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Instance meta 

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.

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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.

Having a sad 

I feel like this:
youtu.be/ppzTFgwZxhc
"I know startin' over's not what life's about
But my thoughts were so loud I couldn't hear my mouth."

(on to starting over again...)

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Having a sad 

Looks very likely our last Airbnb guest was this weekend. The PA house is very close to selling and is quickly emptying out.

I'm very done with Philipsburg, but I put so much of myself in to this house. It's starting to make me sad to move on, even though it's the right choice.

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Covid 

Since Cuomo gave the word that protestors could get tested, we went and got it done today. I took plenty of precautions and it was just a local demonstration last weekend, but better safe than sorry.

At any rate, the test is not that bad, but hoo boy does it fuck your sinuses for a hot minute.

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When I was a student a car ran over my only optical mouse (don't ask). I made this cobbled together mess from the pieces and used it for quite some time afterwards because I couldn't afford a new one at the time

Constant anxiety right now. Last night I woke my wife up when I hopped up, half-awake from a nightmare, tossing the sheets thinking something was crawling on me. Dunno what to do about it.

If I were a betting man, I'd put money on this being an inflection point.

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Covid, misanthropy 

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!!!

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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.

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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.

Blender Foundation released all those assets a decade ago for free and still no Big Fuck Bunny, smdh

this is an album by
THE BLACK KEYS.
the name of this album is
BROTHERS.

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you may not like it but this is what peak computer looks like

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