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Her sword was sharp, but her mind was sharper, so her blade was rarely drawn.

One day she was challenged to a duel. A crowd gathered, eager to witness her skills.

Her opponent hurled sly insults and she redirected it with finesse.

The crowd grew, holding their breaths, expecting a clashing of steel any moment.

The tongue lashings went on for hours, then both women went silent.

"So, dinner at my place?"

"I'd love to."

The crowd aww'd.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #Fantasy

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Une petite histoire des femmes et de l'argent... Merde jusque 1965, les femmes avaient besoin de l'autorisation de leur mari/père pour ouvrir un compte en Banque, puisqu'elles étaient mineures légales. (code Napoléon)

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The torrent for the final PDF and all the source/assets files of FLOSS+Art (2008), an edited collection of texts about Free/Libre Open Source Software (#FLOSS) and #art #music and #design , is once again seeded!

Big thanks to @hellocatfood who motivated me to do so :)

Now the Soviet Revolutionary calendar had only 5 days a week! But it assigned a color and a number for each day, and each person was assigned a color and a number too. The day of your color or number you'd get rest. Alas you couldn't share your rest with your other half, friends, family etc. Not so a socialist thing if you ask me.

So they'd need ~3hrs sleep, and work for ~4hrs per day. It reflects some economical notion of time spending. But they also had to work for 9 days before getting 1 day rest, that is so long.

The French Republican calendar was base-ten. A month had 3 decades, aka 3 weeks of 10 days, each day 10hrs, etc.
"In revolutionary France, an hour was almost twice as long, a minute slightly longer, and a second slightly shorter [...] the calendar intentionally disrupted “church-attending practices, since it presented both practical and cognitive difficulties in keeping up with the traditional, sacred seven-day cycle.”

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The most distant thing most people can see without a telescope is the Andromeda Galaxy, 2.537 million light years away. When you look at Andromeda, the photons making up the light you're seeing left that galaxy before humans had even evolved on planet Earth.

But things travelling at the speed of light don't experience time. From the perspective of those photons, they left Andromeda and arrived in your eye in the exact same moment.

files and folders icons have stuck with us. I would love to see some other objects defining space around them too. Like doors and tables. I wonder what the djinn icon on the toolbar was for.

"The Magic Cap operating system was the most literal take on the desktop metaphor, featuring detailed illustrations of an actual desktop. It even stepped back from the desktop, metaphorically [...] There was office around the virtual desktop, and even a hallway and other rooms."

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I caught a misspell on the above, correct link for the zines to download

As Greece entered a 3-week lockdown anew, I miss summer outgoing all the more 😩

New zine ready!
***Tunnels and smartphones***
Consider buying a physical copy to support the vpn zines project from
Available to download in digital format at

When looking for new fonts, you discover new music. I found out this one was inspired from the LP typography of new wave band Devo.

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Very very small instance for feminists. Right now this instance is moderated by Gaba & Anne & Mara open to people we know or recommended. If you would like to join send an email with a short introduction to gaba at and hi at