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Economy Schedule, July 22-24: Hours, wages, animals

For the last few months, unannounced, work wages have been fluctuating between ~$100 to over $400. There was a small dip in economic activity, so wages were slightly loosened. The work time restriction was also lifted to around an hour, again all unannounced. Work is going back to every four hours with: Work Min: 100 Max: 500 Blackjack Max: 500 New section: !animal race !animal shop, !animals, and !provisions The prices of animals will likely fluctuate. Crime, et al. have not been altered.

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Economy: How debts and bailouts are working… right now

You may have noticed or have been selected to have your debt cleared. This is because iSnick sees continued participation of individuals - additionally, iSnick does not want individuals to be too restricted due to prior economy experiments. SooOooO, some debts are being cleared. Keep in mind this is not a reset. No higher amount than $0 is set for your bank account. No matter how much money you had prior you will have to regain all. Giveaways, prizes, et al Those unaware of "PTO" should read this! Paid-time off serves as a raffle ticket to iSnick raffles. Cost of ticket may be seen via !ship in #bot-stuff and you may also ask players for money. PTO also gives you an unknown amount of money, usually on a weekly basis. Please, please, please, p-p-p-p-pleeeease do not attempt to jo

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When a “Right to Repair” argument makes itself

Photo by 1lenore Apple paid millions after iPhone repair techs posted a customer’s nude photos to Facebook --The Verge I wish the best for the affected person(s) in this situation, as personal (nude) photos were viewed and then uploaded to their very own Facebook by "repair technicians." Apple and a few other companies usually stand against Right to Repair, but in this fine example it's obvious there is little or no safety around restricting consumer repairs. On the FB thread via The Verge someone replied: Shouldn't the phone be wiped before someone repairs it? Sprint used to do that before T Mobile bought them --Andrew Some clarification is warranted to understand how a typical repair works (desktop, laptop, et al.). Starting with the customer

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Inactive Player Money Confiscation: Community Loot!

Mr. Pizza Pirate will eventually receive commands taxing all inactive members an unspecified amount and putting it into a bank. There is also no amount of inactivity determined yet. Please do inquire if necessary! The funds will be used to create "Loot Boxes" in the store (!store). You can buy them as a raffle ticket to receive a percentage of confiscated money in a later drawing / giveaway.

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Managing with the pain

For the last few weeks I have been dealing with more pain than usual... due to a bicycle accident. Still lugging my body around, making to and from work is doable, running errands is doable, but only after a certain time--that time is getting over the pain. It went from waking up every other day to every day with pains and it's starting to slow some of my projects down. While I refuse to give up on them, it's definitely taking a toll for which I'm not sure how much of a toll. But we all know laying around too much may and can be a bad thing, so that I will not do!--I will keep on taking this stupid medication and hopefully... things will heal as expected. If I seem secluded, I am! I am grumpy! I am hurting! Thank you for reading! Donating is always a good thing, helps me con

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Present moment in progress!

They're finally here! The Unusual Buddha stickers, "Caution: Present moment in progress" If you're curious about meditation, which I partake in, and would like some guidance The Unusual Buddha's website is a great place to start. A few blog posts to help you get the gist and 1 on 1 classes are also offered. I really, really need to get to reading his book. No, this is not a sponsored post, just showing some love! The quality of these stickers exceeded my expectations. I figure, you know, it's just a sticker feeling like plastic--it'll do its job, "to stick." Nope, I am sure these will last for quite awhile. I put one on my ebike. Great stuff! https://theunusualbuddha.com/ - YouTube, Posdcasts, etc https://twitter.com/notthebuddha

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I feel I write more when I stick to myself… kinda

What a title, not usually my norm, however it does state my exact thought. While some people crave and thrive on social environments, I tend not to... not because I hate people, but because it takes a lot of mental energy (which eventually leads to being physically draining) to mingle. While I do enjoy being in social situations, connecting with new people and learning new things about existing people, at the end of the day it sometimes leads to an exhausting decompressing state. A craved decompression--where I can be alone with select people, movies, music or just plain ol' surfing the web ... or doing nothing at all but looking at a wall and pondering all things in life. Today, or in this past week I have felt a shift. I feel as if I'm able to start writing/recording mor...

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