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"...and human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to, when we long to inspire pity in the stars." —Flaubert

🐘 Happy Mastodon day!

Mastodon vibes

"I have the comfortable feeling of being an inconsequential member of a litter, like a puppy or a kitten. I have a place but am not outstanding in any way. This is a feeling I have always enjoyed enormously. It heals me in some subtle way." —Anne Truitt, Daybook

A guy at a kids' thing gave a little talk and shared this quote:

"No one ever led a cavalry charge who thought they looked funny on a horse."

This quote is a filthy lie. Horses are hilarious.

Make the net weird again. Hand write sites like it’s the 90s. Pick interesting domain names and make fan sites or random knowledge known to everyone. Don’t monetize anything. Spearhead new protocols like Gemini. Make mods for games on your site. Make FAQs for obscure games no one knows about. Make public software services available to anyone. Make a news site about a really random subject. Create music in all kinds of different formats. Most of all, do it because you want to!

You know how the Eiffel Tower won the Grand Prize at the 1889 World Fair? Well, it had to share the glory with a book.

Not any book: A book ENTIRELY WOVEN IN SILK.

You heard right. And nerds, get this: All pages of this book were produced on the Jacquard loom in 1889, using thousands (200k-500k) of punch cards. Only 50-60 copies were made. >

All I need is some Virginia Woolf and a deep exhale and I’m good.

“Hail! natural desire! Hail! happiness! divine happiness! and pleasure of all sorts, flowers and wine, though one fades and the other intoxicates; and half-crown tickets out of London on Sundays, and singing in a dark chapel hymns about death, and anything, anything that interrupts and confounds the tapping of typewriters and filing of letters and forging of links and chains, binding the Empire together.” —V. Woolf, Orlando

Ok, prolific note-takers.

What do you use for your notes (apps, notebooks, index cards)?

And how do you keep it all organized (or not organized)?📑

#notetaking #notebooknerds

After re-watching The Wizard of Oz last night, I wanted to know more about the writer's use of repetition.

Besides musical refrains, so many lines repeat over and over—Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! There's no place like home. Auntie Em! I'm melting! Oil can! Click your heels 3 times etc

I didn't find out anything more about that, but I *did* find out that someone re-mixed the entire movie alphabetically, which is a glorious exercise in repetition in its own right: vimeo.com/mattbucy/ootw

In discovering Japanese paper, I am ruined. Ruined! If anyone wants Japanese paper recommendations, reply and I will ruin you also.

"...and human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to, when we long to inspire pity in the stars." —Flaubert

🐘 Happy Mastodon day!

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