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Man, therapists are asking like ~150/session. And weekly sessions tend to be ideal.

$600/mo is a lot of money!

I wanted to try Godot for game development but for some reason the download just never started. I'm still waiting.


"An emergency smoke shelter has been established at 1045 6th Avenue S. The emergency smoke shelter has capacity to shelter approximately 100 people and is operating 24 hours each day. The smoke shelter will remain open through Tuesday morning, September 15, at 10 a.m., when air quality is forecasted to improve.

" met this lady recently on an chat server; she's struggling with some awful stuff.

She asked me to boost the signal. Feel free to keep boosting.

Oy. Can't remember anything. I would like to know the handle of these accounts

There's some accounts on the fediverse dedicated to signal boosting for gofundmes. Can't recall much about it. Ran into someone who has a need, I'd like to route it through into the booster account for retooting.

hot take:

there are so many ephemeral essays that people say

"read this"

"must read"

"required reading"

maybe if we're referencing essays in a year/5 years/10 years/25 years, they are required reading.

also applies, triple, to video.

A major reason I've never wanted to go into personal app development: being locked into the whims of Apple.

Rather eventually run my own SaaS on the side.

Oh, good, we're going to go from company-custom team names to SRE. This is going to make explaining myself 10% easier.

There has been a lot written about it over the years, but the one thing I keep wondering about the Kowloon Walled City is what happened to all the kids

Probably because a lot of them were about my age or only slightly older in all these photos

The perspective of Jedi being meaningless because the Force is, roughly, indras web; I like that. It would have been a quality ending as well to r write the story to have, essentially, the ending of heros.

I loathe the redemption plot of Kylo Ren and the comic book evil of the Sith. The technology evolution, usage in general, and military tactics are childish. The Jedi duelling is deeply dull. Rey is, in the prior characterization of Jedi, wildly emotional. Planetbusting superweapons are stupid.

Midichlorians are gone, fortunately. Yay.

The entire series could be redone as a wizardly dialogue about power, inheritance, class,.

Kylo Ten is a nice standin for the alt right.

Breaking my usual habit, I watched the 3 Disney star wars movies.

Oy. Let's just say JJ Abrams isn't my favorite director. The analysis of a Hindu I follow on Twitter on birdsite suggests that the total Star Wars plot is about attachment and the harms it causes. I think that's astute.

The plot holes in the Disney movies could be driven through with a cruise ship. The fan service and tie backs to "originals" is grotesque. I like the character of Luke in Johnson's movie.

Folks always say, 'oh social media is so toxic.' And it's true, but I was stuck at the laundromat forced to watch local TV news and let me tell you, that shit makes social media look like a kale smoothie.

Anarchists vs Orderists.

You can see the real time effectiveness of formal leadership organizations play out, real time, in Seattle.

Rustys/Roberts Rules, with defined membership criteria, are a good idea.

King County moving to level 2. Nearby, an ag county infection grows, only barely "controlled" .

Parks getting crowded. Bad news.

I need to write more and read less (but deeper). That was my 2020 plan. Well, I've exceeded my yearly reading goal by 50%, and havn't written a dang thing.

I will solve this through (1) reading papers and writing notes on them and (2) finally kicking my "professional SWE essay" patreon out the door, since if I can get a little motivation, I should be able to do the writing a lot easier.

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