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Okay so I need a favour from someone who has a steam publishing account. Any of the folks in my network able to help me out? There's a file I need to get my Setup working that is now behind the $100 paywall which is a total pain. Boosts appreciated.

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FFS how many times does it have to be said? Location does not equal language. Yet again I'm forced to use something that assumes my German is better than my English based entirely on my IP address. This time naming and shaming GoDaddy. An American company FFS. Worse still, it logs the decision in cookies or local storage so if you VPN to fix their stupidity, you have to clear data. This is such idiocy and an nightmare.

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So has a wonderful double set of presents for some of it's and they start today. First, it's removing a while load of videos from today because they decided time based licences were a good idea. Yep, the content they encourage you to create and share... Gone. And on Jan 1st, they're completely removing their platform thousands of us sang together on and every video ever created on it. Bye community. Bye memories. Twitch is in it for the money, never forget that.

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Second hand from someone else on birdsite:
Them: What's your gender?
Me: oh, "cute".
Them: okay, one of those. What's in your pants?
Me: cute underwear.
:Deal with it glasses:

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@whiskers imagine a world were people could actually build off each other's work

Instead of inventing the wheel for the xth time, because all other wheels are copyrighted

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i'd rather live in a world with knock off merch run rampant than the copyright hell we're in

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You say "procrastinating", but I hear "doing side quests".

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So This DevTerm from Clockwork Pi appears to be everything I could have wanted out of a #cybredeck when I was 14.

Design inspired by the Tandy 102, but slightly smaller. Screen the same basic aspect ratio as the HP 200 LX, but with modern connectivity and USB.

It'll run DOSBox, it'll run DVTM and all the various terminal apps I need.

The screen ain't sunlight readable, like my Omnibook, but ... I wonder what the bat life is like.

clockworkpi.com/devterm

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treating trans people nicely PSA / genitalia mention / slur mention 

Creating a new distinct sexual identity purely to explicitly exclude trans people is transphobic. You don't have to like each and every one of us, but do you really have to make a display of trans exclusionism and transphobia from it?

As a pan trans girl I mostly see this from lesbians. terms such as "gold star lesbian" and "real lesbian" seeking to exclude and degrade anyone who wasn't born with the right set of genitals and reduce women to people with the "right" genitals
(extremely feminist /s).

Whatever similar terms are for gay men are bad too. Please don't use these whatever your sexual preferences may be, they are hurtful and a reminder that we are not welcome. It's like if the straight transphobe guy who refers to a trans woman as a "trap" decided to form a sexual identity around avoiding them as well.

Also if you weren't aware these terms were bad, you've probably hurt someone without realizing it, so maybe consider apologizing to any trans people had to overhear you say it/post it, because that means a lot and I know many of us are too scared to speak up. When I hear people say these things it really hurts, and I usually just avoid them from there on out.

If you've read all the way through this post, thank you for listening. You're a wonderful ally :trans_heart: . Oh, and just so y'all know I'm not subposting anyone here, I'm mentioning this because I ran into it irl last night and it made me feel disgusting (for the most part I don't think I've seen anything like this here).

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alcohol, shaggy dog joke 

One of Leonard McCoy's lesser-known vices was his love of chilled rum drinks, but he liked them prepared in a particular way: instead of being shaken, he preferred them to be stirred with a juniper twig, to impart a certain evergreen bitterness to the drink. Every year, he presented the bartender on the Enterprise with a new, fresh-hewn juniper wand, to renew the taste, and the bartender had, after long experience, learned precisely how to make McCoy's preferred daiquiris.

One day, however, the bartender saw to his horror that one of his subordinates had left the juniper wand in the sink, where it had warped and cracked - and the previous year's wand had, as always, been recycled. He looked around desperately for a replacement, but the best he could find was one the Captain offered him - a shaving from one of his hickory lacrosse sticks. The bartender took it, mixed up McCoy's daiquiri, and hoped for the best.

McCoy came into the commissary after a long shift in sickbay and sat down, and the bartender gingerly sat the drink in front of him. McCoy raised the glass in a toast to the barkeep, took a sip, and grimaced. "This doesn't have the aftertaste I was expecting," he said. "You used the juniper twig?"

The bartender sighed. "It broke. I'm so sorry. That's a hickory daiquiri, Doc."

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