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Hello! Longtime Robbinsdale resident here, I live right across the street from where the Blue Line extension will (supposedly, hopefully, eventually) go in.

I built my own house here, took me three years. I can maybe help with home maintenance-y Qs?

Married a Canadian, have 2 small kids, enjoy handcrafting websites, learning LISP (Racket), & publishing little books.

Very stoked about this local instance! Found out about it via @djsundog and @t54r4n1 ; My 1st acct is @joeld

Going on an expedition to st paul tonight, should be wild

Sure, I'll try some rejected corn flakes beer

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Here is the haiku I wrote instead of doing nanowrimo

(this time with alt text 🙏 )

Annual trip to Menards’s with the kids to get a Christmas tree for $30.

Well, drive home from the office took an hour and forty five minutes. Let us never speak of this again.

Woke up with the ‘Teamwork’ song from Reading Rainbow stuck in my head 🌈 🦋

This 2-part blog post by a Robbinsdale city council member is a really good explainer on how property taxes work in MN. It's probably different than what you think! Many light bulbs went off in my head after I read this.


A bit more complicated than what you expect, but easily within reach of the adulting brain

"If you're anything like me, you've cobbled together an entire career sitting in front of that blank page and forcing yourself to just **start already** with your next piece tackling the issue of how people engage with the craft of writing about writing. Well, you're not alone. 1/"

Turns out that when eating mixed popcorn, one of my kids eats only the cheesy ones and the other eats only the caramel ones.

Alternatively, you could place the romaine and the refrigerator in boiling water

🚨 🥗 🚨 CDC today: throw out all your romaine lettuce right now, and sanitize the drawer in your fridge where you kept it.

As a preschooler I used to attend exorcisms at people’s houses presided over by my grandfather, AMA

PSA, this seems like a good idea.

Sign Your Address Up For USPS Informed Delivery Before Scammers Do —

Been getting interested in mechanical keyboards this past couple months. Posted on reddit asking if there was anyone local that owned a couple specific models so I could try them out before buying. One woman on there went ahead and organized a mini meetup at Fairgrounds coffee, which we had today. They were very cool and the meetup helped me out a ton!

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Minnesota did OK.
Chapo twitch stream really did have the best coverage.

Every state should run their elections the way does:
✅ Same-day voter registration
✅ Paper ballots, scanned optically
✅ Adequate polling locations everywhere = short lines
✅ Employers must pay for workers' time off to vote if it falls within their scheduled work time — as much as necessary, no limit!
✅ Vote early by mail or in person for any reason starting 46 days before the election

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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.

MSP Social is a noncommercial community service, hosted and administered by @lawremipsum. Users should not feel obligated to contribute financially to the project. But contributions to defray server costs and/or for possible future expansion are welcome at Patreon, Liberapay or via PayPal to lawremipsum at gmail.

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