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@kaa I love when this happens. For a two-week period, multiple media properties I consumed referenced Keystone Cops, and I have not heard of this show before or since then. It's truly bizarre.

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@hawaiiboy I love it. Some friends of mine helped out with the re-release of this and designed a whole bunch of merch to go with it. You see "I'd rather be listening to Kalapana" bumper stickers all over Oʻahu.

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@gRegorLove Wow I had no idea they were still playing together. Excellent skate punk band. I loved Homecoming.

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@patrickrhone Your properties are so beautiful. The love is evident.

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Raycast explains why in We’ve All Felt It.

I am a massive fanboy. I do minor tweaks, install new extensions, and assign new keyboard shortcuts each day. Many became muscle memory, until then, little reminders inside the launcher help out.

This is the happiest I have ever felt using a computer.

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@jbaty I had to verify this was an actual quote, and sure enough. Even the greats...

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Generative AI Is Totally Shameless. I Want to Be It:

There’s a truism that helps me whenever the new big tech thing has every brain melting: I repeat to myself, “It’s just software.” Word processing was going to make it too easy to write novels, Photoshop looked like it would let us erase history, Bitcoin was going to replace money, and now AI is going to ruin society, but … it’s just software.

Paul Ford always has the most powerful neutralizers.

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@aeryn @Gabz I just started it last night and I am really enjoying it.

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@veganstraightedge Yep. That stopped me from trying it.

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It was the last day of our D&D group for this school year, and it was a blast. Two years ago, I started this after-school club on a whim to play Quest, and it evolved into D&D, board and card games, and a hangout spot for our 5th and 6th graders. It is such a joy to reward kids for their creativity.

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@amerpie Haha! Same. I love the little assistance Raycast gives when I forget my shortcuts.

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@petebrown Love to see the collection. I have my closet full of cassettes. It is organized but not very photogenic right now.

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1,200-foot ti leaf lei draped across Pololū Valley to symbolize protection from overdevelopment:

A 1,200-foot-long ti leaf lei made by the Kohala community on Hawaiʻi Island was draped across Pololū Valley over the weekend. It's a symbol of protection from increased development — and of community solidarity.

Such a beautiful act. After Lei Day and graduation weekend, I have an increased respect for lei makers. It is an overwhelmingly generous cultural practice that requires the support of a thriving and resilient community.

My heart is full.

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@kevan I've used BetterSnapTool for years, but I love Raycast and that is probably one more app that it can replace.

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If you have opinions about products, you are allowed to have opinions about how they are advertised and marketed.

I love the discussions that dumb ad has brought forth and I’m glad the company that created it acknowledged those discussions.

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@Dunk For sure. I finally started actually learning piano through Simply Piano this year, and I love it.

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Apple doesn’t understand why you use technology: Watching a piano, which if maintained can last for something like 50 years, squished to advertise a gadget, designed to be obsolete in less than 10, is infuriating. I know it is silly to react to an advertisement, but this is so apt. I just had a 5th grader come up to me yesterday asking about a math problem that referenced the average length of an MP3. This 10 year-old had no idea what one was but she sure knows what a piano is and she never won’t. I do get small delights from using mine, but the iPad will be forgotten and no amount of SV arrogance c... xxxx.micro.blog
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@jlfischer That was perfect.

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@jean congrats! Thank you for making this place wonderful.

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@chipotle and I love them all.

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@patrickrhone It took me a while to realize that all the CAPTCHAs are about identifying cars, buses, bikes, and motorcycles to help train driverless vehicles.

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The quiet wisdom of nature does not try to mislead you like the landscape of the city does, with billboards and ads everywhere. It doesn’t make you feel like you have to conform to any image. It’s just there, and it accepts everyone.

Richard Louv - Last Child in the Woods

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@bobwertz yes please. This is a great idea.

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@larand Thank you for your perspective. Twice a year I see so many people lose their gratitude for what they have and their common sense as well.

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@chartier literally the only thing I want from Apple.

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Set “Recognize Text Entire Screen” from the ScreenOCR Raycast extension to Shift-Command-2 and you will experience total capture bliss.

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A handful of perfect albums:

  • Ambient 1: Music for Airports - Brian Eno
  • Brothertiger - Brothertiger
  • Cupid & Psyche 85 - Scritti Politti
  • Liquid Colours - CFCF
  • Screamadelica - Primal Scream
  • So - Peter Gabriel
  • The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
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@keenan Thank you for sharing this. I listened to the episode. I was always peripherally aware of John through Merlin's podcasts, but I thought Roderick on the Line was too impenetrable, having an episode count of over 550. I knew at the time that the Bean Dad thing was overblown, but hearing these three discuss it in depth really brought some much-needed context.

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Making lists to learn what I care about xxxx.micro.blog
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@kimonostereo Nice! I love Raycast, but have not gone into developing anything for it. I would love to work on a micro.blog extension, an Anki extension, and a Readwise review extension.

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@maique ok, that is cute.

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Day 31: bubble #mbapr

Cover image of the anime Bubble
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3 Series by forever ☆ is such a cool EP. I need more breakgaze (shoegaze with Amen breaks) in my life.

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Day 30: hometown #mbapr

A map of Belvidere, IL
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So Girls State was excellent. I am enamored with the directing team of Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine. The access they get in this series of documentaries is unbelievable. It was hard not to compare to the original film, and the storytelling matched that same feeling that many of the participants were havi... xxxx.micro.blog
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Turns out the Rabbit R1 was just an Android app all along:

Since it launched last week, Rabbit’s R1 AI gadget has inspired a lot of questions, starting with “Why isn’t this just an app?” Well, friends, that’s because it is just an app.

Whoops.

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Instrumental discoveries xxxx.micro.blog
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Day 29: drift #mbapr

Cassette copies of Drift Heaven mixtapes
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2nd… 3rd?… attempt at Obisidian. I was curious about trying it out for when I return to school this summer. The automatic export from Readwise to Obsidian sounds interesting, but nah. I found a shortcut that does what I want in exporting highlights to Apple Notes. I just cannot get over how not Apple-y it... xxxx.micro.blog
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I revisited Boys State yesterday evening. It is still my favorite film that Apple has released. I am excited to watch Girls State sometime this week.

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Day 28: community #mbapr

Four Kanaka Maoli featured in Kapulani Landgraf’s ʻAuʻa exhibit at HoMA
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Day 27: surprise #mbapr

Three native species in bird costumes at ʻIolani Palace for today’s Manu o Kū festival.
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South Africa remembers an historic election every April 27, Freedom Day:

Saturday is the 30th anniversary of that momentous vote, when millions of Black South Africans, young and old, decided their own futures for the first time, a fundamental right they had been denied by a white minority government.

The first all-race election saw the previously banned African National Congress party win overwhelmingly and made its leader, Nelson Mandela, the country's first Black president four years after he was released from prison.

Happy Freedom Day.

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I just got confirmation that my Master’s program is being completely covered by financial aid, and I am beyond grateful. I don’t owe a dime for these next 13 months. Unbelievable.

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Day 26: critter #mbapr

The four legs of the critter
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Day 25: spine #mbapr

Spines of my Nintendo Switch game collection