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July 19th, 2024

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July 18th, 2024

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Best. Uncle. Ever.

Just so y'all know, between working on Magic, teaching him D&D yesterday, and showing him my Minecraft stuff today - My nephew believes I'm basically the coolest uncle which has ever existed.

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July 15th, 2024

July 14, 2024 by Heather Cox Richardson

Yesterday will be a date in the history books, perhaps not the specific date, but the events will be notable in the same way we learn about Reagan's attempted assassination.

Here is how Heather Cox Richardson began her entry for yesterday:

Shortly after 6:00 yesterday evening at a Trump rally in Butler, Pennsylvania, a shooter on the roof of a building about 400 feet from the stage appears to have shot eight bullets at the former president and into the crowd. Trump appeared to flinch and reach for his right ear as Secret Service agents crouched over the former president. When the agents got word the shooter was "down," they lifted Trump to move him out. He asked to get his shoes and then to put them on.

With that apparently accomplished, Trump stood up with blood on his face, exposed to the crowd, and told the agents to wait. He raised his fist in the air in front of an American flag in what instantly became an iconic image. He appeared to yell, "Fight, fight, fight!" to the crowd before being ushered offstage.

Pennsylvania firefighter Corey Comperatore, 50, was killed. David Dutch, 57, was injured and is hospitalized in stable condition. James Copenhaver, 74, was also injured and is in stable condition.

7/15/2024 1:32 pm | Tags: history, us politics, donald trump | Share to:
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#mentalhealth #discipline #inspiration #motivation #keepgoing #tired #nevergiveup #deepthoughts

♬ Originalton - BrokenMan

Everybody says disciple is so important. But they never want to tell you why. I'll tell you why discipline is so important. It's the strongest form of self love. It's ignoring something you want right now for something better later on. Discipline reveals the commitment you have to your dream. Especially on days where you don't want to. The future you is depending on the current you to keep the promises you made yesterday.

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July 14th, 2024

My personal laptop is out of commission until Monday. The power cable has been dealing with a bad kink and it's been getting worse. A few months ago I wrapped some tape around it to try and protect it. Yesterday morning, as I picked the laptop up I heard crackling and looked at the tape on the cable abd saw sparks. Needless to say, the cable was immediately unplugged.

I ordered a replacement with same-day delivery but sadly when it arrived it turns out I had ordered the wrong replacement. I've ordered another one, which is slated to arrive tomorrow. I'll have to survive until then.

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July 11th, 2024

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The Planets Today - a website to show the relative positions of planets

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You ever look at the clock on your computer and suddenly realize it is July?

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July 10th, 2024

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Older millenials nostalgic for the good ole' days

From Redditor The_Law_of_Pizza in the "older millennials of reddit: what was life like in the 2000s?" thread:

The 90s and 2000s were a perfect blend of comfortable analog life and the tantalizing promise of a digital future.

It was a time when you could go to the mall and literally be disconnected from everyone but the friends you met there. Your parents couldn't call you. Your work couldn't call you. None of you were staring at a screen texting people who weren't there. It was just you mall rats, your shopping, and the food court.

But it was also a period when you might have a beeper, or an early cell phone, or a palm pilot - things that were amazing at the time, and made you feel like you were living in the future. It's hard to convey that feeling to somebody who has grown up in the digital era; but try to imagine living in a world where getting separated from your friends at the mall meant an hour of searching for them store by store - and then suddenly having a small flip phone you call them on.

The technology was just advanced enough to be incredibly useful without being advanced enough yet to consume you.

It was a time when every year brought insane leaps in technology - jumping from 2D graphics to fully 3D Voodoo-powered wonder.

Think about it. This period literally went from Super Mario World to Batman Arkham Asylum.

These were real, genuine and exciting things to look forward to rather than just the year's new iPhone with a slightly enhanced camera that you only pretend to see the difference in.

The internet itself was still a new, wild frontier. It hadn't been captured by huge corporate interests yet, and wasn't overrun by the lowest common denominators spamming social media for clicks and dollars. There simply wasn't a big financial incentive yet, so everybody who was surfing those digital waves was just there to have fun.

It's a time that will probably never come again.

Millenials have officially reached the age of nostalgia for our childhood. This rings very true to my feelings of that era, but also I'm keenly aware of the overlooking of the problematic portions (anti-LGBTQ masked in the most measly of willingness to acknowledge gay people, as just one example.)

Regarding the framing for technology of the era, it's 100% true. I had a pager in high school, then a cell phone, and a palm pilot. I yearned for more and more technology in my life. I learned HTML as I became addicted to the Internet and its possibilities. I started blogging in this time. I was on IRC more than I am on Twitter these days.

Wild stuff to think back on. And oh god I feel older and older every day.

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July 9th, 2024

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Song got stuck in my head after hearing it on The Bear.

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July 8th, 2024

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Inside - 2/5 dead pigeons

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Nemo, a high-end art thief, is trapped in a New York penthouse after his heist doesn't go as planned. Locked inside with nothing but priceless works of art, he must use all his cunning and ingenuity to survive.

The one-liner on Peacock mentioned described it as an art thief gets trapped in a highrise. I had no idea what I was in for. It's a commentary on modern society and art. Realizing that Dafoe's character's name is Nemo would have tipped me off that this wasn't a heist drama but instead an artistic commentary.

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July 6th, 2024

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July 4th, 2024

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