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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.

nazi instance suspension recommendation 

I hope all y'all @mspsocialusers are safe and well and that your local cops continue to get rekt.

remember when you were young
you shone like the sun

shine on, you crazy diamonds official statement on today's Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship 

two and a half year old subtoots have absolutely no context left in 'em. completely spent. set adrift on the sea of semantics.

i'm the sun
i'm the air
these are homophonic lyrics that I got wrong

an almost respectable cover of "I Would Die 4 U" by Prince, were it not for the "Nobody Can Cover Prince Without Sounding Like A Drunk At Karaoke" law of the universe.

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Anyone know how to get OpenVPN 2.3.10 installed on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS?

(OpenVPN 2.4 is not compatible with OpenVPN 2.3 clients. Because, ..., open source, I guess. I can't fukkin' explain it.)

Matthew Sweet and Suzanna Hoffs singing "Train in Vain" by The Clash, in unison, with him panned right and her panned left, ends up sounding like the weirdest audio signal processing effect ever.

I kinda love that Matthew Sweet and Suzanna Hoffs ended up making albums full of covers together.

So, #pinephone running mobian automatically switched audio over to the headphone jack when I plugged in my headphones.

Testing sound using "Bell Bottom Blues" as recorded by Matthew Sweet and Suzanna Hoffs

The DAC on the Allwinner A64 isn't going to win any awards with audiophiles, but if you have complaints with how audio sounds coming out of this headphone jack, you should probably be investing in a dedicated portable audio device.

The phone sounds better than a $150 phone should tbh. I could listen to this for most of the day.

got kdeconnect installed on my pinephone so now my pinebookpro notifications show up on the pinephone and vice versa, for maximum notification

the toot-lab is hosted in sundogistan, obviously, and I dare those imperialist swine to send their operatives to try and penetrate our borders

mastoadmin, federation, instances changing ownership 

not a lot making me laugh out loud suddenly lately, but this did.

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