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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?

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One type of game level-of-detail optimization I adore is called "Imposters". That's when complex 3d-models get swapped with a flat, often pre-rendered projection. blog.wolfire.com/2010/10/Impos

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YES, found it!

The PC110, you can see the earpiece and mic on the front

slime.global/media/AVHTKYSbTmC

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@bob
They probably couldn't handle the bureaucracy.

@thomas @gdorn
I've always used built in imap tools with whatever email service I change to, no extra tools needed.

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A friend posted this on Bookface. It's a quote from the book 'Momo' (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Momo_(no). 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. mastodon.social/media/C2ZamMlM

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@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.

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@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.

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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.

joe-editor.sourceforge.net/

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Still the best use of one of these picture frames

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Starting to use 'corp' as an insult. Feels pretty cyberpunk.

Holy crap notifications finally working in woot! 🎉 👏🎊