Oh, I never pinned an #introduction!
Hi! I'm mostly here for conversations, reflections, and geekery around subjects that catch my fancy. Recently that orbits technology (esp #Python, data services, networks), music (writ large), languages (esp ancient Greek), autism, and general silliness. Structural protection for the marginalized is close to my heart, but I've learned I need to engage gently to stay healthy. I try to keep shitposting to a minimum.
I co-administer #signsandcodes.
rpg recap Show more
Reminding me of why Universalis is one of my all-time favorite games, and why my people are truly, deeply wonderful. It's been years since we last played, and I'm super excited to be starting back up again.
rpg recap Show more
In tonight's #UniversalisRPG session: Sixties pulp sci-fi takes on gonzo journalism and red scare as a reporter jumps to the scene at a small-town Nevada military base to scoop the story of a mysterious green-sky explosion, a secret lab, and of course a mysterious metal Project waking up to kill Commie spies.
tech wonk Show more
Fiiiiinally got my thinkpad t580 in the mail with the upgraded 4k display. I ordered it two months ago but some part (I assume the display) was backordered. I booted it to my linux install thumb drive and literally jumped and squeed at how tiny the pixels were.
autism acceptance and access Show more
Some people are excited about autism awareness today. I'm more interested in acceptance and access. If anyone's interested in supporting autistic people, I encourage you to donate to autistic-led organizations like autisticadvocacy.org and awnnetwork.org.
If you see material about autism, especially in April, please check how the source represents autistic people. If they treat us as a burden or liability, they're probably not helping us.
I used the neural net GPT-2 to generate some April Fools pranks.
conveniently they're all pranks you play on yourself. or possibly solo performance art.
britpop wankery, caps Show more
OH SHIT WAIT Gorillaz animator Jamie Hewlett also co-created Tank Girl?!
britpop wankery Show more
TIL Elastica's Justine Frischmann was a founding member of Suede and dated Brett Anderson and later Blur's Damon Albarn. Also I somehow completely missed the Albarn connection from Blur to Gorillaz? How did that happen!
comics Show more
Also comics by mail from my local shop
comics, italy Show more
What even is 2020, Canpol, Uspol, wtf USA Show more
Troops. On the US-Canadian border. To keep Canadians out. So we don't spread COVID-19 to you. And this might be so he looks strong or punish us for selling you steel?
I don't even.
italy, international shipping, covid reflection Show more
Today I got an email that some hard-to-find comics I ordered weeks ago have left a DHL facility in Bergamo, Italy, from a shop in Bologna. It's a weird ghost of a feeling, having this tiny thread of connection to a place whose last few weeks have been terribly hard and hopefully not too much of a precursor to my own next few.
I wish I knew enough Italian to express my hope that they're okay. I wish I could have told them it was okay to wait.
minecraft Show more
I recently re-downloaded Minecraft. I'd been away for it for several years. I was trying to figure out how long it had been since I last played. I wasn't able to find a date, but they had my correct name on file, and that changed several years ago, so it can't have been that long ago. What I did find on my profile page was the day I created my account and started playing. August 2011, a few months before it left beta. So that was cool.
ttrpg Show more
Planning some online "tabletop" rpg time with some friends. This is my first time using #roll20, and so far it looks okay. Definitely more focused on traditional maps-and-minis style, and less like the #universalis or #dialect that we're probably going to start on. Sorta feel like I'm jumping in the deep end using the site for very different systems like that, but I'm looking forward to learning it.
#Duolingo I'm pretty sure we talked about this. Recently even.
Oh. My. God.