I expect that expectation to be wrong…

Checksum validation failed, expected <html> but is aa163ea9976e95abbdfd985fd6fd239297c14ff3 from sonatype-nexus-snapshots for https://oss.sonatype.org/content/repositories/snapshots/com/google/guava/guava-parent/23.0-android-SNAPSHOT/maven-metadata.xml

Yeah, Maven, if you expect “<html>” as a checksum… I bet something very special is going on…

Start with the Character Waking Up in the Morning

Start your story with the character waking up in the morning. Keep writing until something interesting happens. Then go back and remove everything before that point and keep writing.

Never allow any of your stories to escape the last round of editing with characters waking up in the morning. It’s a worn and tired cliché and it’s been done to death already!

Key events of the 21st century – Homework quiz

Future POV on the 21st century:

John’s mom: name two key events of the 21st century?

John: oh, the 21st… was that when they invented telepathy or teleportation? I always confuse those two…

Mom: neither… population reached its peak and fossil fuels were depleted.

John: fossils?

Mom: fuels…

John: what does fossil mean?

Mom: I think, like dinosaurs…?

John: they had dinosaurs in the 21st century?

Mom: I think it was a bit earlier…

John: like the 20th?

Mom: something like that…

Panic as Political Motivation

I am amazed watching right-wing extremists solving political problems.

It seems to me, it all starts with some kind of invented panic.

(I call it the “Ragnarök-on-Thursday-mentality… you know, next week: race wars and mass rapes… get a gun, this week!)

Once the perception that “the house is burning down” has taken root, any and all measures seem logical and legitimate.

After all, we’re in a panic. Catastrophe has struck. It’s the end of the world as we know it!

And the world has been ending this way at least since the 30ies…

I wonder if there’s a pill for that. A diagnose? A letter combination?

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