just awoke from a pretty great dream in which i was exploring an ancient derelict alien zeppelin with indiana jones. i discovered that the nazis had been smuggling cosmetics in order to help the duras family to win a klingon civil war. elaborate fanfic dreams are the best
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i have a stupid animation that runs in the background on https://squiggle.city/ and it occurs to me from what i've read that some of the faster/bigger iterations of it might be a problem, but i really don't know.
the history channel is on here. atlantis, ancient aliens, that _chariots of the gods_ guy, christopher columbus being guided to the new world by flying saucers, roswell.
i used to enjoy this kind of thing, but it's getting pretty hard not to read all this horseshit spew as one of the major agents of corrosion in our culture's overall sense of reality.
computers dude. you gotta rein em in dude. then put a little slack in the line
chooglin: keep on.
@ChristinaO i have owned a series of parker vectors that have pretty well all been garbage. the basic design is appealing, but they're not built well.
i also do not love the zebra v301 or the lamy safari overmuch.
some years ago, i bought some shiny and theoretically nice pen for a hundred bucks in a store because the salesperson was pretty and smiled at me a lot. the pen fell apart within a week, and i wish i could remember the brand in order to talk shit about it.
@lilletale @hisham_hm (and of course people could, say, turn off internet or sell a phone / laptop, but cutting this stuff down below a certain level isn't actually advice i'd give to a lot of people who are struggling. you need that stuff to stay socially connected and mobile, find jobs, etc. losing it is a good recipe for falling off the map into actual, full on, sleeping-on-the-streets poverty.)
@hisham_hm @lilletale i think this happens when people get themselves into cash-poor situations where they have resources like housing, a car, phone, utilities still on - but no liquidity at the moment and no real idea of how to get any.
while this is a real thing, it's usually a different experience from the kind of brink-of-survival situation you're talking about. (and for what it's worth, i'm also skeptical of some of the begging i encounter here.)