@InBabel I hear what you're saying but I think, on some level, many/some people there get it's all rage and anger and get something out of that.

@InBabel I just popped in here from over there because this morning felt especially toxic.

Whenever I'm caught up on writing I don't know what to do. Hence this toot.

So there's still 3x matching funds left but only for the next 14 new @conservancy supporters! If you're waiting to donate now's the time! Just 1 day left in 2019! Totally unrelatedly, did you know that December's stressful for folks who work at nonprofits? sfconservancy.org/supporter/

Lining up my 2020 writing projects and already feeling anxious and overwhelmed. Maybe I should stick to surprising myself with deadlines?

@wion omg. Pine nuts are worth more than gold! That was an amazing heist! Celebratory pesto?

@jakelacaze I once read something along the lines of writing through the 10,000 words of garbage to get to the good stuff, so I now look at the struggle as getting me that much closer to the reward

good post about how nerd communities' mass-adoption of the closed and proprietary Discord platform will inevitably lead to the long-term loss of (or loss of access to) mountains of special-interest group knowledge and community history


"TLDR; It is not a very future-proof way of knowledge-building & archiving at all."

see also:

@lowbrow The Waterman's is solid but the jar is the real treat!

@lowbrow Waterman is out? Because it's erasable? That's my daily driver

Me: I need to leave in two minutes. This is an appropriate time to update a machine you haven't used in months.

My old machine: Hahaha! Zzzzzzzz


@jakelacaze For me, it's done when I'm completely sick of it and never want to see it again.

@jakelacaze @lowbrow I've been hard-core since I saw this exhibit on Thoreau, who was amazingly dedicated to journaling: themorgan.org/exhibitions/thor

BTW, @jakelacaze, I loved your memory/journaling blog post. It was fantastic.

@bryanalexander @dajbelshaw don't give up, but finding your community here takes time. It's much more gradual than Twitter

Very excited to be interviewed for The Plain Text Project: t.co/2C6stn2G6a
It's essential reading if you want to hear me go on about document formatting, which, sadly, is one of my passions.

Show more
Writing Exchange

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!