Uploading this here so I always know where to find it. #thankslori
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.
Ah yes, beautiful weather and a holiday weekend, so every asshole in the area is at the preserve.
No, it's cool, just overcrowd the place. And don't worry about masks.
And obviously, it's a huge inconvenience that the bathrooms are closed! So just piss behind my privacy fence. Where I can see you perfectly from my back window.
That's exactly how I want to spend my long weekend!
He transferred out of our program - and I think to a different university, even, because he was just Too Good For Us, and in retrospect, good fucking riddance. How can you go through life being that insufferable?
Anyways, fuck that guy, because Doom is the shit. In 100% seriousness, a lot of my career is in some way or another a result of just how much I love Doom. And now I'm playing Doom 16 and it makes me so happy!!!
Around that time I built a new gaming PC, and was replaying Doom 3 cranked to the max (this was ~08), and as a time-filler I was just talking video games and it came up. I described it being about killing demons and being fun, and he was like, "Why would you even want to play that???", like engaging with fucking Doom 3 was akin to devil worship. I just sorta awkwardly navigated through it to avoid getting into a debate. But internally it was very what-the-fuck.
Doom 2016 is a masterpiece, and playing it last night reminded me of something from when I did peer mentoring in college: I had one student who was really full of himself, and thought he was too good for the peer mentoring that was required for freshmen. He was also super conservative and religious and was super condescending about people who just clearly did not see the light and the truth and etc. etc.
RSS never disappeared, it just became a bit forgotten about as people got sucked into proprietary platforms. I have used many different RSS apps and services and have come back to hosting my own (https://apps.nextcloud.com/apps/news) but Feedly, Inoreader and Tiny Tiny RSS are all good alternatives.
It's Time to Get Back Into RSS | Daniel Miessler
Very much looking forward to this Wednesday, when we'll host the second Open Tech Will Save Us event! @Gargron - creator of Mastodon! - will join us for a Q&A about scaling Mastodon.social, while @mhoye from Mozilla will present about "Verbs in the fediverse". Plus, more to be announced! https://matrix.org/open-tech-meetup/
Tonight I walked the dogs, and a family was sitting out at a fire, listening to music. And the music kept stuttering in a strange, yet familiar way.
It took me a while to realize they were listening to a CD, and that it was skipping, and *wow* it made me realize how different my life is now from ten years ago.
(Never have to lose my baby in the crowd.
I should be laughing right now.)
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