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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.

:blobpats:

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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.

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Callah

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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.

Good morning.

Currently, a fine fellow is replacing our blower motor so we can have heat again while the y-axis clamps for @rosalind print quietly in the background.

What great bit of writing about a great bit of music:

The Ringer: Elvis Costello’s ‘Get Happy!!’ at 40:
theringer.com/music/2020/2/19/

Good morning my little unfortunate slanders.

The dream is (almost) real: My review of the @thepine64@twitter.com's PinePhone is now out for all to read!

deninet.com/blog/2020/02/16/pi

Patrons got this three days earlier!

My son has asked that instead of old-timey music of "Pablo Honey" I put on da sick beatz of his homie Franz Liszt.

@Anarkat @ryen naming programming languages absurd names is kind of required from what I can gather

me, in elementary/junior high school: "Why do all the kids make fun of the music I like"

me, listening to the same music 30+ years later: "Why do all the kids make fun of the music I like"

Cage the Elephant really just made a whole sound around Cowboy by Kid Rock

RIP Kellye Nakahara.

Here's a sketch I drew of her long ago, in her role from the film "Clue."

This is much more general good advice than its sender intended (context was a corporate email about how to not fall for phishing scams).

Actor death 

Have you ever sent a fax?

[feel free to boost this to maximize response.]

what tools are available in linux for adjusting the color output of a laptop screen? I feel like my screen need less yellow. (no, I don't have a red shift tool applied)

FYI if anyone’s interested, I have a free 3D printable portable computer shell in STL format

github.com/cypnk/Portable-Comp

i wonder if bernie is sampling little a our local salami, as a treat before his little meeting at the dome tonight

This app is a message, and a system of messages.

Building this app was important to us.

This app is not a place of honor. No highly esteemed deed is commemorated here. Nothing valued is here.

This app is best shunned and left uninstalled.

We considered ourselves to be a powerful culture.

just remembered that I'm old enough to have taken a date to a Peter, Paul, and Mary concert and they didn't think it was a sucky date, but I might have been the very last one to pull that one off tbh

The video is super loud, it was recorded in a data center... 

really need to set the lockscreen background of my pinephone to an image that says Did you remember to put the battery back in? because guess what I keep doing

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