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“We think there’s probably more history in the deep sea than all of the museums of the world combined—and we’re only now opening those doors to those museums.”

-- Robert Ballard on Science Friday

sciencefriday.com/segments/rob

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getting knifes tattooed on you is pretty powerful i think. does that person have a knife? other people might wonder. does that person know knife secrets? is a dagger a kind of knife? they would continue. do knifes remember us when we're gone? is that a knife tattoo, or a knife cleverly disguised as a tattoo? they will conclude, i better get OUTTA here

The only thing I miss about the bird place is being able to see someone's profile by hovering over their handle or their avatar. I'd like to be able to get that context without losing the flow.

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Just read this on another social platform and I like it :blobcatgiggle:

"Mastodon doesn't have a quote function at all. The argument is that people should talk with each other and not about each other."

Are the principles of picking a instance the same as finding a instance?

"Yet again, the more you strive for some kind of perfection or mastery — in morals, in art or in spirituality - the more you see that you are playing a rarefied and lofty form of the old ego-game, and that your attainment of any height is apparent to yourself and to others only by contrast with someone else's depth or failure."

-- Alan Watts

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If you have a WordPress blog, you can attach it to the Fediverse using a special plugin.

This will let people on Mastodon (and elsewhere on the Fedi) follow your blog, see your blog posts in their timeline, comment on your blog posts, like them, share them etc.

The plugin is written by @pfefferle and is called ActivityPub For WordPress:

wordpress.org/plugins/activity

Note that this only works on independently hosted WordPress blogs.

It does not work on wordpress.com free blogs because they don't allow plugins (there is a paid option at wordpress.com but it's weirdly expensive).

#FediTips #Fediverse #WordPress #ActivityPub

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Nothing ever ends poetically.
It ends and we turn it into poetry.
All that blood was never once beautiful. It was just red.
— Kait Rokowski
https://twitter.com/GetWiser/status/1521000526577643520
#Quote #mjbQuote #Life #Poetry
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"Awakening to love can happen only as we let go of our obsession with power and domination."

#bellhooks

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“Her hands shook, pressing
words into the flesh of our home. The life she was
leaving. Her notes, that winding charred necklace,
encircling us. The bird was not black.
It was the color of fire absent smoke.
I can’t forget what it spoke.” - excerpt Poem For The Black Bird, Alina Stefanescu

poetryfoundation.org/poetrymag

What's the best desktop client for Windows? It has to have multiple column capability like the advanced web browser interface.

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A tiny poem for your Friday

Dawn 🌄

The early bird
Does not need
To get the worm
Sometimes it is enough
Just to see the light
And to sing

🎶🐦🎶

"A poem, is a manifestation of language and thus essentially dialogue, can be a message in a bottle, sent out in the—not always greatly hopeful—belief that somewhere and sometime it could wash up on land, on heartland perhaps."

-- Paul Celan

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Our brains literally evolved to NOT pay attention to boring stuff

We are forced to do boring things because that keeps other folks wealthy

The reason why you want to do hobbies all day is that you were supposed to be an artisan

Artisans were once seen to be the clearest sign of civilisation, not a burden

We have enough food now that all humanity could master the lyre

But we have chosen coin

and coin does not sing

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everything everywhere all at once 

found this on the birdsite and, well, shit

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I hate hearing people refer to a thing they made as "content".

Society should exclusively use that word as a way to refer to the contents of a box and shit like that.

The results of a person or group of people's creativity shouldn't be filed under a label used to connotate the undifferentiated and disposable.

It deserves a word that sounds just as cool as the creative works themselves, not like the void left in the wake of the last gasps of a corporate boomer's fading soul.

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