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selfie, ec 

now y'all can finally see what I look like (hope no one is too scare) 😆

I am sitting on the stairs of my house on two pillows (as it was only reasonable looking background) with the phone at arms length or the front camera "adds weight"

My hair is probably too long and untidy but at my age I'm glad to still have it 😆

took *ages* to get a OK one and had to avoid falling down the stairs..

comments/boosts OK (I doubt anyone is going to want to flirt with this "old uncle")

we need money to keep the power on, urgent 

roommate needs $145 by the *end of tomorrow* to keep the power on.

There is a wickedly fine line between:




Make sure you're on the correct side of that line, or your life will be just miserable.

don't get me wrong -- i understand the allure. i've entered similar contests thinking oh, i might win! people will see my work! it might expand my audience!

i get it. trust me, i do.

but don't fall for it.

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these sites and companies can afford to pay people to design shit for them

the fact they'd rather trick naive and desperate small-time creators out of their labor for the possibility of a prize is disgusting

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this is why you don't enter these contests

even if you don't win, they retain all rights to your submission, essentially giving them free art to profit off of

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oh look, piczel's trying to exploit artists for free spec material -- i mean holding a mascot design contest

By way of #introduction, I'm Robin. MaIe. British. I picked the green instance because I've found myself sharing more about environmental issues on other platforms than perhaps any other topic. However I also enjoy European travel, languages and music. Lockdown has somewhat scuppered the horse riding I was enjoying doing - a hobby I took up just a couple of years ago in my early forties.


A 1 milliliter beaker is not frequent in chemistry labs, and despite the joke that says it's only used to collect the tears after failed experiments, it's most likely used for weighing purposes and shows how even a lab's equipment can be cute

Greek island #Astypalea is doing the “green new deal”: Within only three years, all (ALL!) cars and motorcycles on the island will be replaced by electric vehicles, and all electricity will come from solar and wind energy. ☀️

I need a way in php to match characters that humans might use in their names and reject things they wouldn't, Which is to say, no weird whitesapces, nothing non-printing, no special chars.

But it can't reject letters with accents or whatever because FFS, that's obviously wrong. But I can't figure out how to formulate the question to find the right search result and I don't want to reject every non-anglophone from my project.

Recycling tip: Do you have a glass jar you want to reuse, but the labels are held down with that sticky kind of glue which doesn’t come off, no matter how long you soak it for? Try this.

Soak it enough that you can scratch away the paper labels and leave only the glue on the jar. Take a cloth dipped in cooking oil, press it firmly to the glue, and rub it in small circular motions. The oil should loosen the glue enough that the cloth will wipe it all away. It tastes a few minutes, so be persistent.

Then wash and dry the jar with soap, and now you have a clean, reusable jar!

Cryptocurrencies waste massive amounts of resources and energy and provide no tangible meaningful benefit to society.

If you needed scientific reasons to hate leaf blowers: here you go:

»running a leafblower for 30 minutes creates more emissions than driving a F-150 pickup truck 3800 miles. About one-third of the gasoline that goes into this sort of engine is spewed out, unburned, in an aerosol mixed with oil in the exhaust.«

Here's a sneak peek into the 2020 edition of my Advent Calendar of Curiosities! Can't wait to share it with you! :D

It will question the boundaries of art! Debunk grotesque urban legends! Praise culinary anomalies! And more!

Previous editions:

What are your favorite (and affordable) gas sensors?

RIP. :-(

"Dave Prowse, the Bristolian former bodybuilder best known for playing Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died aged 85."

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#Actors #DaveProuse #StarWars #DarthVader

How is it that retro computers look more modern than modern computer?

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argent ; cagnotte de soutien 

Du coup je reposte en public :
avec wife on a de grosses dépenses à faire, notamment une grosse facture et l'entretien de nos voitures, dont celle de wife qui en a vraiment besoin :/

Du coup bah voici, évidemment ne donnez que si vous en avez les miyens ! Merci beaucoup d'avance :meowhearthug:

Infos supplémentaires sans ouvrir la page :

(total estimé entre 1200 et 1400€ )

facture d'eau ~300

clioé ~700 / 800
diagnostic sécurité + révision complète + suspensions + plaquettes freins + toit ouvrant + joints (étanchéité) + antibactérien ventilation
+ contrôle technique

scéniklabac ~250 / 300
en fonction du contrôle technique à retrouver (plaquettes freins avant, attache silencieux, réglage phares)
+ contre-visite
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