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Greg Moore
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Compulsive creator, powered by coffee, who plays Dungeons and Dragons with silly voices.
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@DaveyCraney Having no money left is the Full Apple Experience 🤣

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@DaveyCraney The perfect box set.

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Videosphere portable television, JVC-3240, 1970

Red circular 1970’s television on a white platform against a blue background
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@alexink @Miraz @odd @jemostrom Instead of a location, I always read Midsomer Murders as, "Whelp, it's mid-summer again. I guess it's time for all the murders to begin."

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@aa The more I reduce the number of apps and notifications allowed on my phone, the more I want an Apple Watch again.

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@odd @Miraz It's also amazing how many backup people are willing to move to these tiny villages to replace all those who continue to be killed.

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@maique What a cool design!
To make yourself feel better, it’s probably going to be very difficult trying to buy one outside of Japan.

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@cliffordbeshers Haha, that is funny. I had no idea. Energy tech sounds much more fun.

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Summer evenings are back!

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@Annie 👏🏻Congratulations on so many achievements. We need women like her out in this world.

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@cliffordbeshers I don’t know who the guy is but giant text declaring the world is wrong about something, while wearing an expensive trendy gadget, is just the most Internet thing.

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Few images have bigger “white male on the internet” energy than this one.

Video still of a bald white man wearing a VR headset with the text Everyone is Wrong next to him
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@jayeless Hearing how different people play The Sims is so fascinating to me. Whenever I find out one of my friends plays, I ask them to tell me about it because the game supports so many different ways to play. I've been playing since the very first game and it has always been my "alone time" game so I never connected with the online communities you mentioned. I have however, made similar lineages of families that are on their fourth or fifth generation now.
I also agree that Sims 4 looks better than it plays. The Sims 3 was peak for me as everything being open-world was kind of magical. I found so many cool easter-eggs just making my sim ride their bike around town, visiting the cemetery at odd hours, making households with live-in ghosts, etc. So fun.

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@danielpunkass The tagline could be, ”You can never unsee it.”

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@maique You’re going to enjoy it. The Pilot Kaküno has been my absolute favorite, #1, best, most useful fountain pen I’ve ever owned. I’ve used mine for everything from boring meetings to journaling world travel. Unlike many of the European brands (looking at you, Lammy) when the Japanese say their nibs are extra fine, they actually are.

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@jean Congratulations on your new home and thank you for so many years of being the glue connecting everyone here. You’re definitely a large reason of why I came and stayed.
I’m looking forward to reading what you have planned next and glad the PNW photos will keep coming. 😁

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alexandra@social.lol I agree. The short shows always feel a little weird. I feel like Dave Filoni works best in long arcs.

@czottmann Andor was such a stressful series for me! They made the Empire truly terrifying.

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When the LLM’s come to exploit my blog, they’ll find pretty much nothing but sunset photos.

Cloudy sunset with colors forming a gradient spectrum from purple to yellow
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Tales of the Empire is good in many of the ways that Star Wars is good but I’m not sure how long I can sit through the trend of “how evil can evil get?” plots in this universe. It’s feeling similar to how everything became set in or about WWII in the early 2000’s. I don’t find fascism fascinating.

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Ecology knows that shifting baselines dampen collective urgency and deepen generational divides. People who care about internet monoculture and control are often told they’re nostalgists harkening back to a pioneer era. It’s fiendishly hard to regenerate an open and competitive infrastructure for younger generations who’ve been raised to assume that two or three platforms, two app stores, two operating systems, two browsers, one cloud/mega-store and a single search engine for the world comprise the internet.

Twitter’s dead carcass could feed many new blooms.

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I think a lot about how we as a culture have turned “forever” into the only acceptable definition of success. (…) Something can be good, and also end, and that thing was still good. And it’s okay to be sad that it ended, too. But the idea that anything that ends is automatically less than this hypothetical eternal state of success. I don’t think that’s doing us any good at all.

Defining success as “do it forever” is a very capitalistic view of the human creative process.

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@ludovicchabant A local coffee shop around me was playing Bôa and I specifically went back up to compliment them on it. I got worried it was just a Spotify playlist when the barista at the till didn't seem to know what I was talking about but then the guy running the espresso machine pointed at me and shouted, "I got you!" It was go great.

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It’s just warm enough to enjoy a caturday on the back deck.

Closeup of a tabby cat sitting outside looking to the viewers left with blooming flowers and blue sky behind
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The flowers have all arrived to give spring a proper return.

Late afternoon view of a green grass yard with two small trees covered in pink flower blossoms
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@JohnBrady Glad to pass it along. I've lived through so many "self-improvement of the moment" hype trains that I've been pulling back to focus on sustainable life improvements. (Stoic minimalism does not spark joy.😝)

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Most truths are like that, easy to hear or recite, hard to live in the sense that slowness is hard for most of us, requiring commitment, perseverance, and return after you stray. Because the job is not to know; it’s to become. A sociopath knows what kindness is and how to weaponize it; a saint becomes it.

Rebecca focuses this around political change but I feel like it applies to personal growth and development just as well. Want to loose weight? Write or draw more? Be a better friend? Take the slower, grace-filled path of becoming.

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@alexink I only mention lupus as a joke reference to your mentioning Dr. House.

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@alexink Sorry it keeps happening. At least you know "it's not lupus." 😜

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@alexink I go and lie on the floor with her regularly.

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@renevanbelzen Yes!🙂 Sadly, due to our home's positioning, it only shines through in the summer and not the winter.

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@peterw I hadn’t thought of that but now I can’t unsee it.😂

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@Miraz She really does. When she spots that the sun is coming in, she runs over to it to flop down.

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@maique Not assembled yet as I want to customize it to have a different aesthetic.

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It’s finally that time of year when the sun’s warmth beams in through the skylight.

Floor level view of a tabby cat lying in a sunbeam
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Just because something’s good doesn’t mean we don’t deserve other options, and just because something is good for most people doesn’t mean there aren’t people who would benefit from something else.

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@maique I have that same model kit.

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Is it still a gargoyle if he’s tucked under the cornice and doesn’t help with rain?

Three dimensional stone decoration on the side of a building of a small human tucked under a cornice
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Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Carson Teva in The Mandalorian

True fandom is sharing your love, not judging. It’s about expanding, growing, and learning. And if you’re not enjoying it, why are you a fan? I don’t see how you can call yourself a fan if you’re focused on being miserly just hoarding every scrap of knowledge, because then, when you die, it dies. You want this to go on, right?

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Why do nearly all British tv shows spoil every episode with previews baked into their intros? I’m already watching so just start the show!

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Had the good fortune of spending a night at the beautiful Hokelaga Inn in Kingston, Ontario. My daughter and I wondered why none of the ultra wealthy build their own Victorian houses?

Exterior of a large multistory Victorian house with red brickwork and ornate white and green decoration named the Hochelaga Inn
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My spring music recommendations may be late but I already have three albums on it.

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No matter what you’re doing, it can be something positive or negative, if you can’t say stop, bad things will happen. Try to go for a run, and don’t stop. Ever. Or try to drink water, and don’t stop. Ever.

Constant growth is a human-created cult that continues to harm the world and the life attempting to thrive within it. Even trees and mountains know there’s a time to stop.

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Bonjour Montreal!

View of downtown with a tourist display reading “Bonjour Montreal” with two people standing in front
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Our current D&D campaign is wrapping up soon so I kept the tradition of painting my character’s mini, only this time I also foam-crafted him a fantasy library scene to live inside. (He’s a bit of a bookworm.) I’m really happy with what I was able to craft from leftover stuff.

Hand-made miniature scene of a fantasy character standing in front of a library bookcase and large telescopic device

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A spring day full of… snow?!

Snow covered deck
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You can get into deep debates about the role of language in the human mind, but no one would suggest that it represents the totality of our experience. Humans obviously enjoy a rich sensorium — one that goes way beyond the “big five”, by the way. Our language draws on these sensations; vibrates against them.

We have a world to use language in, a world to compare language against.

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The wind may still be cold but it’s great to see new, red buds popping up everywhere.

Blue sky with tree in foreground with red leaf buds emerging from its bare branches
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I think I had somebody else’s dreams last night. Places I didn’t recognize, events with no personal meaning, nobody I knew. It’s made for a strange morning.

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Light trails along the great American motorways.

Night view of gas station with glowing car taillights streaking along the road