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“I saw my earlier selves as different people, acquaintances I had outgrown. I wondered how I could ever have been some of them.”

― Roger Zelazny, The Courts of Chaos

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I am full of good coffee, mediocre intentions, and bad ideas.

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I need to isolate myself from the rest of the world, or something’s going to implode.

I’ve deleted the Mastodon app from my phone, and I’m blocking it on all of my browsers. I don’t know when (or if) I’ll find my way back home. If you need to get ahold of me, I’ve already told you how to do it.

There are other things I need to do, and this has been a longtime coming.

(As in, this post has been sitting in my notes since Thursday, and I’ve only worked up the courage to post it today. I’m not really invested in today’s events, but I also hate drama, and I definitely don’t have the energy for it right now.)

youtu.be/DtQOlErK2bI

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When your only tool is a dress, all your problems start looking like the inevitable death of the sun.

Say goodbye on a night like this, if it’s the last thing we ever do.

The Cure - A Night Like This

youtu.be/FT1agIo1e5U

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found an old chatlog from 11 years ago and saw i'd sent someone a link to something on youtube. so i clicked on it to see if the link was still working 11 years later. anyway turns out i just rickrolled myself 11 years in the future

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Dig Dug is a screwed-up game.

Look at other games from the same general era, and you'll see the difference:

SPACE INVADERS
Aliens have arrived from outer space and they're REALLY UNFRIENDLY. Fortunately they're also REALLY DUMB. Defend the Earth!

BURGER TIME
You play a guy making burgers by walking all over them. You're just trying to do your job but the food keeps hassling you, man!

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hackers.town:

a store, a radio station, a public square, a speakeasy, a movie theater...

We're a small American city.

2600.hackers.town

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Maybe culture jamming is the solution again. Remember that?

Just a reminder: I have a federated writing notebook. It’s fragmentary at best, and it’s not meant to be entirely coherent. If you ever have an ache to read surreal word experiments, this should serve your needs.

@fidgety

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I wonder if anyone's done an ARG using Mastodon yet. Set up a small instance, have people gradually unravel the story by following the local timeline and the interactions between the characters. It'd probably be a lot of work but it'd be cool as hell.

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@carbontwelve If you read about life in the former soviet union or other authoritarian systems it's a similar kind of situation where:

- Everyone knows the government is doing bad stuff
- The bad stuff is always justified by "national security"
- Everyone feels obliged to go along with the bad stuff and make innocent-sounding excuses for it
- The consequences of not going along with it are not necessarily immediately and obviously punative, but maybe you find that you are declined for promotion or have trouble finding work or getting a visa to travel or getting your children into a certain school, or maybe your taxes are repeatedly re-audited without apparent cause, etc, etc.
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air horn levels are currently severe

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Toxic masculinity. Does that mean all masculinity is bad? No! Not at all.

This comic explains it fairly well. The term Toxic Masculinity is from Social Sciences, to help explain certain problems in the current image of Masculinity, which hurts both men and women.

thenib.com/toxic-masculinity

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LOCAL BEE DECIDES TO TAKE SAVING THE PLANET INTO HIS OWN HANDS

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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.