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Happy Bat Appreciation Day! (April 17th)

Today is International Bat Appreciation Day. Appreciate those flying mammals that soar by the power of jazz hands!

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The Importance of Documenting

Figure 1: Attribution: By Lvcipriani (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons As I mentioned in my previous post (“A New URL for My Old Blog” … if you haven’t checked it out yet…go do it…I’ll wait…), I have started blogging again using emacs and org2blog after a long hiatus (the last actual post that […]

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Google shutting down XMPP interoperability is a sad sign of the age of communication silos

Too many walled gardens and not enough choice as to who can access your data.

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Why Government Is Not A Business

There’s more than enough information on the Internet right now about the havoc being inflicted on the United States by President Donald Trump and his associates. However, there are two perspectives… Source: Why Government Is Not A Business

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Setting Mastery

Back when D&D 3 came out, the designers talked about “system mastery.” Knowing the system better always helped you play a more powerful, effective character, but 3e made this an exp… Source: Setting Mastery

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On SCOTUS, Hobby Lobby, and those Dove commercials.

“It was an almost instant chorus of “I can’t do this,” “Can we do something different?” “This is hard.” When I pressed them for a reason why, I got: “Because I don’t want to look at myself,” “Because I’m bad at this,” “Because I don’t know what to write,” “Because there’s nothing interesting about me […]

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Writing in the holidays

Originally posted on bottledworder:
There’s this plot I’ve been mulling over for almost half the year. Thank God the holidays are round the corner. I’ll put it down in writing. There’s this draft that needs a complete re-do. When? The holidays, of course. There’s a whole bunch of scraps of ideas scattered all over my…

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The Death of the Blog, Again, Again

Originally posted on Whatever:
Jason Kottke declares the blog dead over at Neiman Journalism Lab, which makes him the umpteenth millionth person to do so. The actual piece is a bit more nuanced than its headline — Kottke notes that the blog is still an integral part of the online experience — but the overall…

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International Problem Solving Techniques

Originally posted on Things Could Be Worse:
How true… Things Could Be Worse View original post

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10 Ways to Make Today Magical

Originally posted on A Magical Childhood:
Happy Monday!  I’m popping in from the midst of our chaos to jot off a quick list of ways to make some memories this week, and to once more give myself a nudge to start posting more often.  After a dozen or so years of doing this I tend…

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