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if you read stuff on my website and it's more convenient to refer to me as your friend than as a person on the internet with a website you keep up with, I hereby befriend you

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as the instance admin, to other instances 

if you see undesirable content being federated through occult.institute to your instance please let me know and I will implement the necessary blocks. this is a 1.5 user instance so I don't typically bother blocking instances proactively but that is only because of laziness/perceived lack of impact, and I don't want it to actually impact anyone

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๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿงท: microblogging has neither the social immediacy of chat nor the considered aspect of email. while I still accept responsibility for the impact of what I write, until this crap gets an edit button, it may not ever be what I *meant*.

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if u follow me and u wish I would CW something I don't, DM me :)

I just thought of the following four words and I need to know if anyone finds them as funny as I do: "Computer Modern wedding invitations"

what is the appropriate skull density for home decor

also a lot of reviews have criticized it heavily for not engaging with America's history of chattel slavery. That seems like a really good critique -- it's not that a story like it couldn't have been told, but that there's something really sketchy about setting something like this in a supposed Baltimore and yet not grappling with slavery and race.

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Also OverDrive is probably still a pain in the ass to get books onto kindle or whatever, but it worked great to just read in the browser.

I just read Docile by K. M. Szpara. I don't think it needs a full review on my website, so here goes: bits of this felt a bit too perfectly therapized, and sins too neatly swept over. Maybe it could have used a few more edit passes to tighten up the plot/cast. That said, it was a good read, even for me as someone who reads 0 m/m stuff. More speculative fiction stuff should commit to exploring one idea thoroughly. Definitely read CWs for the book first!

what would it even mean to be straight in space? it just doesn't make sense

Which part of the forest would you rather merge with today?

does anyone else have twitter refuse to show them publicly-scoped content when they're not logged in? it shows up in a private browsing window... obviously I have a lot of my own speculation already about this but if anyone has actual facts/knowledge that'd be interesting

selfie 

(to the tune of teenage mutant ninja turtles) post pandemic hair decisions

The Israeli/Palestinean conflict and the word "apartheid" 

I've felt unsure whether "apartheid" is a term that applies to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict/occupation, but Human Rights Watch wrote a detailed, thoughtful, convincing report saying that threshold has been definitively crossed hrw.org/report/2021/04/27/thre

am i glad kuhn was wrong and science can simply keep accumulating new data and keep revising its presumptions to approach the truth while maintaining continuity with past theories!!

(camera pans to reveal the standard model of particle physics standing right behind me)

Thx to a coworder, TIL about "pytest --lf" which means "last-fail" and will replay the last failing test first.

Great for super long test suite.

#python

who is supposed to vend "official" merch for a book series? the author, or the publisher? does this *have* a traditional answer, given the relative rarity of book merch?

Did you know you can just, like... Eat pickled ginger? At any time? I just had some with a turkey sandwich and feel like I've somehow broken the law

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Conventicle of the Lesser Occult Institute

The Conventicle of the Lesser Occult Institute