a thought on being okay with being unoriginal. (I promise I'm done navelgazing about writing.)
phirephoenix.com/blog/2022-07-

@zompus Yeah 100%. The slowdown of culture across the board has been bleaaaak.

I really enjoyed this piece on video game design philosophy, and how the prevailing risk-averse trend of making games only with mechanics that are already legible to players has stunted the possibility of an innovative future of game design blog.kylekukshtel.com/game-des

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Software went downhill after we stopped distributing it on brightly coloured floppy disks

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yes yes, you're being “politically incorrect”, as in, your politics are unsound

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the trick is to write "respectfully yours" at the end so he can't get mad

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i read a thing recently that blew my mind a little.
went something like:

people can imagine time travel to the past and one little act making massive differences in the timeline

but in their present they think even the greatest effort they can put in will not make any difference to the future

@arthurwyatt It is deeply underrated and I lowkey want to blog about it

I only discovered this when I was trying to tweak Byword/Scrivener to do what I needed them to do, and thought "I wonder if I can just find an Obsidian plugin", and the answer is yes. Open source is miraculous.

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A few months ago I moved from Bear.app to Obsidian, because I wanted:

1) folders, not tags
2) easy access to the underlying files
3) more flexible UI

Obsidian did all of those things, and also has amazing community plugins (like custom data queries!!) that reminds me of the early Firefox days , but the thing that I did not grok until this week is that being able to theme using CSS means any theme I apply on my computer also syncs to my phone? It's like a build-your-own-iOS app!

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Country toad
Take me home
To your place
In a pond
Wet and boggy
Warm and foggy
Take me home
Swamp biome

Do I know anyone who's read the Steerswoman series by Rosemary Kirstein? I am 2/3 of the way through the third book and dying to talk about it

turns out sleeping 10 hours across two nights hits VERY different in your 30s than your 20s, who knew

I thought we had taco seasoning for making nachos but we don’t, so I improv’d some chicken stir fry with vaguely taco-adjacent spices for toppings and tbh it was great, but I ate too many nachos and need to pass out now

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@logoninternet a friend of mine said, ironically but also sincerely, that the thing they get from twitter isn't community it's attention, and boy do I feel that 100%

@cadey yeah tbh it wasn't great shakes in 2003 either

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