I used to like Slackbot before my employer forced us onto Teams. Are there any chatbots that can do things? Plug into services, send me reminders, etc.

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this poem has lived rent free in my brain since i first read it

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finally managed to look into ways to support open source projects financially. #liberapay looks like a nice option!

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Posting from msync. (https://github.com/Kansattica/msync/)

So far, this seems like exactly the fediverse client I was looking for.

Now to write a GW-BASIC app to interact with msync's post structures from my omnibook, and a hotsync app.

Should be fun.

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I think https://wyrms.de is ready to take a few users! :bookwyrm: wyrms.de is a Bookwyrm instance inspired by the planet Anarress from Ursula LeGuin's The Dispossessed.

If you read the description and CoC and think it fits you, feel free to ask for an invite link! I'll do my best to enforce the CoC. Also, I hereby announce that I will make generous use of the deferation feature once it's working in production to keep assholes off and keep the community nice. :trebuchet:

#Bookwyrm is a federated reading platform (think Goodreads). It's in an very early state, so expect things to break - but imho it already works nicely and is enjoyable thanks to @tripofmice
https://github.com/mouse-reeve/bookwyrm :fediverse: 📚

The amazing artwork for wyrms.de is a commission from @sajan, thank you so much! 🎨

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the bear noises in the storybots song "Big Brown Boogieing Bear"

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Now it is Wednesday acting like a Monday. Prospects are dim.

Haven't had a real Monday in a while, though, because working from home means working all the time.

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mh -/+, work 

Took the day off and gave myself permission to ignore/not care about anything work related. Even though I have family things and other obligations, giving a 🖕 to the day job mental anguish has helped.

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2435. Geothmetic Meandian 

title text: Pythagorean means are nice and all, but throwing the median in the pot is really what turns this into random forest statistics: applying every function you can think of, and then gradually dropping the ones that make the result worse.

(https://xkcd.com/2435)
(https://www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.php/2435
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Leaving social networks might be more fun than joining them. I just officially deleted Strava; hadn't actually used in a few years because of privacy/data selling.

Sort of like the old saw about the best two days of a boat-owners life: day purchasing, and day selling.

So glad tomorrow is my day off social media.

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