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Today at lunch, the waitress said to me, "Do you ever get told you look like someone else?"

"Yeah," I said, "all the time. Who'd you have in mind?"

"You know that movie, Revenge of the Nerds...?"

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M'aiq has heard that the skeletons guarding tombs and crypts have no feelings. He imagines it makes them sad that people say this.

It is an irony not lost on M'aiq that successful thieves frequently end up merchants and successful merchants are almost always thieves.

*looks under pile of papers*

*checks behind keyboard*

*squints into empty coffee cup*

... where is that motivation?

These eyes have seen a lot of loves
but they're never gonna see text on a 13" 1920x1080 display that's all the way across the desk 🎶

Fate descriptors are nice for talking about how skilled a character is, but not super helpful for talking about how difficult an action is. To help with this, I mapped D&D Difficulty Classes onto the Fate ladder.

The placement of "Very Hard" and "Nearly Impossible" is arbitrary, because any success at all depends on the modifier. That's also why there are no probabilities shown for greater than +4 for dF or 20 for d20.

I'm working up a martial artist NPC, and last night I came up with a couple of stunts I think are pretty cool.

Measure of Character: When engaged in hand-to-hand combat use Fight instead of Empathy to discern opponents' aspects.

Playing with Them: When engaged in hand-to-hand combat use Fight in place of Provoke to Create Advantages based on opponents' mental state, such as "enraged", "frustrated", or "hesitant".

selfie, ec 

My coworker does not respect my personal space.

If one particular person had been wearing looser shorts, we wouldn't have the phrase "hot as balls."


@emdeesee (And I find it when I go to heat a different cup of coffee in the microwave.)

I don't always misplace my cup of coffee, but when I do, it's in the microwave.

I'd include a selfie, but I look frighteningly like my father, and that's upsetting. 😆

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Just cut my own hair, and it doesn't look terrible?

uspol, tx, gqp, birdsite 

They claim to oppose "cancel culture" but they won't hesitate to declare you are a democrat if you step out of line.

RIP Greg Abbott (D - TX)

I realized `s/<pattern>/<replacement>` operates on the message you most recently typed in discord, and it has been life enhancing.

I found this out because it was an idiom in IRC to show a change you wished you could make in a previous message. It was a more powerful version of the `*correction` syntax.

I tried to use `s/pattern/replacement/` during a convo on discord, and lo and behold, it actually performed the operation! (Though the trailing / is treated as part of the replacement.)

Water service is back at about half pressure. As far as I can tell, we have no leaks, thank goodness. We're under an indefinite boil notice.

Otherwise, though, we're in pretty good shape.

texas, uspol 

Running water is back. It's just a trickle, but seems to be building.

Meanwhile, Rick Perry couldn't let this go by without finding a way to be terrible.

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