I can now see, for the first time, just how many worms a can holds, and why it’s not a good idea to open one under any circumstances.

– Nick Hornby: How to be good

"Always, before any of this began, I enjoyed gossip, an essential qualification for the [psychotherapist] job. Now I get to hear a lot of it, a river of human effluvium flowing into me, day after day, year after year. Like many modernists, Freud privileged detritus; you could call him the first artist of the ‘found’, making meaning out of that which is usually discarded. It is dirty work, getting closely acquainted with the human."

- Hanif Kureishi: Something to tell you

"The man you love in me, of course, is better than me. I'm not like that. But he loves you, and I'll make sure I'm better than myself."

A. S. Pushkin

Regardless of your talents, the difference in likelihood of doing something if you try and doing something if you don't try is still above zero.

Time to make things happen! Unfortunately, this is the biggest combination of crisis and useless you can imagine.
outpost-north.eu/2021/05/12/i-

Wow, that's rough.

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mastodon.ar.al/@aral/106198269
aral@mastodon.ar.al - “Lobbying by Poland and Hungary has led to the removal of the phrase ‘gender equality’ from a Friday declaration on advancing social cohesion in the European Union.”

inkl.com/a/jaPqNGivWgv​

Thank goodness they didn’t try to remove “Single Market” or there would have been a huge uproar.

"OnePlus Watch Review: They Settled!" -
youtu.be/07mIwEa3xbQ - much as I feared, apparently not really there yet. At least they tried to do their own system.

At the end of a watch – Outpost North
outpost-north.eu/2021/04/24/at - Reading about the bland first impressions of the OnePlus Watch. I can not help wondering what a smartwatch is, and what it is becoming.

At the end of a watch – Outpost North
outpost-north.eu/2021/04/24/at - Reading about the bland first impressions of the OnePlus Watch. I can not help wondering what a smartwatch is, and what it is becoming.

The broken windows theory of useless technology:

"People expect technology to suck because it actually sucks"

tonsky.me/blog/tech-sucks/

/via news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2… (which doesn't actually (at a glance) suck for this article)
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