Sometimes you want to take a picture, capture how the morning light looks filtering through the trees; your cooled skin; the sound of birds.
But you can never smell the air in that photo. You can't look around to see the rest of the world from that spot you stood, capturing a split second of light.
The only way to remember it is to sit for a while; feel it as deeply as you can; accept that it'll never be as good as it is right now.
Writing Exchange update
#WritingExchange is now on Mastodon v2.9!
Among other things, this brings an optional single-column layout, which you can set by unchecking the "Enable advanced web interface" option in your user settings.
I've also updated our custom stylesheet here on Writing Exchange to keep the wider compose area in both the single- and multi-column views. (But let me know if anything looks funky.)
I will be starting the upgrade to v2.9.0 for all Mastodon instances hosted on Masto.host.
There should be less than 1 minute of downtime.
You can read about the release here: https://blog.joinmastodon.org/2019/06/mastodon-2.9/ or the changelog here: https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/releases/tag/v2.9.0
Next Friday (7th of June) at 6:00 AM UTC+2 there will be a planned maintenance reboot of an OVH server rack that will affect 3 app servers of Masto.host cloud.
Estimated downtime: 15 minutes
You can follow the issue here: http://travaux.ovh.net/?do=details&id=38765
Hey friends, intro incoming:
I'm a 20-something who thinks a lot. I'll be sharing thoughts and writing here.
Also, I love a lot of things. In no particular order: cats (mine and all), plants, reading, dogs (mine and all), animals, plants, mountains, snow, video games (currently Overwatch), husband (just mine), productivity, self improvement, communication skills, colors, feelings, mom (mine and all), empaths, Totoro, gnomes, cherries, Head Space app, Kung Pow, silence.
Engineers should be able to write https://kernelpage.com/corbet/engineers-should-be-able-to-write
Hello world of Mastodon. I am new here and will now introduce myself. I’m a 40 year old journalist living in Stockholm, Sweden. I’m a dad of three (got twins), I like books, blogging, swimrun and alternative music. Next week I start a new job as news chief at a magazine and website covering real estate and construction businesses as well as urban planning.
Should we ask the Internet Archive not to archive Writing.Exchange toots, as mentioned here?
Fun thing to do at the library: walk through the aisles until a book's spine catches your eye. Ideally it's a pretty well-worn book; for this technique to work it needs to have had a fair number of readers over the years.
Grasp the book's spine and hold it so the pages hang down. Find a an air gap where the pages naturally hang open, and read those pages.
Today I found this lovely passage on randomness/entropy in a book called "Paradox" by Jim Al-Khalili.
Hmm, wonder what's going on with these sites... #WriteFreely instances with different branding and a suspiciously large number of users / posts 🤔
You can follow all of these directly from the fediverse!
@yourintrinsicself - "Reflections on life, truth, faith, love, introspection, and transformation."
@blog - "here is distant"
@inquiry - conversations with the Read Write.as community; "whatever comes to mind"
Florida to Oregon by Train: Final days https://write.as/matt/florida-to-oregon-by-train-final-days
want to be paid to contribute to the fediverse, to @writeas_org and help me migrate my blog to it ? Contact @matt : https://discuss.write.as/t/open-position-web-developer/565
nature, words, dogs, software, privacy, music, and the moment.