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I love seeing positive toots. Artwork, music, you name it. If you’re proud of it I want to see it!

Negative toots are also okay! We’re human and sometimes things don’t go well.

Something I need to work on: stop sharing doom and gloom. I don’t mean to be dismissive of hardships, I just don’t want to water those specific seeds of helplessness or anger.

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New post is up, "a day of learning," where I talk about installing Ubuntu so that my daughter can program a NES game with me. Also: installed on my ThinkPad X220. Woo!

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I took up watercolor painting at the beginning of the pandemic. Here’s a cute little Amstrad PPC640 I painted back in May!

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Finally got around to deleting Facebook. Can't wait til Nov. 8!

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me: i would like to buy one general-purpose computer please

apple: no

microsoft: maybe

dell: if you're a developer, ok for now

weird small linux manufacturers: duuuuuude try a drag of this one, maaaaaaaan, it'll make you see the bits in your miiiiiiiiiind

Today has been... a day. One friend is getting a divorce, another is on the way to one, C. had a rough time with the kids, et cetera, et cetera. I’m glad I’ve been able to be there for folks, but I am out of spoons rn and just need to NOT for a while. Whew.

Heads seemed to have cooled and we’re sorta back to being a well-oiled machine. 🙌

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A tool-maker's dilemma, perhaps. :flan_think: 

"Computers aren't the thing. They're the thing that gets us to the thing." -- Halt and Catch Fire quote (entertaining show but that quote stuck with me)

Is it a take on the "finger pointing to the Moon" lesson?

Which makes me think: I'm often guilty of focusing too much on tools and technology rather than what I'm setting out to accomplish.

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Company leadership and HR think it would be good to include a resource or two in my coming out announcement to help co-workers understand what's going on.

Can anyone recommend something that's like a good trans 101 for people outside the trans community? It's a remote job so I'm not concerned about stuff like bathrooms but more like a "why" and "how should I behave around this person now?"

Good morning! Today, I’m hoping for positive vibes at work. Doing my best to convince my fellow underlings to take care of themselves first!

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Yea and verily was it writ of old, Terrible be the Great Pumpkin in Their wrath in the Hour of Their coming-hence.  :blobcoffeeraccoon:

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the advice to focus on a few things instead of trying to save the entire word at once is very good. also the quote about how choirs can sustain a single note for a long time because individual singers can stop for air while the others continue.

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7 things every child needs to hear:

1. I love you.
2. I am proud of you.
3. I am sorry.
4. I forgive you.
5. I am listening.
6. Capitalism is a tool of the upper class designed to keep the people struggling, oppressed, and docile
7. You have what it takes.

Related: it occurs to me that I'm going to pay attention to button releases, too.

I'm imagining a character running around and picking up and immediately dropping an item at 60 Hz.

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I should probs figure out how to record GIFs on OpenBSD or something, but anyway: I figured out how to change a NES sprite's palette when I hit the "A" button.

Picture an arrow flying around the screen strobing two different shades of blue. I suppose it wouldn't make a riveting GIF, but that bad boy is a proof of CONCEPT, okay?!?

Side note: time to listen to one of my favorite albums, Slothrust's "The Pact."

(subject matter definitely not about a pact to quit smoking)

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Forming a pact to wean off of vaping with a coworker is go!

*gets text reminder that it's cutoff time*

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listening to 1812 overture while scrolling through the tl boosting and faving in time to the cannons

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Running 🤝 Thinking
being able to make you tired

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Remember to take care of yourself. You can’t pour from an empty cup.

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