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If you're posting stuff on here in between repairing a sock by sewing over a hole with needle and thread...

Yer darn tootin'

The Left Hand of Darkness Show more

I finished reading A Little Life and I'm still angry at it for how cruel it was.

This is a really terrible attempt at a joke and I am sorry

Me: French people's reactions always seem ever-so-slightly delayed
French person: What !

Forever reading "tellonym.me" as "tell on me", the site for dobbers and narcs

Every night I go to bed and then spend another 2 hours fucking around on the internet

Today in spam, the shocking truth about ed: it is outdated, not a user-friendly editor at all, and most people don't bother to learn how to use it

without capitalism we wouldn’t have all these great innovations like uber, uber for hotels, uber for delivery food, and uber for ambulances

There's no law that says there can only be one NASA. I've got my own NASA.

Never
Authorized
Slingshot
Aeronautics

We just build giant slingshots and on the day we find a big enough rubber band, we're launching my step-dad to Mars. (He's excited about it.)

I would like to learn how to make friends as an adult without, preferably, leaving my house and if possible without meeting new people.

No one needs to starve. No one needs to freeze. No one needs to die. There is enough for everyone. More empty homes than all the people without them, more food than grocers can even sell. The labor and the materials to end scarcity exist now. It is not a far-off dream. We can end scarcity in this life.

It turns out I just do not have enough exciting content for two different social networks, and most of my friends went back to the other one. The network effect wins again.

anticapitalism, awkward Show more

I'm getting sick of reading things on Medium. I need to understand what the perceived benefits are so I can understand how we could make alternatives like write.as more popular.

It's been a year since Ursula K. Le Guin left us. This is a beautiful article about her work: neh.gov/article/ursula-k-le-gu

another thing i want to work on is creating an economic network inside the fediverse.

by this, i don’t mean something like bitcoin or some other method of value exchange, but instead solving a more fundamental problem.

the fediverse is largely comprised of people who have small businesses (like bespoke commissions, etsy stores, small companies, etc.), but we don’t have any way of discovering who can sell or provide what you’re looking for.

i want to try to find solutions to this problem — keeping $ flowing inside the fediverse, from participant to participant, helps indirectly to fund fediverse development: if there’s more $ flowing inside the fediverse, then there’s more opportunity for that $ to make it into the hands of the people building the network. also, keeping the $ inside the fediverse helps to more directly benefit fediverse participants in general. it’s a good situation for everyone.

keeping more of the $$$ inside the fediverse is a very early step toward building a self-reliant fediverse, which contributes to the eventual death of the nation-state.

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