I got a lovely reminder today that projects I worked on in the past may seem like ancient memories to me, but will be new discoveries for people when they find them later.

As a person who's most familiar with making live performances, asynchronous creativity at times still feels like a magical new idea.

Keep making stuff.
Keep sharing stuff.

A #library is a great example of an institution where humans collaborate with each other for motives beyond profit. It is a place where it is easy for everyone to understand how our relationships with strangers can be more than mere commercial transactions.

A library is, in a way, an #anarchist space dedicated to knowledge.
It has rules and we observe them out of respect, not fear.
It has experts whose authority is not arbitrary, but knowledge based.

A library is a sanctuary from capitalism.

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Beginner: I'm such an idiot
Intermediate: I'm great at this!
Advanced: wow I still have a lot to learn
Master: I can tell you in extreme detail the ways in which I'm an idiot

How do you know you've learned something (let's cap it to the ability of being able to explain) without someone or something else (e.g. a test) indicating that you have?

something I think a lot about is how metal atoms consider every other metal atom it’s friend

2 pieces of flat, clean metal in vacuum, when brought together will weld together because they don’t know they’re 2 different pieces

Last night a Dutch sailboat docked next to us, everyone already here came to greet them, we spent the last hours of sunlight exchanging stories, or making castles with play cards on the dock with their kid.

I feel pretty lucky to partake in these limnal sort of impromptu events, made up of people who meet in these little overlapses in their lives.

TIL that bees are not herbivores, but are, in fact, omnivores. They’re eating all these little microbes on pollen, which seems to be a significant source of protein for them.

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Frustrated 

Stammering is so f*ing frustrating. Messes up any self esteem I have left; makes me feel the /speaking is so natural and everyone does it even toddlers and yet you can't/ kind of worthlessness. Constantly reminded of it by my own mind because speaking is the primary way I communicate. Underdeveloped communication abilities as the alternative to hiding in a dark room all these years was constant mental pain. I want to cry under the stars right now but the climate outside doesn't allow.

When you don’t create things, you become defined by your tastes rather than ability. Your tastes only narrow and exclude people. so create.

— Why the Lucky Stiff

"These copper ingots," the devil said, "are of sub-par quality."
"You accepted them as payment," the merchant said, "the deal is done."
"Very well. I will uphold my end of the bargain," the devil said. "Your name will live forever."
"That is all I ask," said Ea-nasir.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

I like humans. They’re my favourite alien species. I’ve been watching them for the last fifty thousand or so of their years. But I was getting impatient with their slow pace of development. So I started helping them along by lighting supernovas in their galaxy to spark their curiosity.

Then my parents found out and they grounded me for 400 years. The humans must be wondering why the supernovas stopped.

Anyway, I’m back, and boy, does Betelgeuse look tempting.

#MicroFiction

Hello everyone, nice to meet you all. My name is Akshay and this is my :D

I'm a 21 y/o student of Mechanical Engineering at the Govt. Polytechnic in Nagpur, India. I love making, building things, interacting and contributing to all things free and open source, though I also call myself a /curious bystander/ as I have nothing to show for it (yet 🙂).

In the long run, I want to study Materials Science and develop sustainable substances and processes to help with our energy needs.

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