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Found myself speaking with the parent of a small child I was amusing* at a restaurant:

"Are you an actor?"
"A comedian?"
"Not exactly. Why do you ask?"
"Well, you're very animated..."
"And yet, you didn't ask if I was a cartoon."

*OK, truth be told, we were amusing each other.

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I love getting to connect with some of the performing clowns, variety artists, and theater makers I've discovered in the fediverse. All of these disciplines ultimately seek freedom and truth, so it feels like a good fit.

Places to quickly post #Markdown and #plainText content without an account, accessible to anyone with the link

#PrivateBin, #freeSoftware for a "zero knowledge" pastebin. Public instances:

txti, "fast web pages for everybody" at

@writeas_dev develops #WriteFreely as free software:

There is part of my psyche that is at war with the ideological merit of almost all of my childhood heroes.

Thankfully, the part of me that is still a young boy defends whatever portion of my neural network that loves the batmobile.

Were you to drive it into a field full of aliens who had never seen our 4-wheeled form of transportation, they'd exclaim, "Dude, nice car!"

Now the interesting question is the one that sparked this post: Which bat car do you imagine when I mention it?

One of the delightful side benefits of our video chats is getting to hear about everyone's passion projects.

Whether it is skills like us, or music, art, cooking, or geeky projects, it always inspires me to hear people share the things that excite them and bring them joy.

Come nerd out with friends about whatever makes you happy starting at 8pm UTC-5:

That day I found a new band I like via randomly searching for interesting capsules:


A lifetime ago, I was a jeweler and sculptor.

I exited that world at exactly the right time, both for my own spirit and the direction the industry was heading.

I left my old portfolio up for years, with a message which said that I had run away (literally) to join the circus.

Today I took down the old site.

The stories and photos might reappear someday. For now it's got my memories stirring, and me feeling like I finally ended an era.

Wisdom: It's better to finish things than let them end.

cyberpunk hot take: the cloud is just low-rent coffin hotels for your data and just as seedy. make sure you wipe everything down.

texas grocery stores 

TIL the B in HEB stands for Butt

The International Day Against DRM #IDAD is this Friday, December 4! Learn what you can do to join the fight against unjust restrictions on use and sharing of media:

For 'Cyber Monday' you can either dress like a robot for our video chat, or simply attend as your traditional tech-savvy selves.

The will be there in workout gear as usual, for all of your needs.

There's probably several jokes to be made about us being ac-robotic. Bring yours to the chat!

Starting at 8pm UTC-5:

One of these days I'll understand how mastodon occasionally "eats" an entire thread of conversation.

Until then, I'll wonder why I can no longer see a conversation I was a part of a week and a half ago.

I didn't delete my where did they go?

I suppose the fedi was hungry for paper maiche content, and I should be pleased that I was able to give it a snack.

#2391 Life Before the Pandemic 

I can't wait until this is all over and I can go back to riding my horse through the mall.

This evening, there will be no black Friday sale on admission to our video chat.

Fortunately such things are always completely free of cost, and thus this announcement will have no impact on your post-holiday shenanigans. ;)

The will see you in the chat starting at 7pm UTC-5, for coffee and conversation before we train our skills:

Hey so, Salesforce just bought Slack. Salesforce has a history of monetizing things they buy in really aggressive manners so I'm expecting some Changes there soon.

If you use Discord, I'll also note that when a thing's main competition has a problem is when companies choose to make Big Moves so don't be shocked if Discord makes major changes or either gets bought themselves very soon.

I've been banging the drum of "Have backups for your communities" for years now, but it's more serious now.
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