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“You never saw people walking about drinking takeaway coffee in my day, people had time to sit down and enjoy a drink back then.”

Insightful bits of history from my dad.

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Please, if you have a bot, make it post in unlisted rather than in public. There is so many bots posting in public now that the federated timeline is becoming unusable.
I don’t usually ask that, but can you boost this to spread awareness?

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I'm always in the mood for a tall glass of fresh lime soda.

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it would be cool if I could stop thinking about things

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There's going to be a talk about diversity at my workplace tomorrow and the main speakers are two white men and 4 upper caste Indians.

I can't, but laugh at the absurdity of all this.

Super selective in approving follow requests here.

Off-hand, I make a note of the following:

1. Do you have a profile picture of you? I toot with a real face, I expect you will too.
2. And then, are you tooting personal stuff? Not just the highlight reel, but also the "difficult" stuff.

That said, please don't self-reject -- if I get a feeling we'll get along, I'll be happy to have you onboard.

But if you must, you may follow me on my public + professional-ish Fosstodon account instead: @celia.

Spent last night reading people's thoughts on Avril Lavigne on Reddit. Just a good old search-all-of-reddit.

I had almost forgotten how amazing her first two albums are (to me).
And now I'm going to spend some time listening to her more recent work.

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Feeling drained today, tired of everything, can't do anything.

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Is headache supposed be a regular part of life now?

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We are already in a complicated situation. The situation in the USA is getting even more complicated now. To protect the mental health of all of us, please use CWs or the hashtag #electionday if you toot about the ongoing election! Thank you!

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Good folks out there, I seek to talk with anyone who works in a library of any kind!

I'm trying to understand what it's like as a work environment, get real-life examples of what sort of stresses and responsibilities it entails (won't ask for personal details/pay/location etc).

DM and replies open. Thank you!

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TIL This is the "noise" captured by Voyager 1 in the interstellar medium. I can't be entirely sure there are no space whales

Wonder how practical it would be to build something approaching the Voyager probes' durability in my living room

http://www-pw.physics.uiowa.edu/voyager/v1pws_interstellar_epo.html

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I recently learned about the 13 planets in our solar system while reading to my 3yo and I’m very excited to share this!

When I was in school we learned about 9 planets. Since then, discoveries were made, models and definitions were revised, and here we have an updated, more accurate map of our solar system.

I gotta say I do love science in these moments.

Small, rocky
Mercury
Venus
Earth
Mars

Giant, gaseous
Jupiter
Saturn
Uranus
Neptune

Dwarf, icy
Ceres
Pluto
Haumea
Makemake
Eris

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Seeing as it's #InternationalPronounsDay, I'd like to remind you that singular they/them are genderless pronouns by definition. These do not refer exclusively to any nonbinary gender identities, and do not belong to nonbinary people.

They/them can be used for anyone and everyone.

If you don't know what someone's preferred pronouns are, using they/them is always a gramatically correct choice, because these words refer simply to "this one person"

Staying up till 2am has a real cost when you're not 21 anymore.

It's 5pm and I'm having my first lunch. Moving is always, always hard. Decided to go with what I know well - dal rice. ❤️

Controversial opinion:

is the most useless platform to have gone mainstream in a while.

It feeds further into the "me, me, me" culture.

We shoud do better.

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We, quite simply, are a safe space. A larger goal is to become a place for you and your friends to feel comfortable not just showing your uber positive highlight reel, but also talk about personal, often difficult, content that other platforms tend to penalize.