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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)

Got my #Kobo today and my initial impression is I love it! Not that I was dissatisfied with the Kindle Keyboard model, but the Libra H2O is just better! More comfortable instantly (which I was skeptical). Font rendering is superior, no competition. That was the one aspect I knew would be better because I had a family member's newer Kindle to compare.

I loaded some ePub #books I purchased from #HumbleBundle months ago via USB cable from my Linux desktop no problem! woot!

a video I posted ages ago about the Deck of Fate for the #Faterpg.

@vc@pl.thj.no youtu.be/96pTQsYboRo

(Ozric Tentacles is one of those bands that has hit "instant buy" for me whenever I hear they have a new release out.

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Managed to find an interview with Ed Wynne of Ozric Tentacles on The Freak Zone: bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000ndvg (starts around the 45:30 mark)

"UPS Mail Innovations is a high-volume mailing service provider offering an efficient and effective way of delivering your mail. From postal costs to time in transit to packaging labor, our services can streamline, optimize, and synchronize your mailing process."

AKA we'll dump a bunch of packages off at the post office (or have them come pick them up) and deliver them for you.

(Pisses me off whenever someone says that the post office isn't efficient or should be privatized. Like, buddy, you've seen how that works with telecom companies that can't be bothered to have service in rural areas because it isn't cost effective to run a stinking cable to some remote part of the USA)

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Reminder that FedEx "SmartPost" and UPS "Mail Innovations" are private companies using the ubiquitous delivery of the United States Post Office for handling their last-mile deliveries.

In other words, it's not cost-effective enough for them to send a truck to deliver your package so their "Smart" and "Innovative" way of handling this is to make it the post office's problem.

Whenever someone says that the Post Office isn't efficient please remind them of these "Smart" "Innovations"

shitpost, I guess 

Scientist: my discoveries are useless if taken out of context

Media: scientist says his discoveries are useless

(disclaimer: I didn't come up with this, I stole it from a meme shared on Facebook.)

Hey folk and friends!

Tell me about your current #writing project and something you love about it. Can be fiction, blogging, journalling: whatever! ✨

Python language quiz. The following line does what?

foo = 'baz',

If you love the Free Libre web-comic Pepper & Carott, know that @davidrevoy has just added hardcover and soft cover comic books in his shop ! (already 426 books sold ans counting !) davidrevoy.com/static9/shop
It's a great way to support an indie Free Libre artist while gift shopping ;).

This is a neat D6 based Afrocentric fantasy RPG and it's on sale. I've played once. If you want the feel of rolling big fistfuls of dice and counting hits whilst exploring strange new worlds, this game provides.

MYTHIC D6 Bastion: the Deal of the Day at DrivethruRPG! – Khepera Publishing
kheperapublishing.com/2020/10/

D&D shitpost 

I traded off my Gygax-era D&D books for some war games because if I'm going to tack on narrative onto a wargame I'm going to at least start with one with a good design. 😉

I also have Monsters and Magic by Sarah Newton, which is pretty awesome in that it's d20 without using d20.

mindjammerpress.com/monstersan

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I think I'm done with D20-based games. I don't find the system particularly engaging anymore, and I find the more interesting things are happening outside of that space.

The last d20-based system I've looked at is 13th Age, which I consider the pinnacle of what can be done with d20 systems. Despite that, I have no desire to run it.

(Note: this is not a plea for shilling your favorite d20 system or author. I've done more exploring than this toot lets on and frankly I'm done with the system)

Apparently Dick and Jane books were started in the 1930s and we're essentially culturally moribund by the time I got on the scene

uspol conspiracy ridiculous humor 

Beechwood 4-5789 is a coded message from 1962 to remove dear leader.

23: The Illuminati
45: The 45th president
7 8 9: You know what this means.

WAKE UP SHEEPLE!

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