If this is your first moot
You _have_ to toot.
I used to be a lot weirder. I'm a middle-aged geek, father to two boys, and I bang out code at #Google. I live near Boston now, but I grew up in central Mississippi.
I play a bunch of #music 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.
Deus Ex, COVID-19
Realising that Deus Ex's New York and Paris are actually incredibly loosey-goosey laissez-faire places, considering there's a pandemic lockdown and a violent far-right insurrection.
It turns out that the Denton brothers are unknowingly spreading grey goo flu everywhere they go, because they're asymptomatic carriers, and entire cities crumble in their wake. History's judgement of their actions in Invisible War is pretty accurate.
The moral of this game is: don't be a Denton.
Followup: apparently there is a *bidet* shortage too. You might consider getting buckets of sawdust so you can compost your sewage. 😕
Your biggest problem right now is denial
...We had all the information we needed. Experts knew that a hurricane was coming, and they made world leaders aware. But the denial was fierce. Nobody believed the prophecy....
-- Steve Yegge
@Zaron3@twitter.com if ppl keep calling it the Chinese Virus, I’mma start calling climate change White People Weather since the Industrial Revolution started in Europe
CA is issuing a statewide, mandatory STAY AT HOME order.
Those that work in critical sectors should go to work. Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and more will stay open.
We need to meet this moment and flatten the curve together.
Go to http://covid19.ca.gov to learn more.
I don't think our collective anxiety about #coronavirus is about being faced with mortality, or the failure of the modern project to control fate, or anything so philosophical.
I think it's because with the tiniest amount of imagination, we can suddenly see the fault lines and fractures of our society that can shatter the way we live. It was always precarious to the right shove, and that's a terrible awakening to many.
I was born in USSR. There were no votes in USSR. I remember Perestroika. When I was just a teen, my parents were seriously discussing going off the grid to sit out the civil war if the 1991 KGB putsch against Gorbachev succeeded. Everybody was surprised when it failed. What followed was very confusing time, people had no idea how democracy is supposed to work, including the people who somehow made it work anyway, for a few years.
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