Well, he didn't lie about it being simple.
I recently purchased a new phone as an upgrade to my new phone I recently purchased to upgrade from a phone that went wonky on me.
My new phone is a Moto G Power (2020 edition).
The cpu battery management on this thing is amazing.
10hrs39min screen on time with 26% battery life left(>1 day)
Darkesia may be interested to know that tomorrow I am baking a chocolate and blackcurrant cake. Due tribute will not be available until Friday.
A few years ago on Holocaust Memorial Day I started following the Auschwitz Memorial on Twitter (@AuschwitzMuseum). They tell individual stories on significant days for those individuals, e.g. birth anniversary or arrival at Auschwitz. Unsurprisingly, there are multiple posts each day, and no duplicates as the years roll by. Each day we learn about another fully-formed human brutalised. It's a hard read, but a necessary one. I recommend anyone else with a Twitter account also follow.
(apologies if recommending other SNs is not permitted on the RMB - I couldn't see a specific prohibition on the Etiquette but honestly I'm tired and I skimmed)
Yeah, that's why I couldn't let my own sanitized version go unchallenged. I can't ignore it, and prefer the truth over the whitewash. The nice version may be respectful to a player that has passed, but it's not respectful to the player communities that experienced the effects of his game career.
Any fellow Californians here? Or anybody from the Western USA or Canada?
Been feeling a bit melancholy as of late and felt like sharing one of my favorite quotes:
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society." -Jiddu Krishnamurti
I hope this year brings us healing <3
I don't think there are many Moo sympathizers around anymore, mostly just old ordinary members more nostalgic about being in NPO during the time period Moo was around than him specifically. Most of those who were closest to him departed a long time ago. There is a general acceptance that he was a flawed individual who squandered a lot of opportunities due to his lackluster management skills.
Most of his "game career" - or even broader games career - could be summed up simply by saying he preferred to inflate his own ego and pick fights over managing and improving the communities he was supposed to be leading.
Well put. He sought others to do the management for him, and in the slow years of NS he often didn't have much to work with. There was one point he had me doing new forum graphics for a rebrand of the NPO as The Pacific Garrison. And I wrote a few speeches for him. Others did too. Even in his first executive position as Prime Minister in Equilism he had Chauce take part of his duties, which was to be our WA Delegate. Moo wanted the position without having to be tied down. Generally understandable for a gameplayer on military missions, but it was his first instance of avoiding the responsibilities of his position. The beginning of a pattern.
Our first Prime Minster/Delegate Tomika stepped down in Feb. '04 and appointed me to replace him, so he could focus on being Military Minister leading the army. That's what Moo should have done, but Moo had to have his cake and eat it too, and the pattern of his career was set.
TODAY IN THE WEST
It's Thank You Thursday! What should we be grateful for today?
I'm grateful that it is Data Privacy Day. Everyone should check their data privacy as well as their security. So with an attitude of gratitude, consider changing your passwords. Double check your social media privacy settings.
Finally, it is Global Community Engagement Day, which is a perfect day to remind you to join the Hall of Nations here and get involved in a ministry. As you've seen, NationStates is an online community. Some players have been around since the very beginning. What brings them back? Friendships, social outlets. Think of how you can enrich TWP's community as a culture specialist, an ambassador, or an updater. Apply here: https://www.westpacific.org/forums/index.php?/topic/3446-hall-of-nations-application/&tab=comments#comment-71292
P.S., the best thing you can do for local communities is wear a mask, maintain social distancing, and wash your hands!