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Today is a snow day for me, so naturally by 8am I am physically exhausted from doing non-sedentary things as opposed to being sedentary and having my exhaustion be of the mental variety.

There are times when I'm surprised that people are still using FB, etc, but then I remember that there are still active users on G+ and I am reminded that inertia is one of the most powerful forces in the universe.

Hey. HEY. Listen up, people doing hobby stuff.

If you share your work, it's okay to want to get paid for it.

Even if it's stuff you give away in other forms or to individuals. Even if it's built on the free work of others. As long as you're not violating a license somewhere, you do nothing wrong by charging to cover your costs working on things, or building things, or maintaining things, or creating things.

We all need to get by. Giving stuff away is great. It's not *required.*

instance suspension 

technology bad, youtube 

Oh, wow, I got ready for school super fast, I have enough time to - now I'm late, OK, then.

Instance block; violently anti-queer domain name 

what do you call a big mammal with floppy ears and a long nose that doesn't matter? 

Apparently is a free web based image editor that's compatible with Photoshop files, in case you've been using a certain open source image editor with an ablest name and have been looking for alternatives.

The best Mastodon meme was when we told each other how much we loved and cared for one another

"T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T are selling access to their customers’ location data, and that data is ending up in the hands of bounty hunters and others not authorized to possess it, letting them track most phones in the country." – #Privacy

After a sick day full of doing not much beyond eating soup I feel better, but I'm also coughing more.

So, net wash?

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Aaron Smith is TheArtGuy

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