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Hi, I'm Eli --

I live in Maine, where I like to spend time with my family, cook, hike, and read rule-books for table-top rpgs like Follow, and Lady Blackbird.

I enjoy playing with Raspberry Pis, micro controllers, JavaScript, Common LISP, Emacs and a whole heap of other webby-techy things.

I work as a software developer responsible for web development and quality assurance testing. I very much like to write documentation.

I’m considering reopening memberships for the gaming group I put on hold, the “league of ordinary gentlefolk”

If you enjoy playing friendly games with emotionally intelligent, kind people and want a discord group with a mod who gives a shit about intersectionality without putting the education and moderation work on members of socioeconomically constricted groups hit me up for an invite to #LOOGGames!

I’m planning to do an hour every few nights just hanging out in voice chat!

#PlayLog

Along a similar vein, panic buying and hoarding is a symptom of capitalism’s broken psychology, not irrational behavior.

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I've been seeing a lot of folks on fedi sharing a link that blames the current pandemic on folks eating meat.

Here's the thing. That is straight up eco-fascist bullshit.

I've been a vegetarian or vegan for the bulk of my life. I'm 100% in the camp of animal rights. But it is garbage to blame this disaster on folks' dietary choices. Sure the virus' origin was traced to a meat market, but source doesn't implicate fault.

If the fault is anywhere it's a failure of government.

I’ve written a basic intro on how to read RSS in 2020, with some recommendations for feed readers.

(I started writing this a few weeks ago, but now might just be a great time to curate the news you want, and filter out the needlessly overwhelming stuff.)

laurakalbag.com/how-to-read-rs

I live in Maine. Last week we received guidance to stay at home if possible, and just about everything closed. Last weekend hundreds maybe thousands of people went to the beach (also weird because it wasn’t exactly balmy). Last night it snowed about half a foot...this is karma.

Last March 23rd I turned 30. This march 23rd I think I've turned 67 years old.

My math-teaching brother's wish is that 2020 is the year everyone learns that "exponential" doesn't mean "very fast" it means "imperceptibly gradual and then suddenly overwhelming".

I've been seeing a lot of folks on fedi sharing a link that blames the current pandemic on folks eating meat.

Here's the thing. That is straight up eco-fascist bullshit.

I've been a vegetarian or vegan for the bulk of my life. I'm 100% in the camp of animal rights. But it is garbage to blame this disaster on folks' dietary choices. Sure the virus' origin was traced to a meat market, but source doesn't implicate fault.

If the fault is anywhere it's a failure of government.

Covid-19 and parenting 

convid-19 adjacent, history of the word (noun form) "quarantine" 

Wanna contribute!? Wanna help out!?

> Quarantzine seeks to document this moment -- a collection of responses to history as it happens, as well as a collection of resources to help us through.

quarantzine.com/

Boosts very very welcome

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Do you work for, or are otherwise associated with a school that is currently rushing around looking for a learning management system!? If so -- don't miss the open source Moodle!

moodle.org/

I've never used it myself, but I've installed it for a few clients in the past. Once installed it needs very little technical management, just the occasional security update.

Folded paper all day
Anxiety dropped 90%

Tutorial coming up

Behind every flailing Magikarp is a mighty, terrifying Gyarados.

me *crying*: you can't just go around calling everything an apple

colonial age europeans:
pomme de terre. pineapple. pomegrenade. persian apple. honigapfel.

Do you work for, or are otherwise associated with a school that is currently rushing around looking for a learning management system!? If so -- don't miss the open source Moodle!

moodle.org/

I've never used it myself, but I've installed it for a few clients in the past. Once installed it needs very little technical management, just the occasional security update.

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