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note from the toot-lab: if you are currently following this account from an instance operated by Eugen, I apologize, but you've got until Friday to find another home or get used to the idea of not seeing the toot-lab anymore because I'm sick of his bullshit and I'm yeeting his gargantuan shitholes into /dev/null on Saturday morning to start my day off right.

it's not you; it's him.

thanks for understanding.

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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 

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.

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[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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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.

@djsundog This is me, I am this person. In my defense most of my library is 90s and 2000s electronic music.

@djsundog haha nice. red clay was one of the first albums that really started getting me into jazz

@djsundog honestly? In some genres that makes a lot of sense. If you think about jazz ACT, ECM, and CTI all have/had some decently consistent aesthetic among their albums. And also are three letter acronyms I guess lol.

kind of guy whomst organizes his music library by label and catalog number

columbo voice
Oh, just one more thing.
remember that bronze statue of me?
i told you it couldn't hold me forever
im gonna have to send you to the columbo dimension

@djsundog

SD: say my name.

Them: s-s-sundog. you're sundog.

SD: you're goddamn right.

don't have to burn the candle at both ends if you just engulf it with the output of your flamethrower

:blobthinksmart:

I like posting shell output to my co-workers to see whether or not they'll acknowledge the fact that my prompt declares me sundog@lappy9003

Could you plz help me out with my health? 

Hi, fedi!

It's that time of the month again! :gonk:

I need 60 for my ADHD meds, 15 for my anti-depressive + 50 to manage a bunch of Multiple Sclerosis symptoms.

I also need physiotherapy for my back & knee, which are really bad. Each session is 30€.

If you could chip in, it'd be very welcome & appreciated! Any cent counts! :ablobcathappypaws:

Thank you so much for helping! :blobcatheart:

:ko_fi: ko-fi.com/eloisa

#MutualAid @mutualaid

@djsundog The great thing about Bulgarian Storage is that it comes with a hit man.

cheap bulgarian storage vps update: 30 hours uptime, 1.3 TB uploaded. it ain't fast at 10 MB/s, but it's cheap.

I have all of Miles, Mingus, and Monk (along with numerous others) in my pocket and that is pretty amazing.

@djsundog wow, I could set my browser cache to something crazy!

might move the toot-lab to bulgaria for a while too - wouldn't have to worry about clearing the media cache for a while :fingerguns:

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I wonder if any collectors out there are looking for a Roland RAP-10 sound card from the 90s...

currently backing up the consulate nextcloud server to a cheap vps in bulgaria with 4tb of storage on it for 20 euros a month so I can shut down the on-prem one for relocation purposes.

Does anyone want to do some light mixing for me? I can't pay much but I would pay you a little for your time. It's 14 minutes, 4 stereo tracks.

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