: Please don’t use anonymous gifts/wish list services for people you personally know… no need to pay that service's fee, just ask your acquaintance/friend for eg their amazon wishlist and it will be much cheaper.

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Don’t use Google AMP

“Google AMP is bad news for how the web is built, it’s bad news for publishers of credible online content, and it’s bad news for consumers of that content. Google AMP is only good for one party: Google.” – thelink.is/google-amp-bad

“If I had my way, Mobile Safari would refuse to render AMP pages. It’s a deliberate effort by Google to break the open web.” – daringfireball.net/linked/2017

#SurveillanceCapitalism

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And on the pedestal these words appear:
'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

I don't do the competition thing? I try to improve myself, but my competition is with yesterday's me, not other people. I don't rank people. I don't believe in comparing people. I'm not you & you are not me & I like to think that we both bring something unique to everything we do?

Don't promise, deliver, preferably more than expected.

All promising does is raise expectations. Delivering more than expected is difficult enough without raising the bar needlessly.

Could we please, as a general rule, stop supporting religious organisations?

At least any run by churches you don't personally belong to?

I know what I bring to the table…

Trust me, I'm not afraid to eat alone.

Dear USA,

Next time you may want to consider to require anyone who wants to become president or vp or representative to score a 100% on the USA Citizenship test.

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As Mastodon grows, at some point there _will_ be a meltdown of some big instance into which tons of people put their trust and then the admin turns out not to be trustworthy (like the MtGox incident in Bitcoin). Even if it's a few hundred people affected, it will be major negative news.

People need to be educated about the role and power of instance admins.

If all you can see is your own shadow, you may be facing the wrong way.

Why do we always say life is short when it’s the longest thing we’ll ever experience?

It’s rare to find someone you can depend on.

"Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. You don’t have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow." — Carrie Fisher

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“I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger as reason. I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. Reality doesn't impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.”
― Anaïs Nin

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Maybe someone can make an easy use/setup aMastodon Raspberry Pi Zero W distribution

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