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And so she moved on. Sometimes for no better reason than because she didn't like the view from the coffee shop. This time it was just a feeling that the beach side town was too quiet in the winter, and she was looking for some work to stretch her arms. So she cashed her mincome, bought a train ticket up north and fell in with a brand new makerspace setting up in an old sawmill. It was freezing, but the first thing they built were small rooms inside the giant building that they could easily heat.

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I mean, now that they have they should obviously be put down before they can do any more damage.

I'm a little sad about Facebook/Amazon/Google. I think under better governance they wouldn't have gone rampant.

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MISSED CONNECTION: Saw You in Fevered Dream. You Took My Hand, Whispered My Truest Name as Bleak Sun Crested Impossible Horizon. When I Awoke, I Could No Longer Recognize Body as My Own. Now Driven by Nameless Hunger, I Stalk the Night. Call Me
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pol, voting, Show more

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did you know that the second @ in a fedi mention is pronounced "who art in"

at double oh dani who art in vulpine club

I've got a ton of job applications open this month. If they think paying me well is expensive, let's see how they like replacing me ;)

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Pro-tip: "Foolish mortals" is a gender-neutral way to refer to folks!

Cleaning my office today and found my high school graduation pic ;)

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Agency, its lack, or what is often a sense of false agency -- thing going your way, but through no real attributable action of your own, strikes me as a Big Problem, psychologically, culturally, socially, equitably.

Which then ties into a web of other questions: Why? What to do about it? How has this manifested in other cultures and times? (Fortune, Fate, god's will, charity, preordainment, ...) What of merit and #meritocracy (actually originally a critique).

#PigProblems
#agency

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Showers, boring. Show more

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I'm still distracted at work today because I want to be on a kayak.

I want to be out on a lake all night.

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Have you heard of StreetComplete? It's an Android app that shows you open questions/issues with OpenStreetMap in your area, and asks you to answer them.

It's made for people with no experience with #OpenStreetMap, so it shows only very simple questions that can be answered very clearly. ("What is printed on this street sign?", "What's the number on this house?")

It's available on @fdroidorg, of course! #mapping #android #apps #recommendation

I don't want to write about terrible things. It's not quite optimism. It's an emotional coping strategy, if anything.

- Spend time drifting down a river on a kayak.
- Go back to school
- Play video games
- Car camper road trip
- Art studio in a smaller city
- Art Collective group taking over a failed small town main street.

I can think of a dozen terrible things people could do with too much time on their hands too.....

What would you do with a basic income?

I would just continue to work, but with the knowledge on both the employee and employer side that if they continue to pressure me I can just drop out without my lifestyle crashing out.

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Life closes a door,
smash the window in. Tell life
I’ll come and go as I want.
Tell life I have more bricks where
that came from, I’m not afraid
of things breaking, what I am saying
is that I am used to breaking and
you don’t scare me, I refuse
to sit in this house, waiting
for a door to open. Like a cat
I’ll shred the sofa and climb the
walls. I’ll ruin this house
and sleep on the balcony
under the stars.

#poetry #corvusrobotica #mastoart

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@aral @Gargron So far I haven't been interested in opening ”my own instance of one”, because then I would have to do the real hard work, i.e. follow a few thousand people just to get the federated timeline full of content.

I really like the ”passive following” nature of the federated timeline. If there was an option to follow full local timelines of other instances (or something similar) instead of just individual people, then the instance of one could be a more viable alternative.

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