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Does anyone have reusable earplug recommendations?

Overall with affordability, the level of sound blocked, and being able to easily remove when people try talk to me, silicone "tree" shaped ones have been very good.

I have blue ones i quite like that were cheap, but would like having a second or third pair.

I did have mostly-clear ones until i lost one, but one wasn't very good and they felt a bit big, but i did really appreciate how much more discrete they were.
#autism #earplugs

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Why must my cat sit on m lap while Itry to work on my laptop?

Been with my daughter and granddaughter this whole week. It was glorious but glad to be going home today. It will be nice to be back in my own bed.

Yeah! New laptop, hopefully it will be sans shocks.

My latest blog piece: salixj.dreamwidth.org/23040.ht

Each post is a prompt to get you writing in your . The blog's purpose is to inspire writing especially on days when you have nothing to say! Hope you enjoy. ,

I have 's in the house who hide my possessions. It is not true that I misplace them.

I am listening to a podcast on my phone. Said phone is hanging in my bag on my shoulder. Listening and reading on mastadon. Then my computer goes white screen.

Guess what I went to look for?

If you guessed my phone you would be right.

I wrote a journal piece on music and reading if you are interested: salixj.dreamwidth.org/17123.ht

I was not impressed with Kingsolver's Flight Behavior. I came away feeling that Dellarobia was a selfish human being, inconsiderate of the needs of her family. I know that wasn't suppose to be the take-away. But Cub was a nice guy. Not saying she needed to stay with him, but her whole attitude was that she was the smart one. She annoyed me.

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How apps on Android share data with Facebook...

At least 61 % of apps automatically transfer data to Facebook the moment people open the app, whether they have a Facebook account or not, or whether they are logged into Facebook or not.


#FuckFacebook #FuckAndroid #SurveillanceCapitalism

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Next time you have a snack, eat something nourishing.

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I am vaguely considering a "book club" where people get together with tea and cake and just read whatever damn books are on their reading pile rather than trying to keep up with each other.

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If anyone ever wondered what i'm up to in my spare time when not working on @prismo (i doubt anyone did but still i think this one is pretty neat) - i'm working on a #federated #tumblr clone!

Any ideas for a good name?

#needhelp #federation #activitypub

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We've heard a lot of advice to move away from Mastodon.social to smaller instances. While joinmastodon.org/ is useful, how about some reviews from the people on the ground?

What's good about your instance? What's bad? Who is it for? Any special features or rules?

Tell us, and tag it #InstanceReviews.

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Wandering Shop

The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.