@ckeen I picked up my first solid dried green tea “cake” the other day. Found a new shop. I have to cut it with a knife to make it. Not sure of the type but it is excellent.

@ckeen Cool. Started a kombucha culture going again last night after maybe ten years. Looking forward to it. Used to have water kefir, root ginger plant. I’ll see where it takes me this time.

i'm trying to fill my rss reader with more #blogs by actual people (instead of news stuff). anyone can recommend me interesting active blogs?

#literature, #philosophy, #linux, #opensource, #tech, etc and whatnot :D

boosting appreciated :)

liberal self-censorship & investigative journalism 

Investigative journalism (undercover police) 

Investigative journalism (Brazil, Angola) 

The next best thing to an image description is a CW that includes "no image description" in its text.

Seriously, I was so happy to see that a couple times today. If you can't do it, or you just can't be bothered, it helps me if you say it's not there. It genuinely can feel disappointing or isolating to hope for one and find nothing. Better to know not to expect it.

Probably the thing that bothers me most about Twitter is how it's like a fly trap for smart people. It legitimizes the platform that so many thought leaders use it, even if those same people might privately (or publicly!) despite Twitter.

You can use Twitter as a write-only medium for your own mental health, but then you're still pushing the drug out to a large mass of readers.

#SyncThing is awesome! I wish I'd got around to installing it years ago, when I first heard about it. It solves the file sync problem proprietary tools like #DropBox solve, and #ownCloud/ #NextCloud aim to replace with #FreeCode. All purely #P2P, with no servers or #DNS required. I'm sharing folders between my laptops and some with a friend back in #Aotearoa (#NZ).

me watching other people online having healthy relationships and building their social circles

@fitheach Over here nobody gives a damn, sadly, and, though Scotland has every reason to take the lessons of Thatcherism etc. seriously, one might have thought people in the Czech Republic might take more from the lessons of history. I can never get my head around it.

far right 

@ckeen Aye, peace out.*

* man skill: always close a session of sharing by ironising it.

@ckeen Maybe a pub lock-in. A kitchen after a party. Those kinds of contexts work. Most do not. Also, movement: I used to talk to friends while walking back home (kilometres, walking around town), and do the same with my girlfriend now. Note, I have ADHD and asperger's so some of this will be related to that. Much of it, though, is observable in many men, I would argue, and many of those who are toxic do not have such an outlet and/or do not know they need it as much as they do.

@ckeen Hm. For some maybe nothing. For me, context is everything. Social context. Work offers a rhythm, a focus. I say work, it can be making a fire, chopping logs, whatever. The rhythm is important in the sense that I will often talk on a break - there must be a break from something. But a car can do it as well. For me, it has to be one on one. Pubs, never. Or a snooker table, thinking about it. A tent after a walk in the hills. Sheltering in a garage from the rain while working on a garden.

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