@monoxyd Das klingt wundervoll. ;) Ich vermute, es ist immer schwer, wenn man als Aushängeschild für eine komplette Kultur präsentiert wird. (Ich hätte Schwierigkeiten, den "besten" "westlichen" SciFi-Roman zu benennen.)

Anyhoo, kein wirklich gutes Buch.

@mark Thanks for the offer! 😀 But I'll be honest, I'm not looking for another project to host and/or maintain and/or organize.

Goodreads is not good anymore.

I want to keep track of my reading, and I want recommendations and maybe get into discussions over books I've read. Do you have any for me?

At the moment I'm trying to use my M.b account @carlo for that … it's a bit unstructured (in comparison to Goodreads et al) but it feels like a throwback to the good ol' blogging times (G-blog represent!), and maybe that's enough.

@cj Interesting, thank you! Yes, I figured the "a Chinese daring to speak up" angle had something to do with it's overly positive reception. But maybe some of its magic got lost in translation as well?

I read up on parts 2 & 3 on Wikipedia already. Pass…

(I always needed to know how a story ended once I started it, but a while ago I figured out that just checking Wikipedia does scratch that particular itch so I don't have to waste any more time on books I do not enjoy. 😉)

Finished *The Three-Body Problem* by Cixin Liu. 📚

I didn't like it; I don't get the hype about it at all. It's got a few interesting ideas, sure, but the storytelling was clinical, the characters were 1.5-dimensional at best, and the dialogs were wooden. What am I missing here‽

A friend of mine who teaches elementary school, taught her class, “don’t yuck my yum”

It was like a class mantra, all the kids knew and understood the phrase. So, if a kid brought a bean burrito for lunch, and another kid said “gross! I hate beans” burrito-kid could just say “don’t yuck my yum”

It became the perfect phrase when one student liked something another student hated it. Quickly, it moved from the tangible (food, smells, textures) to the intangible (music, religion, quality)

By the end of the year “don’t tuck my yum” was woven into the culture of the class. They actually used the phrase LESS by then, because yuckers would check themselves before tearing anyone down.

And that class of second graders moved to third, secure in the knowledge that it’s ok to love the things you love, even if other people don’t.

Moin moin, @hmans ^5

Ich mag hier, dass ich z.B. micro.blog-Accounts folgen kann. Wobei sich meine Masto-Benutzung derzeit primär aufs Lurken beschränkt.

Verdict HEY.com: not for me.

But it gave me some ideas on how to further tighten my email regime which is a good thing.

Has anyone here successfully married @pixelfed and Micro.blog yet? I guess it'd be possible to have a Pixelfed account somewhere and crosspost new Pixelfed posts in its entirety to a M.b account, no?

Something something …?

@jbf Yes. The problem originates somewhere between display and chair. 😜

@jbf Nah, in that particular case I actually made two posts, on there, one here. The latter was then displayed in my M.b timeline.

Still ironing out the kinks and learning the ropes there. :)

„Die nächsten 20 Jahre werden leichter für Menschen, die Unsicherheit aushalten können“

Krautreporterin Esther Göbel hat ein sehr interessantes Gespräch über Unsicherheit, Angst und Zukunftsplanung mit der Philosophin Natalie Knapp geführt. krautreporter.de/3367-die-nach

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