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Every time I try to clean up my office:

I end up gathering stuff in piles and start moving things around until it looks worse than it did before I began :thaenkin:

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Opened a long-running notebook for the first time in a while last night...

Whereas the first year I wrote in it (2010) had 50+ pages written, last year I wrote 3 sentences.

So I sat for a few minutes and wrote until I ended up in a new place. I felt the ink on the paper, basked in the varying scribbles I made, poured out some honest words, and made some discoveries that instantly lifted my mood. Just *writing* did that. I don't do it nearly enough.

Oh dang! I just remembered it! Well, parts of it. Which are now safely captured in my "everyday carry" notebook. My muse has accepted my apology, apparently.

"Oh man, this is a great idea for an article! I should write it down! Nah, it's late, I'm tired, and I'll π˜₯𝘦𝘧π˜ͺ𝘯π˜ͺ𝘡𝘦𝘭𝘺 remember this tomorrow."
--Me, last night, right before I lost that great idea forever.

Just set up a pi-hole server on my network a day or two ago. On average it’s blocking 30% of DNS requests. I knew ads were getting out of hand but this is outrageous. -hole

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Hello #mastodon/ #fediverse! It's an #introduction post.

My husband and I love playing #boardgames. Every year, we go to #GenCon as well as local gaming events.

When I'm not waxing poetic about games, I play with yarn. In particular #crochet, but I have recently started #knitting.

I also volunteer with #wildlife rehabilitation, especially birds of prey.

I have two cats, one dog and one ball python. I love all #animals.

I'm a #socialworker and work in #hospice.

I'd say that my use of the browser's address bar is:
40% going to a site
40% searching for something
20% Using search suggestions to correct spelling errors that are so bad my normal spell checker gave up.

"This is a good place for that thing! I'll definitely remember that I put that thing here!"
--Me, the last time I ever saw that thing.

Welcome to March, where every day is a game of jacket roulette. Will you bid too low and freeze when a freak windstorm blows in? Or will you guess too high and have to carry a down parka home in subtropical sunshine?

This chapter of my text covers degenerate dimensions and durable, supernatural keys. I can't tell if we're reporting on sales or playing Luigi's Mansion.

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I just discovered that the Linnaean family name for roly-poly bugs is "Armadillidiidae", which is the best word in any language.

I've been a programmer long enough that the word "pearl" looks misspelled.

𝗠𝗲: Okay, this is a mockup, it looks like a real program but it only does two things, and it breaks if you type the number 5 in any text box.

π—–π˜‚π˜€π˜π—Όπ—Ίπ—²π—Ώ: Excellent so we can start using this right now?

𝗠𝗲: What? No, this is just to give you an idea of what we're trying to accomplish, and to get some feedback on the design.

π—–π˜‚π˜€π˜π—Όπ—Ίπ—²π—Ώ: Right but it's basically done, though, isn't it?

𝗠𝗲: πŸ™„

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Frogmob Life

Hey there! The frogmob life is a simple, calm life. Frogs don't waste energy on anger and fighting. Or something. I like those two words together and my very first ever website was called frogmob.com, so I resurrected that here in the fediverse. Expect this text to change. We are interested in low-stress, happy and open discussions of life, faith, the universe, and Doctor Who.