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Hey folks! You may have seen this already, but I've fixed the link, and I'd still like some help/feedback on the thing.

I'm (still) building an open source platform for hosting web comics. I want it to be safe and usable by as many folks as possible, out of the box. But before I get too far into a rabbit hole of difficult-to-change design, I want to ensure I consider all the options users would actually appreciate in a community platform like this will be.


The eighth annual international Gender Census 2021 is now open until 10th March!

It's for anyone whose genders (or lack thereof) aren't described by the M/F binary. It's short and easy, and the results are useful in academia, business and self-advocacy.

Reddit is essentially "YouTube Comments: the Website"

As to software. I _could_ roll my own - I'm a software developer, after all. But what I'd rather do is find and contribute to one or two existing open source projects that already do what I'm looking for, at least mostly.

I'd also like to avoid making my phone do all the work, so that means something like Android Auto is out, nice though that is for some of my needs.

Any insights here would be really appreciated.

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"But Dan," some might say, "there's power in the vehicle! Just use that."

Yes. I plan to. But. I'd like to have something more elegant during shutoff than just turning off the ignition and having the Pi go instantly dark. Maybe give it a chance to shut down cleanly when it detects that the vehicle has been shut off?

This means I need a separate battery of some kind that can supply the kind of power I'll be using long enough to shut down cleanly. That's what I mean by power.

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So I want to build an in-car computer that does lots of the fancy things newer vehicles have built in. GPS navigation, WiFi hotspot, vehicle status monitoring, bluetooth media streaming, and so forth. What I already have:

- RasPi 3+
- Pi touch LCD with case
- USB GPS receiver
- USB WiFi N dongle (to support upstream WiFi instead of just cellular data)
- USB cellular modem
- USB Hub (for connecting data storage, etc)
- USB Microphone (for hands-free calls, etc)

Still need software and power.

One of the many tragedies of the modern social internet era is that Fatboy Slim - Weapon Of Choice has fewer than 5 million views per year.

Oh, and I've been off my mental health meds the last two weeks because apparently they interfere with the results of the study. That I didn't get to do.

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Went in for a sleep study last night, which was supposed to last through most of today. Only the place was freezing so I kept waking up, and the damned CPAP kept saying the mask had sprung a leak even though it hadn't, and between the two things not only did I not get more than a couple hours' sleep the whole damned night, they up and canceled the daytime portion which was the only bloody gods-damned reason I'd gone in for the stupid study in the first damned place.

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What a bloody gods-damned waste of my bloody gods-damned time.

If you're looking for permission to be horny, today, here it is. Be your horniest self. Tell them I sent you.

Been having a lot of dreams, lately, where I'm back in the Navy. I'm not sure what this means.

π“π‡πˆπ’ πˆπ’ 𝐀 //π“πˆπŒπ„ π–π€π‘ππˆππ†//
π…π‘πŽπŒ //π—§π—œπ— π—˜ π—ͺ𝗔π—₯π—‘π—˜π—₯//:

𝐖𝐄 𝐀𝐑𝐄 π€πππ‘πŽπ€π‚π‡πˆππ†
π€πŽπ‹ (𝐀𝐆𝐄 πŽπ… π‹πˆπ™π€π‘πƒπ’)

So much to do, so much to see.

And we're all under quarantine, so there's no taking the back streets.

If you're looking for permission to be horny, today, here it is. Be your horniest self. Tell them I sent you.


would have rather read a press release announcing that bernie had decided to run as an independent with the support of almost any org further left than the DNC tbh

this political system is a fucking joke

PSA and reminder:

The terms "blacklist" and "whitelist" are racially charged. Stop using them.

Alternatives depend on context: allow/deny, permit/prevent, approve/reject, pass/block. And so on.

"But it's tied to darkness being scary and light being friendly!"

So is racism.

"You're just virtue signaling!"

I'm repeating what Black folks (and even some PoCs) have said multiple times already, about _their own lives_.

Jump-start your own research at

Happy Pi Day, US folks!

We'll get to the rest of you in July.

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