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I have a magic rectangle. One side of it is metal, the other glass. Inside it are crystals of exceptional fineness, metal etched into intricate patterns, and traces of many exotic elements, all from different faraway lands. Symbols appear on the glass, and if touched in the right order, many wondrous and terrible things can happen. Just as often, they do not, and I have to spend an hour working out which part of the ritual I messed up.

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It seems weird to me that I should have to ask this, but please do not ever send me surprise gifts. The negative "surprise" feelings overwhelm the positive "gift" feelings every time.

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Holy shit you guys! The #EU has adopted a standard to measure how repairable something is!

This means the path is now clear to make actual laws requiring companies to make their products repairable.

#EN45554 #Repair #RightToRepair

Twist: Bird's presence obviates the need for a healer because everyone stops fighting to fuss over Bird instead.

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Name: Bird
Race: Bird
Class: Bird

"Okay, yes, Bird is cute, I agree with that, but I don't think an ordinary pigeon who can't even talk is really an adequate substitute for having a healer in the party."


Ooh. Twitch are selling Curseforege. Maybe that means we'll get a decent client application?

A friend of mine is on the fence about playing Kerbal Space Program or not, so I might try streaming early career mode for a bit. Not sure when yet. Would anyone else be interested in watching if I do that? Asking so I know whether to post schedule, link, etc.

I still can't get over how incredible ordering food online is.

I poke at a magic rectangle (see pinned post) and somewhere around an hour later, someone comes to my home with food. I give them nothing in return, but we both agree I have paid for it.

This is made possibly by the same mechanism by which I work eight hours a day, and no one hands me anything, but we still agree I have been paid for my labour.

My life is weird.

I swear I spend more time listening to video game soundtracks than playing the games they're from.

Heroes of Might and Magic 4 was not a well-regarded entry in the series (I mostly liked it, with some reservations), certainly not after 3 which was widely regarded as a classic. It did do something interesting, though.

They overhauled the magic system, separating it into five distinct areas, each one with two aligned and two opposing. They didn't go with the Greek elements, either; the kinds of magic were Life, Nature, Chaos, Death, and Order. It was nice to see them do something a bit different, even if it did end up a bit similar to Magic: the Gathering (white, green, red, black, and blue respectively).

This plant has been growing outside our house for a few weeks now. Today I decided to look it up, and it's apparently a garden nasturtium. Not bad for something that seeded itself wild and has taken zero work to maintain.

Choose which one best describes you. Feel free to boost around and if one of my options doesn't fit you, try to choose the closest one and then tell me what you would have answered instead!

My fursona is:

You know how some birds will mimic human speech? Are they... word birds?

still thinking about how the "evolution" of the firefox logo is still the worlds biggest glow -down-

current temperature levels are 84%

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"I slept like a baby. Which is to say that I woke up screaming every half hour."

Body dysphoria, negative 

I hate this human body. Everything is the wrong shape and I can never figure out how to drive it properly. I wasn't meant to walk on two legs and it really shows. "It's fine, I just fell down the stairs again" should not be something I have to say regularly.

I find myself wondering, not for the first time, why ActivityPub doesn't have access control lists for post visibility. You can restrict posts to only followers or only people mentioned, but not to user-defined groups.

Trigonometry. Trigon-ometry. Or, literally, measuring triangles, so named because it's mostly about circles.

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