A job position for web devloper is open on my team at the British Film Institute. Drupal 9 and NodeJS. I would love to find someone who isn't a cis white man to come and work with us! bfijobsandopportunities.bfi.or

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"In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, recipes for making soy sauce at home appeared in English and American cookbooks. Since soybeans were not widely available, these recipes used local ingredients such as mushrooms, walnuts, and fish...

Tomato was another popular ingredient for making American "soy" sauce... The names for these varying sauces were "ketchups," or "catch-ups," or "catsups," derived from the Indonesian word for soy sauce: ketjap."

-- "Eight Flavors"

ketchup is soy sauce????????????????

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so what if you forbid replies to your post but pleroma dot hentai dot slurs still replies. well you just drop the reply. solved. yea but they still can reply to it. yea and they can copy paste your post and take a shit under it you literally can't stop them. but you can and should stop extending their platform, and the software they use doesn't matter for this

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By the way, here's a thing I think is a Bad Meme: criticizing not putting your pronouns in your bio/in introductions.

I felt pressured to do so before I was *out* as nonbinary trans-femme. It felt like pressure to out or misgender myself.

I do it now, and I'm all for it... but it shouldn't be mandatory. Someone might have a reason for not doing so. You might pressure them into doing the wrong thing.

Ants have been farming aphids on our young apple tree, I've been squashing them on sight & spraying but they keep coming back. I just hope it doesn't harm the fruit

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@h3artbl33d I self host my blog and various experimental websites, all node js processes. On a VPS, no deployment tools beyond git pull

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the new uk policing bill is very bad for travelling people friendsoftheearth.uk/system-ch and they plan to do something about it this summer drive2survive.org.uk/about there will likely be many actions in protest so keep your eyes peeled

Just came across this collection of programming zines - wizardzines.com/
Haven't read them yet but seems like a fun way to learn difficult concepts

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that 'github copilot' get any interest at all simply shows that 'software engineering' is mostly about copy pasting repetitive bullshit to produce the millionth broken implementation that your employer has copyright on

@dorian I've been wondering similar things. Issue is that different groups need different tools, so a one size fits all approach won't work well. I really think the answer lies in 1) creating/curating easy to use libraries to help build these kind of sites and 2) up skilling people in the groups so they can create/maintain their own sites, or at least be well informed about the software they're choosing to use

Blackfly are invading our courgettes 😔

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A lot of blind and partially-sighted people use the Fediverse through screen readers, apps that read on-screen text aloud.

Long strings of emoji can cause problems for screen readers, because they take a long time to say out loud. They can't be skipped because it is impossible for apps to know when emoji contain useful information.

If you want to make life easier for screen reader users, use just one emoji at a time.

For example, 😄 is fine but 🙂 😋 😚 😆 😄 😞 👍 causes difficulties.


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@Paul I tried. Wasn’t well received. They liked the centralised control too much and feared the alternative. (Mind you, I guess Diem is much more a traditional socialist group than anarchist in any way so I guess it was my own naïveté and was probably to be expected.)


Seems odd to me that distributed (activist/anarchist) organisations like Acorn or the IWW often have centralised communications infrastructures. I understand why - lack of appropriate software, familiarity for users, lack of technical resources, etc. But I haven't seen anyone acknowledge the issue let alone talk about how to address it.

Getting my birthday cuddles from this little gremlin

Check out this huge mushroom, maybe Dryads Saddle

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The modern word bonfire posibly comes from the portmantu of 'bone fire'.

This is an old tradition of on holy days when a large fire would be lit bones would be cast into the fire to burn.
It was said this would give those around the fire protection from malignant forces.

This works in a very mundane sense as the smoke from burning bones is repellent to mosquitos and other biters .

The ash from these bone fires was also taken home to be used in gardens as it is minaral rich fetiliser.


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So, ancient people pretty much ate what we eat.

"The researchers are using a wide range of techniques — from examining microscopic marks on ancient tools to analysing DNA residues inside pots. Some investigators are even experimentally recreating 12,000-year-old meals using methods from that time. Looking even further back, evidence suggests that some people ate starchy plants more than 100,000 years ago."


#Archeology #Diets #Science #Research

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