This is a pretty small instance that I set up for friends, but for me is mostly a gateway to keep in touch with friends elsewhere on the fedi, as well as to meet new folks.
Registration is generally open unless there's some bot fuckery going on.
There isn't really a "theme" here but I'm happy to welcome anyone who is good-natured. I sort of want this to be the next evolution of that message board where you used to just go to hang out.
Hey peeps, I'm Stu and I run straylight.expectnomore.net. It's a small instance where I constantly try to cajole old internet friends into joining, but it's also open to anyone looking for a home online.
I post mostly about my pets, music, game development, and home improvement. And also usually links to weird shit.
This Tom Yorke quote be hitting just right on the optimistic desire to create for the sake of creating, especially with others. At least that's my take away.
"The nature of being a songwriter, or a painter, or whatever, is to retain a beginner’s mind. The search is the point. The flailing around is the point. The process is the point. I like being given material and maybe finding a narrative that someone else doesn’t see."
After 5 years in development...
My game EYE OF THE TEMPLE is out NOW on @Steam@twitter.com!
Doing any of the following would mean SO MUCH:
🔁 Retweet & share
🔥 Step into the adventure
✍️ Leave a review after playing (this really helps a lot!)
Check it out: https://bit.ly/EOTTsteam
i am completely losing it at the fact that the female jc denton mod project ( https://kotaku.com/deux-ex-gender-swap-lets-you-play-the-whole-game-as-a-w-1847836320 ) found a VA that managed to deliver all those lines with basically perfectly matching inflection
I decided to see what CLIP+VQGAN would do when I gave it a house and told it to make it haunted.
vs modified to better match the phrase "a haunted Victorian house"
"There is precedent for open source communities to push back against those who seek to use their tools to promote hate speech. One such case is Mastodon, an open source social media community which has waged a long-running war of attrition against an influx of far-right users from Gab – a war which, as of December 2020, they appear to have won."
Thatcher’s Techbase, the Doom II mod where you take down Maggie Thatcher is out https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/09/thatcherrs-techbase-the-doom-ii-mod-where-you-take-down-maggie-thatcher-is-out #NewRelease #Political #FPS #Mod
uspol, plague, antivax
This article nails my thoughts.
Politics, world state, etc
The day-to-day battlefield is the information space. All of the bad actors running services are collaborators with the dark money that's trying to get us all killed in the name of them holding their grip on power. It's just not an imperial dictator these days, it's the ultra-wealthy corporate elite.
People aren't properly angry about this because it all looks so unfamiliar. But we need to call it what it is. Cold War 2.0 (sponsored by The Mercer Family Foundation)
Politics, world state, etc
There is nothing new under the sun. No one comprehend an ending to any particularly horrific time they were living through as it was happening. Same as it ever was. Humans are resilient but things gotta get pretty bad to really understand the depth of our will to survive.
The best way to look at everything is that we're at war. A decentralized cold war where, instead of bullets and bombs, we have climate and disease providing the civilizational threat.
"Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."
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