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How to write good.
1. Avoid alliteration. Always.
2. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.
3. Avoid clichés like the plague. (They're old hat.)
4. Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc.
5. One should never generalize.
6. Comparisons are as bad as clichés.
7. Be more or less specific.
8. Sentence fragments? Eliminate.
9. Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.
10. Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary.
11. Who needs rhetorical questions?

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The ruins of Whitby Abbey in North Yorkshire, England, completed by drone lighting.

More ruins/unfinished buildings completed this way:

📷 DRIFT/Cyberdrone.


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"I discovered that the unrented office suites directly next door are a time capsule of the 70s, 80s, and 90s, and we got permission from the building owners to put on an exhibition of vintage computers and telephones in the offices."
And/Or Gallery -- Recap Computing History #2 -- Oct 7 - 21, 2023

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"There is no such thing as paranoia. Your worst fears can come true at any moment."

- Hunter S. Thompson

"ChatGPT is fast-tracking the commodification of the human spirit by mechanising the imagination. It renders our participation in the act of creation as valueless and unnecessary. ... [U]sing ChatGPT to write ... lyrics because it is 'faster and easier ,'is participating in this erosion of the world’s soul and the spirit of humanity itself" - Nick Cave

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⚪ Mehr ... Lieblingsfotos?
🟤 More... Favorite photos?
📷 by Artist: #RobertoPellecchia in Loc.: #Pietragalla #Basilicata Italy 🇮🇹 - Title: "Parco dei palmenti" - #Art #Streetart #Mastoart #TravelPhotos #Photography #Fotografie ➡️ #APhotoLove

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My flight at gate 404 is delayed because... the plane isn't there.

I am not making this up.

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I mean, yeah, I dislike some ways #BBC reports about matters but I am still happy they decided to participate in the #Fediverse.

Heck even if #CNN joins I will be happy, and I loathe their reporting.

You want decentralised #SocialMedia to gain popularity and diversity, or do you just want to keep it "pure" and populated by people who agree with you?

Doesn't sound very inclusive...

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There is no honor in making others struggle solely because you did. Persevering through difficulty is worth celebrating, but is often worth even more if you can lessen the burden for those who come after you, especially those less fortunate, less privileged. That way lies glory.

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Curious about the demographic of fedi: Which of these regions are you on?
[Original question was "What continent are you on?" but that has some issues]

(Ordered alphabetically in case you're wondering)

Please boost if appropriate, I want to reach as many users as possible.

#fedi #fediverse

Oceania is defined as in - it is not a continent, but instead a geographic region consisting primarily of Australia and New Zealand. I had to collapse those into one to avoid needing more than 8 options.

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