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Probably my prettiest pet peeve is people not capitalising the names of websites (e.g. “instagram” instead of Instagram, etc.).

They’re brands, people! Stop normalising them!

Software as a Service (SaaS)

Software as a Duty (SaaD)

Software as an Offer You Can't Refuse (SaaOYCR)

Software as That Which Eternal Lies and With Strange Eons Even Death May Die (SaTWELaWSEEDMD)

Some fics have really... interesting ideas about how art works, TBH. Asides from the "everyone can draw perfectly from memory with no references" thing, I've also seen:

1. Painting with watercolours on a canvas on an easel. (Watercolours on canvas isn't *impossible* but it's not the usual way of doing things. The problems with an easel should be, like. Obvious.)

2. Someone taking a canvas painting "out of the frame". (Canvases are, like, stretched over and nailed to their frames.)

endlessly annoyed that many programming languages have int and str as types, but not wis, cha, con, or dex

Really love it how Books (nee iBooks) just... won't open in iOS 13. Really awesome, thanks Apple. 👍

you know how a coupla years back, just as the Outrage Machine was really starting to hum, there was this orthogonal push to stop tweeting about your lunch, because nobody cares about your sandwich? that was the thing I loved best about Twitter: people sharing their most mundane, their most regular experiences. It's like a warm blanket, mercifully free of judgement and outrage. I'm no Buddhist, but I really dig the concept of the sacredness of the every day.

I had grilled cheese with bacon, btw.

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Literally all other considerations aside I do find the dodgy, obviously-mouse-drawn red circles pointing out receipts in this post's screenshots somewhat endearing...

food, alcohol 

So like yeah I learned stuff in the class I still use, and we went back to a few more and they were always great, but. Yeah. Fuck.

Onions, man. Onions.

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food, alcohol 

So like Never Forget when my mother in law sent us to a class with a professional chef, who was trying to teach us how to cut onions properly. And he kept talking about the “top” of the onion and pointing to where the roots come out. And the whole class was like… giving all these furtive looks. Like this was a Professional Chef… did he know something about onions we didn’t?

Turns out no. He just… didn’t know how fucking onions work.

(It does bug me that the bottom unscrews, though; I’m paranoid it’s gonna leak or burst off!)

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My ridiculous knock-off crystal spar water bottle arrived and it is exactly as beautifully OTT as I hoped!

Depeche Mode implies the existence of a Depeche Median and a Depeche Mean

uspol, twitter

Look I know this is the equivalent of a tiny drop of fresh water in the ocean of piss that is Twitter, but it *is* a good precedent. So... I can give them some credit for that.


Also: Happy Goth Christmas, everyone! 🎃 🦇 🕷️ 👻

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