Really digging Maurice Meisner's "The Deng Xiaoping Era: An Inquiry Into the Fate of Chinese Socialism, 1978-1994."

If I had little to say before, being all but permanently home during this pseudo-lockdown has guaranteed even less.

Song of the year: "Grab A Shovel" by Torso. The title does double duty as my sentiment about Joe Biden saying he'd be open to having a Republican as his running mate.

I'm thankful for hardcore. I will always kick myself for selling this during a bout of poverty. Avail rules.

Whitewashed history is a snoozer, but gratitude and solidarity never gets old. After all, it's what's gotten us this far.

Something I love about coming back to Mastodon after indefinite absences is seeing how awesome y'all still are.

Thanks. Obrigado. 謝謝你們。

snapdragons covered against the freeze
shiver under rain-soaked sheets
like cats playing at ghosts

I write here and now and then, but I know where my heart lies: with my legal and spiritual brothers on IRC.

Justine Frischmann, greatest frontwoman ever? Yes/Yes

A lazy-minded twat driving a semi destroyed a major limb of one of the hundred-year-old trees just outside my house today, and showed no remorse for it. Fuck that dude.

A week without a disaster would be really nice.

Weird. I tried Saint Arnold's new Guten Tag Bavarian lager the other day and liked it, and now it tastes and smells like weed.

Fuckin' tired of annual, disastrous city-wide floods. Barely made it to safety this time.

Lone Star 24/7 is surprisingly decent, and definitely the beer to drink when it's 100 degrees at 6 PM and you have to drink until midnight.

Yo falo bastante portañol para hablar con os hombres que estão pintando la casa sem revertir ao inglés.

Viva (l)as línguas latinas!

D.A. Smith boosted

"Youtube banning security disclosures doesn't make products more secure, nor will it prevent attackers from exploiting defects -- but it will mean that users will be the last to know that they've been trusting the wrong companies, and that developers will keep on making the same stupid mistakes...forever."

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