Pinned toot

Living in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Studied systems design engineering.

Some of my interests include chaos theory, composing music, olfaction, software freedom, healthy buildings, Shakespeare, fluid mechanics.

"If Y2K-Era Movie Theater Carpets Could Talk": behind the ecstatic aesthetic of squiggles, stars, and confetti
(Plus- Citizen Kane)

Settle on the extra-large popcorn: roughlydaily.com/2021/05/01/i-

So...it hasn't hit the stable release yet, due to a need for extensive testing, but: ScummVM now supports Adventure Game Studio games!

https://www.scummvm.org/news/20210404/

It would be wild if I could one day get my games to work on AmigaOS4 or Haiku...

I am happy to reveal that a non-profit legal entity for Mastodon, Mastodon gGmbH, is in the process of being entered into the German company register.

For context, I have been operating as a sole proprietor so far.

It's been in the works for 8 months but I didn't want to announce anything until everything was finalized just in case it didn't work out. Yesterday, I paid in the starting capital.

It wouldn't be possible without the help and advice of @mellifluousbox. More to follow in blog form.

That conference I'm presenting at - in Second Life - is pretty amazingly prepared! They invited speakers to practice... (conference is on 16 April) If only the warmth of the island and the sounds and feel of the nearby waterfall could jump through the screen. That would be a perfect academic dream. ...doesn't take much to please me!

What if I buy a horse and let the internet vote on what to name him, what to feed him, whether to enter him in any races, etcetera?

It would be an open-horse project.

Disk space has been freed up by removing preview cards. Thanks to @flyingsquirrel for helping me figure it out.

Show thread

The first "Suez Canal" x "Ever Given" fanfic has arrived:

"XXX-TRA WIDE CARGO STUFFS MAJOR SHIPPING LANE --- DELIVERS HUGE PAYLOAD!!"

archiveofourown.org/works/3026

Sometimes I remember that this exists.

horg.com/horg/

Someone went all out on a speculative biology writing/worldbuilding exercise to create a site for a research group that studies "occlupanids" a.k.a. those plastic bread bag clips, as if they were some family of organism with a multitude of species.

I got the laser pointer so we could lay in bed with the lights off and I could point at the stars on the ceiling and teach her how to identify constellations

This is how I made a very fun discovery: a laser pointer rapidly recharges the phosphorescence in glow-in-the-dark stars, so whenever you zap one it turns SUPER bright.

I feel like you could make a fun target-practice / learn-your-constellations game out of this!

Show thread

The disk space problem seems to be getting worse, so until I figure out what to do, the instance may intermittently go down.

Show thread

The mastodon instance went down because it ran out of disk space. I fixed it for now, but I didn't track down the entire problem yet, so it might happen again.

My grandma was atching something on tv whose title translates to "I don't know what this is about, but I don't agree".

I immediately hated the title. And it took me a good 20 minutes of stewing in that hate to realize, I don't know what this show is about, but I don't agree.

I concede, title person.

Groundhog Day is such a sham, since "an early spring" and "6 more weeks of winter" are exactly the same prediction where I live in Ontario. Spring doesn't come that early. It's longer than 6 weeks every year.

Still, it's kind of nice to celebrate one of the in-between-solstice-and-equinox quarter days.

Show thread

I was also contemplating what the process might be, and how difficult it might be, to replace an albino groundhog, when Wiarton Wille was mysteriously missing from photographs on Groundhog Day.
lfpress.com/news/local-news/it

Show thread
Show more
Refactor Camp

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!