Welcome to the Friday #CheckIn for December 13
The week is coming to an end, with temperatures around zero here in Europe, and summer getting into full swing down south. Am very much enjoying the weather, cold and crisp, fresh air. No, no politics today, absolutely not was that #GE2019
election result foreshadowed by it being Friday 13th and should we be talking. Get breakfast done, oh my. An interesting future for the island somewhere near this European continent. Sarcasm is ok I guess. Fortunately there are indeed other topics!
So, absurdities everywhere. Retreat into music. Or talk Frank Zappa's 50th! Hot Rats
anniversary, that is. Or other mind-blowing, experimental, overwhelming music meant to shift perceptions, or "change everything". Any way you decide, just be yourself, get a pixel coffee from the bar, and enjoy a subjectively warm, or cool afternoon, from whichever timezone you check in to chat.
It’s a longstanding daily tradition started by Lawrence (LD) Williams on g+. Peeps throughout the world check in to mingle. It’s been likened to what folks do around a water cooler, on a front porch or at a cafe-bar, but online. If pressed for time just wave (like) as you run/fly/swim by. You’ll always be seen and appreciated.
When consumer G+'s sun set, the original checkin (hosted by LD) seamlessly reappeared at MeWe. Pluspora’s checkin also began not long after. #CheckIn
is a convenient neighbourhood place where regulars and visitors alike know they can go to chat with familiar friends or with friends they haven’t met yet, as the sun travels through all time zones.
Pluspora CheckIn was initially set up by Su Ann Lim with LD Williams’s help. Starting August 2019, Pluspora #CheckIn
is now hosted by a more-or-less round robin team in lose rotation:
@Carsten Raddatz (劉愷恩) (Germany, GMT+2)
@Su Ann Lim
How to get included in the daily #CheckIn
invitation? Just jump in and comment/like. How to get uninvited? Let us know via comment or direct message.
To continue to get notifications regardless of rotation, please follow all the current team members.
If by any chance you do not see the day’s #CheckIn
post in your notifications/stream, just search #CheckIn
. It is a daily forum. There is a new post every day.
pxHere CC0 material
, adapted because of the cafe character this has - meet and greet, a sip of your choice to get you start the day.
Heartfelt thanks to Dave Sutton for creating the 3D Pluspora Checkin GIF, and for the use of it. ❤️
The 50th anniversary of the experimental musician’s album Hot Rats carries with it resurfaced material and a re-examination of its finer pointswww.theguardian.com