ICYMI: Here is a link to "Negative Monument," a speculative proposal, practical intervention, and anti-monumental gesture.

The project is an open invitation to engage in the participatory yet imperceptible negation of a monument: bit.ly/2E2r7I2

Dear @KinkyKobolds what can you tell me about standard kobold snout, horn, and tail characteristics

Guys, we've been using these wrong the whole time!

Just got to watch a huge spider lay down the structural lines of a big web, perfectly lit up by the porch light outside the window. Never really appreciated how webs go together or how the spiders climb and drop and cut and stitch: it was really amazing to see up close

This 455-page specification on the details of barcode encoding, printing, and reading, is some satisfying reading


Been teaching myself Unity. Have a pretty good game mechanic in mind, slowly turning it into reality. My maintainable-programming instincts keep getting in the way of the whole rapid prototyping thing

This coffee shop's wifi AP is only giving out IPv6 addresses

Yo recent Mastodon animals: consider associating your Twitter and Mastodon accounts on bridge.joinmastodon.org so more people can make the jump. It'll show you if other people you follow on Twitter are already here, and let you auto-follow them.

TIL Kent State has an "Experimental Archaeology" dept that recreates primitive technologies and then tests them with modern instruments
(via my parents who, in their retirement, have been doing digs with his dept in northern Ohio)
cc: @dogleaf


I can't really define neolibralism but a bank disguised as a coffee shop seems to fit

when I first ran D&D, my grandmother, who had bought fully into the IT'S SATANISM hype, insisted on sitting and watching the first session

about an hour in, she threw her hands up and yelled 'THIS IS JUST MATH' and stormed off

Welp, I tried ordering something from somewhere other than Amazon (eBay seller), and look what showed up

I'm trying to stop using Amazon because of their shitty worker practices and general treatment of the Seattle area, but there really don't seem to be any viable online alternatives out there for stuff other than books or electronics. Doesn't seem like an improvement to order from Walmart instead.

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Animal Business

A small server for a small group of dog things