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3 May
So, back when the Charlesgate and Fensgate dorms were a thing at Emerson College, there was one specific bridge viewable from the dorms that was between where Interstate 90 dumped you and getting into Boston University, and BU students smashing their U-Haul trucks into it.
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BONK! Stay on the left side, families driving your BU students in!
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16 Apr
This is not a good deal at all, but I feel it's fair to people who paid me money a few years back for a remaining run of BBS Documentary.

I found a very small pile of original BBS Documentary packages. I'm selling them for $500. DM me if you want to pay that ridiculous amount.
Remember, you can download all the ISOs of these DVDs for free here:…

And watch it here:

I get asked all the time if I have any left. Now you know: I do but you don't want to pay this for them.
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It's 2021. You can't just pixel-art your way out of this. Make a patreon and send me screensavers. nice big complicated ones.
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4 Apr
When I really put my head in my hands and realize it was RMS' specific and overarching influence that said "Not only should software licenses be considered important, they should be considered important enough that any new announcement should be accompanied by you screaming"
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