Why is adulting so damn hard? I just want to crawl into a hole and sleep until next year.

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why didn't i know about pandoc until now?

finally i can convert my longer html reads to mobi and read it on the kindle.

@rek (or anyone else), do you have a recommendation for a good drawing tablet? I've never really used a tablet before, so I don't need a super-fancy one; just one that's good enough to get started with and that's compatible with Linux / GIMP.

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The collective output of writing, tools, music, and other creations of Merveilles is remarkable. I get so inspired when I scroll through our feed. I love this place.

I read this short story this morning. I had to re-read it five or six times to figure out what was going on. And it's not that it's poorly written; it's that so much information is omitted that a relatively high amount of inference is required to make some sense of it. In the case of this particular story, the form is much more interesting to me than the actual content; I like having to do a lot of reading between the lines. Now I want to make games like this.

futilitycloset.com/2019/07/12/

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after a few days of sitting on it, i've decided to publish my thoughts on social networks and social networking as a feature, mostly inspired by my current experiences with twtxt.

i've also included a short description of my DAT-powered twtxt setup at the end.

reading.supply/@kodedninja/ato

2/2: The problem, though, is that I'm super sensitive to caffeine; just one cup of regular coffee sends me over the moon. It has all of the above effects on me, but it also makes me extra irritable and anxious. I'd like to have the former effects without the latter. Presumably, some other kind of nootropic could help, but I'm nervous about experimenting. Anybody have any thoughts, advice, or similar experiences?

1/2: I've been noticing a strange effect of caffeine lately. It's not just that I feel more alert and focused when I've had coffee; it's also that I tend to think that everything's more interesting as well. For example, when I've had coffee, I start noticing how amazing civil engineering is, or how awesome some new software library is, or how fantastic some piece of art is. Does anybody else get that effect from caffeine?

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Only the mediocre are always at their best.

— Jean Giraudoux

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if a site bitches at me or somehow prevents me from using it because i'm running an adblocker...

i simply won't use that site ever 🤷🏽

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I'm thinking about calling my RSS recommendation site "The Rills" or just "Rills". Here are my reasons:

1) It has a Merveillesian ring to it.

2) A "rill" is a stream.

3) I can do a cool logo in which I incorporate BOTH the RSS logo AND the letters "RSS", like the attached image. (The designers among us could probably make a better version than mine.)

Anyone have an opinion about this choice? Or have any better ideas?

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Okay, poll time. What *kind* of name should my new RSS recommendation & discovery site have?

1) Another set of words for the acronym RSS, like "Recommended Sites & Streams"

2) A pun, like "RSSHole" (pronounced "Arsehole")

3) Something Merveillesian, like "The Syndications" or "The Tributaries" or "The Rills"

4) Some other idea that you'll propose in the comments below

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Your friendly reminder that this space here is the land of the kind and if you are of the unkind kind, we will kindly direct you to the Fedi-door.
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Okay, poll time. What *kind* of name should my new RSS recommendation & discovery site have?

1) Another set of words for the acronym RSS, like "Recommended Sites & Streams"

2) A pun, like "RSSHole" (pronounced "Arsehole")

3) Something Merveillesian, like "The Syndications" or "The Tributaries" or "The Rills"

4) Some other idea that you'll propose in the comments below

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