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#001747 – 17 de Junho de 2024

Talvez porque a bipolaridade já me deu bastante cor mental, episódios suficientemente exóticos, tenho pouca paciência para o excesso expressivo, o discurso alucinado, gestos ou atitudes maníacas. Estou a ler o muito bem escrito The Futurological Congress, do Lem, e estou exausto, sem ter sequer chegado a metade.

 
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from Luca Schenato

Nell'agosto del 2015 mio figlio non aveva ancora due anni e, avendolo visto strano per un po', abbiamo fatto una visita di controllo ed è stato confermato quello che temevamo, cioè che era epilettico.

Ora, capirete che questa non è esattamente una notizia che si vuole sentire, soprattutto se le uniche cose che si conoscono sull'epilessia provengono dai film, quelli con quelle scene terrificanti di persone che si agitano sul pavimento. Gli episodi di nostro figlio erano in realtà “assenze”, la sua testa cadeva e lui andava in confusione per qualche minuto e poi tornava normale, ma stanco per un po'. Con i farmaci però i problemi si sono risolti; stava così bene che nel 2018 sono stati gradualmente ridotti a zero, supponendo che la rete neuronale avesse ormai completamente bypassato quella piccola zona del suo cervello un po’ troppo elettrica. Poi però purtroppo alla fine del 2019 gli episodi epilettici sono tornati, in coincidenza con la comparsa del covid dall'altra parte del mondo; cool. Episodi epilettici diversi. Sempre cosciente ma con lampi di luce e sdoppiamento delle figure; cose visive insomma. Un'altra novità era che questa volta era resistente ai farmaci, anche cambiando il dosaggio e le medicine il risultato non cambiava; cioè l'epilessia.

Nella sfortuna di essere nella minoranza degli epilettici resistenti ai farmaci, mio figlio ha avuto la fortuna di essere nella minoranza degli epilettici operabili. Un dettaglio: operare un epilettico significa operare il cervello di un epilettico. Ora, capirete che quando ci è stato detto “operiamo”, la nostra prima reazione è stata ODDIO. Venivamo da anni complicati, questo era un altro macigno. Ora, con i massi si possono fare due cose: si possono guardare o si può fare bouldering. Si dà il caso che nella realtà mio figlio adori fare bouldering e noi come famiglia abbiamo fatto molto bouldering metaforico negli ultimi anni; non voglio vantarmi, ma credo che abbiamo superato questi anni di epilessia combinata con la pandemia mondiale in modo tosto. Quello che abbiamo imparato dal 2015 è che bisogna andare avanti. Non c'è alternativa; che tu sia una persona debole o potente, c'è solo una scelta: andare sempre avanti. Ti viene naturale, vai avanti e non ti fermi.

Quindi, come dicevamo, l'operazione. A Basilea il 28 aprile 2023, giorno del mio 44esimo compleanno, nostro figlio di 9 anni è stato operato al cervello per rimuovere la lesione localizzata che causava i suoi episodi epilettici. Di quel giorno ricordo la mia apparente calma esteriore e il mio reale terrore interiore. Un’operazione fatta da un team di dottori tra i quali il primario di neurochirurgia pediatrica, una roba seria. Il giorno successivo, il 29 aprile, giorno del 40esimo compleanno di mia moglie, nostro figlio è stato trasferito dalla terapia intensiva alla sua normale stanza d'ospedale. In totale, siamo stati in ospedale a Basilea per cinque giorni, poi dieci giorni a casa in tranquillità e poi di nuovo a scuola, di nuovo alla vita normale. Fatti i controlli, ora le cose procedono senza intoppi. Gradualmente, stiamo ancora riducendo lentamente i medicinali fino a quando questo agosto arriverà a 0, ancora, questa volta si spera sia la volta definitiva.

Circa lo 0,8% delle persone nel mondo soffre di epilessia, e molti di questi sono bambini. L'epilessia è il disturbo neurologico cronico più comune dopo la cefalea. Con l'epilessia si può convivere, mio figlio ne è un esempio. Ce ne sono di diversi tipi, da quelle che si vedono nei film a quelle più “discrete” come quella di mio figlio. Fortunatamente la scienza ci ha dato e continua a darci farmaci efficaci, tranne che per i più sfortunati come mio figlio. E poi per una minoranza fortunata, di cui mio figlio fa parte, ci sono le epilessie operabili, cioè quelle che sono causate da un punto preciso del cervello non troppo interno. L’epilessia è intorno a noi. È una di quelle condizioni che può essere molto discreta; potreste avere di fianco sul bus una persona che sta avendo un episodio epilettico e potreste non accorgervi di nulla. Quando la persona media pensa all’epilessia pensa, come me prima dell’esperienza con mio figlio, a scene di convulsione e svenimenti; in realtà molte epilessie sono, appunto, discrete. Le persone con epilessia sono attorno a noi, nella maggior parte dei casi non ce ne accorgiamo.

In questi anni ho imparato molte cose, una è che mio figlio ha una forza incredibile. A parte la periodica rottura di palle dei controlli in ospedale, non si è minimamente lamentato per l’operazione; io al suo posto mi starei ancora lamentando dopo più di un anno. È bravissimo. Un’altra cosa che ho imparato è che la famosa frase “Ogni persona che incontri sta combattendo una battaglia di cui non sai nulla. Sii gentile, sempre” è un aforisma abusato ma è completamente vero! Si immagina che al proprio figlio non possa accadere nulla di così particolare, ma è così. Credo che tutta questa lunga e interminabile storia mi abbia insegnato a essere più gentile con gli altri, più empatico. Siate gentili. Sempre.

#Personale

 
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from ttt/log

Been a while since I self-hosted anything. I host OpenVPN on a server, that's it. Now I have a new one: ttt2600-TX-ubuntu (the name I gave the server on Linode). I also cancelled Vultr. I owed them $79 last month! For what, I do not know. No servers active on there. It got paid though.

The ttt2600 is on a $5 per mo Nanode, a shared CPU w/ 2GB RAM. Simple enough. That is until I get my home sbc server going.

This log (write.as/tttlog) will get a custom domain (when I buy it) and be log.ttt2600.******** (extra asterisks to mask what ext I willl actually go with, haha

Then zine.ttt2600.********, which will be for issues of Ctrl-ZINE (a zine I compile/edit with Ctrl-c.club). Issue 15 out...eventually.

And other bits and bobs w/ a subdomain attached.

nothing mythical there right now. Check https://ctrl-c.club/~loghead to see a near identical replica.

Statements at 4 AM

night

ttt

 
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from An Open Letter

I feel like I'm kinda in India, salvaging whatever internet I can. I like this little simple living as long as it's temporary. My first day today was good but I'm worried with work, overtime, Hash and the gym if I'll even have any free time for myself. We'll see.

 
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Morning coffee on the battered porch. Paint peeling from cracked wood where solitary wasps store food. The cottage garden a smear of poppies, lilies, dahlia, structural miscanthus. Butterflies and moths swarming replenished ornamental beds. Purple emperor, sorrow mantle, red admiral, pallas' fritillary, hummingbird hawk-moth, five-spot burnet.

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from Anita-Corbo

I'm sharing a community post from a trailblazer YouTube channel:

http://youtube.com/post/UgkxzaV1f5vA-uKtyuHPlrG8bBVzaK_YSmFr?

Trailblazers do things noone else has done.

So I’m taking a couple minutes out of my day to make sure that others realize they deserve to be seen & appreciated for taking those steps.

Steps that are either baby steps, big steps or just huge leaps.

Well…

BDSlots is taking a huge LEAP!!! 🎉

This dynamic husband/wife duo is organizing & hosting the very 1st inaugural “C-Town Slot Slam” at Jack Thistledown Racino in North Randall, Ohio on Saturday on June 29, 2024.

This is the first event of its kind that is taking place in Cleveland (C-Town) so I thought it would be rather noteworthy to share their post.

Some of the channels I’ve written about & promoted on my blog will be there & I am deeply humbled to take part in the fun -

The Big Payback, Hyltonslots1, Dale Paul Slots, The Great Indoors with Ed and Michelle, Getting Lucky with Mr. G, Jackpot STAT, Tomkoslots, BDB Slots & me from the “C-Town Crew” & of course, BDSlots!!!

I’m writing this extremely exhausted & drained from the last 2-½ of the most challenging months of my life. My husband suffered a traumatic brain injury & I've been helping him rehabilitate at home. It’s been a slow & steady progress. Some days are better than others. It’s been an ongoing struggle for the both of us, to say the least.

So it wouldn't be a stretch to say that the only reason I’m doing this is for the JOY factor.

I kinda just wanna be Cyndi Lauper for a day where…

girls 🎵

just 🎵

wanna 🎵

have 🎵

F-U-U-U-N!!! 🎵

Who cares who wins??? I just need some joy in my life, that’s all!!!

We all win, that’s how I see it.

Because we get to hang around some truly good people who love what they do & who love entertaining others with their own unique-style channels.

Win, lose or draw.

All I can say is…

YEAHHHHHHHH, BABY!!!

😍🤪😍

 
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from Roscoe's Story

Prayers, etc.: • 05:00 – Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel • 06:00 – the Angelus • 07:45 – Praying the Joyful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary, followed by The Memorare • 08:15 – Thought for today from Archbishop Lefebvre: In the light of the infinite being of the Holy Trinity, of Its perfections, our souls will be in a transport of gratitude for everything that God deigned to undergo for our salvation, and we will be speechless at the mercy that God has shown to us. Tradition teaches us that virgins, martyrs and doctors will have particular haloes that will increase their glory. • 12:00 – the Angelus • 18:00 – the Angelus • 19:30 – Fr. Chad Rippberger's Prayer of Command to protect my family, my sons, my daughter and her family, my granddaughters and their families, my great grandchildren, and everyone for whom I have responsibility from any demonic activity.

Health Metrics: • bw= 221.90 lbs • bp= 143/74 (76)

Diet: • 06:45 – 1 banana, 1 pb & j sandwich, 1 sliced turkey sandwich • 10:30 – snack on fig newtons • 11:00 – 2 baked potatoes w. butter & sour cream • 14:30 – chicken parmesian • 17:15 – snack on cheese

Chores, etc.: • 05:00 – listen to local news talk radio • 07:00 – bank accounts activity monitored • 08:35 – “What This DHS Guy Said Terrified Me To The Core”... • 14:30 – watch TV and eat lunch at home with Sylvia • 16:30 – received an automated call from Dr. Ansari's office (the retina doc) reminding me of a Thursday morning apt. ??? I don't think so. I tried to return the call but got stuck in an endless loop of recordings. • 17:00 – listen to The Lars Larson Show

Chess: • 13:00 – moved in all pending CC games

posted Monday 17/Jun/2024 ~20:00 #DLJUN2024

 
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from Roscoe's Quick Notes

This afternoon I received an automated reminder call from a doctor's office about an appointment I supposedly have with him later this week. Only thing is, I DON'T have any appointment with him at all. I tried calling his office back at the number they left for me and got stuck in an endless loop of automated messages. Grr...! I'll try calling back tomorrow morning.

posted Monday 17/Jun/2024 ~19:50 #QNJUN2024

 
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from Telmina's notes

昨夜、あまりにも疲れていたので、着の身着のまま寝落ちしてしまいました。

 そしてその状態のまま朝を迎えてしまいました。

 最悪の寝覚めです。

 単純に今の格好のままで仕事場に行けないということもあるのですが、当然のことながら(?)体調も優れず、その点でも本日は普通に出勤出来そうにありません。

 幸い、今抱えている仕事はそれほど緊急度の高いものでもありませんので、今日はあまり無理をしないように気をつけます。

 昨日はせいぜい30分程度の残業で帰宅して、自宅で過ごせる時間も長かったはずなんですけどね。どうしてこうなっちゃったんだ…。

best quality,8k, realistic, masterpiece, RAW photo, side view, a tall Japanese voluptuous short-haired intelligent beautiful girl being so tired and sitting on the chair in the dark room, wearing black headband, black leather hotpants, black tanktops with a large open chest area, black long boots.

This image is created by NMKD Stable Diffusion GUI.

#2024年 #2024年6月 #2024年6月18日 #ひとりごと #雑談 #体調不良 #無気力

 
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from Now Listening to... 🎧

Super catchy song from this jap-rock band.

I love the lyrics that say “Sold my time so I can get paid.” Ain't that the truth? We trade our time, sell our time to do work for someone, so we can get paid and make money. I've never thought of it that way, but it's another perspective to consider when you consider that people usually work till they're old. We got to get off that train as soon as possible IMO.

Anyway, sorry for going on a tangent just now. Hope you enjoy the song!

Sold my time so I can get paid Spent it on some shots and champagne, girls liked it Happiness was trynna pretend No one told me or showed me I shouldn't keep pondering

Am I meant to be, am I not meant to be Something so much more? Am I meant to be, am I not meant to be Something so much more? ♪ ♫ ♪

#SurviveSaidTheProphet

 
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from ttt/log

death by customer loss, bled dry of money

The Big Web ™. The Smol Web. One for money and profit, through user exploitation and dark patterns – usually through ecosystem lockin, and micro-transactions. The latter, in existence to BE in existence. Out of passion of individuals, with passion to share with, and for, individuals.

To be adequately (as much as one can) proactively “against” (or at least showing non-support of) the Big Web, there are a few things one can do:

  • don't subscribe: streaming services, Premium plans, small (financially enduced) upgrades, versions of a company's app(s) that run ads. Find an alternative front-end if you can.

  • run an adblocker. uBlock Origin. Easy. Firefox on desktop and mobile, no problem.

  • don't utilize “system” apps (for Android it would be like Google Files, or Google Photos, as if those are the only options that exist on the device – many third party options.) Apple (iPhone) no Apple Photos or iCloud needed, many alternative cloud providers exist. Or store what one can locally. Save them offline if you can. Flash drives are cheap. Safari/Chrome, nope to both – they're both f***ing up the Web, itself, badly. And with continued plans to do so. Safari is just slower than Google (Chrome) in this respect.

And you're thinking “this guy's gonna say run such and such Linux” (and yea, that, too), but the important thing in this exercise, is to simply avoiding feeding the monster. LESS cash out of (your) pocket, or dependency on services that will eventually result in cash out of (your) pocket, and more ambiguity to move/use one's own data and content to and from where they wish, and everyone wins. The average person, you/me/everyone/anyone, will become more ambivalent and confident in their data and privacy not being compromised, the mega co's not having a say over what happens with a user's data, and the “Little Guy” will succeed, by offering alternative services and software (and hardware!) to accommodate people having a more proactive approach to their content.

Surf local, surf Smol Web. May the Big Web bleed to bankuptcy via userbase loss. Death by a thousand account closures.

ttt

 
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from mimo

Aujourd’hui, j’apprends que le tramway est toujours un élément clé dans la vision d’aménagement des quartiers de la Canardière. On sait maintenant que dans ce secteur, ça ne se fera pas avant plusieurs années, si jamais ça se fait. Ce qui soulève une question : est-ce qu'on rêve quand on imagine un développement urbain conçu en fonction des transports collectifs?

#DeveloppementUrbain #VilleDeQuebec #TransportsCollectifs

En fait, ça existe et ça s'appelle le Transit Oriented Development (TOD ou développement orienté autour des axes de transport). Quelques villes états-uniennes ont été des pionnières en ce sens.

En 2019, l’Institut de développement urbain du Québec (IDU) proposait à Québec de profiter de l’implantation du tramway pour retenir à son tour le concept TOD.

Pour sa part, la professeure de l'Énap Fanny Tremblay-Racicot, dans son mémoire présenté dans le cadre de la commission d’enquête du Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement, déplorait que le projet de tramway ne soit pas accompagné d’une stratégie ou d’une politique favorisant les TOD.

Le développement de TOD ne semble pas non plus avoir été pris en compte dans le Plan directeur de mobilité Circuit intégré de transport express (CITÉ).

Par exemple. en lien avec la recommandation de prévoir une nouvelle ligne de tramway d’environ 7 km afin de relier le centre-ville de Lévis à celui de Québec, CDPQ Infra relie essentiellement cette recommandation à la croissance démographique et à la densification accrue du secteur du pôle Desjardins.

La croissance démographique de Lévis et de la Rive-Sud ainsi que la densification accrue du territoire dans le secteur du pôle Desjardins sont toutefois des conditions préalables à la réalisation de ce lien interrives de transport collectif, prévu après 2035. Circuit intégré de transport express. Page 72.

Quand on parcourt le Plan directeur de CDPQ Infra, on sent que les propositions sont faites non pas en termes d'impact sur le futur développement du territoire, mais plutôt en fonction des besoins de déplacements anticipés.

CDPQ Infra dit avoir tenu compte des plans d'aménagement de Québec et Lévis dans ses recommandations.

Le hic, c'est que dans le cas de Québec, la Ville fait présentement des consultations en vue de mettre à jour son plan d'urbanisme qui va remplacer le Plan directeur d’aménagement et de développement, communément appelé le PDAD, qui date de 2005.

Dans son document La gestion des déplacements qui se trouve parmi un ensemble de documents sur la page Plan d’urbanisme et de mobilité en cours d'élaboration, on peut lire que l’automobile accapare aujourd’hui environ 90 % des déplacements motorisés.

Le développement urbain s'est fait essentiellement en fonction de déplacements en automobile, avec comme résultat un réseau routier dont les autoroutes servent, pour l’essentiel, à la circulation locale. En plus, les autoroutes contribuent à isoler les quartiers les uns des autres et elles ont tendance à s'engorger aux heures de pointe, favorisant la circulation de transit dans des zones résidentielles.

Bref, revoir tout le développement urbain en fonction des transports collectifs pose tout un défi.

Encore faudrait-il que le gouvernement du Québec cesse de mettre des bâtons dans les roues du développement de ma ville.

 
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from The happy place

If there 👁️

👁️

I took the premiere bath for the summer in some lake yesterday. It felt unpleasant.

I’m clean right now. Normally I don’t shower unless I’ve been jogging, because I don’t like being wet. When I’ve exercised however, I am already wet from sweat, so then it ain’t no difference in that respect.

My element I think is fire and thus water is my polar opposite.

Or no that’s not right; my element is the moon but still the point is the same; I don’t like being wet.

I like being clean though: to be clean on clean bed sheets like I am now, that’s a treat I think.

To have this much of everything is a miracle or something, and my life is so good that I somehow worry it’s too good to be true like when you scratch some cats on the belly suddenly they attack, it’s that feeling I sometimes get.

So I guess my spirit animal is not a donkey like I always thought, but a cat.

A tigress 🐅

 
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from Phil Rowlands

Hello, my friends!

Today I want to take a bit of a wander through the wonderful truth of the grace we have in Christ Jesus. So often in Christian circles, we can hear grace being mentioned, but sadly it's frequently mixed with law and legalism, it’s far more common than not. The sad reality is that much of the church still operates from an old covenant mindset, a works mindset, rather than embracing the glorious new covenant we have been ushered into by our Lord Jesus Christ.

You see, grace is the way God relates to us now – it's how He sees us and interacts with us. But religion, which is really just self-effort cloaked in spiritual language, tries to pull us back under law and legalism. Legalism says our works, our behaviour, our spiritual performance is the basis for God's acceptance and blessing. But grace declares we are already fully accepted and qualified for every spiritual blessing because of Jesus' finished work on the cross (Rom 5:17)!

Under legalism, the focus is all on self – what I can do, how I measure up. But grace shifts that focus entirely onto Jesus and what He has already done. You could say legalism pulls in the opposite direction to the cross, trying to get us to pay for that which Christ has already paid in full (Rom 7:1-4).

One major misconception is that the law will actually help us live a better life. But Paul exposes this as a deception – the law arouses sinful desires within us and ultimately produces death, because it relies on our own fleshly, human efforts (Rom 7:5, 7:8, 7:11, 8:3). Legalists have the will to do what's right but not the ability, because the law's power base is the weak and unreliable flesh (Rom 7:18).

Another lie is that we need to balance grace with law – that grace alone isn't enough. But God doesn't do “balance”, He does pure grace. Trying to mix law and grace is asking for a toxic mixture. The moment we add works to grace, Paul says, it is no longer grace (Rom 11:6, Gal 5:4). For grace to be effective it must remain radical and unmixed. 

Some think grace licences people to just sin MORE – that if there are no rules or standards, believers will run amok in ungodliness. But this couldn't be further from the truth! Grace never encourages sin; in fact it is the only thing that can free us from sin's dominion over our lives. Grace trains us to renounce ungodliness and to live soberly, righteously and godly (Rom 6:14, Titus 2:11-14).

Then there's the idea that while we believe in grace, we still have a part to play – as if Christ's work wasn't quite enough on its own. But our only “part” is to believe in the One God has sent, Jesus Christ. The just live by faith alone in Him and His finished work (John 6:29, Gal 2:20).

Finally, there's the lie that although God's grace is free, there's still a price to pay to experience His blessings. This cannot be! We have already been blessed with every spiritual blessing in Christ. The price was paid in full at Calvary. Now all things are freely given to us because of Jesus (Eph 1:3, Rom 8:32).

The truth is religion and legalism can never produce the life Jesus paid for us to have. Only by resting in His grace, focusing on His finished work rather than our works, can we experience the freedom and empowered living He died to give us. 

Grace reigns through righteousness, my brothers and sisters (Rom 5:21)! Our righteous standing before God has nothing to do with our behaviour and everything to do with being joined to Christ's own righteousness. When I was joined to Adam's line, I was made a sinner – but now I'm joined to the Second Adam, Jesus, and He is my righteousness (1 Cor 1:30)! Therefore I am a saint, who sometimes sins.

That's why under grace, I'm not forever trying to establish my own righteousness through ritual and rules. Christ is my righteousness, so I'm free to simply believe and receive from Him everything I need for life and godliness (2 Pet 1:3). Now that’s true freedom!

Religion wants me focused on my insufficiency, always striving to make up the shortfall through duties and devotions. But grace has me focused on Christ's unlimited sufficiency! In Him, I lack no good thing (Ps 34:10). In Him, I'm complete, lacking nothing (Col 2:10). What a glorious reality to live from!

Too many Christians are weighed down by burdens Christ never intended them to bear. Feelings of guilt, shame, inadequacy – these are all symptoms of being under law rather than securely established in grace. We weren't created to strive and struggle, but to simply abide and receive the abundant life Jesus purchased for us.

It's like being a branch in the vine of Christ. As long as we're connected to the Vine, remaining in Him, the life flows! You cannot be disconnected from the vine, for you are in Christ, you are grafted in, and that is an eternal state. The fruit comes naturally and supernaturally as we rest in the Vine and let His divine energy course through us (John 15:5). We don’t produce fruit; we bear the fruit God produces in us and through us.

But if we disconnect from the Vine through unbelief, thinking we have to produce fruit through our own efforts, we'll wither somewhat spiritually. And what is disconnection? It’s not detachment, as many would preach, because this is impossible; you are part of the body of Christ. Jesus can’t and won’t chop off part of His own body. This would make God out to be a liar, and forfeit the wonderful promises He made to you, including to never leave you nor forsake you, amen! Disconnection is really just being distracted, taking your eyes off the Shepherd, taking your eyes off the One who loves you so dearly, and leads you each and every day—that is, if you let Him, as many Christians don’t! Our call is to just abide and let His resurrection life pump through us continually, after all, it is His life we are living, His wonderful and glorious life!

So let me encourage you today, my friends – look to Jesus, the author and perfecter of your faith! Fix your eyes and your hope fully on His grace. He is more than enough! He has qualified you, enabled you, and enriched you in Himself. You don't need to strive to become something more – you just need to believe you already are everything He died to make you.

When you embrace this grace reality, genuine good works and fruitfulness will naturally overflow from that place of rest, not from a sense of duty or desperation. You'll find yourself bearing fruit in your life more abundantly than ever before, but not by your own efforts – by His grace working within you both to will and to do of His good pleasure (Phil 2:13).

My prayer for you and for myself today is that we would increasingly understand the breadth, length, height, and depth of God's love for us in Christ – a love that transcends all knowledge, so we may be filled with all the fullness of God (Ephesians 3:18-19). May the Lord open our eyes to see more clearly the abundance of His grace and the gift of righteousness we have received in Christ (Romans 5:17).

And in those moments when we feel unworthy or are tempted to look to our own self-efforts, may we remember these words: “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9). For in Christ, we are new creations – the old has gone, the new has come! (2 Corinthians 5:17).

So be encouraged, my brothers and sisters! God's grace is sufficient for you. Let that truth burn brightly in your heart, for it is by grace you have been saved. Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift as you bask more deeply in the grace wherein you stand (Rom 5:2). You are loved, you are accepted, you are complete in Christ. Let His grace reign through righteousness in your life!

Phil

 
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from ttt/log

I heard it before hospitalization, stuck in my head the whole three days. So I downloaded it.

I download things now:

YT videos music movies (documentaries)

...all from NewPipe, a YouTube front end for Android (via F-Droid). I love it. Download button right there.

Documents, too. Things on Direct Solar, lofi tech (such as 100r.co, solarpoweredwebsite), and have an astute fascination with “plenty” while using less (resources, electricity, bloat or clutter). This guy, for example, has been using a Beaglebone Black as an OpenBSD server for five years! link. Another site had a setup/walkthru of running a small Javascript-free site on a qingle (RPi Pico with a little web server on it).

Another interest, is LoRa (Lofi radio), which a lot can be found out about here – https://thethingsnetwork.org

I need to get a lofi sbc (single board computer) and make something. Like a low powered Pi. Fire up a server as described by Derek Sivers in his Tech Independence post (https://sive.rs/ti). But all in good time.

I have Cricket Wireless, I will have Google Fi in a month, after the 6 month grace period is over on this phone (bought from Cricket) and I can officially unlock it. Once I do, I'll get a different # for the Cricket SIM, and keep my current number to transfer to the Google Fi SIM. Then, it's old/normal # on Unlimited (Plus) Fi plan in the Moto G 5G, and get some cheapie Hotspot device for the (old) Cricket SIM, with different #. Cricket will be on a low data plan, and constantly “serving out” whatever setup I do put together as the lofi device. All other computing will happen via laptop and tethering through current phone and Fi.

just to do it

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