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Fans of @SuricrasiaOnline may enjoy the short story "How to Identify an Alien Shark" by Beth Goder, for its premises, sharks, and formatting.

All two of you voted for vector tiles, but I'm authoring the original map with raster, for now.

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"Presents on Christmas Eve, as usual."
Text cannot convey the tone of serious levity with which Belle's husband delivers that line in the 1984 version of A Christmas Carol. It's a great version of the story.

Vector tiles or image tiles?

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fun fact: chinese wheelbarrows are far more technologically advanced than european ones. like, you put them side by side & it looks like the europeans don't understand how levers work, it's embarrassing.

and there's a neat story about why!

solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2011

All right, let's see if I can get a nice QGIS workflow set up for building a slippy web map based on an irresponsibly-large image, with annotations on other layers for things like towns and roads and rail and rivers.

Knives Out posting, misinterpreted signs 

Coworker, on a video conference: you want a slice of pie?
Me, on the other end of the video conference: sure, lemme just reach through the camera

Discord post-mortem from a cloud engineer on the outside 

Driving along in my automobile, 

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Driving along in my automobile, 

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Driving along in my automobile, 

Thinking on the events in life that religions recognize, I think that a must recognize the same _sort_ of event, but not the exact same event, in order to avoid conflicts with any established .

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misheard overheard, mildly nsfw writing prompt 

The webcomic Mare Internum has completed! It's speculative fiction about people living on Mars, fleeing and finding contact. marecomic.com/about/
But pay attention to the content warnings — this is goes through some dark places.

I'm going to regret this, but I'm now seriously considering writing up a Bionicle-based neoreligion as procrastination from all my other work. irradiate-space.tumblr.com/pos

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