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Snail @polyplacophora@mastodon.at

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Hello!!! Komiket is in a week but now I FINALLY got time to draw!! Here's a drawing of a mangkukulam adopting a Dayamdam!!!

It's for a tag on twitter about witches adopting familiars/kids and I'm all about that cute family type of thing!!!
#art #mastoart #creativetoots #illustration #filipinofolklore

so it turns out tastes like licking burnt wood, but in the best possible way

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We saw Black Panther and I'm taking a moment away from beaming blissfully to say:

If you like to play with color and sound or tell stories, this movie is for you. Right now I want to go home and cover every canvas I have.

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[Hidden Almanac] The Hidden Almanac for 2018-02-16 - The Hidden Almanac ift.tt/2HkQd2j

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Ok, fellow professors, I need help. Tips on getting more students to participate in class discussions. I have tried:
1) "warm up" questions, where they form groups and come up with answers to the Qs I will pose as we discuss
2) Full-on group work where they write out questions based on the reading, as well as their answers

They will talk a lot during those, but when I ask questions, the same 10% of class answers.

Any suggestions?

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wholesome but still illegal news, talk of poverty and healthcare Show more

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Yo admins! In preparation for a better joinmastodon.org sign-up wizard, instances.social directory now lets you set a category for your instance, in the admin area.

The categories are: art, music, books, activism, sports, games, tech, academia. It's ok to not have a category, too, like for example octodon.social is just a general purpose instance. But if yours is themed, you better categorize it.

If you think a crucial category is missing, tag @TheKinrar

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heads up, if for some ungodly reason you're still using facebook, theyre now starting to push spyware under the guise of a VPN on the ios app. gizmodo.com/do-not-i-repeat-do

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Early on in "The Hobbit", Tolkien briefly mentions that, before she married Bungo Baggins, Bilbo's mother Belladonna Took would go on wild adventures with her two "remarkable" sisters.

I think that would be a prequel I'd be interested in seeing.

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For everybody concerned about #Facebook's new spyware activity tracker, #Onavo, I come offering research on legitimate VPNs!! ^_^

#TorrentFreak does an insane amount of research and actually goes out of their way to interview the VPNs they endorse. Do check out this article as well:

torrentfreak.com/vpn-services-

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RT @theFoxFisher@birdsite.link
Just like being left-handed, being trans is inherent. There's no increase in the population, it's just more left-handed people and trans people in the world being allowed to be who they are. And in some cases, more left-handed trans people, like myself! #FactsAboutTrans

twitter.com/theFoxFisher/statu

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PSA about people who downloaded fb's faux privacy tools Show more

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Something @UrsulaV@twitter.com did not expect to have to say today : "I'm sorry my bucket is not Goth enough for you."

ha haaaaa guess who's worse at money management than they realized

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Chinese religion/culture, GAY, bunny Show more

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I think someone mentioned this before me but mastodon feels like a welcoming coffee shop. A coffee shop that's run by jort wearing kobolds. In fact there's three in a trenchcoat by the counter.
I have no idea where I was going with this but mastodon is a warm and friendly place. Also kobolds.

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Linux’izing your Windows PC into a dev machine

On 30th of March 2016 hell officially froze. Microsoft, the eternal rival of the open source movement, has officially announced that form now on you can run Linux apps on Windows! Just like that.

Those of you who are in IT for years may recall a famous sentence Steve Ballmer, former CEO of Microsoft, said in 2001. He called Linux a “cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches”.

tinyurl.com/y7oyl4m8

I have given a lot of thought thought to a secret magic world and the thing I keep coming back to is, given how people work, it wouldn't be a top-down secret society authoritarian thing ala Harry Potter or Dresden Files

it would be people insisting that magic isn't real the way people insist global warming isn't real