Just installed a carseat. 💪 #dadskills
TIL In 1975, the women of Iceland went on strike
As in not paid work, house work, child-rearing, or anything else expected of women at the time. Most schools closed. Bank execs ended up working teller positions. Flights got cancelled because flight attendants didn't show up
The country basically shut down for a day
New college courses by a neural net trained on the @UCSanDiego course catalog. I would at least read the syllabus for some of these.
Complaining about CW overuse Show more
I think I'm actually getting tired of th CWs being used to tell me what's in the toot. Now I have to click on every single toot before I can see any interesting content. Part of this is thst the CWs are often vague, so I have no idea whether or not I want to read a toot. I'm using social media because I want to consume content! I'm following people for a reason!
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