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fosstodon-specific 

Not sure if I'm on some auto-follow list on Fosstodon.org, but if I am I'd like to ask to be removed. I'm getting a lot of follow-requests from no-post, no avatar folks on fosstodon. If you're one of those folks I'm simply canceling the request. Come back if you truly want to follow me.

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Feeling lost on Mastodon? Wondering what all of those timelines and options mean?

I did a video presentation about Mastodon for Michigan!/usr/group (mug.org)

Here's the video if you're interested:

youtube.com/watch?v=S4amvKNpJo

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Hey folks,

If you have some spare Liberapay cash laying around would you please consider sending it to Sophie Lagace?

liberapay.com/SophieLagace

She outlines the reasons in her blog post here:

mechanteanemone.wordpress.com/

Suffice to say they're going to though a rough patch and could use the financial support.

Thanks!

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New here? Not sure where to start? This intro by @noelle might help out:

gist.github.com/joyeusenoelle/

Also I'd like to send you a quick "hello" and a note that if you're on octodon.social that our beloved administrator is @CobaltVelvet. She runs this place and keeps it tidy.

It's also not free as in beer so if you'd like to keep this place running please feel free to help out her Patreon:

patreon.com/CobaltVelvet

(note: I'm not an admin here, I just like this place)

dune 

Say what you will about David Lynch's Dune but al least Paul Atredes was riding a fucking worm by the end of it.

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dune 

Dune 1984: What if we just show the scenes that everybody cares about.and talk through the boring bits
Dune 2021: What if we show all the boring scenes that nobody cares about and spend too long in all the fight and ship scenes
Dune miniseries: What if Pride and Prejudice, but in space?

The Spice Must Flow and House Atredes is practically GIVING it away at these prices.

dune 

So, um...

Going to say that the Lord of the Rings trilogy has eternally fucked movie-making forever.

Everything has to be Ben Hurr-like sweeping scenes with big combat and the obvious martial arts scenes.

Everything felt carefully placed for maximal visual effect.

It's like movies are designed by committee.

Also JoDee has read Dune about 30 times. It was the same experience as watching a movie that has bad physics with her.

Looking forward to the Dune video game because I'm pretty sure I've seen all of the assets in action..

dune 

JoDee and I are watching Dune. I'm liking it, but there's something very "by the numbers" about it. It's that modern filmmaking technique where everything feels perfectly choreographed and "clean", like a video game cut scene.

Also I shall now refer to the "bwoooomp" sound as Hans Zimmer farts.

gemini protocol (shitpost) 

Gemini seems to answer the question: "what if we served bastardized markdown with 30 different ideas of how to parse it, but over gopher?"

Second and third panel for the next Pepper&Carrot episode: Pepper's plan wasn't really effective.
#krita #webcomic #wip #ccby

Oh who am I kidding? The 20th anniversary Macintosh had all of the style of bathroom mirror / CD player combination and they still go for ridiculous money.

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Wonder if the folks who bought the luxury editions of the first Apple Watch are still wearing them or if they're sitting in a drawer somewhere.

Will the real Sparticus please stand up? Please stand up? Please stand up?

1978s joke: How many computer scientists does it take to change a light bulb? None! It's a hardware problem.

2020's joke: How many computer scientists does it take to change a lightbulb? Well, first we need to know the SSID and Wifi password. Then we need to download the app. Then we ...

nfts, transphobia 

This is the last amount of money I'll be spending on Chaosium's games.

Next stop: donation.

(Note: I'd rather not explain my reasoning in detail, but if you search on Chaosium and those terms you can find out more and do your own research. I don't expect others to follow in my footsteps. These are my own reasons, among others, for firing this publisher from my life. Do what works for you.Just know that I don't fuck around when it comes to my principles)

blockchain, psychics 

blockchain reminds me a lot of the charlatans (psychics, grifters, etc.) that get all upset that you're "fun-ruining" whatever grift they're doing ("it's for entertainment purposes only", "it's harmless fun", etc.). All the while they're looking for their next mark. They need us to believe they're legitimate more than we need to believe they're legitimate. It's the same high-pressure bullshit that cold-readers do in order to get you to believe.

It's bullshit. Period.

I am ready for frost advisories so I don't have to mow on the weekends.

cryptocurrency shitpost 

Real HODLers write their code in x86 assembly instead of relying on type-safe languages like Rust to get in their way.

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