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Time on my own

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Distraction Aggregation for the past week or two

  Image echoes There are obviously only so many ways you can photograph large mining operations and people nearby but the peculiarities of problem and solution closely juxtaposed and then the reaction too it in more ominous fashion seems oddly resonant. Image credit Brad Johnson  (found via Mastodon ) Image credit Marius Michusch  (found via Mastodon ) Termite The word Termite is a portmanteau and contraction of the phrase 'terminator mite'. A mighty mite that might terminate your place of dwelling from the outside in with you in it. Work My increasing cynicism about the nature of capitalism is promoting confirmation bias in my media consumption.


The mundane can carry its own charm; the skill is in finding it and capturing it before it disappears or you walk straight past it. Hobbies all seem to tend towards admin. I suppose this is because the more you care about something the more planning and care needs to be taken in their execution. It also may have to do with the type of hobbies I appear to choose.