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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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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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Australian Personal Computer magazine didn't shy away from the hard questions in 2001.

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Good lord 90s rock really was all smug entitled white guys wasn't it. Not a drop of melanin in any of these pictures.

mh stuff 

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.

Feelings 

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.

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Just found out that two mathematicians named Cox and Zucker decided to collab on a paper literally just for the Cox Zucker joke en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cox%E2%8

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I don't know who needs to hear this. But you're a beautiful person and I hope you smile today.

(unless you're a far right nutjob. then you're a sack of shit - please stay miserable)

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