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Following @photopuck and's lead here are 5-7 things not in my (astoundingly vague) profile that are of interest to me, as tags so they're searchable...

and in general
and *nixes in general

The first home computer (not what you think). From Creative Computing Magazine, 1984.

Does anyone here use silicon to make molds and then use resin to cast stuff? I have questions...

I have a poll up on my new account at asking for votes for genre/tropes to influence a second Seven Days Seven Characters early next month. Seven Days Seven Characters being my current name for something I did back in 2013 - Seven posts on seven days creating a set of rpg characters and a setting for them to exist in. (Once again I'll be using the FATE system for character creation)

US IRS response to the gig economy 

"Sorry, you and your dog must teleport separately."
"We are inseparable!"
"You can go in parallel. You'll only be apart for a few steps."
"No, I want to teleport with my dog!"
"Sir." The attendant sighed. "I assure you, teleporting with your dog won't make you a werewolf "
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

From my account over on The Planet (the possible, probable?, replacement server for tootplanet), a bit of talk about what mysterious magic allows for frost-free fridges and freezers (hint: your local power company's accountants *love* this secret bit of magic).

The cat sat in the window, staring out at the world, gathered his thoughts, and yowled.

He sang greeting & news, a story of his life & conquests; he asked for the same back.

Across the house, his brother faced East while he faced West & set up the counterpoint song - a lament & a eulogy, a story of those they missed & those who had passed.

Across the world, their kin listened, heard, and took up the song, their stories passed among all the giant fuzzy ones.

From The Wizard & The Lonely Princess:

"Indeed Potter." They slowly turn to see Snape looking at them with a raised eyebrow. "I would never do something as obvious as jinxing a broom in full view of people." He then looks at Hermione with a small glare. "Ten Points from Gryffindor Granger for your accusations." He then turns and takes a few steps before stopping. "And five points to Gryffindor Potter for correctly theorizing a method by which I would kill you."

I don't recall the details of the first Potter book that well, but Snape awarding Harry house cup points for correctly deducing a method Snape might use to murder him, if he were to try to do so, didn't happen in canon, right?

♻️ story: a programmer who had been working on Y2K fixes 

I've started posting a new serial!

"Saving the Cult (if not the World)" begins in a campground - but where will it go?

An setting based on a very vivid dream.

, it's (and it's pretty good, if I do say so myself.)

emmymadeinjapan once again continues to be a food channel after my own heart, answering questions like "if you take all the cookie dough bits out of a pint of cookie dough ice cream and bake em do you get cookies or not and how do they taste"

Owls are a Big Deal in my town.

Not just flying around, roosting in the rafters of your classroom; but on wallpaper, wood carvings, statues. Annual apple carving contests.

Friends and relatives make owl toys for tykes; baby onesies are owl-themed.

Stepping on an owl pellet is considered good luck and that doesn't happen as often as you'd think!

Anyway, I'm just saying, I'm not sure how other places keep the gremlin population down.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #UrbanFantasy

Researching #snmpmastery drives home that professional IT is an occult tradition.

Training can give you facts, but only the Wise can grant you the knowledge of how systems truly work.

Primordial knowledge is lost in unindexed 70s-80s mailing lists.

I write #sysadmin grimoires.

Twitter thread by mcc on the end of Sun, the niftyness of the SunRay, and even similarities between Sun/SunRay's failure and Google Stadia

TIL you can make mastodon polls with checkboxes by... clicking the little circle to the left of one of the poll options. which is possibly one of the least discoverable things i've ever seen on any website

People: “Heh, it’s Friday, we’re all pretending to be working today, aren’t we?”

The same people: “Less than 40 hours per week?! That’s fantasy, society would literally collapse that way”

TFW a recruiter emails your podcast account looking for a Python and C# developer with Rails experience, and brags about how the company has released several crates.

fun fact, anyone can talk about magic the gathering by just making up a bunch of bullshit. there's too many,,, no one can prove you're bluffing

the problem with goblin aggro in the current micro extended format is the curving on multicolor commitments and how badly it's countered by tempo in the meta

see? it's impossible to prove whether *i* don't know what im talking about or *you* don't

From the newest Cross Purposes II, "A/N: Now, aren't you glad I didn't leave you for three weeks on this cliffhanger?" Uncertain whether to be thankful or to growl. :}

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