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My problem has been:
a) I've come from bird site which I used as a curated source of journalism & information so I was largely passive; I had nothing to say.
b) I'm essentially introverted and shy; I tend not to say much, especially in crowds.
c) I don't really understand the point of social media; I don't have a sense of self-importance to believe that my opinion is worth expressing publicly.

Huzzah! I now have a new laptop which took most of yesterday to set up.

My previous (bought when unemployed so not very grunty) had a tiny drive and couldn't install my work SW.
I also tried running that lappy with Win11 (MS said "your computer is sad and unsuitable"): it did run but it clagged the machine out.

So being an adult and having a job, I lashed out and bought a new laptop. And, gosh, it's most excellent.
Very chuffed.

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@jimbob
... The tremolo and slight distortion on organ in Plutonium-239 is weird but somehow apposite. Iodine-131 is possibly my least fave but, again, subjective. The minimalist piano on drone on Cobalt-60 (however spelt and congrats on updating it on BC) is sublime. And the epic Strontium-90 with its disturbing and alienating radio sounds plus piano is supreme.
Yet again, thanks for producing it.

@jimbob
Okay, so I've listen to it 4 times and... I totally love it.
(Its hard to know whether it out-rates "Alcubierre Drive" or not but enjoyment and credit is always subjective)...

@ben_hr Gosh, I'm looking your avatar: a kinda cubist version of Hokusai's Great Wave...

I know it's subjective but IMHO, Black Star is the absolute best coffee in Brisbane.

Annual optometrist test today. It usually takes about 3 hours because a) I go to the School of Optometry and Vision Science so I can be a useful guinea pig for students, and b) I have lattice degeneration in both eyes which makes me an interesting subject for students.
I'm expecting I'll need revised glasses which will be hilarious, considering I have no income.

@paulkidd I saw someone like you in Swanston Street, went up and said "You're Paul Kidd" and it wasn't you. How embarrassment.

Shallow philosophising 

It occurs to me that for the majority of people, the aim of life is to *have*: having things, having property, having money, having power, having experiences, &c.
But I reckon the aim of life is to *be*: be kind, be generous, be genuine, be honest, be considerate of others, &c.
We all die (and thank God for that!), everything you have will be dispersed; you can take it with you. But everything you be will remain in the memory of those left behind.
Be, not have.

@frogworth I just got a msg from Bandcamp; I soooo wish I was in SYD so I would have come and seen raven play in a coupla days.
Good luck with the gig.

meta :birdsite: 

I want to thank Twitter for their greed in changing the API and destroying 3rd party apps (particularly Tweetbot) because it has populated Mastodon with heaps of interesting and good people and inspired some (HT @daedalus) to establishing instances.

My problem has been:
a) I've come from bird site which I used as a curated source of journalism & information so I was largely passive; I had nothing to say.
b) I'm essentially introverted and shy; I tend not to say much, especially in crowds.
c) I don't really understand the point of social media; I don't have a sense of self-importance to believe that my opinion is worth expressing publicly.

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