It's OK to refer to T-Shirts by their long names, Tyrannosaurus Shirts. Short arms, you know.

I greatly enjoy Brandon Sanderson's fantasy novels. His world-building and magic systems always have an interesting logic - balancing a power's advantages against its limitations or disadvantages. I always feel that those rules would translate directly into a well-tuned RPG.

"Skyward" is the first Sanderson science fiction I've read, but it won't be the last. It's a hard sci-fi YA adventure with a teenage girl protagonist who makes mistakes...

I do not like that site of birds
I do not like its awful words
I do not like what it became
I do not like its cult of shame
I do not like intrusive ads
I do not like the vapid fads
I do not like the clout it’s given
I do not like its algorithm
But I shall miss that weird bird town
I do not like it burning down

I'm guessing this audience is too new to have heard my "everything related to the ebook ecosystem is broken as designed and should be nuked from orbit" rant?

But, yeah. That. Used to be heavily involved in ebooks, including standards. Tried to point out that building an entire market on ad hoc additions to outdated and badly maintained portions of the web stack (XHTML) with underfunded teams, most of whom don't have direct access to the browser engine itself, was a recipe for recurring disaster

So, don't tell anybody, but we're going to announce Palm Pilot emulation in the browser at Internet Archive in the next week or so. I've still got to get descriptions in for the hundreds of apps that are uploaded, and add a few more classics. But if you want to help with that, or just let me know how it's going, ping me here.

But don't tell anybody! It's a secret!


You just pin your last tweet, Pete,
Request your archive, Clive,
You don’t need a blue tick, Vic,
Just get yourself free.

Hop on the tusk, Gus,
You don’t need to delete much,
Except your DMs, Jen,
And get yourself free.

Use Debirdify, Di,
Provide some alt tags, Mags,
Add a content warning, Tim,
To post sensitively.

Remember to boost, Ruth
You don't need to deny truth,
Just drop off the perch, Dirk,
And get yourself free.
#VerseThurday #TwitterMigration #FediTips

BookWyrm is a Fediverse alternative to Amazon's GoodReads.

It lets you keep track of what you're reading, see what your friends are reading, discover new books and write reviews.

Also, people on Mastodon can follow your BookWyrm account to see your latest reading posts.

Follow the project at @bookwyrm and find out more about it at:


Join a BookWyrm server at:


(Please don't join the server though, it is overloaded! 🙏 )

BookWyrm is a Goodreads alternative that is connected to the Fediverse so you can follow regardless of platform. You can follow @WeirdWriter from Mastodon and I follow Mastodon accounts via BookWyrm. Pick an instance at #BookWyrm #TwitterMigration #AmReading #ReadingCommunity #Publishing #Books #audiobooks @bookstodon

they put a christmas sweater on the t-rex at the national history museum in london and it's ridiculous and adorable

On a clear night in Kinlochleven in November, the Milky Way is visible down the loch. This shot took several attempts as the high road to the village runs to the left of this image. A 30 second exposure meant it took a bit of good timing to avoid light trails from the few cars which did venture down that night. This image was taken next to the slipway area in Kinlochleven.

#Photography #LandscapePhotography #AstroPhotography #ScotlandPhotography

I’m boldly going where I haven’t gone before, which is right here at this site. Apparently this is a “toot.” I would appreciate a follow!

Contains Microsoft - but not my files 

Microsoft OneDrive: "Access your memories, on any device, anywhere, anytime" - except for this device, here, and now.

Weirdly I can access "Recent" and the "Recycle bin" but not any other folders.

Oh my god, we have an edit button! As a writer, I can't tell you how much typos bother me. Well, I'll not be stuck with tpyos anymore!

A drone is great for carrying food to people stuck in a remote area while awaiting rescue

But a drone can’t carry much payload — maybe 20% of its weight

A fascinating new hack:

Make the drone *out of food* …

… with fixed wings made from rice cakes

In my Linkfest for this week:

I took my regular 5 km walk at lunchtime, camera ready for interesting trees looming out of the mist. But I hit a brick wall after the first kilometre. At least I know that yesterday's 0.3 millilitres of Pfizer-BioNTech goodness are doing their job.

Yay! Mastodon has just passed 200,000 users across 602 instances.

One of my favourite plugins currently for #obsidianmd is the Custom New Tab Page. It's let's you create a custom home page for your vault. Really speeds me up when trying to get to commonly used notes quickly.

Are you the kind of person who likes to spend hours exploring #HistoricalMaps of your neighbourhood? This might be exactly the thing for you...

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