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There are so many aspects of me that I always struggle describing myself in a few words.

I can be silly and cute.
I can be logical, nerdy, detailed, analytic.
I can be dreamy and spiritual.
I can be creative, musical, artistic, emotional.
I can be deep and meaningful.

By being too logical, I can get stuck. By being too spiritual, I can lose my footing.
Be a rock and a feather.

In joining this community, I seek to evolve and learn, to inspire and to be inspired.

Love to all.

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I'm trying to make reading and writing regular parts of my life again. A year ago I started writing at flirtingwithnihilism.com, which turned into something more personal than I originally intended. And thanks to thriftbooks.com, I've started reading physical books again on the cheap.

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On Mac, I use all the time the feature of preview to add an image of my signature to PDF files.

Is there a way to do the same easily under Linux?

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Writing Exchange update 

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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: blog.joinmastodon.org/2019/06/ or the changelog here: github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

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Both and are only a couple stars away from 1,000 on GitHub! Why not send them over the threshold? ⭐

WriteFreely :writefreely2:
github.com/writeas/writefreely

Plume :plume:
github.com/Plume-org/Plume

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Being Normal 

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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.

πŸ€”

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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.
news editor

#WritingExchange question 

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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.

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Alright Fediverse, I've started a :

ring.acdw.net/

It's for writers on Mastodon and the wider Fediverse! Join it by following the instructions there or send me a reply.

(pinging @Anke @aldersprig @starbreaker @DuthOlec @galadhir ... sorry if it's spam)

Hmm, wonder what's going on with these sites... instances with different branding and a suspiciously large number of users / posts πŸ€”

One is a Posthaven knockoff called Postheaven: postheaven.net
(nodeinfo: postheaven.net/api/nodeinfo)

Zen Writing: zenwriting.net (nodeinfo: zenwriting.net/api/nodeinfo)

Write-a-Blog: writeablog.net (nodeinfo: writeablog.net/api/nodeinfo)

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