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.
I'm glad the little side project I started in early 2015 has grown into something so many people and communities find useful -- and grateful I get to work on @write_as every day.
A lot of things are coming together at the moment.
The "more of what you want" algorithm is always bad.
Came across SpaceHey today via this Vice article, which has me thinking about the #fediverse and centralization vs. decentralization, as always.
Why do you build what you're building? I think I'm after something real, for once, in a sea of crappy commercialism.
I hold an intense hate for advertising in my bones -- those loud, boisterous,... — by Matt
#introduction. hi, my name's spring & i'm a writer, somehow. jokingly been calling myself "a failing author of lesbian fiction". i write mostly fictional diaries + (auto)biographical short stories both in english and finnish. this year's project is to actually share my writings with the world!
Hello. My name is Azariah Scott. I'm a YA Sci-Fi author. I did self-publish a professionally edited book.
I've read about this place of a few days. I thought I'd join.
#introduction New to the Fediverse, still finding my way around. I'm a Brazilian who fell in love with winter living in Canada. I'm reading all the time (sci-fi and fantasy). I love hiking, writing, (not all) heavy metal music, tea and lots of quiet time.
One nice thing about having multiple blogs on @write_as is that I can start writing a post for this microblog, and if it turns into something more that I want to share on my main blog, I can just switch the blog it's going to publish to.
Made more progress on my weekend project, a tool for generating images like this for social media.
Right now, it's an open source command-line tool written in Go, with a few configurable options. You can find the AGPL-licensed code on GitHub and start using it now!
Making software for humans. Interested in people, privacy, and creativity.
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