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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 

I remember showing up over here by following the jetsam [1] of the first infosec migration across the tumultuous seas of microblogging, slightly disoriented but little worse for wear.

There was a lot of space back then. You could swing a raccoon in a circle around your head [2] without having to worry about giving someone a faceful of frenetic fur. [3] Fewer than twenty-five thousand souls inhabited this archipelago [4] at that point, gathering on a handful of islands.

I was pretty sure I was destined to be consumed [5] by those who had arrived before my cohort.

In a way, I was. I am no longer the person I was when I arrived here. I have been changed by this place. I have been changed by this ever-changing group of groups of people. I have been changed by you. [6]

Fierce storms will batter these little islands. Battles will arise. Pain and grief are by-products of interaction.

But so are laughter and cheer and warmth and contentedness.

And love.

My neighbors, the very least that I wish for each and every one of you is to find days so filled with love that there's no time for hate and nights so restful that you rise burning with the force of the sun within you.

Mend what is broken. Build shelters you need. Make mistakes and make them count. This is your world and mine and it will be exactly what we make it, but the sky is the limit if we keep looking up instead of bringing ourselves down.

Thanks for being here, thanks for being you, and thanks for listening to the rambling of a silly old dog.

:blobpats:

[1] unbeknownst to many, stale infosec memes are extremely buoyant
[2] assuming the raccoon consented to be swung such
[3] assuming someone wasn't throwing their face at the nearest bit of fur
[4] h/t to @priryo for linernotes.club/@priryo/100565 and @sydneyfalk for mst3k.interlinked.me/users/syd
[5] :blobnom:
[6] assuming I consented to be changed such [7]
[7] I did

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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.

might not be exactly sure of when or where we're moving but i'm sure it's too close to be ordering anything from aliexpress any more...

Current studio music:

Covers of Holiday in Cambodia by various people.

Here's Tool covering. In 4/4. Surprised that Tool can remember how to do that.

#nowlistening #thestudio
youtube.com/watch?v=oyLnZNOqWf

good morning.

the weekend's gonna happen any time now. stay on your toes. unless you're a ballet dancer, whomst should chill.

:cofepats:

@djsundog turn up the horn quotient on carrie nation & the speakeasy a little and you're a good part of the way there:

youtube.com/watch?v=sbRuKe0QyU

these same cats do an album of bluegrass covers of grateful dead songs but uh

@djsundog I feel like if you added some horns and drums to the Chris Thile-Brad Mehldau collaboration album, you'd be almost there.

case in point: this band, honeywagon, that's playing this album of Green Day covers that I find myself listening to. could totally drop in the streetlight manifesto horns and be hitting a sweet spot.

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bluegrass cats and ska cats both love covering music from other styles, and they've got similar rhythmic roots, so it's really a pretty good fit.

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hackaday.com/2021/05/13/3d-pri

It’s hard to look at today as anything but the golden age of computing. Even entry level machines have quad-core processors and a terabyte or more of storage space...

i don't think that's what "golden age" tends to mean. i think the whole point of a golden age is that it's a (usually) mythical point in time when everything made sense. Hence, in computing terms, harking back to the days when memory was uniformly fast enough to keep pace with the processor and small enough that you could hope to fill it with one program, processors published by-and-large accurate cycle times and did one thing at once in the specified order, and operating systems were strictly optional, minimal, and readily comprehensible

and everything was documented!

I am just saying if irish cats in boston can play bagpipes and wear docs and call it ska we've got hella options.

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@djsundog Oh, the trumpet and the banjo should be friends!

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