Not gonna lie; I really miss when @djsundog, @cwebber , @loke, @akkartik, @freakazoid, @patrick, @requiem, and so many others who initially welcomed me to the Fediverse would post updates on their projects. It was motivational to me. And when a project update does manage to cross my feed, it still is.

Today, however, my feed is so heavily plastered over with political or economic content (almost universally negative), that I don't even see these updates anymore, if they're even being made at all.

I came here, to the Fediverse, to escape from reality a bit. It's now quickly reached the point where I now must seek out reality to escape from world consciousness.

Under no circumstances am I blaming anyone for this state of affairs, though. The world is totally a dumpster fire right now, and all manner of people who are directly affected by it have an absolute right to vent about it. I support this.

Still, I can't help but wax nostalgic of the days when my feed were more about thing hacking and less about hacking though life for basic survival.

@vertigo Well I just moved across the country and my stuff isn't here so I haven't had much time for projects lately. If I'm posting too much political/economic content here I can try to confine that more to Facebook.

Most of the content I was seeing that was annoying/depressing me was boosts, so I've unsubscribed from a few folks' boosts to avoid needing to unfollow them entirely.

@freakazoid Understandable; moving is a major time-sink. :)

But, just to be clear, I'm not ask for curtailment of political/economic content. If it's relevant to you, then I argue you should continue to post it.

My comment is just me reflecting on how the times are changing, really.

@vertigo Well maybe I can figure out how to post more project content then. Hopefully you'll find projects related to the house or to adapting to a different city/state/climate interesting :D

@freakazoid Since it is incredibly improbable that I will ever own a home, I must live vicariously through those who do. :)

@vertigo I suppose it depends on how much you want to stay in the Bay Area. There are plenty of places in the country where housing is a lot cheaper relative to available salaries. Especially when you count remote roles. I'm making the same as I made in the Bay Area, and I'm about to be interviewing for remote roles that pay significantly more.


@vertigo @ajroach42 has been posting regular project updates, incidentally!

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@freakazoid @vertigo Thanks for the hat tip. Some recent projects:

- Making videos way too small:

- Jumbo hand made toys:

- Exploring newly public domain music:

Lots of other small and medium sized projects in the works (, repairing and upgrading a vintage omnibot, robo sumo, building TVs and scifi props, )

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