@mookie Just noticed The Last Ship S1-4 is available over here. I know you had some reservations but time to catch up from S1E1. 😁
UK Politics / ID checks at polling stations
It's appalling that photo ID as a requirement to cast a vote is even being considered, it's so utterly transparent why they're doing this and it's frankly disgusting.
There's a petition against it here, for what it's worth:
"who are these RANDOS in my MENTIONS???"
They're called people, honey. And your mentions aren't 'yours'. They're also the entire planet's.
Yes, we know that Facebook and Twitter have been lying to you and pretending that you're at a small private cocktail party for Just The Cool People. But there are seven billion people other people also at that cocktail party. You just don't normally see them.
(this exact same sitch happened when FidoNET got crosslinked to Usenet, sigh).
This. The whole 'don't at me' thing on modern social media really baffles me, being of That Certain Net 1.0 Age who got into BBSes and then Usenet and the Web as they were being invented, where the whole big hurdle to get over WAS THE FEAR of 'but I'm not invited to this conversation how can I possibly comment???'
So the first thing all our generation had to learn about the Internet was 'no, IT'S OK to at strangers'
but now after decades suddenly it's not, because.... huh?
@guilliotinedream (That makes little sense. But my point was along the lines of "it's okay to be pissed off at doing things, or not doing things. And fucking difficult to deal with those feelings sometimes. I'll shut up now.)
@guilliotinedream Can you find new things to do? Either way, it's totally okay to not do those things now or ever again. And equally okay to be pissed off about it. One of the hardest things I've found recently is disconnecting from the frustration and anger of doing "nothing".
I’m offering 2 online Guided Meditation sessions again on Wednesday at 13.00 BST and 19.00 BST respectively.
The sessions last between 30 - 40 minutes.
The class costs £4. (DM me if that’s a problem for you, and we can sort something out.)
I’ve been facilitating this type of meditation for some years, and you can read more about it here:
DM or email me at email@example.com for further details.
@Gina Hey. I'm really sorry to hear that and that you've been in pain. It fucking sucks. Not much more I can say. It sounds like you have a plan to move forward and a good plan at that.
Obligatory "you've got this".
That said, I think you do, from what little I know about you. 👍 DM me if you want a stranger's ear. 👍
I managed some writing and game mechanics tweaks for the first time in over a month. It feels good. I'm feeling like I can start putting the RPG core mechanics together into one document now.
My mind is also quiet and balanced, or so it seems, for the first time in years. So I need to be careful to not push myself too hard.
Still, I like the creative vibe. I WILL publish this thing.
It's World Mental Health Day.
Talk to each other. Talk to a stranger. You don't have to be alone in a crisis.
Not everyone has the spoons to talk or listen and that's okay. But sometimes just a stick is all you need. Don't take my word for it, take Boggle the Owl's.
I’m offering 2 online Yoga Nidra Meditation sessions again via #Jitsi today at 13.00 BST and 19.00 BST respectively.
The sessions last between 30 - 40 minutes.
The session will be free of charge until next week, when sessions will cost £4. However, I understand that there are those who won’t be able to afford this. If you are in such a position, please DM me and we can sort something out.
Read more here:
DM me if interested.
Annnd, it's out on Steam
15% launch discount on either Itch or Steam, for one week only :)
Just found this opensource.com article about Greenpeace becoming an 'open source' organisation. Quite ironic, since a few months ago I met one of their principal IT managers, who openly mocked our efforts to use #foss and #opensource IT in-house. Greenpeace relies 100% on Google's Gsuite. Any comparison with fair trade coffee was met with a "yeah but this is easier, we just don't care about Google's dubious side."
One of the delights of founding dobbs.town is the discovery of how many members of the Church of the SubGenius were already in the fediverse. If you're looking for where the SubGenii are, we are here and there and everywhere. Lurkers and smirkers, tooters and pooters - sedated, elated and federated - down on the job and high on "Bob" - slack is where you find it. Find it when you JOIN...
The Church of the SubGenius
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