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The Best of The Week



In bed, seeking calm 

Tossing and turning 

trying to block out the sound of traffic 


Head on pillow but

mind at 100 miles an hour

racing through the list of forgotten calls and misplaced keys


Sometime after one, 

her thoughts move to a low hum

search engine shifts to idle 


Asleep beneath the watchful eyes of pilot lights






Dead Internet Theory proposes that the overwhelming majority of the content you encounter on the Internet is not the product of living human minds, but something else entirely. Under this theory, the rare human browser is like a rat trapped in a maze built by unseen intelligences, manipulated by impostors and algorithms for their own opaque purposes. That lukewarm product review, the pointed

This wasn't specifically inspired by this recent day log, but it did get me started thinking about something that has been building for a while. Also, about something I can talk about here in a manner I couldn't on social media: the spread of "nueurodivergent" as an identity. I also apologize for the quotation marks, but I used them purposely: this is about the adaptation of "somewhere on the spectrum" as a simple phrase with its own connotations, not simply about being on the Autism

News for Noders

May 1: May day.

May 3: Happy birthday ImConfused!

May 4: May the Fourth be with you!

May 8: Happy birthday E2D2!

May 10: Happy birthday BIII!

May 12: Mother's day in the USA.

May 27: Memorial Day in the USA.

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April 1: The E2 Dadaism Quest starts today! Please show off your Dadaist chops with lots of fig inverted urinal.

April 1: The 2024 LieQuest has been cancelled.

April 12: Yuri's Night

April 22: Happy Earth Day, fellow earthlings!

April 23: Saint George's Day.

April 24: Happy birthday, Rancid_Pickle!

April 30: Walpurgis Night.

If you have something to add to the monthly news, /msg Tem42.

March 14th: Pi day.

March 10th: Daylight saving time celebrated by many.

March 19th: The first equinox of the year.

March 31st: Happy birthday mad girl's love song!

Get ready for LieQuest 2024, starting on April 10th!

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February 2: Happy birthday Auspice!

February 2: Happy birthday npecom!

February 5: Happy birthday wertperch!

February 8: Happy birthday to panamaus

February 15: Happy birthday Admin to the goo!

February 15: Terse Quest 2024 begins!

February 23: Happy birthday Samuel Pepys!

February 29: Happy birthday Browncoat!

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January 1: Gregorian New Year.

January 16: National Nothing Day.

January 24: Happy Birthday Silverai_me!

January 26: Happy Birthday Segnbora-t!

January 30: Happy Birthday O-Swirl!

If you have something to add to the monthly news, /msg Tem42.