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@chr
If this is your first moot
You _have_ to toot.

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I used to be a lot weirder. I'm a middle-aged geek, father to two boys, and I bang out code at . I live near Boston now, but I grew up in central Mississippi.

I know the conlangs and . I write hobby code in and .

I play a bunch of instruments, but none well enough to perform. I've been playing around with a DAW.

I started the cantos.social instance, trying to be a part of the small-scale Internet.

I try to be as kind as I can.

I tried to explain maenad.itch.io/dying-in-space to my board game friends last night over beers. They were like, “So you collect points?”. No. “Then its about seeing who lives the longest?”. Not exactly. “Then how do you win?”.

What part of Dying in Space isn’t clear?

"A writer who works on the old system of production can spend days crafting a sentence, putting what feels like a worthy idea into language, only to find [...] that the internet has already produced countless sentences that are more or less just like it, even if these lack the same artisanal origin story that we imagine gives writing its soul. There is [...] no more place for writers and thinkers in our future than, since the 19th century, there has been for weavers."

jehsmith.com/1/2018/12/its-all

Most atheists only know about one religion well: the one they disowned. But they tend to make careless assumptions about the rest when they "oppose all religions equally". And since they are quite uninformed about other religions, they easily fall prey to bigoted narratives.

@fraggle I am amused at this Doom visual novel engine and its associated dating sim: forum.zdoom.org/viewtopic.php?

The best part of being boosted/favorited is getting to poke through the posts of new people! 😁

From twitter.com/sportsballcat/stat

You can say 'all are welcome', but if wolves and sheep are both welcome then you're only going to get wolves. The smart sheep will go somewhere else and the naive sheep will be eaten and processed. [...]
Refusing to choose is a choice. It's a choice in favor of the people who prey on others and who refuse to acknowledge the humanity of those they hate.

ponder on subcultures 

Me: What I mean is, there's a human need for .. emotional support humans.

Me at myself: *sighs* They're called friends, dearie.

So the new Modern Warfare game just straight-up lies about a US war crime and makes it a Russian one because it needs the US to be the good guys.

Also, let's be honest - 8-bit color was a later luxury. The 8-bit computers had a total of 16 colors available.

If you say your game has an 8-bit aesthetic, I don't want to see more than 256 colors on the screen.

Hi, people on cantos!

We never send local toots, so here's mine.

grumpiness 

Three logicians walk into a bar. The bartender says, "Do you all want a beer?"

The first logician says, "I don't know."

The second logician says, "I don't know."

The third logician says, "Yes."

The reason “people are the monsters all along” is the scariest trope is because a person is just a ghost trapped in a skeleton trapped in a zombie.

A fearducken.

This is the most encouraging news I've read all year: Nonviolent protests are twice as likely to succeed as armed conflicts – and those engaging a threshold of 3.5% of the population have never failed to bring about change.

bbc.com/future/story/20190513-

When someone new starts following me, I look at their ratio.

By which I mean, if you are following 12k people and being followed by 635 people, I am probably blocking you. Mass following is a serious red flag for me.

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