@eryn alright so basically it clicked for me when I was thinking about a thought experiment that Einstein used.

Imagine a clock that ticks whenever a photon bounces between two mirrors. In empty space, it just kinda ticks at a predictable rate. If you then move the whole experiment away from you, the photon must travel at a diagonal path and from our reference frame appears to tick more slowly than a stationary clock, however an observer sitting on the clock will read that their clock normally and read the stationary one as slower.

Similarly, such a clock accelerating upwards will cause it to tick more slowly since the distance required to tick increases. Finally, the equivalence principle tells us that an accelerating reference frame is indistinguishable from the force of gravity, showing us that the photon mirror clock, in a gravitational well, will also tick more slowly.

A clock and observer travelling at lightspeed will be unable to count any ticks at all, they are timeless.

hot take about space colonization 

If we wait around for civilization to be better then we will not escape the Earth ever. Kessler syndrome, nuclear accidents, an asteroid, a supervolcano, these are just some of the things that could throw all the future of life into question. I really do feel there is an existential urgency to preserving the biodiversity of Earth elsewhere because if today has shown us anything it's that sometimes catestrophe hits with no rhyme or reason. We need to expand.

Hecking ouch. 

That feeling when you're trying to relax and your chair breaks and a bookcase falls on your face.

That smarts.

Time spent doing what you love is not time wasted.
Time spent with people you enjoy and who enjoy you is not time wasted.
Time spent in introspection and recovery is not time wasted.
Time spent thinking about your passions is not time wasted.
Time spent wondering and dreaming is not time wasted.

Oof. It's snowing massive flakes and I can't eat all of them. It's too big a job for one ott.

Do you ever just sit in a quiet room, put a record on, turn off the speakers, and relax to the purely analogue sound?

Being a volitional, morphing liquid might be fun.

Non-wetting, of course. A polite creature never soaks into the person they splash on and swirl around.

the fediverse reminds me a lot of how things used to be in the '90s a.k.a. the golden age of computing

back when we all had our own dorky fuckin websites on tripod or angelfire or geocities, all unique, all human

back before the internet was taken over by soulless monolithic corporations bent on forcing spy cameras into their users' every orifice

back before advertisers had built themselves a surveillance empire to dwarf the NSA's

back when we were all genuine and sincere and *ourselves.* even if we were total fuckin dorks

all of a sudden these little grassroots social spaces are popping up, with unique and quirky domains, full of people who aren't such cowards that they spend their lives hiding behind a curtain of ironic detachment. it's like the experimental chaos of the '90s but tempered by experience and improved by new technology

there's a reason IRC and pleroma are the only ways i actually *like* interacting with ppl online

Aah, the trick is to load your desired video in the embedded player mode. Here's an example.


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Firefox on android seems to be supporting background play for youtube now as well as letting me access other tabs without pausing the audio. It's had window in window for ages, but this is really nice.

As always, remember you can install adblock plus on android Firefox.

Past me is a good person who cares about future me 

I thoroughly doccumented something I thought I hadn't, so I had a nice straightforward master equipment list right there and handy so I didn't need to ask repeat questions to my supervisor. I'm really happy with past me right now.


Jelly beans are always a mistake.

Proposed life hack?:

Get like a ball of yarn or other such harmless object for you to project all your frustration, guilt, and blame onto. It's all that darn yarn ball's fault. I will never forgive it for what it did to me. It knows exactly what I'm talking about.

Okay but seriously, a cycle of self-blame and thinking on every single possible bad outcome of scenarios that probably aren't going to happen anyway is how depression seems to work. So maybe I need an evil little yarn ball to pour it into, rather than myself. One with a curly mustache and monocle. And a top hat. And a little bag of monopoly money next to it.

.    ✦             ˚              *           .  .            ✦      ,      
.   . ゚      . 
      ,       .                                  ☀️   . .             .                                                                                        ✦        ,               🚀        ,    ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍               .            .       ,     .                      .   .    .                  .           .        .    ˚                     ゚     .   .      🌎 ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ,                * .

Pedestrian unfriendly 

Where we're going, we don't need sidewalks.

Would you make someone else work as hard as you are working right now? Be kind to yourself.

Call for help, boosts appreciated 

So, just found out that I literally do not have enough money to move into my apartment on the 4th, so when I get kicked out of my current house on the 28th I'll officially be homeless.

Started a GoFundMe. Would appreciate any help. gofundme.com/need-movein-funds

Warning: IRL pic n' stuff.

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