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I have an XMPP/Jabber server. It features OMEMO encryption. I run it from a closet in my house. It is up if my house has power and internet (so, most of the time.) It allows uploads of pics and video for sharing. Those files are deleted after 24 hours.

You can join it by using "Conversations" on Android, or "Siskin IM" on iOS, to create a new account at

If you do, please let me know your user name! I am, as one might expect,

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If you see one of our users violating these terms, file a report. Send me a message. (I'm on the lookout, of course, and.) The response will be as swift as I can make it.

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This is the how-to I wish I had when I set up my Prosody XMPP server. I have no idea why in tarnation no search engine would show it to me.

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I'm Thraeryn, the Embodiment of RED and of

* wrestling
* being kind & friendly
* supporting good folks
* chatting about the everyday

* tech
* podcasts
* pineapple pizza
* current music
* a whole bunch of current TV
* mansplaining
* white fragility
* @Gargron

I bought a cat apartment!

There was a bunch of stuff in the box, but I'll figure that out later.


texas government: won’t legalize cannabis

texas government: offers $10,000 bounty to individuals that take legal action against anyone that helps a woman get an abortion past 6 weeks (before many people even know they’re pregnant)

I just "discovered" that my TV remote, through CEC, will control my Fire Stick.

I don't feel old, but I'm obviously not as young as I once was.

It seems like the closest I can get is "We gave this to X for $holiday and they love it"

which will never be a review of any worth, simply bc of politeness/social graces

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I want to buy a cheap soundbar for my TV. Only two things stand in my way:

audiophiles and technophiles.

Both groups tend to have strong opinions on soundbars, no matter the price, aaaaaaand I really don't care about most of the complaints that make something "unbuyable" for them.

It's darned tough to find J. Average's opinions on these things, and that's what I want: "Sounds great, but it turned off a lot until I changed this setting." That's all.

But nooooooo.

This Is Pop, S01E02:

I love T-Pain, and I love the relationship he and his wife have

It's almost time for the fastest two hours of every week, AEW Dynamite!

life path observations 

I really wish I weren't an outlier.

I want a world in which everyone can say their existence justifies their being cared for. I want to live in a society where being is enough, where everything we do for each other is a welcome and appreciated lagniappe. (6)

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life path observations 

The world is such a strange place. These are both reasonably successful paths. My buddy's seems defined by what he wouldn't do; mine was always defined by Pasteur's idea that "[...L]e hasard ne favorise que les esprits préparés."

And a desire to exist as nothing more than myself, offering no value beyond my inherent value. To be me, and have that be enough.

It's wild that I succeeded. It's wild that my biologist friend is out working on my lawn. (5)

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life path observations 

I'm 42 now; I've essentially been a kept man for 23 years.

For almost as long as my friend has been alive, I got by on my skills at connectin', listenin', & fuckin'.

It's such vastly different work.

But every time I hear Danzig sing "Got a light, shines on me," I feel it in my marrow. (4)

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life path observations 

Me? I took my decent looks and offbeat sensibilities, worked on emotional intelligence (for A LONG TIME, I still feel like I'm just getting "there"), and started throwing myself at older, accomplished women when I was about 19.

I've worked since then, but maybe once for more than six months. The type of job never mattered; that it had few requirements and that I could arrange a quick, in-person interview were my guidelines. (3)

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life path observations 

Or he could've gone into oil & gas—the bread and butter of the Houston area for ages—evaluating new drilling or pipeline environments, writing impact reports whose details would largely be ignored in every single case.

I wish he didn't have to work so hard to find a niche he can live with in his field. I'm glad we can pay him, because I know the background we're getting for it. (2)

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life path observations 

My buddy who has a degree in biology chose not to go into medical research. He had a job at the Houston Arboretum for a while, and is now trying to get his own plant service off the ground. He's in my yard with a weed trimmer right now.

I greatly respect his choice to not pursue a career in pharmaceuticals, likely to be fifteen years of tweaking some sildenafil-based compound. He chose a far tougher road. (1)

executive dysfunction morning 

• decide to eat breakfast
• 3-4 out-of-order moments while getting breakfast sandwich to throw in microwave
• "huh. this doesn't feel like a 'high executive function' day"
• look up to realize I'm microwaving my sandwich incorrectly
• "aaaaaaand the first reports are in" 🙄

Hangman Adam Page over on birdsite:

if you work piss-in-a-bottle hard for long enough then you too can watch your boss’ boss’ boss’ tax cheat boss go on a ten minute almost space vacation. aew dynamite tomorrow at 8pm

@oneoddfrog Hey, still wanna watch some wrestling tonight? When & how? (I'm Central time zone)

Please don't spam this channel with newbie questions about "help im drowning" and "gblrblgrlb" before reading the quickstart documentation, thanks

Looking for friends to help me keep my mind from wallowing in the grief of a breakup.

Anyone interested in:
- group read of buddhist or spiritual literature
- Bookclub around self help books like Nicole LePerra's How to Do The Work
- Anyone who wants to group watch movies or professional wrestling and yell at the screen with me
- Anyone interested in trying new recipes, in particular looking to the cuisines of Africa, Korea, or Japan.

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