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I think I realised an unconscious perception I had of exercise / working out that was wrong, and based on ambient absorption of my surrounding culture.

I was thinking it was about growth, and so was continually trying to progress - more weight / reps / steps / minutes etc. I would inevitably burn out or get hurt.

But growth is the wrong paradigm. Stability and sustainability is the right paradigm. Not โ€œHow can I do more today?โ€, but โ€œWhat can I do every day?โ€.

Perma-exercise ๐Ÿ˜€


A wonderful Sunday afternoon making sourdough pancakes and watching @gregoryaveryweir stream Grapple Force Rena. ๐Ÿ˜ I'm not very skilled at making pancakes, but these are coming out okay.

Celeste/Paradise Killer stream 

๐Ÿ˜ฉ Courtesy of some tedious errands that Must Be Done, this afternoon's steam is delayed by 30 min to 15:30 Eastern. I'll be starting with Celeste, but my mood many quickly take me to Paradise Killer, one of my favorite games ever. ๐Ÿ˜

streaming schedule shift 

Now that I've resumed my Wed evening yoga classes (yayayay), my bi-weekly streams need a new schedule.

From now on, I'll be streaming on those alternating Friday nights. As always, the schedule on the About tab of is up to date.

git repo architecture 

I've got a doozy of a git repo architecture question to get resolved before my current setup is inflicted on my teammates: softwareengineering.stackexcha

It struck me just a bit after posting that that maybe the best solution is a single large repo where I can move items around freely and version the whole set instead of each function app. ๐Ÿค”

looking for freely licensed black and white manga drawings. anyone know a source?

Are there any communist reading/discussion groups here on the fedi?

I'd love to read some theory and feel a bit more equipped to have theoretical discussions but I don't know where to start and I don't want to do it alone.

Boosts welcome! And if it doesn't exist maybe I can look at starting one.

Using a heart rate monitor (HRM) to better manage #MECFS

New post talking about how using a HRM is changing my behaviour & will hopefully bring some improvement to my ME symptoms.

Yes, this was the reason for all my questions about Heart Rate Monitors a couple of months ago :)

#MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #ChronicIllness #Disability


mental health, sleep, games 

My therapist suggested reducing my caffeine intake in an experiment in anxiety management. I'm on my second day of half-caf, and I am SO SLEEPY. I'm almost definitely going to push tonight's stream to another night. Nodding off during Celeste won't go nearly as well as it did during Her Story a few weeks ago. ๐Ÿ˜…

In other news, I finished Unavowed and it was so good I immediately wrote a review on Steam. :QueerCatHeart:

bilingual pride facts 

the Arabic names for the different components of LGBT all start with the letter ู… meem, the M sound.

lesbian = ู…ุซู„ูŠุงุช mithlayat
gay = ู…ุซู„ูŠูˆู† mithlyeen
bisexual = ู…ุฒุฏูˆุฌูŠ ุงู„ู…ูŠูˆู„ muzdawjay al-muyul
transgender = ู…ุชุญูˆู„ูˆู†/ ู…ุชุญูˆู„ุงุช ุงู„ุฌู†ุณ mutahawaleen / mutahawilat al-jins

so the acronym would actually just be ู…ู…ู…ู… MMMM lol. instead, it's the meme society, which is, I think, extremely very good.

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