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And now most of the clouds are gone and it is scorching. Make up your freaking mind!

Just an hour ago there wasn't a cloud in the sky. Now they are rolling in like crazy and the weather forecast has changed from hot and sunny to cloudy with rain tonight.

Con-crud update: I seem to be past the no-energy-feel-like-crap-all-the-time part of things, but the last few days I've woken up in the early hours with a coughing fit. Going through lots of tissues.

I posit that mermaids, who are deep deep sea dwellers, would not be human sized, but much much larger, like the giant squid.

mermaids are the sunken Prometheans

the consorts of the elder gods,

those who serve as Cthulhu's priesthood

Sometimes I get jealous of other people's exciting and glamorous lives.

Then I realize, in order to have their lives I would have to be like them.

And then the jealousy drains away and I feel only pity.

TODO for next week: Go on LinkedIn and set my employment status to 'retired'.

I'm predicting this will do nothing to stop the flow of, 'Here's sixty-seven jobs for you!' emails.

Last June I put in nine potato plants, two of which promptly died and the rest of which didn't do well in the July heatwave. By the time I left for my trip in August they had all died, so I basically figured it was a total loss.

Today I dug out the mounds just in case and harvested three pounds of potatoes. 😜

Definitely going to try again next year, only using raised beds instead of mounds to make watering easier.

Con-crud update: I woke up, had a cup of coffee, blew my nose and coughed for an hour or so, then went back to sleep for three hours. Currently making a second start to the day.

Registration #A585004 - 1962-05-28
Title: The adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Author: TWAIN, MARK
Claimants: Crowell-Collier Pub. Co.
No renewal record found.
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"One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived." – Niccolo Machiavelli

Rusted Neuron (this Mastodon instance) is now a year old! Many thanks to @mastohost!

So, when do we invade Sudetenland? Sorry, I mean Greenland?

Politics, Trump, Tired of this shit 

Mass Shootings, Suicide 

Karen Stenner's site has a *TON* of good information about thinking. karenstenner.com/

We should be learning about this now; using the information to design tactics and strategies to disempower the 30% who actually yearn for strong man government.

"Democracy is most secure, and tolerance is maximized, when we design systems to accommodate how people actually are. Because some people will never live comfortably in a modern liberal democracy"

The Man Who Thinks Mass Can Work fivethirtyeight.com/features/p

Yes, there really are people who want to live in a . They may have nuanced views – as this guy does – but they are still willing to trust the government with that power.

Yes, that should frighten you.

As of this morning it's official… I DEFINITELY caught the con-crud at . (cough * cough)

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Rusted Neuron – an Intentional Community

Rusted Neuron is an invitation-only 'Intentional Community'. It is not intended to represent a specific focus, although the people you find here are generally intelligent, creative, and witty. Content and conduct rules are set by the community, not by fiat. The one thing we will not tolerate here is intolerance; you can agree to disagree, but you must treat others with respect.

Currently the membership limit is 100 people and there are plenty of slots available. The goal is to try to replicate real-world community interaction and norms enforcement online. Keeping it small is intended to create a village atmosphere by staying well under Dunbar's Number.