My #introduction toot!
I'm Andy and I'm the admin of mentalhealth.social.
My interests are covered in my profile. On #mentalhealth I've briefly known the Black Dog in the past and work hard to keep him on a leash. My wife lives with #BPD bundled with #anxiety and #depression (though has a grip on all of them) and her illnesses are one of the things that drive me to be so passionate about #MH support and care. Which is why I set up this Masto instance; a safe place to socialise and chat. 👍
New interface for SubQ now I've discarded the idea of having a forward-view in the top-right console.
Depth should be better represented by the blue gradient on the main map, with # symbols still indicating rock/impassible terrain.
The targeting console will be used to display, um, targets. As I plan on a detailed damage system for subs (hull, flooded bulkheads, fires, etc.) this square-based view, a la BATTLECHARS, should work well.
Revisited my #RogueLike today after a month or so hiatus, mainly as eldest has been revising a lot.
Think I'm going to kill my darling and get rid of the forward view. It's complicated, unintuitive and doesn't bring much to the game.
I'm representing depth on the main map now with gradient colours for water. I think I might work on more complex targets, like hull and component damage, and use the targeting console to indicate that sort of thing.
Temporary mute and hard block list is getting longer by the day, sadly. Look, I get it. I've been an activist longer than a lot of Masto users have been alive. But sweeping generalisations, advocating violence and and unfocused, vitriolic armchair ranting just harm your cause. (He says, ranting from his armchair.)
The Monday morning after the Friday afternoon where my final commit totally broke the automatic migration script (Entity Framework Core, no we're not using CI, don't ask).
And my first action of today? Drop and rebuild the (code-first) database.
Working on getting my company tooting. I totally get why we're on Instagram (it's a great channel for actually reaching people) but IG and Mastodon aren't mutually exclusive, are they.
Waiting for youngest to come back from running his first #RPG session. He dropped the idea on me two days ago. So he's not really had time tu read *all the frickin' FFG Star Wars rulebooks* 😂
I'm really excited to hear how it went. And a bit nervous.
Good day to start down his GMing path as well, given the game and the date.
“Particularly alarming is the proportion of young adults whose mental well-being deteriorated over that time-frame. The prevalence of depressive symptoms spiked 39% among Generation Z employees (ages 18-24). While Millennials (ages 25-34) fared a bit better, they also experienced a large jump in their rate of symptoms of depression—up 24% in those five years.”
Dev. AppSec/InfoSec guy. Writer. Hubs. Dad. Punk of Many Colours. Mental Health First Aider & Advocate. Middle-aged Northern Brit. Sweary. Simplifying life.
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