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taking things apart is a great way to learn about them tho and i will continue to do so until the world's supply of screwdrivers dries up

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i am an extrovert but also a vampire in the sense that i love being around people but i need an explicit invitation to hang out

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alright, all the cool kids are doing it, and i realized i never did one when i first got here, soooooo..... !!!

i'm tonic! i'm a college student studying visual-material culture and , specifically interested in the history of and preservation of information ! in my free time i like to animate and take apart electronics!! i also collect books at an alarming rate (much faster than i could possibly read them!!)

p.s. i also overuse exclamation marks!!!

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buffoonery levels are holding at 93%

(93%) ■■■■■■■■■□

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I can't move to the Fediverse properly until I reproduce my famous pinned post from the birdsite, so here it is:

P.S.A. To all vintage computer and video game collectors:

Go through your collections and GET THE DAMN BATTERIES OUT!

Now! Don't wait! Seriously, put down the phone, go to your collection and take out all the batteries. Right now! Even if they look "okay" they are NOT SAFE after this much time.

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My doctor just told me about this cool new thing, idk if it's a medicine or a treatment or like a therapeutic technique but it's called "object permanence", might have to look into it

oh no i think i have to replace thermal paste on the ol desktop tmw

i know circuitboards are more static-resistant than they used to be, but like the possibility of dust getting in there or me not placing the paste correctly.....
s t r e s s f u l

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thinking about how if an aquarium is a glass container where you keep a mini aquatic habitat, and a terrarium is a class container where you keep a mini terrestrial habitat, then a planetarium should be a glass container where you keep a mini planetary habitat. and it kind of is, isnt it?

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how to use a computer

1. do things
2. press esc to avoid unwanted things
3. if the esc key does nothing, bin the computer and try to make better decisions on the next one

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@TheGibson I just want to use the internet without it using me 😭😭😭😭

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what if Summer of Code but not Google and not just the summer? instead do it all year-round and coordinated by a cooperative.

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I can't stress this enough: put sunscreen on your ears

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Incidentally, I found this on other side of a ridge from the Pacific Crest Trail if anyone wants to try becoming the Royal So-and-So of Placer County.
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Atari joysticks hurt my hands and since I had have a broken cheap Atari joystick clone, I decided to use the cable to turn an NES controller into an #atari compatible controller. It works great and is so much more comfortable to play games with. I think it was an Adrian's Digital Basement YouTube video that inspired me.
#atari2600 #retrogaming

i like my username but i'm tempted to start posting videos about things i find in thrift shops under the name chronicjunk

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i love webrings because you can go from like a very sleek professional portfolio website to a website straight from the 90s full of gifs and scrolling marquees and text in comic sans

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Hey #Fosstodon, does anyone here know of a beginning developer, in need, that could use a #Linux laptop gratis? I have a Starlabs Laptop IV that I don't use. Please boost for visibility.

I SURVIVED FINALS oh my god i thought this week would never end

oughhh i have to stay on campus for a couple of days for mentor training, which means staying in my dorm for 4 more days

not the worst thing on its own but my dorm doesn't have air conditioning 🤡

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@finn why do they call it crocs when you sock in the foot sock out foot croc the foot?

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*sees abbreviation MtG*

Brain: Mountain the Goats?

*sees abbreviation tMG*

Brain: the Magic Gathering

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