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Updated... (I had posted this updated version at other websites, kinda forgot to post the update here until just now...)

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Beware of absolutisms and absolute policy positions.

Especially when they tinge of ideology or moralism.

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My contribution to :

Enjoy being where you are.

No you're neither Einstein, Napoleon, Jesus nor Muhammad.

But just enjoy being who you are.

Because if you fail to enjoy being who you are, you'll probably loose all the energy you actually *need* to become who you're actually *meant to be*.

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A friend said on Facebook, never complain on social media.

There's some logic to that advice yes. One wouldn't scream out one's bedroom troubles to strangers in a public park, now would one? Nor scream about how everyone's an unrepentant lunatic while in a cheap and dingy drinking hole.

One would do well to find space where one can scream out one's complaints. And who knows even find some sort of relief.

…Because if one would fail to find such space, one might just eventually go crazy bottling it all in.

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CW: US 4th of July, gun violence 

Keeping in mind for myself that the Highland Park parade, fatal as it was, was not the only 4th of July celebration in the whole of of the United States today.

Wordle 381 5/6
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Katla 166 4/6
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Daily Duotrigordle no.125
Guesses: 37/37 (+0)
3️⃣2️⃣ 3️⃣1️⃣ 1️⃣0️⃣ 3️⃣0️⃣
3️⃣3️⃣ 3️⃣4️⃣ 3️⃣7️⃣ 2️⃣6️⃣
2️⃣7️⃣ 1️⃣2️⃣ 2️⃣0️⃣ 0️⃣8️⃣
2️⃣8️⃣ 2️⃣3️⃣ 1️⃣9️⃣ 1️⃣8️⃣
2️⃣4️⃣ 0️⃣3️⃣ 0️⃣6️⃣ 1️⃣3️⃣
1️⃣4️⃣ 0️⃣5️⃣ 1️⃣5️⃣ 2️⃣5️⃣
1️⃣6️⃣ 1️⃣7️⃣ 2️⃣2️⃣ 0️⃣4️⃣
2️⃣9️⃣ 3️⃣5️⃣ 2️⃣1️⃣ 3️⃣6️⃣

05 Jul 2022

CW: gore, bad drawing, zero artistic value 

"Knife-to-the-Throat Quick Sketch"

"The Ethics Board says we can't abduct Humans for the Galactic Zoo."
"Told you."
"So we asked for volunteers."
"Human volunteers?"
"Yes."
"You asked the most curious, reckless, and inventive species we've ever found for volunteers?"
"We got lots!"
"What's your security budget?"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

I can't wait for pendulum to swing back and declare federation a failure when we have
- protocol written by web people
- dictator with money who never listened to anyone and made million quirks a standard
- bigots who want to avoid blocks
- people who can't implement signatures but will add cat ears
- techbros who don't understand why you would need to delete a post
- small projects without money which have to deal with all the above

Liking the new experimental tweaks that dansup has been doing to Pixelfed main.

Thanks for the feedback, renamed For You to Explore and moved the Following feed to the beginning and added notification badges! #pixeldev

CW: German politics. Death. Corpse desecration. Political violence. 

Fascists and ultra-nationalists are getting extra bold. The World over.

dw.com/en/germany-severed-head

rudeness levels are currently at 28% but fluctuating wildly

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Re this thread about #Cohost:

This kinda says it all, for me:

I'm not really seeing how "there's poor community governance on many fedi instances" is solved by "building a non-interoperable new platform that doesn't have community governance at all"?

...and this one opining that "mastodon federation was a disaster" -- (1) "was"? We're still getting new users on a regular basis... (2) their solution, again, is to not have federation at all, with all that that implies. 🤔 So are they saying federation can't work, therefore they don't want to try improving it? If they're not saying that, then why aren't they trying to improve on it, instead of ditching it?

...and now that I finally know the context for this (thanks, @LottieVixen!), I agree even more with @idlestate's comment here.

Gates & fences exist not only for political or socio-economic purposes y'know.

There are emotional purposes. Psychological. Mental. Introverness purposes.

And so on and so forth.

(Am not CW'ing this one. No.)

CW: Cohost, Ello, social media dismissiveness & gatekeeping 

Please visit my Ello.

...is about as silly a call-to-action today as please go check out Cohost.

(Whatever this Cohost thing is supposed to be, which I am hard-headedly refusing to find out more about at this time.)

This coming from me, someone who has essentially posted once a day every single day to Ello for the past seven years or so. Including just this morning.

#2639 Periodic Table Changes 

It's nice how the end of the periodic table is flush with the edge these days, so I think we should agree no one should find any new elements after #118 unless they discover a whole row at once.
xkcd.com/2639/

The resulting portrait of Dabi our 15 month old Miniature American Shepherd. Took an additional five hours or so of work and consternation.after the earlier post of WIP.

#dogart #petart #digitalart #portrait #ipadart #procreate #Dabi #mywork #mastoart #mastodogs

@pluralistic This is such a mindblowing observation: Ultimately, politics is about gaining and keeping in power. Bigotry is no end in itself, it is just a means by elites to control an allegiance of believers.

@pluralistic I'd spent time looking for a good description of the dynamic I was seeing ever more often in politics: power for power's sake.

Eric Blair, of course:

“The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power. Not wealth or luxury or long life or happiness: only power, pure power. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means, it is an end. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?”

goodreads.com/quotes/8327593-t

That's today's GOP/GQP. Or Torrys (uk). Or AFD (de). Or RN/FN (fr).

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