Hello and welcome to this beautiful new week, full of chances and possibilities! How do you all feel on this Monday?
I had a pretty terrible morning that ended with a nap. Things were much better afterwards :)
Trapped my hand in the door on Saturday and today I decided I wanted full range of motion more than I wanted to avoid pain. So for the entire day I've just been flexing my hand every which way to give everything a good stretch. Might be a terrible idea in the scheme of things but I can already pick up stuff and press enter with my pinky again (I thought i broke the pinky knuckle), so I'm calling this one a win
I feel rested but my 4-day weekend is coming to a close all too soon
It's Monday today! (Yesterday we had a holiday in Brazil). I like Tuesdays, so I'm feeling good this Monday. ;)
I like how wholesome this community is. I haven't seen any trolls or anything even close to those Twitter flame-wars. I've always felt that every social media platform has its own personality, and I really love Subreply's. Or perhaps it's because there's only a handful of people here and a social network is doomed to be toxic as it gains popularity.
You're right on both accounts. Whatever personality this has is just the sum of all the people active here. So, if subreply's is the way it is because individually we're cool, level-headed people. And yes, if this grew exponentially, with it coming new and more conflict-seeking people, subreply's personality would change accordingly. The world is messy, and the more of the messy world you have in one place, the noisier it gets. Past a certain point it's just deafning.
Text alone can convey the message its all you need. I like this place everyone seems nice and chill
Yes, there is a tipping somewhere in social discourse from book-club -> peers-conference -> concert --> mob. There is diversity and low echo-chamber effect here and that's appreciated.
It's been a funny kind of week, but the end is nigh (I'm famously a drama queen)! For those of you based in the United States, what are you up to this long weekend? For the rest, what's this regular weekend looking like? :)
It feels very Autumnal here in London; the leaves are changing colour and the temperature is quite cool. But this all means that hot chocolate is on the menu; we can layer up with scarves and hoodies; and we stay in and stream films!
Well, Brazilians are also having a longer weekend (holiday on Monday). Everything spells out clearly 'relax' (which means you have to lazily accept being lazy).
I'm really tempted to make a wierd language for my worldbuilding thing. I can't stop thinking about the idea of a language that is half spoken and half signlanguage. Talking to someone and giving them context or other only mildly relevant information with your hands while vocalizing the important parts... Time to figure out how to do conlangs I guess haha
Super into this. I had the idea of an "aural culture" pop into my head for a campaign I cam creating and that phrase stuck with me. What would it mean for a culture to be known for its listening skills?
You mean something like Italian? lol
I was musing on that very thing this weekend. What is the optimum synonyms to non-synonyms word ratio for a new language? Does the brain likes synonyms or find them to be a hassle? Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo.
What a Wonderfull idea! Can't wait to see alpha
Sitting here with good coffee, a delicious cake and reasonably good wifi. And someone really asks me how I am. Is this even a question?!
That's the internaut's description of heaven: tasty food and drink, good access and time to mindlessly burn away on whatever please you. So, how wonderful are you really? ;)
+1 I've gotten into the habit of having evening coffee (sue me). That + a nice piece of coffee cake, doing a little bit of liesurely coding by my desk plant, Miles Davis' "Kind of Blue" playing... what more can one ask for?
I really wish it wasn't such a statement to question your gender. Leave me alone, I just wanna figure out what I like... I'm not trying to be anything in particular and insisting that I have to choose is just part of the problem. Yeah lots of things are accepted today, but that's really disingenuous to say when you know full well that people still find it weird or "alternative" to even just wonder about things.
Well, eventually (I hope) it will be like that. Some (if not all) societal changes take time to become assimilated. Novelty has first to wear out in order that the 'new normal' becomes just another very normal, nothing out of the ordinary 'normal'.
Just don't close the door either way... As you age you change. It would be silly to close the door and stop growing.. When you stop exploring and think you have it solved that's when you dig deeper and keep going because that means you will find more than you expected. Rely on your inward not the outward. That is where you can find answers. Meditation is superior to reading.
I hope State-side friend enjoyed the long weekend. No more holidays until Christmas for us this side of the pond...
Thank you! I hope you are able to take time off work before Christmas!
Do you play any TTRPGs or board games? What do you play?
I used to do role-playing games with my friends. It was loads of fun.
Try yucata.de for web implementations of board games. I've been playing a lot of Oracle of Delphi there.
Almost completed my sign up for tilde.town and then accidentally went back one page, deleting all my answers.
I had an account there ! But I lost my SSH key ):
I applied here and at tilde.club after reading this. Both seem like such cool little corners of the Internet.
Today a colleague told me about a potential unintended consequence of the gradual adoption of electric cars. By the point a significant number of drivers stop buying gas, the economies of scale that we have in place right now will no longer apply, and price will rise. The problem is mostly wealthy people will own electric cars, and mostly poor people will be stuck with old combustion engines and unaffordable fuel.
Cars get old. Wealthier people can afford chasing the next shiny thing, so they move on to newer models. That increasingly creates a market for used electric cars. Prices drop with increased supply. That then triggers demand. And as this trend starts gaining momentum, the market grows exponentially. The same is true with the reverse. As the ICE market shrinks, the availability of models and parts also shrinks. That increases the prices. Higher prices lowers demand. Etc.
I took me some time to come up with the new design too.
Silly me. Laptops never felt like real computers to me. Call me old-fashioned or just dumb, I don't care. I want a sturdy desktop. A *place* for my mind to flow towards programming and other technical stuff.
I feel I understand you. Desktop computers have a kind of physicality that makes them more reliable, a sturdiness akin to a good old-fashioned workshop tool, like a vise, or a sledgehammer. Even if most of it is just a projection, there's a mental comfort in feeling confident in its tool-like hardiness that a flimsy laptop cannot provide.
I saw bees crawling inside flowers for the first time today. I took a shortcut somewhere and was suddenly struck my a orange-y smell, took a look around to try and find the reason for the smile and BOOM. There by the river was a bush of blackberries with a vein of this purplish bell-ish flower bouncing up and down. It turns out that the bouncing was because of HONEY BEES !
How wonderful! At times your description had an almost literary flair. Definitely an inspiring experience!
Nature is always fascinating to observe, this is something we tend to do less these times
Didn't really do much this Labor Day weekend but had some delicious lunches thanks to our grill and garden. Feeling rested but alas, the weekend is coming to a close all too soon
That sounds like perfection! But yes, it goes by so quickly...
I'm really upset that the lowest volume level of iphone/ipad is still too high for me. When using a noise-cancelling headset in a quiet open space it's drilling my ears. I don't get how this is even possible.
Have gone back more to posting to my own little microblog site. For all the positives I may find here or there, there's nothing like having control of your own data. (Is there an export option on #subreply?)
Yeah. It's very liberating to have control over our data. I'm a bit of school on that regard. I prize having everything (significant) local. Our data, our rules!