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Blog, scrapbook, and virtual space for my experiments.

Useful tools for blogs and websites. Home work well-being. Part 4.

Working all day in front of a computer may not be an intense physical activity, but it is still taxing for our eyes, muscles, and body. stretchly is a cross-platform, FOSS app by Jan Hovancik, that reminds you to take breaks when working with a computer.

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A look into my feed reader

Having recently abandoned social media (it feels really good, by the way), and not enjoying the ads, pop-ups, and overall clickbaity tone of most news sites, I have now moved to using rss feeds to get my updates. I find it funny that rss feeds have been around for ages, but after years of not really getting it, I now enjoy this method for getting news and updates more than any other.

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Pencils on parchment paper

Pencils portrait of a woman facing left with an abstract pastel background

~ Melyanna

#art

Opinions as the source of most misery.

“We have the power to hold no opinion about a thing and to not let it upset our state of mind—for things have no natural power to shape our judgments.” —MARCUS AURELIUS, MEDITATIONS, 6.52

I stumbled upon this quote the other day when reading The Daily Stoic, and I was surprised at how relevant this is today, especially for those of us who interact on social media, though this can be extended to anyone who owns a TV or reads the news from national newspapers.

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Looking back at a pretty terrible year.

It is that time of the year where we look back, analyse how our year was and figure out where we want to go. Except this my first time doing it. Maybe I feel the need for an end of the year review because it's the end of a decade, or maybe because a lot (of mostly unfortunate events) happened to me this year. So here we go...

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More abstract landscape paintings...

Abstract landscape painting of a lake at night, with pinewood trees reflecting on the water.

Alcohol based markers on Moleskine watercolour paper.

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Painting of pinetrees reflecting on a body of water, in blue monochrome with yellow accents Makers on watercolour paper

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A short story about death, kings, and kingdoms.

The king is dead. Long live the king!

Loud voices rose from the streets and went up to the royal apartments in the tallest castle tower.

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Useful tools for blogs and websites. Part 3.

Photo by Ella Jardim on Unsplash Photo by Ella Jardim on Unsplash.

Images are useful tools to set the mood of a blog or website; they attract the attention of readers and let people know at a glance what is the topic of the article they are about to read.

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In which a master and his pupils think about life.

The cold wind was blowing incessantly and with its strength, it had cleared all clouds from the sky: perfect blue now being painted with black spots where a flock of birds was moving South. The sun was setting, painting the skyline red and turning the snow-covered mountain tops pink. The shadows were growing longer and the only noises were the cicadas song and the wind blowing among the tree leaves.

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