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Long ago, I thought I was special, different than everyone else, and I was surrounded by adults who reinforced that thought daily.

Eventually, I realized that I was special, different than everyone else, and so was every other person in the world.

They left out the important bit. We're each special and different and that's what makes us awesome.

I celebrate your special difference, friends, each of you. May it bring you the joy in the coming years that it has brought me getting to know each of you during the last few.


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waxing nostalgic for the near future by way of the near past - 2000 chars, involves feels 

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this is my semi-regular yet aperiodic reminder that this place here is a distributed federated version of Callahan's as far as I can tell and that is one of the most bestest things that can be.

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Every one of you is precious and wonderful and unique and necessary and deserving of life and love and peace.

Anything your brain does to try to convince you otherwise is a mean trick.

Please try to remember this. Remember it unceasingly.

Announcement: Putting a JIRA issue in the backlog with the unspoken assumption to never work it shall be now known as "The Minnesotan Close".

Students (or anyone), in a situation where you need to do more deep reading on a screen right now than normal... it might be a struggle. This Reddit thread has some good tips to help:

All the mojo that ever existed, or will ever exist, came into being in the 1970s.

If you are lucky enough to have any mojo at all do not squander it.

maker sites: now is a great time to start some projects

my lab full of started projects: πŸ‘€

My droogs, I don't know if there will be any point to it, but I'm goin' online to play you some original music in 30m.

Instant oats, water, peanut butter, a scoop of jam: The Wet PB&J.

Anyone know if the patent office is still open?

I aspire to having my lab look like an Information Society video

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