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My spouse has written a bunch of books and has just started a podcast. If you could support his Patreon, it'd help us recover from a precipitous drop in income a few months ago.

I've written about the podcast here hollymath.dreamwidth.org/94197
and his link is patreon.com/AndrewHickey

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I only boost toots with images if those images are described.

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Mastonauts don't seem to use favorites that much but I favorite everything.

Only things I really do like! But I like a lot of things.

Hope it doesn't bug anybody.

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Okay so :

I'm a student, particularly interested in linguistic ,
I'm an and writing a book about it,
I'm and interested in ,
I'm cis and and poly

...and while I do talk about all that stuff to a greater or lesser extent, I mostly just use Mastodon to talk about my day and I like people talking about their days. I like getting to know people.

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Orchiectomy Q&A thread: Does anyone have any questions about orchiectomies?

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In an earlier thread, I wrote briefly about trans people in medieval Europe, and discussed some of the main issues when studying the medieval history of trans people.

Today, if you'll indulge me, I want to spend some time discussing a single person in detail. I want to talk about the way she's been written about, and about her and what she can teach us about life as a trans person 600 years ago.

This is the story of Eleanor Rykener.

Normally I'm the most easygoing linguistically-descriptivist person I know.

But I'm driven completely bonkers by the possibility that "the passive voice" has already ceased to have any meaning because people keep using it for things that are not passives.

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late night gender thoughts (posted on birdsite last night) Show more

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i wish you could add image descriptions to other people's posts

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Your regular reminder that the German term for a drumkit is "Schlagzeug", "things what you hit"

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Starting next year, students in Washington DC will be able to register as male, female, or non-binary:

gaystarnews.com/article/studen

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Here's Emily Lakdawalla's (from the Planetary Society) annual list of books on space for kids ages 4 and up.

#Books #Space #Astronomy #Children

planetary.org/blogs/emily-lakd

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Real proud of Minnesota for having the highest voter turnout of any US state, at over 64%!
electproject.org/2018g

YAY I did the presentation and it was so stressful but it went well and I'm SO relieved it was over.

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My spouse has written a bunch of books and has just started a podcast. If you could support his Patreon, it'd help us recover from a precipitous drop in income a few months ago.

I've written about the podcast here hollymath.dreamwidth.org/94197
and his link is patreon.com/AndrewHickey

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Cratering gives us much information. Surfaces with more cratering are older than surfaces with less cratering for example. Cratering also gives us an idea of how geologically active a world is. Less craters, more likely to have been or be geologically active.

Goddammit Windows has updated and now SuperNova (my main bit of assistive software) is broken again.

I've had to get through this whole semester without the screenreader working properly, and intermittently I can't even have magnification either!

It's so frustrating.

My eyes are already sore all the time lately, partly because I'm having to read a lot of things that should be screen-read for me.

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ridiculous romance novels Show more

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I am 100% on board with making it so I can eat and THEN getting rid of IP. That'd be amazing.

But under the current system, IP is what minimal protection I have. Y'all sure as shit don't take steps to feed artists *NOW.*

When you steal from me, you aren't a prole stealing bread from a capitalist. You're taking LABOR from a fellow worker. Don't sell that to me as a bold anti-capitalist move. You make sure I'm fed and THEN we can talk about eliminating IP.

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Me: what does Dad want for Christmas?
Mum: why would I know?
Me: you've been married to him longer than I've been alive???
Mum: man's an enigma, get him marmalade or something.

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Green's Dictionary of Slang is now free to use in its entirety! Now is a great time to browse it! t.co/ofNXUfARuZ #linguistics

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ok animal post time
did u know there's a single species of exclusively freshwater seals?
they live in russia's enormous lake baikal and theyre the fattest roundest things ever look at them holy shit

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MSP Social.net

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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