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As of now, I will move my habitual mastodontal activity to Dragon Style @Cerulean and relegate Mastodon Social to the role of fallback for when it's down.

This is precipitated by having had to edit down a thought by approximately five to ten words enough times.

As of now, I will move my habitual mastodontal activity to Dragon Style @Cerulean and relegate Mastodon Social to the role of fallback for when it's down.

This is precipitated by having had to edit down a thought by approximately five to ten words enough times.

gatekeeping 

I can't ask my peers in type design for opinions because the old forum (Typophile) is only kept running as flypaper for spam and other trash unwanted on the active one (TypeDrawers). The snobs who run it, to keep it a place for "professionals", have a Real Name Policy. I haven't tried to join and don't know if I ever will, but I still read it.

Today I saw a thread in which one user helpfully reminded another of the RNP because their given name was not a familiar Anglophone name.

I didn't start today planning to re-read Digger from beginning to end, but it was a good thing to do.

racist rubbish 

YouTube's recommendation algorithm REALLY REALLY wants me to watch the apple.mov guy explain why there is no Problem with Apu for 45 minutes.

WApol 

Is there any significant information I might be missing relevant to the choice between Jesse Salomon and Maralyn Chase that longtime residents would know about? I'm searching and finding it rather opaque.

Me: I will print out this coupon so I can go out and use it today.

My body: No time to explain; go back to bed for the rest of the day. Right now.

Me: Uh. Okay.

paperwork 

Finally came back to the form and saw that the field troubling me wasn't required. So that's checked off the list.

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anx 

Slept badly. Parents are done their hiking/networking/photographing tour of the entirety of WA & OR and we're having dinner once more. Intrusive thoughts of "I might just Say The Thing" are strong.

local trash advice 

Seattle, with your extra waste categories: If I regularly fill a large bag entirely with honked tissues, should I put it in compost, or no?

As carefully as I paced myself this summer, it seems I still can't stomach any more urgency, discipline, or perspective. There are important things for me to do yet, but instead I've retreated into FontLab. Swash alternates don't make me think about my place in the world and my feelings about it.

Not really a spoiler for The Witness, but something I suspect nobody has noticed yet. 

Just realized the top of the mountain is a big black hexagon to signify that you have to go through it before you get to the end.

paperwork 

Had an Emergent Auxiliary Sleep this evening and am now partway through the form for registering my sole proprietorship in WA. Confused that it wants to know the business' bank account, since you usually need the business name registered before you can open a business checking account with it. Not sure if I should name the one I have in NJ that I thought I was planning to close.

I found the 24hr CVS up in Lynwood, so 3 AM coupon runs don't have to disappear entirely from my defective lifestyle. (Why does everyplace have a Linwood?)

Instead of sleeping when I went to bed, I spent all night reading all of The Sculptor by Scott McCloud. I'm kind of surprised: It didn't hurt me in the gut the way I expected would a story about literally wasting your life trying to create art for recognition.

I think I just admired the craft the whole time. It's really detailed, and I don't think I quite bought the characters as real people for some reason.

expositional vent 

Sigh, my folks are really nice and I owe them everything in the most clinical and numerical sense. If only we valued any of the same things.

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expositional vent 

What should I be spending my limited social energy on, one might guess it would be connecting with anyone I chased out here, nope time's up, it's three consecutive dinners with my parents, with whom I don't know how to talk about anything meaningful, and whom I sought literal distance from so I can figure out my life, but they happen to be in the neighborhood to hike around parks and take photos.

I used to not really have neighbors to worry about, so I always used my computer speakers, even late at night. I got a set of earbuds to use this summer, and they were fine, except that in time I became much too irritated with having them inside my ear holes.

So today I went out and got some $40 padded enclose-the-whole-ear headphones. And good gravy, the BASS. All the missing bass of all the music I've found through the internet for the past decade. It's fantastic.

Snopes sure puts a lot of work into finding reasons to mark politically charged true items as "mixed" so that people can believe what they want.

Today's Feature: Phone Trees Ate My Health Insurance

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