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Goals for today: Forget about multitasking. Enjoy what youโ€™re doing now and do it well.

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Hi, Iโ€™m Robin. I said something like this on one of my earlier, now mothballed accounts, but the community here on reminds me of being back on the bird site back in โ€˜08.

It may take a little more work to really get into it, but being on here feels fresh and worthwhile. Nice to meet you all.

Those of you on , what is your preferred music player and why? I'm thinking of having music libraries on my machine again.

I wish the widget showed the date and time of the tasks and reminders. It would just make the much more useful.

I donโ€™t normally play in the background while working, but I am today.

โ€œCubano Be,โ€ by

I should be working but I find myself browsing other instance timelines and even, dare I say it, the timeline.

Nope. Terrible idea. Back to work it is then.

Another quote from Tolleโ€™s that I particularly liked:

โ€œTo know yourself as the Being underneath the thinker, the stillness underneath the mental noise, the love and joy underneath the pain, is freedom, salvation, enlightenment.โ€

And with that, have a good night!

Alright. I learned how to set a permanent bash alias for a machine that I've repurposed as a server.

Even used to edit it. Feelin' pretty proud ๐Ÿ˜‚

Finally learning Vim using the built-in vimtutor command. Kind of fun actually.

As I work Iโ€™m listening to the musical scores of Lalo Schifrin (Dirty Harry, Bullit, etc.).

Just incredible works of art. I think this will mean more to add to the watch/re-watch list.

Presently enjoying some quiet time during the lunch hour.

We pay to Steam, Netflix, Amazon prime, Spotify. But not to Wikipedia, Archive.org, Librivox, Project Gutenberg, for our favourite Linux distro.

The huge asymmetry between corporate and community has not emerged naturally. It is a product of our choices of not supporting community oriented projects.

The short conveniences vs the long-term good. We always chose the former.

In face of surveillance capitalism, we must and must change.

Trying to order coffee with oat milk or without milk is the new "Who's on first?"

Thinking about last night's movie some more. Just a wonderfully re-watchable film. I know that I will get more out of subsequent viewings. The story, and particularly the cinematography were splendid. Highly recommended if you haven't already seen it.

Surveillance capitalism is the same as climate change, but for data:

- Some people have been warning about its consequences for years
- Most people don't care because they don't feel concerned, they can't see it affecting them
- A few companies are making a lot of damage with the help of governments
- When we will face the consequences it will be too late
- We can still do something about it, and the sooner the better

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