain certain problems in the current image of Masculinity, which hurts both men and women.

One of the things I miss most about when I'm on is the ability to RT with a comment. I find myself wanting to add commentary to posts all the time.

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Friday night musings: is anyone building a decentralized task management tool built on ActivityPub?

All of the tools out there are either too simple or too complex. Every one of them has a completely proprietary API so you've got a ton of lock-in if building tooling around it. Feels like open standards could help.

Feels like something @sivy or @dansup might've given some thought to.

Today is the 45th day of the year. It also marks the 45th day in a row that I’ve meditated. A couple of days in January we’re just 1 minute, but it was still something.

My mood has improved during a time of year where the lack of sunlight normally saps my energy. I’ve started to notice that I’m aware of what’s happen, both good and bad, in near real-time.

I can’t recommend enough.

OOP literature such as “Working with Legacy Code” is useful for functional programming because most of the techniques are not so much about objects but about working with modules and abstractions

I don’t discuss lots of coding or tech challenges because they don’t interest me. I’m interested in people and using tech to make our world a better place.

As a result, politics are a necessary part of the discussion.

I had contemplated leaving politics out of my feed and trying to stick purely to tech, but that feels disingenuous and also does not help accomplish my goal of trying to make the world a better place.

We have a habit of reflection on the things that have made our day good at my house. I wrote up something on that:

git log --pretty=format:%cd --date=short | uniq -c # Print a count of the commits per day in a git repo.

At least one minute of mindfulness every day in January. I feel pretty good about that.

This is great advice:

"The advice I have for you is: don’t discard. Find a way to keep all three of these things in the mix."

Definition of yak shaving: starting with cleaning out your inbox in and ending up writing an LSTM neural network and training it on your posts from .

In other news, it worked pretty well once I got to a version where all of the dependencies were still available.

Huh, that's odd. My Home timeline completely disappeared doing an upgrade from 2.5.0 to 2.7.0.

I absolutely love this interview from 1999.

"It's just a tool."

"No, it's an alien life form."

This is pretty awesome! Gonna have some awesome photos out of it.

We just learned that has shut down.

We are sad to hear that, we have re-opened registrations in case any users want to join a reliable instance!

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