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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.


[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 and @sydneyfalk for
[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.

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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 that's a completely different anime genre from this picture :)

(Picture by shapoco on twitter, )

what I really want is a micromanipulation drone that looks like a tiny mecha and goes stomping around a PCB picking shit up and moving it around and blasting it with its flamethrower while I control it from my 3d telepresence rig

still have never figured out how random switter accounts decide which of my posts to boost and when and why

elevator pitch: a 3d printer but for solder paste application on PCBs

Update: the blackberry Q10 keyboard connector breakout boards have returned from the fab and are en route to me.

anyone have any experience with the Banana Pi BPI-M2 Ultra SBC, good or ill?

uspol, dnc 

apparently unfollowing Joe Biden on twitter was enough to get Kamala Harris the VP nomination 🤷

Things that will make a bad solder joint:
* Dirty tip
* Dirty joint
* Not enough flux
* Unleaded solder
* Not enough heat, or heat removed too soon
* Heat applied in the wrong place
* Parts move during freezing
* Using solder as a mechanical joint

Things that men don't talk about, which will just as surely cause a bad joint:
* Feeling tired
* Feeling upset about something
* Feeling in pain
* Feeling distracted
* Feeling unable to concentrate
* Feeling unsure of yourself
* Feeling rushed

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last night I unplugged my pinebook pro and then closed the lid without shutting anything down and when I opened it up this afternoon it unlocked and went right back to what I was doing and still had 65% battery and that's pretty okay in my book. stuff's getting nice.

@wxcafe This is the ideal dispkay device. You may not like it, but this is what peak performance looks like.

uspol, dnc 

for those of you whomst partake in prognostication around politics, apparently Kamala Harris has unfollowed Joe Biden's twitter account at some point very recently.

DHL: leaves package on our porch

also DHL: marks package as "signed for by Sundog" on their tracking

It's a heckin good thing I actually received it and don't feel like causin' a ruckus for the shipper

elevator pitch: load-bearing mini coax connectors for pre-wired wall panels.

ahhh yes, it is once again Sunday morning in Sundogistan and that means

going to be starting things off this week with the latest album by bassist Michael Olatuja, "Lagos Pepper Soup", followed by his 2009 album, "Speak", and then we'll be dancing around through some other bassists, as we do.

So if some of the low down will help you groove through your town, feel free to follow along over on @nowplaying

:blobpats: :cofepats: :blobpats:

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