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Angst [ref Urban Dictionary]:

Angst, often confused with anxiety, is a transcendent emotion in that it combines the unbearable anguish of life with the hopes of overcoming this seemingly impossible situation. Without the important element of hope, then the emotion is anxiety, not angst. Angst denotes the constant struggle one has with the burdens of life that weighs on the dispossessed and not knowing when the salvation will appear.

An airplane crashes into the side of a remote snow-covered mountain; those passengers that worry about their lives without hopes of survival only face anxiety. In contrast, those passengers who worry about their lives with hopes of survival but do not know when the rescue party will arrive face angst.

F2U or FTOU – Acronym [Explained Here]

FTOU For normal written documents.

F2U For texting applications.

Pronunciation:   “F 2 You” in both cases.

Stands For: For Those Of You

FAV

Tag that designates my favorite posts. The reason it’s a favorite may be obscure to the reader, but this is my blog, so I get to pick my FAVs. It could be a result of the content, the process that went into the writing, or even where I was when the thought occurred.

Life Hacks

Although I never met Richard Feynman he was the original Life Hacker. When you come accross a real hack, think of him. Even better, read Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman.

ODD and ODL

ODD for Our Digital Daze. The “O” for Our in ODD is meant to signal that this is a societal condition. ODD has a kind  negative connotation because it is (largely) out of our control.

ODL for Our Digital Lives.  The “L” for Lives says that there is also a positive side to the digital world, and that’s captured in ODL. ODL has a kind of positive connotation because it is (largely) within our control

Because ODD / ODL is so rich in possibility, there will be a number of acronyms that go along with it, and you can add more to taste.

  • MDD /MDL  and “M” signifies My as in My Digital Daze.
  • GDD / GDL  and “G” signifies Get, as in Get A Digital Life.
  • YDD / YDL and “Y” signifies Your, as in Your Digital Daze.

Rant

Rant rant rant rant rant rant rant rant rant rant rant rant rant rant rant rant rant rant rant rant rant rant. Sometimes (sic) make you feel better. Absolutely nobody else cares.

Subliminal Editorials

There are many ways to express an opinion besides just writing it down. When we see a news outlet editorializing with the use of pictures or other less obvious techniques, we put that in our Subliminal category.

YHIHF or YHIHF, OYYD

You Heard It Here First. And if required for emphasis: You Heard It Here First, Oh Yes You Did!

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