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Dentist: So, do you floss?
Me: Do you use a unique password for every account?

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Just found FicHub, a site for downloading fanfiction off various sites. Was also delighted to discover that the entire project seems to be open source. I'll be testing this with VoiceDream; I suspect that since I have to deliberately click a link to download the resulting epub, it will work better than some other similar projects. fichub.net/

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Elon now says he’ll make an alternative phone" if Google and Apple remove Twitter from their App Stores. Good luck with all that. 🤣

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Does anyone else find the domain BotsIn.space charmingly hilarious and adorable? Because man, that's great.

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#Music share from a random country:
#Guinea 🇬🇳
After Guinea's independence in 1958, the government purchased instrument's such as electric and bass guitars, keyboards, trumpets, saxophones, etc. for the state-sponsored dance bands that were tasked to embrace Guinea's musical heritage, but also modernise it for the new post-colonial era.
This is Waraba (lion) by Bembeya Jazz National. They are one of the most famous dance bands from Guinea. They don't really play jazz, as their name suggests, but in an African context this just means new modern music fusing many elements, which does include jazz.
Anytime I listen to Bembeya Jazz I'm particularly struck by the skills of their guitarist, Sekou "diamond fingers" Diabaté, whose tonal clarity and innovative percussive melodic playing is quite something; so keep an ear out for it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPz0WJNm9dY
For the next random country we're apparently staying in Africa, but moving east towards #Congo 🇨🇬, more specifically the Republic of the Congo, which should not be confused with its neighbour the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

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If you're hearing a lot about the fediverse these days, you should know: Mastodon is not the whole fediverse and the fediverse is not simply a Twitter replacement. The fediverse is an entire ecosystem, built on something called ActivityPub. Learn more: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2022/11/leaving-twitters-walled-garden

Mercury for iOS is pretty nice, but they forgot to support custom character counts on instances like mine, which support more than 500.

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Don't miss our Black Friday deals! Once they're gone, THEY'RE GONE! Well, at least until Monday, when our Cyber Monday deals will be basically the same thing. But once *those* deals are gone, that's it, no more deals. EVER. Well, until we extend our Cyber Monday sales for the rest of the week. But once that's over, seriously, no more! Until mid-December, when we launch our big pre-Christmas sale. But if you miss that, you're out of luck, because we'll never have a sale again. Well, not until...

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The first computer bug was a literal bug.

To be exact, a moth.

On Sept 9, 1947, a moth got trapped in Harvard University's Mark II computer -- causing multiple errors.

This bug disrupted the electronics inside the Mark II.

Here's a photo of that first computer bug.

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The sad part is someone even submitted sound effects in the issue. But they were never added.

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Here's an enhancement issue for MetaText on GitHub that I think is worth putting in. Give it a like or something.
I think It needs an option to change the notification sound from the default TriTone.
github.com/metabolist/metatext

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A lot of us make fun of people who like Triscuits but they'll be laughing pretty hard when society collapses and they can snack on pretty much any old fucking thing they find in an abandoned barn.

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If you or a loved one was diagnosed with Muskothelioma you may be entitled to financial compensation. Muskothelioma is a rare brain disease linked to Twitter exposure. Exposure to Elon Musk’s brain via his Tweets, replies, emojis, or by directly working at Twitter may put you at risk. Please don't wait, call a lawyer today!

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I wish people would stop using the phrase "Twitter refugee."

I don't know if it's just me, or what. But some people on should have their boost functionality disabled. My home timeline's like 75% boosts, and a lot of them I don't care about.

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I don't know why I remember this but the first official, non-beta version of NVDA was released on Thanksgiving weekend in 2009. It was version 2009.1 and I was so excited to see it finally out of beta. It's really come quite a long way since then.

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A fun, happy little Mastodon/Hometown instance.