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🌎 The new and heretofore unfigured species of the birds of North America
New York: Published by the author, 1869.

There were princesses that danced, princesses that wove, more than plenty that wielded weapons of all sorts. And of course, every princess had magic - how this came to be no one was entirely sure.

But Princess Dania fished. Net, hook, spear; she learned every method possible.

Her appetite for seafood spurred her on; she couldn't imagine simply wasting a fish for a trophy.

So prolific was her passion she would often feed her whole kingdom.

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🏔 A century of birds from the Himalaya Mountains.
London, 1831.

🦃 The illustrated book of pigeons.
London, Cassell, Petter & Galpin[1876?].

FOSDEM is a long-running non-profit annual conference all about free open source software. You can follow the official account at:

➡️ @fosdem

The FOSDEM website is at

The next Fosdem is in February 2021, and this year is an online event due to the pandemic.

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🦉 Die Raubvögel Deutschlands und des angrenzenden Mitteleuropas;.
Cassel [Germany]Verlag von Theodor Fischer, 1876.

"Listen, you who thirst for tales, to-"
"Excuse me," a child said, "is it a true story?"
"This story never happened," the storyteller said, "but it is true."
Satisfied, the child sat down to listen.
"That makes no sense," an adult said.
"It does," said child and storyteller both.
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Care to watch?

Check out the YouTube video of our last podcast ep 110 New for Two where we talk about the best two-player games you can go out and get right now.

We also review Watergate a two-player only game based on the famous scandal.

🐍 Forest and jungle, or, Thrilling adventures in all quarters of the globe
Chicago ;The Werner Company, 1896.

🐸 Descriptiones et icones amphibiorum.
Monachii, Stuttgartiae et Tubingae, Sumtibus J.G. Cottae,[1828-]1833.

Filippo Buonanni’s Harmonic Cabinet (1722)

From The Public Domain Review here’s a fascinating collection of musical instruments circa 1720.
The German polymath and Jesuit priest Athanasius Kircher had a lifelong fascination with sound and devoted two books to the subject: Musurgia Universalis (1650), on the theoretical (and theological) aspects, and Phonurgia Nova (1673), on the science of acoustics and its practical applications. It’s no surprise then to learn that his famed museum at Rome’s Collegio Romano boasted— in addition to “vomiting statues”, ghost-conjuring mirrors, and other curious wonders — a vast and diverse collection of musical instruments.

Scroll down for dozens of prints of musical instruments being played.

Here’s a link to the book on

And another picture.

Wikimedia Commons picture of the day for October 15

Picture of the day
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The so-called "Musentempel" in the agra park in Markkleeberg (Saxony) on a sunny autumn day.

Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett Acoustic Duo Live at The North Cafe on 1999-04-02

Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett The North Cafe, Kawasaki, Japan 1999-04-02 Late Show Audience (Courtesy of Wes Meyette Archive) Lineage: 1st Gen Maxell XLII > Nak Dragon > Sony PCM M10 24/96 Transfer & Editing by Wes Meyette using CD Wave Editor 01 Down on the Farm 02 Two Trains > 03 Rocket in M....

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If you love the Free Libre web-comic Pepper & Carott, know that @davidrevoy has just added hardcover and soft cover comic books in his shop ! (already 426 books sold ans counting !)
It's a great way to support an indie Free Libre artist while gift shopping ;).

The familiar is on his work chair (the chair I keep next to my desk for him) and he's whistle-snoring and perfect.

Since a cat's only job is to be happy, I think he's doing marvelous work.

One of the biggest things that is new in # Hub 20 is our dashboard. Learn all about it on our website!

Duke Ellington - Rafał Olbiński

Songs and Lyrics by Tom Lehrer
All of them. Placed in the public domain.
I like the patter songs of G&S with his lyrics :-)
An example many ppl will know is The Elements

The first named literary author in # was Enheduanna, daughter of Sargon of Akkad. The high priestess of the goddess Inanna and the moon god Nanna, she was a poet who shaped the genre of votive and epic # in the ancient world. #
A stone wall carving of Enheduanna, depicting in profile a woman with narrow eyes, pronounced eyebrows, and a long hooked nose. Her curled hair flows down before her ears and behind her head to her shoulders under a flat cap. She wears a layered dress with a woven texture rendered into the stone. She holds her left arm across her body and bends her right so her right hand is at chin height.

GNU Jami, a video, voice and text communication software, released a new version with major improvements. Read more at:

A wicked grin. A lick of his lips. "This is your unlucky day, mortal!"

She looked up with an unimpressed glare. "You can drop the routine, vampire. I know what you are, and I'm not mortal."

His eyes burned with irritation. "I am centuries old. Few can rival my power. Bold of you to think–"

"Bolder of you. Do they no longer teach your histories at the covens?"


She sighed. "Come, young one, let me teach you about how your kind was created."

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Ok, now I have the song stuck in my head. Thanks :P

/me dances away

“Surya,” Nazifa said the word slowly, as if chewing on it. “I know the name. Southwestern Taranis?”

“The Jade Crater Isles. Far from here.” A wistful note crept into her voice.

“Far from home. A feeling I know well,” Nazifa's voice sounded distant. “I’d love to return to my home, but–“ She trailed off.

“You can’t go back?”

“No ships go there. Even if I could go back, it wouldn’t be the same.”

Mirai bit her tongue before she could ask more. To pry would be impolite.

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This illustration shows the hot, dense, expanding cloud of debris stripped from neutron stars just before they collided.

🍃 The natural history of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands:.
London: printed for C. Marsh [etc.]1754.

Tom Lehrer has released his songs and lyrics into the public domain.

What a nice thing to do.
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