Why was it so psychologically hard to delete my Facebook account? I didn't use it all that much. It's like I gave it an abstract importance.
Doing it made me feel like I got some of my identity back, like i regained some privacy. Has this happened to anyone else?
While looking for photos I found this and thought of you https://dev.glitch.social/media/ofwCstHIjXtJAn80sBw
A friend posted this on Bookface. It's a quote from the book 'Momo' (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Momo_(novel)). I like it because this is how I approach my mandalas. People have commented on the patience I must have drawing such big, intricate things - that's something I had to learn as much as I had to learn drawing the mandalas in the first place. It's a mental exercise, focusing on the 'now' and enjoying the journey instead of being distracted by the goal of the destination. https://mastodon.social/media/C2ZamMlM-2jmMTeccY4
@Keltoi yep. it's a little bit more like old-school irc than birdsite has felt in a long time.
i think it's partly a function of scale and out-of-the-wayness, but maybe if things go well we can hang on to relative smallness by spreading out across a bunch of instances and slightly fragmented implementations. i think everybody's obsession with making their service bigger is a lot of what's done the damage we see now on the wider internet.
@Keltoi oh yeah - 90s irc often had this kind of roleplayed physicality to it. sometimes we'd write terrible scripts to augment. a channel i frequented was on a server with super-constrained op functions, so you couldn't ban anybody, but you could kick them repeatedly. it had this thing where if you'd been given powers, you could lock somebody inside a "dynamite" shack" and then if anybody said "boom", they'd get kicked with accompanying narration.
now that i think about it, this was weird.
Using #emacs has been hurting my wife's hands, and she has trouble remembering #vi commands that aren't :w and :q, so I suggested she try #joe. There's no GUI version, but she doesn't mind running it in a terminal.
She loves it. I've become rather fond of it for writing text myself.
Still the best use of one of these picture frames
Starting to use 'corp' as an insult. Feels pretty cyberpunk.