Found an old drawing that I didn't show anyone at the time for deeming it botched. No idea why it seemed that way to me back then. (Markers and colored pencils on paper.)

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Someone is trying to popularize org files as a format in its own right, independent of the software it was made for: karl-voit.at/2021/11/27/orgdow

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The most beautiful cats in the world are the ones that live with you.

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This is a friendly reminder that you don't need to be any particular age to publish things for the first time. Being younger or older than the average is not a reflection on the quality of your work, your value as a creator, or your value as a person.

Big up everyone.

"Files and text know nothing about poetry, nothing in particular of the human soul. Neither do pen and ink, printing presses or codex books, but somehow we got Shakespeare and Montaigne."

-- p1k3.com/userland-book/

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I really only want people to buy/read/review my work if they *actually* enjoy it. Not 'because friends are obligated to do so.'

Please do not read my books because you think you HAVE TO or I won't like you anymore. You do not have to. It's fine.

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Then again, most people didn't believe it would happen at all. Renewables would save us, they'd say. We'll have new, better tech.

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I probably posted this before: nearly 10y ago when I was writing my cyberpunk stories, I'd never have guessed that the energy crisis would 1) hit in the 2020s and 2) be due not to fossil fuels running out, but to us not being able to get them out of the ground fast enough.

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Seriously, saying "toxic masculinity is bad" is not an attack ON men. It's to PROTECT men. Our culture is incredibly bad for men too.

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Today I was randomly reminded that art loses its way and becomes pure snobbery once technique becomes more important than the end result.

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Programming is when you never have the time or money to do it right, but always have the time and money to do it twice.

Spent yesterday afternoon learning about plain text accounting. Sometimes I do random things like that. But it did teach me notions I could have used two decades ago. Literally two decades ago: plaintextaccounting.org/

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If Soylent Green happened today I think the most outrage we'd see is people strongly recommending that the people-killing division and the people-processing division be split into separate companies to encourage competition and keep prices low.

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