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It's not that we in technology do not enjoy, appreciate, or desire the company of another soul - we do. We just have a tendency to get so wrapped up in our work that we forget to eat and sleep, let alone spend time with other humans.

Was about to make a joke and found out somebody had done it way better than I ever could

My wife took my graph paper. I think she's plotting something.

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The problem with researching how to automate your home is that everyone and their cousin is trying to sell you Internet of Shit devices.

"So you're saying people can't even draw spells right anymore? What the heck does penmanship have to do with it?"

"When was the last time you used a thorn?"

"From a plant?"

"Instead of 'y' for 'ye.' It's like a 'b' and 'p' combined."

"Uhh..."

"How about a tall 's?'"

"All the time?"

"Not capital. Tall. A tall lowercase 's.'"

"You're making this up, aren't-"

"Wikipedia link."

"Dang."

"Yeah. Language has changed. A lot. Magic hasn't."

#TootFic #MicroFiction #SmallStories

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"Look, messing with hearts is no small task. It's not the stuff a kid should be messing with. Or anyone, really."

"So they screwed it up?"

"In some way, probably. Magic can be very easy to screw up."

"I put on my robe and wizard hat-"

"No, I mean seriously. Half the reason old spells don't work anymore is people can't speak it right. We've lost the phonemes. Unless you're a period scholar."

"So we can blame pronunciation?"

"And penmanship."

#TootFic #MicroFiction #SmallStories

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"So you're saying magic is possible?"

"Yes."

"But nobody has MP."

"MP is very hard to get. There's a difference. Magic was more or less used up. It hasn't had time to recharge."

"So what about Wicca?"

"Look, if you didn't know a dozen high schoolers who tried casting love spells and whatnot-"

"And it never worked."

"That doesn't mean the magic wasn't wasted."

#TootFic #SmallStories #MicroFiction

What nobody seems to be talking about:

Due to the increased hygiene awareness and rules, fewer people than typical have been infected with other viral or bacterial infections since March.

"Our influenza season ended pretty abruptly in March. In the southern hemisphere the influenza season has gone almost unnoticed. Most other cold viruses have also become rare." (C. Drosten)

There is a lot to learn and research here.

Tech trolling, not serious 

If your favorite programming language is so great why aren't there any major operating systems written with it :blobfoxthink:

I like dark themes as much as (much more than) the next person, but claiming you need one to be 'modern' just underscores how much 'modern' in UI is a matter of fashion.

New research finds that crows "know what they know" and can ponder their own minds, demonstrating a higher level of intelligence than previously thought. I welcome our corvid overlords.

statnews.com/2020/09/24/crows-

Hello! I'm the account for the #spritely project! Still getting things set up but ya know, in case you wanted to follow Spritely things...

Look at this shirt @karma got me!! skdlfllflfsddk

it's so huge too it's practically a dress on me I love it

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