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is winter over?
maybe too soon to decide.
an inch tomorrow?

#SundayHaiku
#CLMOOC
#SmallPoems

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quercine

Pronunciation /ˈkwəːsʌɪn/ /ˈkwəːsɪn/
adjective
Of, relating to, or resembling oak or oak trees; consisting of oaks. Formerly also: †made of oak, oaken (obsolete).

Origin
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Blount (1618–1679), antiquary and lexicographer. From post-classical Latin quercinus oaken, made of oak from classical Latin quercus oak + -inus.

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The quercine cask
Was up to the task
Of filling the company's
Every flask.

I think I'm connected, via xmpp, to the mastodon.radio server. Test dialogue came up on login. Not sure who is also online. I wonder if the audio chat, also, works?

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*Sharing Your Work*

Write late at night
While far out of sight.
Rhyme in the morning
No need for warning.

Paint using digits
Or with acrylic wet bits.
Sing in the shower,
Yes, at any hour!

Sew straight or in a curve.
Macrame often; do it with verve.
Capture beauty on film
Dawn shots of the hills, hmm?

Whatever your art needs,
Done quietly alone, or
Prompted by news feeds,
Share what you can;
It's the "Fediverse Plan".

#SmallPoems

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larcener

Pronunciation /ˈlɑːs(ə)nə/
noun
archaic
A thief.

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While calling a thief "larcener" is archaic and has fallen out of use, larceny itself remains way too common.

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Now we have on mastodon.radio... What's a cool thing to do with it?
(Other than talk to people obviously)

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I just learned about #invidious and I really like it.

You can watch YouTube on your own terms via invidio.us

Does anyone have a recommendation for a FF plugin? I found Invidioucious and am using it for now. addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firef

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For those who may not know about Invidious, I can watch a YouTube video like this Bobby McFarrin video. I put the "watch/?gibberish" stuff at the end of the Invidious link like invidio.us/watch?v=snFZFw2y9Gk then I can click one of the proxies like vid.puffyan.us/watch?v=snFZFw2

Then, I can watch Bobby McFerrin without the nonsense that YouTube would otherwise require me to download and run. #freesoftware #invidious #music

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"Snowbird", the art for my 2019 holiday card will be showing in the New England Watercolor Society's "Works by Associate Members" exhibition, 5 March -- 28 April. (You can see my name on the accepted work list if you click on the link below the dates.) newenglandwatercolorsociety.or

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perseverance

Pronunciation /pəːsɪˈvɪər(ə)ns/
noun
mass noun
Persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.

Origin
Middle English from Old French, from Latin perseverantia, from perseverant- ‘abiding by strictly’, from the verb perseverare (see persevere).

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Yesterday, NASA scientists, through engineering perseverance, landed the latest Mars rover safely.

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If you're on Birdsite and want to help, look into #TexasMutualAid people are asking for help there.

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did you hear about the US state in the northwest that vanished? yeah, it's oregone

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While everyone over at that chatty-bird place is focused on #DeleteFacebook -ing, it's a good time to consider switching away from other addiction-inducing, privacy-invading and/or freedom-limiting services and software. The easiest to use / most complete directory I've found is at switching.software/ If you need any assistance doing so, ask an @agaric for help; it's core to what we do! #deletefacebook #foss #opensource #Agaric

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More fixes and improvements to @inkscape@twitter.com this week! Especially for Autosaves, pdf exporting and a bunch of other things. Come see this week's Inkscape Developer update video: patreon.com/posts/47200533

And thanks to everyone who supports my work!

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*Winter Storms*

The way winter storms align
Can be very subtly fine.
Sometimes a nor'easter
Smacks us in the keester.

But when the warm air pushes
O'er the top of cold ground bushes,
The upper level heat
Produces only sleet.

Or worse, it might be rain,
Which, when freezing, is a pain.
Limbs of trees come down
And traffic slides all over town.

#SmallPoems

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Latest draft of my new piece for guitar called "Kaleidoscope", which is a reimagination of a piece I wrote about ten years prior called "Renaissance Jam". Enjoy! media.publit.io/file/2021-02-1 #classicalguitar #modernmusic #music

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#fedihive help please,
many moons ago i came across a modern tool that was perfect as a replacement for sshfs - namely to mount a remote folder as a drive but that it would persist across laptop's power suspends and migrations to different (wifi) networks - local/public...

i lost the link and the name. it's almost like a syncthing but for mounting folders instead for syncing them.

anyone has ideas what this project would be?

(pls boost)

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outhouse

Pronunciation /ˈaʊthaʊs/
noun
1 A building such as a shed or barn that is built on to or in the grounds of a house.
1.1 North American An outside toilet.

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For early rakes, it was the jakes.
If you saw a mouse, 'twas the outhouse.
To a sailor's dread, they say a head.
For some in the EU, call it the loo.
If you feel you'll explode, find the commode.
Or being quite free, shout out "WC!"
But, not to spoil it, know it's the toilet.

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So GitHub sends me this "Deprecation Notice".

"You recently used ... using git/2.7.4."

I think what I ought to do is send GitHub my own "Deprecation Notice".

"Dear GitHub, I have moved 100% to GitLab. Goodbye." 😜

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