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I'm a religious anarchist. Religion (or spirituality, but that term has its own set of problems) is my approach to achieving anarchist goals, and anarchism is my approach to religion (I reject hierarchies of power within religion).

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I'm Flor. My main interests are keeping information available from long ago and into the far future, Mesopotamian mythology, and wetlands conservation. I'm fond of cranes.

I sometimes write fiction and software.

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Inana says 🏳️‍⚧️-rights. Here’s a hymn from about 4200 years ago by Enheduanna (ca. 2334-2154 BCE):

To turn a man into a woman and a woman into a man are yours, Inana. Desirability and arousal, goods and property are yours, Inana. Gain, profit, great wealth and greater wealth are yours, Inana. Gaining wealth and financial loss and reduced wealth are yours, Inana. Assigning virility, dignity, guardian angels, protective deities and cult centres are yours, Inana. Mercy and pity are yours, Inana.

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Instead of spending your spare time and spoons developing open source software and getting people to demand you do more free work for them, consider you could be riding a bike or feeding the birds or something.

"No warranty of fitness for a particular purpose" in the license means that if it's broken for you, you get to keep both pieces. If someone is forcing you to use software that doesn't work, it's their responsibility to pay to have it fixed.

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The Open Richly Annotated Cuneiform Corpus (ORACC) is a resource that has a large amount of projects and databases that contain both cuneiform texts and their translations.

These range from astronomical diaries to hymns to deities to anti-witchcraft protections to medical texts and so on.

#Iraq #Mesopotamia #cuneiform

oracc.museum.upenn.edu/project

Cleaning makes everything look weirdly high contrast

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Pandemics, monkeypox and homophobia talk 

I just discovered we are experiencing what appears to be the early stages of an international #monkeypox outbreak.

Overall, no indications that it's much to be worried about by comparison to #covid.

Yet reading an article in The Atlantic about the outbreak, stumbled across this quote

"Many of the current cases are in men who identify as gay, bisexual, or men who have sex with men—an unusual pattern not seen in previous monkeypox outbreaks."

And that just filled me with dread, more than anything else in the article. It was a sideline, highlighting the importance of not letting stigma rule the discussion, but the cynic in me... That cynic says that that little fact there, even if it's not true, will become a very big deal if monkeypox gets traction.

In a time of rising queerphobia, quotes like that will be weaponised and turned against queer folk, even if they're ultimately incorrect. Early days of course, but that sentence terrified me more than anything else in the article

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I have high hopes of coconut shell charcoal as a substitute. It is 65% more dense than lumpwood charcoal—lifting it was quite a shock. That physical density ought to translate to greater energy density, thus higher temperatures.

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I used to do my typesetting with latex and memoir, but I think I'll replace them with groff and mom respectively. Getting texlive to work on a new operating system is unnecessarily painful. It took a lot but I've accepted the first system I learned long ago doesn't follow the KISS principe.

...I noticed a progress flag in 9front's favicon. FINE. I'll get 9front.

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I want to have some fun with Plan 9 again. But do I install 9front (maybe a little too much fun and discordianism like stuff) or the original (not much happening)?

A bit of formatting and trying again fixes that just fine of course

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First attempt at doing a clean install of Haiku, it warns me that it will delete everything, but then I find my familiar files on the desktop HMMM

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RT @mbk_center: One of world’s largest, the 🇺🇦's only plant gene bank (established 1908) in Kharkiv was destroyed by the 🇷🇺 army
The bank kept 160K+ varieties of plant seeds & hybrids of agricultural crops worldwide, for future generations to be able to restore them
More:theins.ru/en/news/251319

🐦🔗: nitter.eu/IlvesToomas/status/1

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Het is jammer dat veel muzikanten en bands waar ik graag naar luister hun sociale media voornamelijk via Instagram en Facebook doen. Zelfs de hardere underground genres zijn goed vertegenwoordigd op Instagram. Ik bedoel, je zingt over satan en haat de katholieke kerk, maar hebt geen bezwaar tegen moederbedrijf Meta?

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"The law is the law."
"You are the king," Lancelot said. "Change the law."
"That will take time" Guinevere said. "There are so many conservatives."
"I love you both," Arthur said, "but I can only marry one."
Lancelot took a step back. "I cannot marry only one of you."
"So be it."
#MicroFiction #SmallStories

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In a long distance relationship the separation is first measured in distance. Once you have been together and parted again that separation will be measured in time.

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Why do people continue to favor leopards eating people's faces *after* their face has been thoroughly eaten? (thinking of someone specific in the news)

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