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The Latvian Radio Choir singing Rachmaninov's All-night Vigil, Op. 37 "Vespers". The best music for crying and programming, both at the same time. Here I am, tears streaming down my face, thinking about some data import into an Oracle database. And I keep thinking: this is the time we live in. Crying, chagrined, as the world slowly turns into a swamp.

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"I’m feeling small because all these giants are standing on my shoulders!" – me, when thinking about copyright

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A reminder of why I think deleting old posts on social media is important: "I don’t think they have much value going back months and years. I never read through years of tweeting history! This only benefits your enemies, never your friends."

@kensanata You may probably know about a man who planted over 100000 of those along Kerala's coast!

Today I learned that red mangroves are basically viviparous, as the things they drop aren't seeds, they're tiny trees, ready to take root and they're called propagules. They can stay alive in brackish water for a year, apparently. Mangroves are also super important to protect shore lines from erosion and flooding, serve as safe havens for baby sharks, baby rays, and on an on. Mangroves are basically the best.

Basics of game design: if it looks different enough, it doesn't matter how old the idea is. Today I set up my Gemini client with a client certificate where the Common Name is my username and connected to Astrobotany in order to play Botany. I watered my seed and then I went to the garden directory and watered @Shufei's plant as well.
How strange. πŸ˜„

Dave Winer on Bad Apples 

AudioKit Synth One is a pretty cool free app. For immediate pling pling Pianorolle happiness on my phone (as somebody who can’t play the piano) I’m enjoying their AudioKit Retro Piano.

I discovered that my iOS podcatcher (iCatcher) has a tip jar feature which is basically an in-app purchase that does nothing and I really like the idea. Probably Apple takes a cut ☹️ but that was an easy tip to make and felt better than being forced to buy a new version just in order to support the person developing the app.

There is some rudimentary rewriting of my wiki text (where I use a subset of Markdown) to on, now. Time to see whether it looks good using the iOS Gemini client I have installed…

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Saw @sheogorath writing about Microsoft having bought Me not knowing anything about the, I decide to take a look. Hm, but how to visit a new site, safely? I know! Let's use a text browser, like eww (part of Emacs).

Problem loading page

There was a problem loading our website. We currently support the following browsers:

* Chrome
* Firefox
* Internet Explorer 11
* Edge
* Safari 9+

There's your answer why I despise a lot of the modern web.

Today I learned about Tifinagh. A example:
β΅“β΅” ⡏⡝ⴰ⡕ⴰβ΅₯ β΅“β΅” ⡏ⴽⴻ⡏⡏⡓
The German Wikipedia page seems to have a bit more about the script:

the birds have started singing. i’ve stayed up too long again.

I did not know we had big black carpenter bee-like insects here in Switzerland! And those pink flowers, right next to a big road on a piece of rough grass. And we saw at least three maybe four of them! 😍😍😍😍

uspol (-) as seen from Switzerland 

re: uspol (-) as seen from Switzerland 

Like, it's not even covert either. Hunger Games, for instance, was super popular and the idea of police-state-where-rich-people-overindulge-while-poor-people-are-horribly-oppressed is baked into the storyline. If you can look at stories like these, then look at the real world with its vast class disparity and the way the police have behaved protests all across the world, and still not see any parallels at all? It's not even privilege anymore. It's just wanton ignorance.

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