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OK, I’m Źmicier. My main account is @lime. Nice to meet you.

I want an account to write random stuff in my life, including negative. And perpahs for shitposting! :) I will write in random languages, and won’t stick to one, so I guess this instance will do. I hope you don’t mind me here.

I consider Belarusian and Ukrainian my native languages, but I speak Russian better. I also speak English, and learned bits of other languages (Latin, Portuguese, Swedish).

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Here's a hot computer take: 

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Amazon's attempt to control the book world extends everywhere, they own the following:

Goodreads
Abebooks
Librarything (40%, through Abebooks)
Kindle
Audible

You don't have to get your books from Amazon or use Amazon book services. There are much more ethical alternatives available:

switching.social/ethical-alter

Some of these alternatives are also on the Fediverse:
@inventaire
@libreture

#Amazon #Alternatives #Books #eBooks #DeleteAmazon

In Google Translate, putting Belarusian text and selecting Azerbaijani language yields very interesting results

[Picture has a passage from 'Simon the Musician', Bel. poem by Jakub Kołas: 'Hey, centuries-old barrows, // Witnesses of the distant past! // Who raised you here, // Whose hand and whose will // Scattered you across the fields, // Protectors of ancient deeds? // Alas, you'll never say, // What the ages have told you!']

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In case you missed it: the Twine game "You Are Jeff Bezos". You wake up one day as Jeff, and try to give away all of his money.
direkris.itch.io/you-are-jeff-

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#GMail is harmful to e-mail ecosystem; its antispam blocking policy matches too many valid messages as spam.

It blocked LastPass email leak warning email, because it contained "a link" to a leaked site.

It blocked an e-mail from goverment agency addressed directly to me.

It discriminates all non-gmail servers, and it's pretty much impossible to own a private SMTP server these days, because GMail will classify everything as spam.

It's not how e-mail should work.

Consider dropping GMail.

Google болей не дазваляе размяшчаць рэкламу беларускіх, татарскіх, казахскіх відэа на YouTube. І прапануе ставаць кантэнт па-руску: twitter.com/franakviacorka/sta

Так что толькі блакіроўшчыкі рэкламы і толькі NewPipe.

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@Cathymarinara
Thought you might have interest in this. It's one of the first ever latin alphabet typeface designs created by Japanese woodblock carvers, ~1907 to match the brushwork of Japanese lettering.

mokuhankan.com/fonts/

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Linux, open source, toxic culture, eugenics, discussion, long 

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Type “the internet is” and then see what happens because I got “the internet is a bit stressful and fun but I wanna life.“ which is very legit.

Я не вельмі ўмею фаташопіць мемы, але няхай будзе

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Brilliant!

Hong Kong protestors are posting in phonetic Cantonese to stop machines and trolls from the mainland understanding and derailing the conversation, etc.

news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component

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Do not trust these dandelions, they will rain on you.

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Alrighty, my little mimichtin, time to thread up about social rules in the Aztec Empire. #StarTalk

First things first, as always, do keep in mind that this was an *empire*. It spanned across many cultures, many cities, and tribes. There will always be some cultural differences here and there so this largely applies to Tenochtitlan. Some information is also debated, due to *G E N O C I D E*. Much information formally recognized comes from Spanish Codices written Catholic friars, so 🤷

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Homeopathy? No, you misheard me, I'm into homoapathy - I'm gay and have given up.

doleō Radiophōnnicam Finnicam nūntiōs Latīnōs dīmīsisse, jūcundī erant

it's sad that Finnish radio cancelled Latin news, they were nice

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Now that everyone is excited to learn in , please remember that there's this excellent free audio course of Egyptian Arabic by @languagetransfer

languagetransfer.org/free-cour

Although it doesn't teach you writing, I so much prefer the approach of Language Transfer over Duolingo. Give it a try!

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