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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.

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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."

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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: bit.ly/EOTTsteam

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i am completely losing it at the fact that the female jc denton mod project ( kotaku.com/deux-ex-gender-swap ) found a VA that managed to deliver all those lines with basically perfectly matching inflection

m.youtube.com/watch?v=pVhpV_U9

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BEWARE: As Halloween gets closer, police are warning parents to LOOK at your child’s candy before they eat it. Some houses are reportedly handing out Amber bear amulets of neolithic hunters, 1700-650 BCE, found in Slupsk, Poland

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after the Great Mastodon Fire of 1988, all new instances were built fifteen feet higher than the old ones. the old instances fell into disuse but still exist forming a series of passageways and tunnels beneath Mastodon, the Mastodon Underground as it is known

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I decided to see what CLIP+VQGAN would do when I gave it a house and told it to make it haunted.

Original image:
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fil
vs modified to better match the phrase "a haunted Victorian house"

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Hi all: this account is in hybernation after #Gab functionally left the #fediverse, but wanted to wake it from slumber to note that all your work got noticed in a new ISD Report.

"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."

isdglobal.org/digital_dispatch

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when you regret open sourcing Java because eventually your daughter has to learn it

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Me: I just, almost accidentally signed up to voice act a "bad guy". Omg. Yeeted that job away the moment I found out

You: The fact that they scouted u for such a position, says a lot about u, that I have not seen u ever acknowledge accountability for, tbh..............

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outraged at my Mastodon bill
why it's so expensive last month???

boosts (w/100 free) x 226 = $1.26
standard posts x 355 = $3.55
standard shitposts x 30 = $6.00
meta & subtoot shitposts x 81 = $81.00

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drinking coffee is just such a wonderful thing to do. there are few addictions as rewarding

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mastodon in theory: decentralized twitter

mastodon in practice: what if we pooled ten different early-2000s opinionated web forums together into a thunderdome

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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)

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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.

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