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Boost if you know what this means:

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make public libraries better than for-profit co-working spaces

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A few of us remember the Cluetrain Manifesto. Some new clues close to two decades later... newclues.cluetrain.com/

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Something to think about as we all lament the maliciousness of FB, the glaring incompetency and likely doom of Twitter, crypto-fascists organizing on Reddit. We have 20 years of solid conceptual development to draw from and carve our spaces out with.

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If the idea of progress is to be saved - if it can be saved - it must drop any allusion to constant expansion, and re-center around social and physical sustainability.

The old expansionist idea of "progress" is exactly how we have multi-billionaires enthusiastically sending humans to the moon while the Earth is dying.

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By the way, I have said it before, but I'll say it again: thank you, sdf.org for being just super great!

And thank you for hosting this instance of Mastodon!!

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A Last Starfighter reboot/sequel would have me in tears so fast...

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folks and other text afficianados, check out this fantastic site:

ascii.today/

It wraps and generates ALL THE FONTS on the fly as you type. Solid implementation.

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Better idea than changing your Twitter password (again): Deactivate your account on that piece of shit site.

Fight for your third amendment rights!

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on ? Yes please! Check out the latest phlog:

gopher://gopher.black/1/phlog/20180427-gopher-black-on-tor-part-1

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All of that to say:

Whoever you are, you should probably write more if you feel like it. Don't worry about "not being unique" or that you're "just copying something better". Write *especially* if you feel an outsider, intimidated by better writers, "not really plugged into the loop".

Your set of influences and interests is probably weird and varied enough that whatever comes out will be strange and new and uncopyable - even more so if you felt distant and on the fringe in some way.

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This is great! gopher://sdf.org:70/1/users/phlogs/

I loved using Graffitti on my Palm. I got a Graffitti keyboard for my smartphone, and it's a bit slower than I remember. More ergonomic, though.

I bought a vintage calculator today. 🤓 It's an HP 12C. Modern, but I went out of my way to buy a used one that was made in the USA. They make them in China, now, and the quality has gone off.

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It seems to be a good time to share the words of Cameron Kaiser on the contemporary relevance of Gopher.
gopher.floodgap.com/overbite/r

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I just created my first gopher file since about 1998. I'm digging the nostalgia and simplicity of creating a gopher phlog.