So many channels available to communicate, so few people capible of communicating.

So, how does one live affordably and on their own in overpriced London?

Technically, each day is "the first day of the rest of your life." Really, it's those key few, either on or shortly following a life pivoting binary choice — decided and articulated in the span of a single breath and one syllable — that changes all other options to come. When the decision is between continuing a familiar, well-worn doom or opting for uncharted treacheries, there's a realisation that while your hell may be inescapable, there are untried variations of it to explore. That's today.

Ask someone if they can just do one quick thing for you with the notion that 12 or more people before you that day have done so as well that same day.

Yes, being angry is exhausting. But it's what I've got left as evidence that I haven't just given up on the world yet. Deal.

When you're finally happy with who you are and how you are, be prepared to let the people go who want you to be something else.

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This is a public service announcement.

If your job uses Slack, please remember that the administrators that have been configured can view any channel and download all files and all information published, including channels that are "private" or between 2 individuals.

Your discussions are not secure and can be snooped upon, even private conversations.

In other words: there is no privacy on Slack. Period.

This is the end of this public service

(Don't ask how I know that)

Find someone who looks at you like how the abyss stares back at me.

The "only adult" feeling gets exausting over time.

Person asks question. Continues to do things on a mobile while you answer. Then says, "huh?" When you finish talking.

My misanthropy is having a flare up today, it seems. There should be a cream for that.

Push notifications have the visual effect of people butting into your current conversation.

All the people talking to you at once is a horrible way to spend 7.5 hours per day.

One thing I like about calls happening on Slack channels or Whatsapps or the like is that there's a great work around for dealing with over-talkers or interruptors.

As soon as they butt in, I just switch to the text channel to continue the response while they're banging on.

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The treatments were a gift, so they thought. The medical community, pharmaceutical industry and Big Tech had converged to usher in a life-extension era like no other, at least for those who could afford it. But advancements rolled out based on their discovery, not need. Science's gift was also its betrayal. As old men lived longer, thoughts they'd struggled to keep locked in their heads tumbled out their mouths. They gained a few painful years, and lost their life's work -- immortal reputations.

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