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11pm and on. Trying to spot the moon but she remains hidden, withdrawn from view. Fragments of sound, animals on nightly trails, a motorcycle heading out of the village. Still about to find some rest.

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(Abendstimmung, Ausschwingen. Echo des Tages nachhallen lassen, während wieder Dunkelheit durch die Welt zwischen den Bäumen schleicht. Duft später Sonne und Wiesen noch im Haar. Und zu viele Worte in den Gedanken, die sich nicht zu Sätzen fügen. Gegenwart als endlos kleiner Punkt auf einer Zeitlinie, zwis... z428.micro.blog
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A bright sky, blue in between clouds. Trees below.

Afternoon. Open wide. And some warmth. // 📸 366skies

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(Zudem: Große Ferien. Eltern in Sommerkleidung und Sandalen, gute Laune von Urlaub vor sich her tragend. Und missmutige junge Teenager unter Kopfhörern. Erinnerungen an kratzige Akustik, leere Walkman-Batterien und Bandsalat.)

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Anderswo: Vertraute Orte wechseln ihre Bedeutung, manchmal langsam, manchmal schnell. Manches davon sieht man eher zufällig, manches davon wird nicht mehr ungesehen. Auch: Berührungspunkte mit eigenen Wurzeln, Rückkehr zu eigenen Quellen. Krause Wellen auf kleinen Teichen. Frösche im Schilf. Unverändert Kä... z428.micro.blog
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Looking into a mine tunnel. Tracks and lights, heading into the deep.

Dark places. // 📸 lost-in-moments

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Beyond 9am. The birds and the rain. Still, most of the village seems quiet, the house hidden more and more by trees that have been growing for deades, growing into what feels like a vast green sphere to separate that home of old from the rest of the world. (For whichever reasons sun makes it through and ma... z428.micro.blog
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Wieder diesseits der Nacht, räumlich, zeitlich immer trotzdem genau hier. Frühes Erwachen, erste Schritte, Gras an nackten Beinen, Sinnieren über Wortbedeutungen, etwa: Morgengrauen. Oder: Sonnabend. Spuren weniger Tiere sichten, nach Dorfkatze Ausschau halten, deren viele Schlafplätze unübersehbar, aber n... z428.micro.blog
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Late that night. An offer of time to the twilight hours. Old music, old photographs, old books trying and failing to preserve past ages in a narrowly confined space. A scent of smoke and distance floating above the fields on the hills. Incenses have a different effect here. A dog, a car, an unseen bird. Pa... z428.micro.blog
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Noch diesseits der Nacht, räumlich, zeitlich anderswo. Sich wieder einfühlen in die Welt zwischen Haus, Schuppen, Esche. Sich wieder an die Stille gewöhnen, in der sich eine andere Dunkelheit entfalten kann. Bach, heute leise gurgelnd entlang des steilen, immer schattigen Hanges. Schemen einer Fledermaus v... z428.micro.blog
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Coloured sky after dusk, above the roof of a village house.

Evening. Skies of old, and the bats. // 📸 366skies

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Closing in on 5pm. Of highways and narrow roads. Considerations what happens to general fast flow once it hits roadblocks appearing out of a sudden. There's a skill of going fast and far, and there's a skill in getting rocks off the track. Not sure which one's more important. (Meanwhile, the model has theo... z428.micro.blog
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(Auch: Weiterschalten. Routine-Aufgaben erledigen, um dem Klein-Klein Rechnung zu tragen. Kaffee für die zweite Tageshälfte kochen. Durch alte Entwürfe-Ordner graben und an längst Vergessenem hängenbleiben. Immerwährende Herausforderung: Negative Selbstprogrammierung überwinden. Vielleicht ist da ja genug ... z428.micro.blog
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@bradenslen gfeeds.gabmus.org seems still quite active. Maybe worth a closer look...?

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Heimbüro-Mittage im Flur. Unschlüssiger Blick in das verschieden helle Grau der verschiedenen Räume. Zwiesprache mit Katze, erwartet ohne Ergebnis. Unter den Füßen rumoren Haus und Stadt, keine konkret zuordenbaren Geräusche, dafür ein dauerhafter, dichter Teppich aus Frequenzen und Lautstärken, den man mi... z428.micro.blog
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@val What a great shot. Would love to be there then and now.

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@lzbth Sometimes the monkeys are playing the piano. Or some do the writing too. At least so I guess. 🙈 Maybe though my world view would be different with actual monkeys around here.

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@lzbth I do have a thing for quiet skies these days... 🙂

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Closing in on 9am. What people say, and what people understand. The joys of noticing holes in the roadmap late down the road: Only thing worse than known pieces of missing implementation are pieces no one knew they would be relevant. (Step back. Redraw. Yawn. Shrug. And trying a different route.)

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Wieder: Morgen. Mülltonnen, Rollkoffer, unten erwacht das kleinste Kind, ein Bus quietscht und zischt an der Haltestelle. Erster Kaffee geht zur Neige. Maschinerie neu starten. Genug des Gestern wiederherstellen, um anknüpfen zu können, ohne gar zu überwältigt zu sein. Das Mailsystem meint heute seine Sort... z428.micro.blog
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Nochmal am offenen Fenster: Restlicht. Räucherstäbchen. Keine Sterne. Dafür bleibt der Abend lau, die Luft von den Flusswiesen freundlich und weich. Zwei Kerle auf Fahrrädern klappern die Straße entlang, gegenüber zeichnen die bunten Bilder der Displays Konturen eines jungen Menschen nach, der in wechselnd... z428.micro.blog
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The wide starlight. Music for night, obviously. (Don't remember many bands from Lisbon on my playlists these days.)

https://iamtheshadow.bandcamp.com/album/the-wide-starlight

IAMTHESHADOW The Wide Starlight album cover: A faux space photo, mirrored four times, with a planet and a galactic shade of fog. Warm colours. Band name and album title in the center.

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10pm and on. Still late dusk, and it would be a bright evening if it wasn't for the clouds cruising horizon ever since. Still open ends untied, still paragraphs not fully written, still the desire to take what the day didn't need and shape it into things pleasant for at least oneself. Pondering ambitions, ... z428.micro.blog
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Dark trees under a pale white sky, some small clouds drifting in a loose formation. Old film effect.

Early evening. Long days short nights and light still prevailing the dark. // 📸 366skies

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Etwas abseits: Schwerlastverkehr, verstärkt durch brüchige Fahrbahnen. Eine Stundenglocke. In der Parzelle gegenüber Kinder auf der Schaukel. Bierflaschen klappern. Verharren als stiller Beobachter, hinter einem Meer aus orangefarbenen Blüten.

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4pm and on. Early off, slow motion, like the heavy trains heading south. Own safety zones reducing again and again, grumpy people in close vicinity. Too, a huge old cabrio standing on flat tires, cyclists making their way around shouting and cursing, sunlight feeling weak and cold. Afternoons, on a long da... z428.micro.blog
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Ein erneutes Zwinkern später, und die Kollegen verschwanden gen Mittagspause. Im Hinterhof sammeln sich Passanten unter dem Blätterdach des einzigen Baumes, ein lautes Alphamännchen in kurzer Jeans und bunt bedrucktem Hemd unterhält all jene, die diese Art von Nähe um diese Zeit ertragen können. Auch: Über... z428.micro.blog
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Closing in on 9am. Regrets to have scheduled a call way too long again, unsure how to get these hours shaped. Collecting technical details for things to be encountered left and right of the straight path, even though sure the unknown unknowns will be challenging again this time, too. Few things are really ... z428.micro.blog
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Erste Fragmente: Lindenblüten, Elsternfeder, ein abgefallener Auspuff. Unterwegs durch kniehohen Dschungel, hinein in einen milchweißen Morgen. Dort, wo sich Seitenweg und Hauptstraße schneiden, stehen Menschen in Arbeitskleidung und rauchen. Wer von kurz hinter der Grenze in die Großstadt pendelt, hat um ... z428.micro.blog
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@Annie Looks like a good mix for sure. 🙂

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@lzbth ... on closer look, think it pretty much depends. Yes.

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@lzbth Maybe so. I don't have first-hand experiences with the latter, but at least the former can be quite ... annoying then and now as well...🙈

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@lzbth Took me a while to spot the concrete. Nice shot.

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@lzbth Hopefully so ... .

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@numericcitizen Wow, that's an amazing shot...

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@jomalo I can imagine... looking at your list so far, I only managed to tick Firence, Roma and Campania. Love the region around Naples, though, as well as the trip there (usually by car from Germany, about 16 hours). Sicily has been on the list for ages but so far never made it. Have a safe trip!🙂

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@lzbth Hah. In a way, guess that's just the same here...🙈

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@jomalo Oh yeah. Just Campania is a place to easily fill weeks. 🙈 Hope you'll have a chance to get back one day. Where did you anchor to get to Pompeji?

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@jomalo Ah, I can imagine... been there several times now, first in 1995, and it's good to spend a whole day in there for sure, directly followed by the closer environment. Do you happen to have a chance of travelling down the Costiera Amalfitana from there? Love that part of the country.

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@jomalo Amazing place, haven't been there for way too long. Enjoy.☀️

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@vazquez I'm in any way way too less an artist for that actually, just a spare time photographer trying to connect to like-minded folks so I'm generally trying to calm down a bit on FOMO here, but it's ... always interesting to see such systems wave through timelines and always pull some people out of existing channels. This feels a bit unpleasant here. 😕

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@manton (... this should be it: pixelfed.social/settings/... )

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@manton Cool. Looking forward to that. As for pixelfed, it kind of works but is rather limited still (in example it can only export accounts with < 500 posts...). 😕

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@lzbth I'm ... a tad unsure here, both related to caffeine and chocolate, because at the very end it feels like (ab)using drugs, and the very fact that withdrawal especially in case of caffeine kicked in massively for three or four days the last time I tried might leave me a clue of some "too much" here. But then again, yes, I at least feel less confident in the mornings without it, I love the sensory experience, the smell and taste, so ... I usually give up on giving up rather soon...🙈

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@lzbth Indeed, yes. Tough days, bleak perspective. Loads of rain all along with the storms. "We" over here in my part of the country got away this time, we had our share of "once-in-a-century flood" twice in 2002 and 2013. Not something I'm too keen to repeat. 😬

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@jimmitchell I'm not even just talking about stability but indeed yes, that's an interesting aspect too. Given I do not exclusively use micro.blog, I don't really notice outages that much. And ... still think Fediverse could do way better in providing availability to users. Still sad to see the Hubzilla / zot protocol idea of nomadic identity got lost somewhere all along specifying ActivityPub and building Mastodon. 😔

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@numericcitizen The texture of the tiles is both stunning and making me feel dizzy...🙈

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@jimmitchell Good luck on that. Curious to read your insights. Considered that too, once in a while, but still see a few issues keeping me from doing right that, by now.

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@jays Agree. But not just because of that - also, rather because virtually every musician I ever talked to in-person heavily complained about how ugly streaming services are to the creators, especially in terms of conditions and payouts. Even though I'd enjoy the convenience, I still can't get any closer to any of these services because of that.

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@vincent I can relate... personally, I've been doing blogging (on wordpress) for ages and it always felt like writing or shouting into a void. It's not necessarily that I need that feedback, but at once I remember a quote saying "we write stories to participate in the conversation", and it feels quite like that to me... while at the other end of the spectrum, thanks to Bluesky and Mastodon/Fediverse and Tumblr and Diaspora*, people that matter to me are spread out across way too many systems, which makes keeping conversations alive utterly overwhelming at some point. Eventually, I decided to move to my own blog primarily because I started hating having posts that matter to me spread around all too many platforms and having no chance of somehow getting them consolidated. Like, I have a 6 years backlog of images on Mastodon (social.tchncs.de) and a history of similar length on pixelfed.social, stuff I'd like to keep, memories of mine both in the posts themselves and in the conversations they created, here and there, and it feels like a growing pile of "past" I would like to somehow merge into one but can't for technical reasons. Unsure here, too. 🙈 micro.blog, for that matter, seems the best solution I could find to date, and hope @manton at some point will manage to support importing Mastodon archives. 🙂