Pinned toot

One wonders, "what will this new Social Media Identity end up expressing or standing for?" Naturally one gets shaped by those one interacts with.

In the case of [email protected], my first little project of identity-manifestation may be pivoting around cosmic.voyage/ - I love the notion and want to see what people come up with.

Expect some commentary! No followers here yet means I have no worries about spamming people with toots that bore them. 😜

Pinned toot

An initial on Mastodon:

I don't yet know what I'll share where and how. 2018 was a year of self-discovery and re-invention, I'm in the process of finding my new writer's-voice.

I'm interested in and , deep interest in human spiritual traditions, integrating their meaning from a scientific worldview. (So call me post-atheistic if you like, it's a linguistic matter?)

Further interests include armchair-theorising about and And more, l8r.

The feed on my "low-volume" list only goes back 5 days. So Lists aren't a good enough way to not miss things if I'm not on the site at least twice a week. 😕

Hugo boosted

"I have come to grant you the power to protect this land."
"What, like magic?"
"Sort of. Come the need, you will be able to combine, to form a hugely powerful body."
"Cool! How does it work?"
"First, you register to vote, then you keep yourself informed..."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

Hugo boosted

Microsoft is shutting down its ebook store, and deleting all its customers' libraries:

boingboing.net/2019/04/02/burn

The only reason they can do this is DRM, which means you never really own anything you've paid for.

Physical books are the most obvious alternative, but there are also DRM-free ebook shops. @libreture has a good selection here:

libreture.com/bookshops

You can find more book-related alternatives here:

switching.social/ethical-alter

(via @yogthos )

#eBooks #Books #Bookshops #Bookstores

On benefit of the doubt...

A "Poly.Land" post from last month has been on my mind, having raised awareness on some dynamics of trust:
poly.land/2019/03/01/i-feel-th

Last year this really got driven home for me when I made a mistake while acting with the best of intentions. No opportunity to explain what happened, no conversation since: a total breakdown in communications. Betrayal of trust felt on both sides.

One builds trust and mutual understanding in order to avoid such things happening.

One can find dualisms in so many places, in so many ways of relating to life and existence. Consequently the notion of non-dualism is also very broad, encompassing so many things and so many concepts that "defining non-dualism" is rather hard.

In fact, "defining non-dualism" can even feel a bit like an oxymoron to me, given how the act of defining feels like a manifestation of dualism: a definition often seeks to delineate what is, and what is not, a particular concept.

Hugo boosted

"In your own words, what would make you a good choice for the first Mars colony?"
"I am near immortal, and superhumanly strong."
"I see. And why do you want to go?"
"The moons of Mars are probably too small to make me turn when they are full."
"Probably?"
"I have no other hope."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

Hugo boosted

Probably if I had a real community of flesh-and-blood humans that I could commiserate with and swap stories with, I'd feel a lot more enthusiastic about my side projects. But as is, I can see my interest starting to slack. There's no substitute for real human connection.

So that's my pitch for why we need a decent tech meetup in Seattle. Thank you for coming to my TED talk. *drops slides on the floor, awkwardly picks them back up*

Does some corner of the Fediverse have the option to rank posts yet? (As opposed to sort-by-most-recent.)

By-recency sort order makes me feel more need to read exhaustively, which is too much / discourages following people that post "too regularly". (Whereas rank's downside is me being influenced by algorithms' decisions, of course.)

Mostly I don't want the irregularly-posting-friends' toots to get lost among the volume of others. ("Prioritise selected friends" could help.)

Cosmic Voyage: Hello Voortrekker! 

[Completionist thread toot links, ignore this toot] 

Cosmic Voyage: why do people write? 

Cosmic Voyage 

Hugo boosted

@hugovdm

Most of the folks speaking of rationalism tend to self-demonstrate that humans are rarely rational creatures. At this point it's an effective keyword for flagging emotionally crippled "bros."

Meaning can be seen as a riddle. "I am the inescapable reason for all things to exist. What am I?" The scientific process doesn't provide an effective strategy for solving riddles, though.

I don't really believe in objective reality. Due to its nature, I don't need to.

Mastodon RSS/Atom feeds: describing features and usability niggles 

Cosmic Voyage: reality-drive and world building 

Cosmic Voyage: Melchizedek 001 

One wonders, "what will this new Social Media Identity end up expressing or standing for?" Naturally one gets shaped by those one interacts with.

In the case of [email protected], my first little project of identity-manifestation may be pivoting around cosmic.voyage/ - I love the notion and want to see what people come up with.

Expect some commentary! No followers here yet means I have no worries about spamming people with toots that bore them. 😜

Ooh, this "CW" functionality is cool! :-) 

An initial on Mastodon:

I don't yet know what I'll share where and how. 2018 was a year of self-discovery and re-invention, I'm in the process of finding my new writer's-voice.

I'm interested in and , deep interest in human spiritual traditions, integrating their meaning from a scientific worldview. (So call me post-atheistic if you like, it's a linguistic matter?)

Further interests include armchair-theorising about and And more, l8r.

So here we go: I now have a Mastodon account, consequence of the death of G+.

Old identity: plus.google.com/+HugovanderMer
Another old identity that still continues to exist: twitter.com/hugovdm

Diaspora identity: [email protected]

I don't yet know where I'll end up settling down. Until then, I suspect I'll have a plethora of online identities, which can at least eventually be used to point people at my most stable social media presence.

Mastodon

mstdn.io is one of the instance in the fediverse. We're an open-minded generalistic instance. Learn more here!