Подписка на Мелоедов (The Chalkeaters) на Boosty окупилась.
Скачал lossless минусы и нарезал себе рингтон из Furrymon 👍
Вообще могу рекомендовать послушать их минусы в хороших наушниках. Правда, на стримингах звук будет похуже, но всё же.
Когда они говорят, что делают "overproduced shitpost" - это абсолютно точное определение. Уровень продакшена там шикарный.
The Orphans of Opry Tower live in a penthouse 3 miles up, so high up that now in Nashville, while the surface is at 84°, that altitude (the 500 mb level) is at...12°. With a 33 mph wind. Nature's air conditioning FTW. 🤪
See for yourself: https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/isobaric/500hPa/overlay=temp/orthographic=-86.58,34.28,3438/loc=-86.765,35.984
Painting is John William Waterhouse's "Boreas".
#art #traditionalart #painting #oilpainting #beautifulwoman #beautifulgirl #worldbuilding #writing #climate #author #writer #scifi #sciencefiction #weather #thoughts
I would rather have questions that can't be answered than answers that can't be questioned.
~ Richard Feynman
I wished there was a better way to construct accessible names in aria/html. Just concatenating references works, but is clumsy. I want something like:
aria-label="(:parent(.name)) by (:parent(.autor)), Duration: (:parent(.duration)) minutes; Difficulty: (:parent(.difficulty))"
A bit nonplussed by the Apple headset thing. Probably because it's way out of my spare change allowance (what spare change?) though I wonder how long before I see somebody walking around with on (& whether the augmented reality will know when they're about to be mugged for it).
#Apple #technology #thoughts
15 Second Thoughts: RE-Thinked Ep. 11 - Fact Vs Truth - Bitesized wisdom chunks
#wisdom #bitesize #thoughts #facts #truth #fact #true #15SecondThoughts #lifecoach #lifecoaching #help #helping #awareness #inspiration #lifestyle #bethesolution
That feeling when your summer vacation plans consist of making for North Dakota like a Nazgûl, and then appearing at Cape Flattery like the Flying Dutchman...
Photograph is authentic High Plains: my own "Chasing the storm".
#art #photography #travel #roadtrips #vacation #self #thoughts
Where do thoughts come from? | It's hard not to think, but where do our thoughts actually come from? Maybe it's like this - https://www.vnzn.de/en/2021/11/29/origin_of_thoughts/
I'd say good morning (it's 10:00 here) but my track record of getting up & actually acomplishing anything, even just breakfast, before 12:00 even though I'm out of bed hours before is terrible.
So I'll just get on & say, good afternoon & wish everyone a wonderful day :octo_happy: 🙂😎.
#ActuallyAutistic #Autistic #MyLife #Thoughts #GettingStarted #Life
The Key to Happiness. The key to being happy and how Zen and meditation can help. Taken from a Dharma Talk given by Zen Master Sebastian Rizzon on 2/16/2023. https://youtu.be/uf_YzvEHHLA #zen #zenmaster #dharma #buddhist #Buddha #bodhisattva #meditation #buddhism #heart #soul #brain #mind #thoughts #depression #anxiety #happiness
Plea for Action
Plea for action to set up MFA.
I've been struggling to figure out what to do with my life on a creative level. On one hand I like to make video games, but I also like to draw comics. Sometimes I think that having a YouTube channel would be a good idea, and sometimes I think that maybe I should just write down my mind on a blog instead.
#Thoughts #GameDev #ComicArtist #Ideas #OnMyMind #GivingAThought #PeaceOfMind #YouTube #Blogging
So much for a food shop in the morning. Just finished breakfast & yesterday’s BuJo update & it's already just shy of 13:00(1pm). 😒
I always thought I wasn't a morning person, now I'm beginning to wonder if mornings just aren't a me kinda time? 🤔
Life is so long but so short https://giovanniventuri.wordpress.com/2018/04/20/life-is-so-long-but-so-short/ #Thoughts
Will we ever define the conscious mind?
What creates our private, inner universes is still a mystery.
#mind #mindfulness #thinking #thought #thoughts #conscious #consciousness #concious #conciousness
I think of love as this inexhaustible power. Fueled by honesty and commitment. Often mistaken for weakness. Sometimes given through distance. But always bound to us by belief. Belief that the strongest bond we share is the bond of love and kindness.
Love is pure. It’s just the way we hand it out that can distort its original meaning.
#writing #writersofmastodon #thoughts #quotes #poetry #poems #writingcommunity
Me: Morning, seems like it's time to get into the vertical alignment and do something about tackling the handful of tasks on my To Do list before I can try & be creative for a couple of hours 😄.
Autistic Me: Oh, shucks! It'll be teatime by the time I've survived the To Do list 😧! I'll be snagged into either doing, hasty, stressed out #crapDoodle or I'll just be too done in & pissed off with myself to even do that 😭… again…
#ActuallyAutistic #Life #Thoughts #MyLife #Autistic #CreativeFail #Creative
Wondering how many (healthy) Vegans are _not_ rather well-off white folks… seems like that lifestyle choice is reserved for a privileged bunch.
#Thoughts #Vegan #Privilege
Since I've been online less, my health is better and I recognise many things in the past that I would do differently today. It is impossible to undo actions, though, but it is good to reflect on them.
It‘s a funny thing the way words work
i spend most of my words on grief and loss
they come so easily to me
alas, you never need words to describe peace.
but grief fills my mind with words
floods it with emotion
i feel like van gogh painting his starry nights
knowing it is a gift and a curse
to feel so deeply about this world
“It wasn't until late in life that I discovered how easy it is to say "I don't know.”
― W. Somerset Maugham
#quote #thoughts #nature #park #meadow #streetphoto #blueFlower #wildFlower
The anticipation of treasures unknown (i.e. cheap used books) is undeniable.
* Heading out for my neighborhood’s annual community yard sale that I’ve been waiting for since last year.
(If only my 20 yr old self had known the excitement that was in store for the 40-ish yr old self). #books #thoughts #life #yardsale @email@example.com
Untangling thoughts... 🧶
It sure does run wild. Taken from GQ's editorial director Adam Baidawi's 'Letter from the editor' April/May issue.
I've noticed over in the other place I'm regularly attacked by Russophobic propaganda accounts in distinct waves, making it obvious they work in shifts and take orders from a central authority. Whoever it is must be pretty lowdown, because their messaging solely consists of low-effort racist crudity.
Plenty of Russophobes here too, but not the obviously-inorganic ones you see on birdsite... 🤔
#thoughts #self #Russophobia #racism #bigotry #propaganda #socialmedia #Twitter #birdsite #Internet
Get a load of this: a former US Surgeon General apparently thinks he's entitled to not see my criticism of his position on Twitter, but I'm not even entitled to not be subject to lockdown. And we treat people like this as if they're legitimate political and social actors? Why?
#lockdown #lockdowncult #politics #Twitter #birdsite #self #thoughts #authoritarianism #doublestandards #hypocrisy
A few thoughts from me on the term “basic design work”, and why people – especially business owners – really shouldn't use that phrase 😖
Hmm...I drive like the Flying Dutchman to a weekend getaway, which felt like going through hell, then do a rather hard dance event the very next day, and...I actually feel better now than I did beforehand now that the grueling parts have worn off? 🤔
Painting is Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach's "Abschied".
#art #traditionalart #painting #oilpainting #beautifulgirl #thoughts #travel #life #lifestyle #self
Her: Are there people anywhere who do not have to be concerned with national affairs?
Me: Sure. The privileged and the ignorant. The latter will someday not be able to ignore.
Trump also claims, in his usual grotesquely racist fashion, that mothers are "squatting" in hotels late in pregnancy for "birth tourism" to get their children United States citizenship, and that this is "illegal". Uh...no, it isn't. He is blatantly and deliberately lying about what the law says.
And people think this man should be allowed to run for president again? 3/3
#politics #thoughts #authoritarianism #citizenship #immigration #Trump
He also proposes to do this to deter illegal immigration, unaware that this criminally ghoulish plan is predicated upon punishing literal *newborn babies* for the crimes of their mothers.
There are countries in this world that mete out punishments for ancestors' offenses. North Korea is one of them. Apparently expecting the United States to refrain from joining them is too much to hope for in Donald Trump's America. 2/3
#politics #thoughts #authoritarianism #citizenship #immigration #Trump
I watched Donald Trump's latest video, and it's worse than I thought: this man is promising to end birthright citizenship by presidential decree.
Uh...he does know doesn't he, that this is blatantly illegal? That we have things called "laws" and a "constitution" in this country that don't allow him to do any such thing? It would seem not. 1/?
#politics #thoughts #authoritarianism #citizenship #immigration #Trump
I can do so little now, and my opportunities were even more limited as a kid, but now I'm too old and ground down by how I've been mistreated and left out for my whole life to really enjoy anything. There's a certain pointlessness to life when you age... 😔
Painting is "The Angel of Death" by Evelyn de Morgan.
#art #traditionalart #painting #oilpainting #beautifulwoman #beautifulgirl #thoughts #self
It was hard for me to really enjoy anything as a kid like others do — most of the time I was disappointed or at least frustrated or dissatisfied — but the highlights were good times. I got so little of that, and now it seems my window has closed. Few things are sadder than that.
Painting is "Little Nell Asleep in the Curiosity Shop" by Thomas Sully.
#art #traditionalart #painting #oilpainting #beautifulwoman #beautifulgirl #thoughts #self
Yesterday I went out and tried to have a good time, but I've noticed that no matter what I do I seem incapable of truly enjoying any fun even remotely to the degree I did when I was a kid. Everyone tells me I'm still so young at 29, but I'm really not young enough anymore...
Painting is Lionello Balestrieri's study for Beethoven.
I wake up, turn on Newsmax, and see conservatives whining about how people who are born here are citizens. Whatever happened to "rules are rules, even if it's a *minor inconvenience* to you"? That's what they sneered at me when they mistreated me throughout my childhood...
Painting is "The Irritating Gentleman" by Berthold Woltze.
#art #traditionalart #painting #oilpainting #conservatives #authoritarianism #conservatism #hypocrisy #politics #society #thoughts #self
Said it before and saying it again:
"The eyes are windows to the soul" makes a LOT more sense if you think about how
1. windows are primarily for letting visual information IN for the inhabitants of the house
2. when other people look at your window from outside, they mostly just see their own self projected onto it
Die #Fotografie kann Herzen berühren, Veränderungen bewirken. Trotzdem bleibt die Frage: Wird es ausreichen? In mancher Verzweiflung sehe ich einen Funken des Wandels, der durch die Fotografie entfacht wird, um Bewusstsein für bestimmte Themen zu schärfen.
Wir müssen aufpassen, dass sie nicht zu Geschichten voller Kampf und verblassten Träumen wird. Momente, die so nicht wiederkommen, wenn die #klimakrise weiter voranschreitet.
#photography #nature #closeup #250mm #gedankensplitter #thoughts
Go easy on yourself, friends. You’re actually doing pretty great. Life is just really hard. 💜 #thoughts @adhd @actuallyautistic @actuallyadhd
Some of my poetry and art in one 😀 ❤️
Dark House by Joan Stratton - A pop art surreal artwork, a woman stares straight ahead her eyes are intense, full of emotion is she challenging the fates, has she won or lost in love.
#Portrait #Face #Thoughts #Woman #Poetry #Art #Australian #Artforsale #Ayearforart #Buyintoart #Art #Paintingsbyjoan #JoanStratton
that strange sensation of being apart, both in our different "world" but at the same time, everything I see and think is like indelible involuntary coincidences, which seems they remind us that there is an exceptional and unusual affinity between us.
maybe just intuition is calling us...
The original article, for your enjoyment. Interesting stuff.
#thoughts #society #economy #housing #dreams #life #lifestyle #goals #links
Curbed is surprised how widespread and deep the desire is to own nice things and have some kids with a beloved. The more people dream, the more they want to be modern-day Austen-esque elites. How much of the progressive gobbledygook to the contrary is just cope for mass poverty?
#thoughts #society #economy #housing #dreams #life #lifestyle #goals
Inside Zakk Wylde's heartfelt celebration of Pantera's Dimebag Darrell – only in the new Guitar World
Plus! Neil Giraldo, the history of Aria Guitars, why Joe Bonamassa loves '54 Strats, Jesus Piece, Ally Venable, the life and times of Zal Yanovsky, a fuzz fiesta and more
The more I advance in my life, the more I start to appreciate simple things like little birds singing on a dusty evening in spring.
#thoughts #simplelife #blessed
See the good.
Be the good.
For the first time, researchers have found a way to non-invasively #translate a person’s #thoughts into #text.
Using #fMRI scans and an AI-based decoder trained on a precursor to #ChatGPT, the system can reconstruct brain activity to interpret the gist of a story someone is listening to, watching or even just #imagining telling.
Ian Sample speaks to one of the team behind the breakthrough, the neuroscientist Dr #Alex #Huth, to find out how it works, where they hope to use it, and whether our mental privacy could soon be at risk.
Anyone else worry about the loss of knowledge keepers and the transmission of knowledge and skill through the overreliance on apps?
When the first thing (or only thing) people suggest after you ask, "how do I learn...?" is an app, I get very concerned and not a little angry.
There are colonialist overtones here, not even subtle, I think...
#thoughts #musings #knowledge #wisdom #tradition #technology
When you automate responses to chat messages, phone calls or email that reach your support, you are probably doing something wrong.
You automate a human-to-human communication interface, that's bad. Consider to improve your docs, the way to find your docs, error messages and general userflows instead.
🧠 #AI Makes Mind Reading Possible
Researchers at the #University of #Texas have developed a #GPT-based decoder that can translate thoughts into text using non-invasive fMRI scans.
Participants trained the decoder by listening to #podcasts for 16 hours in an #fMRI scanner,
The AI system then generated text as participants listened to or imagined a new #story, capturing general #thoughts or #ideas. 👀
#brain #science #tech #news #artificialintelligence #technology
#ethics #technews #future
It has its moments but mostly it's okay so long as #Rupert isn't long it off a mausoleum which is what thinking #Australians pay for and think about, but thankfully they refrain from sending those #thoughts and #prayers which generally do fuck all in the greater scheme of #things.
Get a load of this map of how much of humanity is in your personal hemisphere. Kinda impressive how remote my abode, the United States, is compared to most other countries. Guess us Americans just get used to the idea of flying nearly-antipodal distances to reach most people. Hmm.
#maps #mapprojections #demography #geography #population #thoughts #self #travel #demographics
I have fewer opinions than I used to.
Now I have more questions.
Procrastination exhibit A:
My brain catching on an idea & then proceeding to have an in depth discussion with itself instead of just getting on with piloting me through my next task.
Me posting about it.
#Thoughts #Life #MyLife #Autism #ActuallyAutistic #Autistic #AutisticBrain
I wonder if the Big Bang actually happened, or instead we've made a logical error due to red shift that if things are expanding that it all was super close together. Perhaps the universe is constantly being created and destroyed and we are mistakenly extrapolating backwards .. #thoughts
Those who can resist the offerings of #Netgalley ARCs, possess a willpower I will never know. #books #BookToot #thoughts @bookstodon
Oh, I'm not getting any rise out of you; no likes, no boosts, no replies, no nothing. But I have metrics: I know you're looking at this. Your silence sends a clear message: you agree with my haters. Because all of you hate me too. All of you hate who I really am. Well, so be it.
I really feel like it's best if I never open up to or get close with anybody. I crave deep lasting companionship, but it's time I faced reality: I'm not truly capable of having anything other than the most superficial and passing of connections. For me the dream is impossible. 😢
Painting is George Romney's portrait of Emma Hamilton looking despairful.
#self #thoughts #life #art #traditionalart #painting #oilpainting #beautifulwoman #beautifulgirl #LadyHamilton
If I am prompted to set up an acct, even a 'free' acct to read an article, I'll pass. My patience is too thin & my free time-too limiting. I have way too many books @ my fingertips that don't require me to 'sign-in' to read. It's all becoming a bit much. #read #books #life #thoughts @bookstodon
Reading a blog post is usually a terrible experience. While I understand the purpose of ads, they defeat the purpose of enjoyable reading--so much so, that I leave the post b/c of them. When things/people scream @ me is when I listen least. I don't know what the answers are, but pop-up & large side bar ads definitely are not. Thanks, but no thanks. #blog #opinion #thoughts #ads
Here is the thing about generative #AI, I don't think it is what people really want.
When I reach for some "AI" it isn't because I prefer it to a #human but because the human I need isn't readily available. Give me the choice to talk to an AI about a #coding problem or an experienced coder in the field and I'll pick them human every time.
I use Microsoft Windows, Apple macOS and Linux. I use GUI and command line. I have quit Twitter and Facebook, although I have dummy accounts there.
I use Telegram, Signal and IRC instead of WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.
I protect myself from tracking with VPN, AdGuard, Portmaster, hblock, NextDNS and HTTPS filtering. I use ungoogled and libre software as much as I can.
In today's Internet the awareness is the key. You know you're being used and tracked so do something about it. But I myself am not willing to stop using a product just because it's for-profit, has evil corporate behind it. If it's beneficial to me I'm going to exploit the hell out of it in my benefit. I'm not here to make a change, I'm here to live. For now.
Some people just want to see the world burn. I'm something in between.
#WalledGardens #Tracking #Internet #Thoughts #OpenSource #FOSS #FLOSS #Products #Apps #Software
Are you an easy going person, or are you a people pleaser who lack boundaries?
I wonder what the practical consequences of increasing #teacher pay to at least $80k per year would be?
Cost? Benefits? Consequences?
I'm a big fan of educators and while some make decent money so many are vastly underappreciated...honestly, $80k seems low!
What's funny is how damn easy it is to see profiles on Mastodon that are clearly made by people indoctrinated into the influencer mindset. I share my work because I care about what I'm doing. Sure, it's great to be able to make a little money from it, but the best part is being able to connect and make new friends the world over.
Don't be an influencer. Be a community member. It'll turn out better for you that way.
#Mastodon #Thoughts #Community #Influencers #Writing #People #Twitter
Should you hold people accountable for not just what they do, but what they believe – and how they consume, analyze or ignore information to arrive at their beliefs?
Fotografie ist mein Ausdruck von Kunst. Das Gefühl von den meist unbedeutenden Momenten und Eindrücken. Die Straße bietet mir dabei eine große Bühne voll mit Impressionen ~ 🙏 💛 ~ #photography #streetphotography #analog #filmphotography #35mm #streetlife #thoughts #35mmphotography #fotografie #art #streetart
Pleasure reading is exactly that. It's reading what interests you & whatever your heart desires & truly enjoys. Being influenced by what others say you should be reading destroys the very essence of what reading for pleasure is meant to be.
#BookToot #BooksofMastodon #read #photography #books #thoughts @bookstodon
Also, their #marketing tactic of paying students to be affiliates online and on campus (they'd try to stop anyone they see on major throughfares, offering cookies for download) is just so aggressive... #Universities are places for exchaging #thoughts, and these #ads have no place in our #education system. As such, there should be strict regulations regarding what #commercial activities can take place on #campus.
On top of #copyright, we now have #Netflix's #PasswordSharing fee and #BillC11 doubling down on #CanCon ("Canadian Content," itself an outdated & ridiculous concept designed for resisting "American culture") rules... Look, if we believe in #freedom of #thoughts, then let people see what they want to see, and let #artists make what they want to make. If Canada really has #cultural talent, then they don't need #protectionism to shine. #cdnpoli
For profit corporations exist to make money.
giving back to communities, being responsible,
…those are all nice-to-haves.
Until we change how we prefer Corporations to operate.
#capitalism #benevolence #thoughts
I’ve been wrestling with the “are #quoteposts bad?” question, in relation to this. It’s a bit of a side-topic, but I’m thinking about in-system #marketing - a more engaged user-base feels more investment in the system’s continued success.
We don’t want, “Ha! Look how wrong this person is!” But we do want, “Wow! Look how interesting this post is!” A naked re-post has some value, but it comes out of the blue, lacking #context. A comment for your own network, explaining where a post came from, and/or why your folks might be intrigued, is not an appropriate reply-post, which is currently the only way to link something to a discussion. 🤔
To get the strong #NetworkEffects that make people feel more engaged, #Mastodon needs some way to link added context. I hope someone comes up with an “add context” feature that gives the original poster good visibility, and dissuades misuse. Maybe just a special type of reply, that sorts and is labeled differently? 🙂 #Thoughts
some people don’t want to climb the corporate ladder, even if they used to.
some people don’t want to go “above and beyond.”
some people want less responsibility, not more.
some people want to do the job they were hired to do and be done.
there is *nothing* wrong with this.
we need to normalize language like this. you don’t have to work 90 hours a week to be “dedicated.” you don’t have to love your job. you CAN be in it just for the paycheck. that’s literally what a job is: payment for services.
this rhetoric of “what success looks like” is a falsity we have been tricked into believing to maximize corporate profits. success looks different depending on who and when you ask… sometimes success is getting up in the morning, and sometimes it’s getting promoted. it’s all relative, and we need to remember that.
tens of thousands of #layoffs - if only there was a way to turn all of this into a #catalyst for innovative #startups.
the talent is there but we have a disconnect between #funding and #HumanPower.
And maybe some of those startups would set a path for more #humane and #HumanFirst companies - and not just for the tech sector.
POST: I'm a writer. I don't write a lot "for me" these days because work is quite enough sometimes.
But when I do, I write like this.
No need to subscribe to read my post, but there ARE free subscriptions. :)
If you've been stuck in a rut, you might enjoy reading about how I decided to un-rut myself for the new year.
#writing #posting #thoughts #selfimprovement #learning