"Grown-ups desperately need to feel safe, and then they project onto the kids. But what none of us seem to realize is how smart kids are. They don’t like what we write for them, what we dish up for them, because it’s vapid, so they’ll go for the hard words, they’ll go for the hard concepts, they’ll go for the stuff where they can learn something, not didactic things, but passionate things."

Also Maurice Sendak, also Brain Pickings (orig: NYT)


Just spent an hour reading Brain Pickings, thanks to @luka . Some fantastic posts there on race, guilt, emotion, writing, e.e. cummings, Maya Angelou, in addition to Maurice Sendak.

I can't even pick which article to gush about, but let's start here: as a chronic PTSD sufferer who is frequently physically ill, it was amazing to read this summary of Sternberg's _The Balance Within_, which rings very true to my experiences.


ok, attempting to normalise sleep schedule


*catches up with sw dev't news over the past couple of week self-imposed moratorium*

* lands on gitlab.com/gitlab-com/www-gitl *

*throws cards in the air*

1999: Wow, the graphics they can put into the game with the power of a 700 MB CD is amazing

2019: what do you mean i can buy a 120GB SSD and not fit a single game on it

@nolan all true — but electron apps are memory and cpu hogs. I shouldn’t need to upgrade my laptop just to run 3 apps simultaneously. Older X11 apps use >100k and electron is 1000x more. It’s a colossal waste of energy and resources. Programmer Arrogance!

Okay, I made a little info poster about my project. Since it's designed for people who know nothing about it (that's you!) but know a minimum of stuff about retro Nintendo hardware (maybe also you?), I'd appreciate any feedback from the fediverse!
#feedback #nintendo #oshw #oss #hardware #software

dealing with airlines while in transit feels like this:





"mwa mwaaaa mwaaaaa mwaaaaa, mwaaa mwaaaaaaaa?"

<rage> <drive into wall/hedge>

i went to lean my head out of the window

and whacked my head into it. hard.

i think i need a nap now.

Society where men wearing nylon lace or semi transparent leggings with their leg hair clearly visible is considered beautiful.

welp, i made it to berlin

(with no sleep)

(no thanks to Air Canada)

(auuugh i want to pass out but can't yet)

You live in a small cozy apartment. Your neighbor to the left is a brain surgeon, the neighbor to your right is a fry cook.

Across the hall, the daycare center looks after the kids, it’s usually full of retirees, they get a lot of joy from the children.

You go to work. Your boss, yourself, and the janitor all make the same pay. You work to do a good job. This seems sensible.

After work, you take the train out of town, there are collectives there with fresh veggies and milk. You bring them some canning supplies, and hang out for a bit. You admire their agrarian lifestyle, but you love the city. You leave with a big bag of apples, you try to pay, but they won’t let you, money seems cheap. Next time you’ll bring your fiddle, you promise.

You miss the train, but there are plenty of busses. You get on one and find a seat. The person to your left is a plumber, the person to your right designs satellites, a singer stands, and begins to sing.

That seems right

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