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Welcome to the working week, as they say.

Here’s Patti Smith and 250+ people singing People Have the Power to help you get through this week.

The wild thing is I was cooking cowboy beans and skillet cornbread.

Managed to nick and burn myself while making dinner tonight. I hope any kami inhabiting my new, Japanese-style chef’s knife are satisfied.

You can follow me from @emma in Mastodon and other Fediverse clients.

@nova Wendy Carlos: *invents synthesizer music and creates the tron soundtrack*

Computer Boy: *invents truck but too ugly even for a butch to love*

On not talking to Nazis 

I can't believe I need to say this but do not ever allow yourself to be interviewed by fascist instigators at demonstrations. No, you can't 'own' them. It doesn't matter how informed you think you are. They control the editing process and they can _and will_ make an ass of you.

If you do manage to give a flawless interview with absolutely nothing they can exploit in it? It won't see the light of day.

You can't win so please, stop playing their game!

We found the concept drawings for the sex doll that the last human (a billionaire) will have a heart attack and die while jerking himself off in.

The glorious thing is that a true Hilbert curve cake pan would contain an infinity of cakes.

the 588th Night Witches were a squad of russian bomber women who earned their name Nachthexen from the nazis because they would fly by night, turn off their goddamn engines to swoop in their outdated planes (often crop-dusters), whoosh over the target making this amazing sudden "witch's broom" RRSSSSH sound and manually eject bombs on german targets. they sometimes used their chart pencils as eyeliner and did not use radios and minimal metal so they couldn't be detected. No parachutes, no nothin. fuckin' ride or die. Marina Raskova assembled and trained this all-female team of fighters, many of whom were rewarded prestigious medals and in total over thirty thousand missions were completed. Thirty pilots were lost. They were hated and feared by the nazis who would receive high honors if they could actually take down one of the Night Witches and also assumed they had been experimented on so they could see in the dark. uh sorry, douchebags. but the witches are just better than you.

If we want to get *really* scifi, maybe these hypothetical carbon capture machines could construct *themselves* out of captured carbon, possibly using some kind of tiny pod containing most of the materials needed to get started as well as the information to construct the entire machine... Maybe these pods could, themselves, be made through carbon capture using the same machines, making them self-replicating without any technical skills needed

But this is all some kind of absurd pipe dream, of course. It's not like self-replicating material-producing carbon capture machines grow on trees

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An emotional, often joyous time as Donna Haraway hosts exploration of the carrier bags of various #slsa2019 attendees

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trying to enjoy my life as a black dude but i'm always two steps away from getting transformed into a marketable toon creature so the international market can accept me

Hey fellow #mastoadmin types: is there a better way to customize my instance's names for things (toots, favorites, boosts, etc) than editing en.json and en.yml?

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