@ProperDave Yes, it ain't easy. I'd happily buy far, far out of town. For the short term at least i'll need to be closer in, and my comfort needs are few, yet specific so there's some range, it seems. But it takes some, ah, self expectation management.

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

@fribbledom I thought it would be a bigger deal than it was. Disabled the FB account about a year and a half ago and haven't been back. I posted a notice 2 weeks prior, messaged some people with where I can be reached and then dropped out. Some day I'll go back and properly delete it, but not really bothered. It's nice to not be there. The people I'm still in touch with want to be. A lot of community events use it, but I also seen to hear about them in the neighbourhood. Life is good outside FB.

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

@fribbledom Agree. I'd like some text / background options instead of Black on white or white on black. When I'm in shell, it's all sort of non-brilliant but warmish colours, which are really easy on the eye over a long period of time.

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.

@ParadeGrotesque I recently wrote up guidance to a group that suggested as much. It may be fine if the use case is entirely professional/transparent/flat organisation but most people don't get the access a super admin has until you show them the screen shots.

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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.

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