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Saluton! My name is Flip, I slap a keyboard until interesting things happen

I am learning Esperanto (for only about a year now), I play and DM tabletop roleplaying games, I'm the good kind of anarchist, I fiddle with old hardware, and I dream of retiring as a cactus farmer

I think art should be shared as it’s created... for example, if a chapter of a book is finished, put it out into the world. You might never finish the book, but at least you’ve finished something. It’s not like it’s accumulating meaning while it waits for the rest of the supposed novel. If it relies on the context of the rest of the novel, is it even a meaningful chapter?

I've had the whole von Braun/NASA thing on my mind lately for various reasons

I feel strongly that we are responsible for the costs of making what we make and for the ways in which the things we make are used

I also feel strongly that repentance, in general, has real value... it cannot excuse or undo and should not be attached to trust, but it is meaningful

Bonan matenon 👋

I am very sore from exercising yesterday... think today I'll do a few things to prepare for holiday travel this week and otherwise muck about in Notion... I have a lot to reorganize in there

I don't know if anyone will find this interesting, but here are some things I've made recently at work:

Thinger that takes a zipcode and tells you the time and channel to watch a given show in ~25ms

Another thinger that essentially has all the tools you need to handle running sweepstakes (so like a validated poll with winners) replacing a SaaS we had used. Handles >1MM requests per minute without any data loss which was interesting because it talks to vendor APIs which are latent

I've been watching For All Mankind while I exercise and wow what a shock I love it

Seriously, what is this obsession with spreading a self through various dimensions, just pet a cat

I don't want to be a celebrity (not even a microcelebrity)

I don't want to be immortal

I just want to pet as many cats as I can in my lifetime

Do you have any examples of systemic changes such as prejudice ending, equality being realized?

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HEY ARTISTS and general people who are looking for creative opportunities -->

i'm sharing what might be my life's work, which is a spreadsheet of almost 400 places that hold regular open calls for residencies, shows, and funding

y'all deserve this and we gotta take care of each other. apply to things and get that support:

I’ve never enjoyed a play that wasn't performed in a space roughly equivalent to this one

Are there people collaborating on big problems? Like is there a group I can join where we figure out how to end capitalism? Or cure the need for sleep? Or cure depression?

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What’s an advice you give and then remember you need to do a better job with?

For me, it’s “if you’ve ever lost sleep thinking it might happen, you need a plan for when it does”

I've been doing 30 minutes on an elliptical while watching For All Mankind each day... Feels great so for. I want to do more

I still don't know what to make of Caroline Shaw, but I reckon that means I'm enjoying her work

Do you have thoughts on Partita for 8 Voices or Caroline Shaw in general? I'm still trying to get a good read on this

Of everything that made the belonging crisis possible, I suspect the abundance of opportunities to walk away is the crux

If you don't like what someone says, you block their account, block their number, and you don't see them anymore anyway, so ten years of friendship is simply over

It's a good option to have, but it means we need to more deeply commit to others or accept our loneliness

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The account of the Assam Police has been suspend from this instance.

We decided that we will not welcome cops on this instance, and we encourage the rest of the fediverse to do the same.

Following multiple reports, we decided that it's more important that our community feels safe and in security, than to be a platform for official communication.

Thank you ! :trebuchet:

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