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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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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.

Montgomery Co. public school students can stay virtual

wtop.com/education/2021/04/mon

#ednews

The plan's for the 2021-2022 SY, and students need to apply for it.

thirteen bucks will get you a 320x240 display, a 640x480 camera, and a dual-core risc-v board with microsd slot running circuit python and that's pretty cool.

@baronnarcveldt I do, actually think about this a lot! One that is sort-of similar that I think about a lot is the Panasonic 3DO (failed 90s console):

In your entertainment centre, you have your "Stereo", and your "Video"... We are your "Three-Dee-Oh".

I vaguely recall reading an article in TV Guide (this should properly place the general time frame for you, but more specifically sometime in the 1980s) about holographic 3D television that was going to allow viewers to walk around the scene. I think it used "Shogun" as the theoretical example but I could be wrong.

My search fu is not returning said article for me. If any of you olds and/or better searchers happen across a link to it I'd like to know. Thank.

if public high schools can produce a full stage musical once a year with students running the whole thing then a maker space should be able to swede a feature length film every year right?

you ever think about how the word "movie" is a childish and adorable name for the new medium of moving pictures and it stuck for 100 years?

im the smart whiz-kid who knows how to set the time on the VCR

@djsundog wild thought:

VoIP services on #theTubes including dialling 0 for operator :blobcatgoogly:

all I am saying is if I was slotted to be the mastermind of a heist caper, I'd try to load my crew with telephone operators and reference librarians.

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power players who are not recognized as such very often anymore:

  • telephone operators
  • reference librarians

(a Kaypro 16/2 was my first Intel-based machine and the first computer I purchased with my own money)

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hnnng

if you ever wanted to own your very own Kaypro but did not want to give up your precious MS-DOS based workflow, someone joined the retrocomputing forums just to post this new-in-box Kaypro 16/2 they found: ebay.com/itm/RARE-vtg-NEW-IN-B

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