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microblogging is made up of two parts "micro", meaning small, and "blogging", short for "weblogging", which is made up of two parts "web", meaning that thing that spiders make, and "logging" meaning cutting down trees

so microblogging is when you're a spider that cuts down small trees

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Feels like a good time for a new #introduction 

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OK, oulipo.social is super nerdy-fun, but I just don't have the mental space for it (obviously -- my last toot there was a year and a half ago). Time to let that profile go, but I'm glad for the fun I had and the goofy accounts I found there and still follow--wait a minute... I'm totally Marie Kondo-ing that account, aren't I?

checks notes:
-recognizing/admitting it doesn't spark joy ✔
-thanking it for its service ✔

Huh. Well, there you go. She's really on to something, isn't she?

Today has been rough, and my wife won't get home from her work trip until about midnight. But our daughters are in the living room belting out tunes from Newsies, and right this minute, life is pretty great.

@mike I've bemoaned my grudging unwillingness to make more time to explore Mastodon, but it's mostly because I've spent however many years curating my feed on Twitter, and doing all that again seems daunting indeed. Building a new social graph from scratch isn't very high on my priority list at the moment, but your presence here renews my hope that more and more people worth following will actually start finding their way here.

Just discovered tenforward.social (Star Trek) & boardgames.social, so I'm poking around the mastoverse a bit again today.

I find myself still rooting for this place & wishing I'd been giving it more attention, while remaining unsure about diving in. Social media is tiring; building a new experience from scratch, doubly so.

Still, it's making me wish more people (especially people I already know) were here.

Inspired by Isobel O'Hare (on Twitter), I made an erasure poem using the text of Garrison Keillor's "apology" statement. writing.exchange/media/MyoVm3C

Chapter 5. (I'm really struggling to get my mind going in the right direction this morning, so I figured a bit of mental exercise might help.) writing.exchange/media/7X0Lms-

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just frustrating that i carry this very powerful computer around with me everywhere and it's more or less useless for games because everything is always-online for no good reason or a blatant free-to-play cash grab or doesn't understand the app lifecycle or some combination of all of these

I have all my grandpa's old poetry files and recently came across templates for a family Christmas card he sent out in the 80's, and I got thinking...

So I started working on a charNG poem using grandpa's complete poetic output (which I digitized years ago) as a source text, and now I'm really considering sending the family a Christmas card using his template and this new poem. I think/hope they'd like that.

Anyway, here's the poem.
Happy Monday, all. writing.exchange/media/HH1jjuS

Chapter 4. Still rather enjoying myself, thank you very much.

Enjoy your weekend, everyone!
writing.exchange/media/D5wsyUF

On to chapter 3 of Moby Dick w/charNG, and my goodness, I almost forgot how much fun these can be. (Still not planning on actually doing 132 more, but thoroughly enjoying myself.)

Happy Thursday, folks. writing.exchange/media/X4aVT3k

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So I was going to follow @MattFnWallace but then I noticed his current follows & followers were *both* at 42, and now I'm hesitating because I'm slightly worried about making Douglas Adams sad.

OH NO I'M GONNA DO IT ANYWAY I'M SORRY FOR RUINING EVERYTHING

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More weird poetry. Moving on to chapter 2, still using charNG.

It occurs to me that if I did one of these every day (be clear/do not worry: I'm not saying I'll do that), I'd finish up by... spring. Moby Dick is a big book is my point. writing.exchange/media/MukUfYh

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