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related: the wikipedia article on Reddy Kilowatt is truly amazing en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reddy_Ki

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Sometimes I turn around and find this dog toy has entered the room on its own.

An awesome alternative to audible for audiobooks: libro.fm, where you can choose which independent bookstore your purchase supports. I chose Subtext Books in downtown St. Paul.

Libro.fm: libro.fm/referral?rf_code=lfm9

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IMPORTANT COST SAVING FYI:

Don't buy turbo tax if you made 66k a year or less in 2018 and were younger than 51. You can do it through H&R Block for free and it includes everything, including student loan interest. link below, boost for awareness hrblock.com/ffa/

I took the bus to work and wrote an article about it!

tl;dr: it took me 2.5 hours overall and I bought some thread on the way home. It was nice.

streets.mn/2019/02/18/my-first

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KNIFE DAY OBSERVED

OBSERVE: KNIFE DAY!!!!!!!!
🗡️ 🗡️ 🗡️ :knife_agender: :knife_bi: :knife_lgbt: :knife_nb: :transknife: 🗡️ 🗡️ 🗡️

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so yeah I'm a little salty about undescribed images because for me and everyone else who uses a screen reader—we just don't want to miss out on your posts. I followed y'all because I'm interested in what you have to say, and if you can't even write a couple words for your images, you're saying that's not meaningful to you

My newest streets.mn post:

"4. Soup will freeze and burst in your bag at -20 F, and then all your stuff will smell like soup all day."

streets.mn/2019/02/11/learning

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Now that Google Maps is letting you report speed traps and redirect traffic thereby, I'd like to propose that it's our civic duty to keep streets safer by reporting speed traps at random throughout the city, with particular attention to bike routes or school zones.

Biking today was much better than I expected. Main roads mostly clear to pavement, with some occasional slush. (Bike paths and lanes impassable of course)

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i'll make you other knives if you pay the instance via patreon or librewhatever to have me make them, jfyi, i love them and i'm pleased with them. thanks

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Me: jeez it’s blare ice out there
J: you mean glare ice?
Me: isn’t it blare? Blare sounds right
J: that means loud
Me: oh yeah

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Mac-Grove folks, I feel like Randolph Ave Cow doesn’t get proper appreciation. How cool is she?! Does she have a name? Has someone documented all her seasonal outfits?

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International winter bike to work day is in one week! Friday, February 8th, get on your bicycle and go to work. Or not to work. Go bicycle!

I wrote an article featuring some inspirational links on why biking is great and how to bike to work.
streets.mn/2019/02/01/internat

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A community centered on the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, and their surrounding region.

An alternative to social networks that connected people in the region that have either died away or driven people off with unethical or anti-social policies.

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