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Hi All,

I'm Ron. I work in a public library in Iowa and a MLIS student at Valdosta State (online). I would describe myself as a generalist. I bake bread, tinker with Linux, and watch TV in my free time.

Right now I'm interested in the idea of creating a Digital Community Archive at my public library. Kind of like a history archive, but also current stuff. I would really like to help rebuild my community which has been hollowing out my whole life.

OMG, in the hospital waiting room and the "today" show is on. What a load of bullshit covered in commercials. No wonder this world is so fucked up.

Dear Research Methods class. I just can't make myself care...

Sometimes I think that maybe when you've been on the outside so long, there isn't any coming inside available to a person.

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How did we let the Web get to this point. All I wanted to do was read this blog post.

Thank you KB4480970 for breaking Windows file sharing yet again!

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Its a little sad how emoticons reflect our superficial world. Where are the archetype emoticons? Where are the shadow figures? the mist? Where are the ancient trees?

Oh no, am I becoming a Jungian again? 🤔

Can anyone give me some advice on granting access to hardware using ? I'm trying to capture video using an easycap clone. I've given the snap access to but ffmpeg still complains that it can't access hw:2,0 . Any ideas?

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Two weeks ago, Australian children went for three days of #ClimateChange protest. Prime Minister #ScottMorrison told Parliament "what we want is more #learning in schools and less #activism."

If you haven't listened to it already:
"You only speak of green eternal economic growth because you are too scared of being unpopular. You only talk about moving forward with the same bad ideas that got us into this mess, even when the only sensible thing to do is pull the emergency brake. You are not mature enough to tell it like it is. Even that burden you leave to us children. [...] You have ignored us in the past, and you will ignore us again. We have run out of excuses, and we are running out of time. We have come here to let you know that change is coming, whether you like it or not. The real power belongs to the people."

15-year-old Swedish climate activist #GretaThunberg addressing the U.N. plenary last night. She has called for a global school strike on Friday.

The line between scifi and fiction has been eroding for years, but it's getting to the point now where I just can't tell the difference anymore.

Universal Basic SSDs

Can I get a Hallelujah?

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Oh man, I'm crushed. Didn't even get an interview. 😩 Don't know if I'll ever get to Maine....

Having read Pollan's "How to Change Your Mind," am currently rewatching "The Matrix" from the point of view as Neo's story arc as a psychedelic trip. Thinking about doing the same thing w/ Flatliners as well.

I just put on my laptop to see how it has changed. Does it run hot? I haven't heard my fans run like this under ?

So was the farmer's name bingo or the dog's?

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We're making changes to the #Inkscape command line. To be sure we accommodate as many use cases as we can, we need your help! Please post examples and descriptions of how you use the :inkscape: command line here:

(Please also Boost for reach, thanks! 💕 )

Currently willing my future employer to call me and offer me an interview...🧠 ☎️ 🎉

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