Question: What's the difference between black-eyed peas and chick peas?
Answer: Black-eyed peas can sing us a song, but chick peas can only hum us a song.

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Shopping at the Mart
Our checkout choice was bad
Stuck behind a real full cart
But we're home now, and I'm glad.

#SmallPoems

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Yawns through the afternoon
No nap, although I tried.
Sleep time cannot come too soon
Before my brain gets fried.

#SmallPoems

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bracing

Pronunciation /ˈbreɪsɪŋ/
adjective
1 Fresh and invigorating.
2 (of a support) serving to brace a structure.

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In anticipation of winds racing
We installed extra wall bracing.
Afterwards we're suffering reproof
Because we lost a lot of the roof.

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Software freedom is the prerequisite for many of the issues people struggle with when it comes to technology, privacy breaches, user lock-in, DRM, hardware obsolesence, it is all connected. Support #FreeSoftware fsf.org

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hilarious

Pronunciation /hɪˈlɛːrɪəs/
adjective
1 Extremely amusing.
1.1 archaic Boisterously merry.

Origin
Early 19th century from Latin hilaris (from Greek hilaros ‘cheerful’) + -ous. The sense ‘exceedingly amusing’ dates from the 1920s.

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He tried to be cheerful
Avoiding things tearful,
But his attempts at hilarious
Were really precarious.

Drinking wine and messing with Trisquel 10. This thing is very close to being a release candidate, unless I'm missing some big holes? 10 is running on my old Probook, with 9.1 on the Think Penguin machine.

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A good resume about how to use an EFHW antenna : inverted V, inverted L and sloper and the advantages of each configuration

angelfire.com/electronic2/qrp/

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What's your primary OS?

Boosts appreciated for sample size :)

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We're looking for a C++ developer to join our desktop client team!

You would work with our small and agile team to bring new features and improvements to the desktop client application. You ideally have some open source experience, know your way a bit around git and Github and live in the CET timezone.

Please boost appreciated

nextcloud.com/jobs/

#opensource #c++ #joboffer #hiring #qt

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Here's a little trick
Involving silly music.
If I had a flute
I could use it for this toot.

#SmallPoems
#RidiculousRhymes

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stroppy

Pronunciation /ˈstrɒpi/
adjective, stroppier, stroppiest
informal British
Bad-tempered and argumentative.

Origin
1950s perhaps an abbreviation of obstreperous.

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Stan is severely stroppy
When his staff's work is sloppy.
But his temper doesn't improve their work.
They all just think that he's a jerk.

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saleratus

Pronunciation /ˌsaləˈreɪtəs/
noun
mass noun dated US
Sodium bicarbonate

Origin
Mid 19th century from modern Latin sal aeratus ‘aerated salt’.

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Ben put his box of saleratus in the refrigerator because his mother had done so. He really didn't ask why.

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Where To Buy GNU+Linux #Preinstalled Computers II

Sharing is very appreciated.

Kubuntu Focus :kubuntu: 🇺🇸
kfocus.org

Laptop With Linux :zorin: 🇳🇱
laptopwithlinux.com/

PineBook :manjaro: 🇨🇳
pine64.org/pinebook-pro

Slimbook :kde: :ubuntu: 🇪🇸
slimbook.es/en

Star Labs :elementary: 🇬🇧
starlabs.systems

ThinkPenguin :linuxmint: :trisquel: 🇺🇸
thinkpenguin.com

Tuxedo :opensuse: 🇩🇪
tuxedocomputers.com/en

Curated List :gnu: :linux:
linuxpreloaded.com

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boggle

Pronunciation /ˈbɒɡ(ə)l/
verb
[no object]
informal (of a person or their mind) be astonished or baffled when trying to imagine something.

Origin
Late 16th century probably of dialect origin and related to bogle and bogey.

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While it may **boggle** your mind, Bob was not frightened by the prospect of seeing the junior ghosts, ghouls, **bogles** and vampires who appeared at his door each Halloween.

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Next Workshop 10/20 3pm ET

Privacy Workshop: Surveillance Capitalism

In the spirit of October, join us to learn about the horrors of what is happening to your data!

Manipulation of your thoughts, is not a myth... it is a well funded science.

Find out how to join: communitybridge.com/privacywor

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barrier

Pronunciation /ˈbarɪə/
noun
1 A fence or other obstacle that prevents movement or access.
1.1 British A gate at a car park or railway station that controls access by being raised or lowered.
1.2 A circumstance or obstacle that keeps people or things apart or prevents communication or progress.

Origin
from Old French barriere, of unknown origin

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Keeping high speed traffic on major highways safely separated is the job of carefully designed concrete barriers.

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A thing for which I grope,
It is always my fond hope,
To give a smile to others,
You all, sisters and brothers.

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#FediWish

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