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Personal limit announcement

The :NoAt: symbol means that a reply would be unwelcome, or maybe that there's a certain kind of reply that would be unwelcome

If you ignore it, I might ask you to have the unwelcome conversation you're trying to have with me somewhere else

PSA: if you're having trouble with doing time zone conversions for talks, this calendar will convert them to your local time zone:

Had my undercut and hair tattoo redone today. Decided to get a bit cheeky with the design.

~ At the moisture bar ~

"Hey honey what's your poison? We've got like, water in a cup, damp cloths, a sponge—"

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"Sometimes I wonder what would have happened if I wasn't exactly 1 inch too tall to go off and fight in the war," said Big Luke, as he wiped down the counter at Big Luke's Womp Rat Exterminatorium and Moisture Bar, wistfully. "What if I wasn't Bigger Luke, just Regular Luke?"

"Anyway, can I get you another water-in-a-cup? A damp cloth maybe? Squirt from a spray bottle?"

On why i went into microbiology 

Expanding on what i said on my talk,

It wasn't a blue fungus that i first started working with. It was Streptemyces coelicolor.

You're told it's called like that (sky colored crooked fungus) because it produces a blue pigment, but it's more than that.

When you inoculate a sporulation plate, the germinating hyphae are bright yellow.

When they are fully grown they start producing red antibiotics, the color of sunset.


I've put up with Gargron's incompetence for too long. Moderation is barely there, if at all. There's still a fucking TERF and an antivaxx chud roaming around there despite being reported over the past couple of days, and this isn't even the first time some chud has been reported and nothing done about it until further action gets taken by people outside of that instance.



community moderation protip: Ban the nazis quickly without endlessly pondering the (perfectly clear) morality of this

you're welcome

~ Marzipan voice ~

🎶 And that's why I like to scroll—with scroll buttons 🎶

This is the ideal scroll bars. You may not like it, but this is what peak performance looks like.

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NOG: We just want to be secret. Maybe this isn't Starfleet Academy.


@cynthia1960 and I have been saying "Confusion to our enemies" as a toast for the last few years.

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