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Time to repost my ! I post mostly in English but my first language is German. I live in , . I studied (, , , insect physiology) but there was no money to be made so I turned into a software developer. At work it’s all , , , but at home it’s all , , , based on my github. I maintain a engine called . I like .
My account is on, not here!

In a discussion on Reddit of a setting generator of mine called Hex Describe a user referred me to the text generator Tracery. I duckducked for it and found a tutorial by @aparrish and so I decided to post a link on my Octodon Social account and not just on my Dice Camp account.
Hex Describe: Generating gaming content, inspired by Abulafia.

I wonder if we should make chaffers - bots that hook up to your fb account and start having random interactions with random people - instead of closing fb accounts.

I need to turn up the volume on my headphones because there is a strategic board meeting at the company. I hate the noise. I want my future workplace to be a library. Everybody shut up, no questions asked.

Want to get started with #Perl6 to create a #GTK application? Check out my latest tutorial:

It uses Perl 6 with GTK::Simple and App::Assixt to create a small GUI application.

What's the accepted wisdom on the copyright status of name lists, e.g. the list of all the hobbit names in the Lord of the Rings? I'd say: not protected?

I compiled and installed the bitlbee-discord plugin on Windows. I feel like a god of free software. Notes here:

I have a bunch of friends from Twitter joining Mastodon tonight so I made a quick guide to how the site works. Making it public so anyone can see/boost it if it's helpful. If you have any questions feel free to ask!

I encourage you all to use hashtags. It's not a big deal to put a # in front of some words and it really helps to make content discoverable for idiots like me

I have this laptop, and supposedly it has an SSD. And yet I still think I can hear the disk drive occasionally. How is that possible? Or is there some other machinery which isn't the fan that might give the occasional whirring spurts?

A 2D RPG/platform game, for Mac, Windows and GNU/Linux, code under MIT license, most assets under CC0 or CC BY NC SA 4.0, and made in Switzerland. I need to give this a try!

One way to anonymise IP numbers: using color codes.
This works by taking IPv4 and IPv6 numbers, converting them to a hash, converting that to a 32bit number, and taking the first 12 bits to pick four colours.

Forgot to post about this, but I wrote a little script to back up a Mastodon instance, in case anyone finds it useful. πŸ™‚ #MastoAdmins

Starting a new branch for where I remove a few places where IP numbers are stored.

Fiddling with my config: installing color-moccur, ioccur, noccur, occur-context-resize. What am I missing? I think I don't need loccur because I have C-o bound to swiper. What do you think, fellow Emacs friend?

Pictured: both of us ready for an hour of salsa dancing. These days we want to go to bed at 23:00 so this takes some effort, haha.

Ah, and that reminds me that also powers, the "Rainbow Community for Halifax, Nova Scotia!"

I guess I should say somewhere... But my other sites also run . My blog wiki homepage,, my RPG wiki farm,

New logo for my wiki engine , by Falky of

escaping from the birdsite and at the same time redefining a bit of myself. Mastadon drew me in with readers like yourself who like anime, sci-fi and music, and you'll see me talk about foss and electronics but hopefully not too much. Love escaping to the the bush, but also escaping into cyberspace.