Pinned toot

Oh, all right, I'll pin a useful toot:

Some amount of this account will refer to my comic, The Dementia of Magic, at Others may refer to nothing really at all.

I wonder how hard it would be to write a patch for Mastodon that would allow it to accept U2F/FIDO keys for 2FA. Like, the standard stuff in there now is pretty good and all, but adding in my Yubikeys (or similar) would just be nice, y'know?

So remember, kiddos, find a dentist and get regular cleanings and checkups if you don't already! Surprisingly, getting a tooth extracted doesn't hurt IMMEDIATELY, per se, but there's still that weird feeling of an absent tooth that'll be there until I can get an implant...

Say, kids! Do YOU want six and a half hours of a ten-day road trip from Victoria, BC to Dawson City, YT played at 6x speed? Of course you do!

And so, on suggestion of @boolean263 , the first custom emoticon on the server: :nasalfly:

Now to see how that shows up on the RSS feed...

So apparently Mastodon instances can create their own custom emoticons, and these get federated when other servers connect in. I know this because in the settings panel I can see everything my instance has picked up over time.

Since I'm the one who runs this instance (and its only inhabitant), this means I am effectively free to add anything I want to my posts, provided I add it to the emoticon list first. Hm...

There. Mastodon upgrade hopefully complete. Let's see how badly it's gone all kerflooey this time!

TMBG, still doing things, like memorizing and playing Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love in reverse, live on stage:

That feeling when you realize this chapter of your work seems to primarily be shoving your characters into one bad situation after another and you're not sure you can toss in enough between events that doesn't seem like weak padding.

Are you ready for some football?
Roll for football readiness.

That feeling when you fully recognize the Obscure Cultural Reference on a Judge John Hodgman episode.

("Edict of Worms"; the reference was featured on an MST3K episode)

Took a bit more work after the stream, but my Over The Edge “Spring Break” dice have been dealt with.

I should really set up a startup script to make sure this instance actually comes back up next time the server needs to reboot...

The floppy disk, Bell phone, and envelope icons: Because design teams realized that if we updated them to their modern equivalents, every single icon ever would just be a blank rounded rectangle with varying widths of bezel.

There are surprisingly few people who would know why I drew this, but I drew it anyway.

There are very few times in my life I've legitimately had to use the word "palanquin". One of them is planning certain events in this chapter of the comic.

Am I the only one getting tired of how the answer to any lagging business model these days is "just throw more booze at the problem until profitable"?

Movie theaters losing out to home viewing? Serve beer.
Arcades doing poorly? Install a bar and some taps.
Bookstores losing business? Serve wine in-store, why not.
Tabletop gaming stores need a boost? Half your staff are craft brewers, right?

Dateline: Distant future. Interstellar travel is real, humanity makes contact with lifeforms from distant stars.

"Hold on, a sec, human. Our sun — the thing with numerous planets orbiting it, each with countless lifeforms, cultures, histories, and civilizations — that was all just *a point on some guy's BELT* to you?"

Today was a minor cleanup day, mostly to get rid of some useless junk and clear out visible space in the apartment. A large amount of what I tossed was homework, notebooks, and projects from junior high through college.

Instead of looking over the actual content of the notes to see what I forgot over the years, my attention was mostly drawn towards the doodles I made in the margins. I've apparently improved over the years.

(no pictures available; I WAS trying to toss stuff, after all)

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