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So in the last couple weeks, I signed up to become a Project Gutenberg proofreader. I've started trying to read a newspaper article a day in French to increase my fluency. I am putting together plans for an art blog page. I started reading Rumi. I have started learning a little Scottish Gaelic.

People: So what have you been up to lately?

Me: Uh.... *draws a blank* not much.

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I went to college for Art & Graphic Design. It was the first time I was completely surrounded by other creative oddballs and felt like I belonged somewhere.

A long time passed in the regular world where I didn't feel like that anymore.

Then I found out about Mastodon and this instance in particular.

Even though I don't post art as often as I post randomness, this is the first time in years I've had that feeling again.

Thank you all for being yourselves.

🙏

When AI achieves self-awareness, it's going to constantly doubt itself and its own optimal use of its time & resources.

What strange alternate reality is this, that the sun goes down at 9 o'clock?

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You thought Internet Explorer was an application, when in reality, it's an occupation. This whole time, the real Internet explorer was you.

I listened to a recent episode of CBC's "Ideas" that completely blew my mind. 🤯 It's about art and its convoluted function as subcultural communication, and its historic similarities and differences to science.

16573.mc.tritondigital.com/CBC

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Someone please open a retro-computer themed bar called The Progress Bar.

Self-compassion reminder: you are doing the best you can, and that is enough.

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Porridge 😋 

My favorite porridge shop is closed but they left a recipe and they roast the oats for a few minutes before adding the water.
I've done that several times now and I think it's even yummier this way.
Thought I'd share this with you! :)

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The Latin name for ferret (Mustela putorius furo) means ‘stinky thieving weasel’ (mustela is ‘weasel’; putorius is from putor ‘musky odour’; furo is from furonem ‘thief’). t.co/tckdQScMor

Just spent the afternoon cleaning out the bedroom, while my phone sat in the kitchen. 10/10, highly recommend.

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morning, this wee guy was born last night and he is extremely confident

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A star lantern to light your path when the night is too dark 🌟
Posted the process for patrons here: patreon.com/posts/35232467

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Limiting your social media and news time (they are the same thing really) is good for you. Spending uninterrupted whole hours doing things that aren't reading this stuff is good for your brain. Consider doing that this week.

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Housebound advice from a long-term housebound person, boosts ok 

I'm going to post a long thread on how to cope better if you're stuck indoors at the moment. I've been housebound by disability for a long while now, and sporadically housebound due to depression and agoraphobia before that. These are things that have improved how I deal with that. This is not gonna make houseboundness painless for you but it might help you cope. Disabled comrades are welcome to share their own advice to this thread.

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It is extremely important that you all look at this red panda negotiating a snowy branch

instagram.com/p/B-CF-UyAea2/?i

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Folded paper all day
Anxiety dropped 90%

Tutorial coming up

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