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The ritual began with paint.

Smeared across the eyes, across the lips, exaggerating the features, exaggerating the magic.

Then a nose to draw the eye: look here. Look at me. A mind-snare, but with a gentle purpose.

The rest varied: there might be hair, feather-fine and rainbow-hued. There might be shoes like flippers for land, to give the agility to fall *just* so.

But always, the paint and the nose.

Look at me.

It was a spell to fill a heart with laughter.

#microfiction #TootFic

Oh oh I know, I know! We break them up into microservices! :troll-dance:

Reviewed some Kotlin code today. It was a somewhat tricky algorithm but I was able to follow along. I don’t even know the language that well but I LOVE IT. How does any large-scale codebase ever work without static types!? (Dirty-looks at ruby)

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#2203 "Prescience" 

Subjectivity is a process that relies on two critical ingredients: the building of a perspective for the images in mind and the accompaniment of the images by feelings.

If we are to understand how consciousness is made, we must understand the making of subjectivity.

Went for a run. Run was good. Body ❤️ run. Run reduces creakiness.

This weekend, so far, brought to you by $1 Domino, Mario Kart time trials and, Towerfall!

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Heroes are single points of failure. Don't create them, and if you do find ways to route around them.

omg just upgraded my sunnies to have polarising super-powers. So Good!

OH
Alice: How do I look? Do you like this look that I'm trying out?
Brenda: You look like a teddy bear.
Alice: A teddy bear!?
Brenda: Yeah, you know, like a cute teddy bear, like in a good way.

Made my day! 😂

Myelin insulates axons and allows them to conduct signals at fast speed because there is no leakage of electrical current along the axon.

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When everyone underestimates you because your brand logo looks cute, but then you end up competing with giants, serving 45M daily searches, blocking trackers across the net like a boss, and having fun in the process. duckduckgo.com/traffic 

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Let's talk about a little relic that's hiding in your PC since ~1870.

The 'Bell' (BEL) character is a special character that makes your computer beep.

In DOS/Windows (yes even 10) you can type it using CTRL-G. Try it in your command prompt: echo ^G

On Linux/Mac it'll be: echo -e "\a"

The Bell command used to be used by teletype operators to get the attention of remote operators by making their unit ring an actual bell. This special character remains with us to this very day!

🔔 :crt_w_prompt: :blobowo:

Feelings are, through and through, simultaneously and interactingly, phenomena of both bodies and nervous systems.

Special class of global organism systems: immune, endocrine, circulatory, nervous systems.

I want so badly to be able to do useful things with my keybase.io

We often end up learning that an emotion is happening not as the triggering situation unfolds but because the processing of the situation causes feelings.

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