Introduction v.2 Show more
Here for a pure stream of *neat things*. Comp Sci & Electrical Engineering student, vague focus on embedded systems. Voracious reader, previously a copy-editor for University paper. English & so-so Spanish. An Adult Human.
Likely to boost a stream of neat stuff over original content.
follow/follower/unfollow policy v.1 Show more
If I follow you, I saw a neat thing or we had a cool interaction that may or may not have been on here. If my following you or interacting with your posts is unwanted, please let me know.
I don't really care who follows me. If you notice me interacting with someone sketchy, please let me know! I may be judging them off of a single innocuous toot.
If I unfollow you unexpectedly, it may be for content or frequency. I curate my feed carefully.
mute/block/report policy v.1 Show more
If I mute or block you, we've had a bad interaction. If not, it's likely due to frequency of posting and unwanted content.
I generally don't believe in muting/blocking (for myself! use as needed), but I don't need my timeline clogged with 100 identical memes or NSFW posts at a time.
I report unmarked NSFW and NSFW avatars. I don't care what you do (and may be enjoying it!) but I need a screen I can look at in a lecture hall. Also, don't be a nazi.
Avatar & Header courtesy @eight ❤️
Pile of V-day gifts Show more
Finally back in the same state! Waiting for my wife to get home from work.
top 5 experiences on this flawed earth, in no particular order: Show more
-a good ear q-tipping
-when it compiles and actually works on the first try
-the drop/chorus/riff kicking in as you accelerate down an on ramp
-when a joint pops loud enough to be heard from next door
Interesting characters, but again, you get the feeling that this is an just an intro and you'll only meet some of them for real in book 2 or 3.
Something about it left me unsatisfied, but I can't tell if it was lacking or if I just want more.
A fun little romp in any case. Enough mystery, magic, political drama, personal drama, and awkward romance that I'd read it again if I had the time.
I got distracted in the middle of doing something else and finished it.
I'd give it a solid rec? Interesting world-building. It's definitely the first of a series, so there's a lot of hinting and name drops.
Solid set of twists about 3/4 through, and a couple of those really great fantasy/sci-fi moments where something just shifts and you realize you've been carrying certain assumptions into a very, very different kind of world.
Tor is offering a free download of Witchmark by C.L. Polk for February. I'm only a few chapters in, but it's very promising so far. Check out their free eBook club here: https://www.tor.com/2019/02/12/download-a-free-ebook-of-witchmark-by-c-l-polk-before-february-16-2019/
Like, there's almost a foot of snow on the ground at this point, but there's a quiet, fierce joy in the crunch of it underfoot and the muted silence of the world.
@snder I've just discovered this, and I am absolutely delighted
A really long time ago I saw a post where someone on 4chan took whole albums and either slowed down or sped up the left channel by .2% and uploaded them to pirate sites as an Elaborate Ruse.
They uploaded a version of "The Mother We Share" as an example but I could never find it again so I recreated it and you get to listen to the beautiful mess that is this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxtIT_CABpU
There's aspects of the way they present themselves over at carcel.co that are a bit off.
I think I've decided they're mostly good people? I could be convinced either way.
But fuck me
The hellsite is in fine form today
just click on the link
look at the website
they have numbers
they have a devotion to transparency
argue against any sort of prison labor
argue against the numbers they present
argue against the weird worker profiles
argue against what they're actually doing
Has anybody done any digging on carcel.co? It's blowing up over on the hellsite, with the worst kind of Tumblr headline skimming.
They seem on the up-and-up? There's obviously some performative guilt-tripping going down, and any sort of prison labor is sketchy, but it looks like they're doing the best they can by their workers.
This is my web drip. It keeps me happily sedated.
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