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.
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.
In the past few years I feel like I've become really cognizant of the shortening of the days around this time of year, and noticing my exuberance of summer drawing down into the warm-blanket feeling of depression. I'm newly medicated this year, which has absolutely stabilized my moods, so maybe it won't be that bad. But there are a lot of little signs that are the normal "hey buddy, buckle up" indicators that have me a bit on edge.
I'm not sure what it is exactly but I have had so many feelings lately. Something seems to be sinking in about bringing a child into this world, all the good and the bad, contextualizing where we are as humanity and where we are going, what the world is going to be like for them, and what I should be doing to set them up to live a good life. It makes everything feel profound in new ways.
Just found out that two mathematicians named Cox and Zucker decided to collab on a paper literally just for the Cox Zucker joke https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cox%E2%80%93Zucker_machine
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