As you may have guessed, I have abandoned my attempt to foment exodus from The Other Place to here. The lack of scale really is the issue for me. When I log back in here, really only 2 people I follow are active posters (hi @TheRealPomax and @Downes!) as well as some folks who kindly took to cross-posting. No account deletion required, who knows maybe someday the exodus will happen for real.

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Copyright: "work plus 20", done. Want to keep making money more than 20 years after a thing got made? You get a no. Would that hurt some? Sure. Would that benefit FAR MORE PEOPLE? Also sure. None of this "life of the artist" nonsense, we're not copyrighting the human.

Another sign I'm getting old, - I keep getting books out of the library that I've read before, sometimes getting 100 pages in before I become certain I've read it

@downs your description of George 's post as having his "group vs networks" was spot on.

turning 50 next month already had me feeling old, but I just saw a poster for a music festival this summer and did not recognize literally a single band. I am ready for the pasture now :-(

One of my favourite pastimes - cold calling government bureaucrats with policy questions. Occasionally results in useful answers, more often deflection, but almost always with some hilarious scrambling. I expect I am on a number of "lists" now

I have been affected by so so many works of art, but probably one of the greatest impacts is a single line "Is a dream a lie if it don't come true, or Is it something worse?"

Purposely scheduled a mini-getaway with my partner to a cabin this weekend, knowing it was going to be a stressful time, but honestly underestimated how bad things would be - between family and work stress right now, a month away is more what's needed! Still, will try to be grateful for small mercies

It is hard not to feel right now that ignorance is winning out.

does anybody here know people in Venezuela? The news from there is distressing, made more challenging by the various agendas of the news agencies. It seems indisputable though - most people there are suffering greatly. Wish I knew how to help.

probably in the "file under duh" category, but the most verification calls I have ever had for an online credit card purchase was buying electronics and shipping them to a different address than the billing one. Holy moly does that trigger alerts! Not unhappy about that, seems a reasonable precaution

It's a 4 day week already and I *still* felt the need to take a mental health day today. Peace.

new to me RevoltLib an online free collection of revolutionary writings

I love when the next book I pick up is *exactly* the book I needed to be reading. In this case, John Gray's "The Silence of Animals" which has been sitting on my to-read table for 6 months. Can we live without myths?

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If you're in Canada, the and are STILL trying push for an insane internet tax and you should contact your MP to kill this nonsense off because what the hell is wrong with these people.

if you think "fake news," bots and all of the other online confusions of the past decade are best combatted with info lit curriculum, I hate to tell you, but you've bringing a pea shooter to gun fight

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I'll let you in on a secret: you can hate "real" taxi services for running a price kartel and refusing to modernize, AND hate and for making traffic substantially worse, not better. It's not one or the other: they're both terrible industries.

I wanna bite the hand that feeds me
I wanna bite that hand so badly
I want to make them wish they'd never seen me

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