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I really need to get around to drawing a new profile thumbnail. Red hats really went out of style hard back in 2016.

I keep hoping they're going to come around again so I don't have to redraw it. I hate drawing.

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I notice it comes with a warning not to set the resolution above 1920×1080. They actually emailed that to all backers.

It's possible they're not the greatest programmers in the world, but I suspected as much when the project was delayed for over a year because they'd coded the whole game without first figuring out how save-game functionality would work.

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I just realized I finally got my download link for "SpaceVenture", the new game from the "Space Quest" developers.

I mostly just backed their Kickstarter to pay for all those Space Quest games I pirated, I'm not sure I actually want to play this game. I have a terrible feeling it's going to be full of old-man humor.

I think we should have a moment of silence for the brave crew of the DART spacecraft.

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I recommend googling for "DART". It's worth a laugh.

i could crash all kinds of shit into asteroids if i had some money

NASA's live-stream of the DART mission is online.

Let's all watch live to see if NASA has the ability to deflect an asteroid.

youtube.com/watch?v=4RA8Tfa6Sc

I enjoy how the announcer keeps explaining over and over again that this is just a test and the asteroid does NOT actually pose a threat.

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NASA's live-stream of the DART mission is online.

Let's all watch live to see if NASA has the ability to deflect an asteroid.

youtube.com/watch?v=4RA8Tfa6Sc

@apLundell

The planets:
Merkinry
Penus
Turds
Milfs
Poopiter
Slattern
Uranus (why mess with perfection)
Neptitties

If Jim Henson had been born before copyright law, a "Muppet Show" would now be a standard thing that all puppeteers learn to do.

Like a "Punch and Judy show", except more American.

Wouldn't that be a better world?

Micro Review : Play.Date handheld game console.

This is a well-built little device. I like its really crisp screen. It's basically all it was promised to be.

But, in a world where everyone owns a phone, I'm not sure it really justifies its price-tag.

Speaking of NASA, apparently they're leaving Artemis I on the launch pad during a tropical storm?

Personally, if I'd paid $30,000,000,000 for something, I'd take it indoors during bad weather.

arstechnica.com/science/2022/0

@apLundell nasa should really lean into if they want more funding. half the internet would happily donate to the "Mission to Your Anus" fund

Some space exploration enthusiasts seem to think it's a problem that the 7th planet has a name that, in English, works as a double entendre.

But I'll bet that helps with space funding. Keeps people interested.

I propose that all the planets, and scientifically interesting moons, should get slightly naughty-sounding new names.

We can pretend it's Latin. Nobody would check.

LED flashlights must be a minefield to epileptics.

It seems like every last one of them has a flashing mode that you have to cycle through to turn them off.

In the last 48hours, at least 3 PS1-inspired retro horror games came out.

That seems to be a thing this season.

It's amusing that the PS1 only inspires nostalgia in terms of horror games.

It's weird, off-putting 3d graphics are only fondly remembered because it made stuff look creepy.

There's so many 2D side-scroller games on Steam that would have been amazing if they'd come out 15-20 years ago, but now I just scroll past them and think "Oh, another one of those. It looks fine."

Here is a screenshot from an indie video game that came out today.

You know, sometimes I think people don't realize that "Sal's Pizza" is actually a chain, and not just a local neighborhood place.

I wonder if roll-top writing desks will make a comeback now that people don't necessarily keep computers on their desk?

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