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Tonight, I did peanut soba, and unlike the past few times, I was not impatient and didn't mess it up.

Let your noodles cool, they will thank you.

This morning, I called our cat a "cute-iful disaster". AMA.

Boulder-area folks, stay safe, and reach out to me if you need anything because of the . We're monitoring but not expecting that we'll be in an evacuation area

Keshitsubo are the smallest kind of bonsai tree, sometimes called "poppyseed size" in English. They're carefully maintained at heights of 3-8 cm.

In the USA, a typical person has $60000 of debt by the end of their life. Your overall net wealth is very likely to be a negative number, after living to get into debt and perpetually paying it back. Over an entire human lifetime, most people in the richest country the world has ever known, will effectively own nothing and earn less than nothing.

And yet, the idea persists that communism is bad because it means that β€œyou can’t own anything.”

You don’t own anything now.

My advice if you ever work for free for anyone: write them an invoice with the REAL value, and then add a 100% discount.
Even when you work for free, you want people to know that this work has value, some real one :)

I was halfway through writing something about how "here I am again waiting in the doctor's parking lot" when she came rushing back to the car to tell me that we were at the wrong location. One quick drive later and I have dropped her off at the right location. It's a little frustrating having doctors not have reliable office locations.

Stayed up too late digging morkite and fragging glyphids, am now super tired, ama.

DRG is actually really fun as a *teamwork* experience. And getting "Wait, you've only played one week? You haven't promoted any classes? I don't believe it" is a nice compliment.

I currently feel like I know what it's like to try to get a building permit in Pandaemonium.

Been singing a lot of mining songs now. "Blackleg Miner" in particular.

@welshpixie hey, fell down and had to be hard-reset, so I'm just gonna follow you from my main, not my games-alt 😁

Why does time pass so slowly when you're waiting for the apple pie to come out of the oven?

β€œOne of the ways that those in power are going to push back on the movement to defund the police is to say that we need police to keep women safe. And what they really mean by that is always white women. Black women have been calling this out for a long time, and it’s beyond time for masses of white women to join them and say clearly: the police do not keep us safe.” – Elisabeth Long, Catalyst Project

Heroes can inspire, lift us up, and show us what's possible.

But hero worship can bend from adoration to the surrender of agency.

We place our hopes in the hero, hoping they can save us. A trap.

We must become heroes ourselves.

A very helpful user got in touch with me to say he hadn't gotten a confirmation email and couldn't log in. Turns out, SendGrid was having trouble and I didn't know it was down!

If you've tried to sign up and didn't get a notification email, get in touch and I'll sort out your login!

I just learned today about the extent to which a project I started as an undergrad has grown, helped indigenous communities worldwide who speak endangered languages, and brought in a lot of grant money to my undergrad advisor's lab (which, knowing him, mostly goes to paying students who work there) over its lifetime.

I'm a little floored. Sometimes, a thing you think is some minor bit of your personal history turns out to have touched many many more people, for the better.

If I am learning anything from this experience, this thing that is 2020, it's that setting reasonable and caring goals for myself, rather than insisting I do ALL THE THINGS, is very good.

I'm trying to remember to post here myself. It's easy to slip into treating this as a consumption medium, and forgetting to contribute!

I think that's been hard to do because life has been:
- Caretaking.
- Pondering the uncertainty of the future.
- Work.
- Anticipating multiple future things to talk about that I can't talk about yet.

It leaves one feeling like one has very little to add, ex nihilo. But I'll try!

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