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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.

OK, I have now purchased and listened to 5 Daryl Stuermer solo albums, and I just wanna know ONE thing... why the fuck isn't this guy HEADLINING a G3 tour?

WTFF???!!

#DarylStuermer

Mac OS 11 Route 17 During Evening Drivetime Heading West To Santa Cruz Just Before The Summit

if they call the new version of windows "Microsoft Windows California Landmark Edition" I will install it as my primary operating system.

someone just linked me to "Never Gonna Give You Up" so I guess it's time for me to head east, because you know what they say, no west for the ricked.

next week's set is already planned out and it's not that, so it won't be next week, but it's coming

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gonna end up having another sunday morning in sundogistan dedicated to the amazing work of patrice rushen again in the near future, I can feel it.

zero interest in anything you have to say, on any topic at all, if you dig alex gleason's terf ass. shocked that it needs to be said but here we are.

I really want to run plasma mobile on my pinephone but there are still just too many papercuts

OMFG.
see the blurry laptop in the banner image on this page?
try selecting text on it.
developer.bbc.com/login-requir

today's random poll:

have you turned on "notify me when this user posts" functionality in mastodon for even one account?

actor death 

aw crap

RIP Ned Beatty, 83, who died today of natural causes

just because an old person is yelling at a cloud does not mean their reasoning is off base

we've about twenty minutes left with Return to Forever (the math gets tricky) after which we'll be staying on the Stanley Clarke branch for the rest of the evening.

weather - 

every drip of cold rain makes me want to be gone from this place a little bit more

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