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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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I keep phase-changing between being serious and being silly... and too rapidly at that I think...

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Is it okay if I don't follow as many people as I find so that I get followed by as many people as possible?

Because I don't want to follow as many people as I find, nor do I want to be followed by as many people as possible.

I've been traumatized by that game and I don't want to play anymore.

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What Mastodon and tools like it offer is some ability to differentiate between what we keep between ourselves, and what we show to the world. That's a power that is often removed from us in social media platforms, who need to trick us to share information with them, and need us to expose ourselves to increase "engagement" and attract new "consumers". 10/?

"Your present emotional state is not permanent. Sit with your feelings. Let them pass. Try to understand them. But don't take them too seriously."

Hear, hear.

...And now for someone who plays music *much*, much better than I personally ever can and most likely ever will... :youtube:

:youtube: - Song from "Pelengkap Kidung Jemaat" (PKJ) Indonesian Christian service songbook. PKJ no. 265 "Bukan Kar'na Upahmu". Melody by Godlief Soumoukil, 1988.

Recorded on a cellphone. Trimmed in Windows 10 Photos app Video Editor. Uploaded from a laptop on WiFi.

Have you checked out Andy Rehfeldt's latest remix of Billie Eilish's "Bad Guy" yet?

Billie Eilish - "Bad Guy" (Bad Country Version) - remixed & performed by Andy Rehfeldt

To get away from that badly chosen name (who would use something called GIMP) and to create a new image manipulation tool, I started the Pixel Hoarding Layer Editor & Generic Manipulation library.

is lsanger at mastodon dot social *The* actual Larry Sanger himself?

[/Honest question, not trying to be snide or inconsiderate or anything like that at all.] [/Also I really like if not respect the Wikipedia project. And Jimmy Wales. And Sanger, too of course.]

A special edition of @USAToday covers our #Apollo50th anniversary of the first time humans walked on another world.

Highlights of the โ€˜One Giant Leapโ€™ edition include:
How we got to the Moon
#Artemis plans to return to the lunar surface
@NASAMoon rocks & artifacts

The latest ep. of the You Are Not So Smart #podcast on pluralistic ignorance is pretty great!

Pluralistic Ignorance = "the psychology behind why people donโ€™t speak out against, and even defend, norms they secretly despise"

#socialpsychology is super interesting

HEARTS TOGETHER: Arabic calligraphy featured in an anatomical heart, illustrated using the common Palestinian idiom โ€œAll Our Hearts Togetherโ€ written in the Diwani Jali script. The idiom roughly means โ€œIf we work together we can get it doneโ€ ... Artist: Everitte Barbee ...


Okay enough of this.

*closes Mastodon browser tab*

*shuts down laptop*

*goes to sleep*

I Like (the promise of) Jigsaw, by the way. I could almost swear that I was among one of Jigsaw's 1st followers on Twitter.

But still though.

Things we didn't do:
- Start the fire
- Shoot the deputy
- Steal the cookies from the cookie jar

Things we did:
- Tried to fight it
- Shot the sheriff
- Put the sham in the shama-lama-ding-dong

Things we will do:
- Survive
- Rock you
- Walk 500 miles
- Walk 500 more

Things we won't do:
- Get fooled again
- Back down
- That

Things we will never do:
- Give you up
- Let you down
- Run around
- Desert you

- I did it again)

By the way did I mention this already? Apologies if I have (or haven't) but yeah I've got a full-time job now and I work Monday to Saturday...

Haven't eaten dinner...

Also I saw an article today about how it took about a century for the Western world to invent the Weekend and only about a decade or so to almost drive it extinct?

Anyways whatever. It's 10:15 pm And I should go to sleep. And/or eat dinner. Or whatever.

Googleโ€™s Jigsaw Was Supposed to Save the Internet. Behind the Scenes, It Became a Toxic Mess:

Yes it's from VICE Motherboard, but still worth reading. Got it from a retweet(!) from Nieman Journalism Lab.

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Generalistic and moderated instance.