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It’s rare that I get a lump in my throat and tear in my eye when writing a piece, but the letters from and about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by his spiritual brother and guide Thich Nhat Hanh were just that beautiful and poignant. More about the incredible friendship between these two great souls in my piece today.

statuskuo.substack.com/p/dr-ma

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Say person A pointed a gun at person B and pulled the trigger, but the gun jammed. Person A then gave a half-hearted apology.

Should person B accept the apology? Should they trust person A ever again?

What if person A starts visibly trying to clear the jam but assures person B that it's all fine?

Asking for a friend.

@dpecos It makes me both happy and sad that my final D&D book was Shadow of the Dragon Queen. My 30 year run began and ended in Krynn.

A few things:

1. Huzzah! More mainstream media attention! Low effort, out of touch media, but whatever. Publicity is good.

2. Diet Coke. Seriously?

3. Steal some goblins? I want to mock this as gibberish by someone who doesn't actually pay the game. But more than that, I now want to run a rogues campaign where the goal is to steal as many goblins as possible. A world without coinage or proper currency. A world where swords, ale, and lodging are paid for with goblins.

theguardian.com/games/2023/jan

This could be good news, I suppose. But seriously, even if they walked back everything, how much damage have they done to themselves over this? I'm sure that even if it turns out content creators are currently safe, they're not going to trust WotC/Hasbro enough to stick around for long.

gizmodo.com/dungeons-dragons-o

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I started the night catching up on the latest Kanye dumpster fire, because someone mentioned Alex Jones was the sane one in the room, and I just had to wrap my head around the context of that. Ended the night on /r/kanye, reading Elie Wiesel quotes through tears while listening to Taylor Swift songs.

When I wake up from the fever dream that is this timeline, I'm just going to shut my mouth and pretend to remember none of it.

Also, I promise to never post about Kanye again.


So Window Friday is a thing, and I love it! My submission isn't great photography, but it is the only one with the dreamiest scoundrel in the galaxy.


@amyhoy
Yikes, you're on a pretty negative trip there. You had me with the first post. I absolutely feel that nostalgia, and I often wonder if I've changed or if the technological landscape has. But telling anyone with a bit of optimism (especially about fediverse) that they just don't understand anything seems a bit harsh. I think there are genuine reasons for being optimistic about certain areas of tech, even if it doesn't feel like it did in the "good old days."

@colleenkeefe This is amazing work! And thanks for turning me on to A Pattern Language; it seems like a lot to wrap my head around, but I'm intrigued.

@hyouka@mastodon.lol Good work, man! 100 days may be "early recovery," but it's HUGE, and you deserve to be proud of yourself. Keep up the good work, my friend!

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If you wear a white hood, really thick, with eye slits, it still can’t protect you from being identified as a white supremacist.

Cocaine Bear!

Seems like a fine piece of cinema, and I'm looking forward to seeing it. I'd be a little more excited for Cocaine Shark, but I'll take whatever coked-up apex predator I can get.

youtu.be/DuWEEKeJLMI

The rain finally brought down our bald-faced hornet's nest. I loathe these malevolent little demons, but I appreciate their architecture.

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PSA: Do Not Use Services That Hate The Internet. As you look around for a new social media platform, I implore you, only use one that is a part of the World Wide Web. tl;dr avoid Hive and Post. If posts in a social media app do not have URLs that can...
jwz.org/b/yj62

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Today is the 35th anniversary of the Max Headroom signal broadcast intrusion.

1st incident lasted 25s during the sportscast on the 9PM news on WGN-TV; The 2nd, 2hrs later, lasted ~90s on PBS affiliate WTTW during Dr. Who.

Video: youtu.be/oqgeM6rWSkw

Never forget 11/22/87.

@petelambert I've been using Feedly since Google Reader shut down. There's a paid tier, but the free has everything I need. Every few years I look for alternatives, but I haven't found anything I like better yet.

@CloudGator Yeah, absolutely! Fantasy mapping is what sparked my interest in cartography and maps in general. Since cracking open my first fantasy novel, I've been making pen and paper maps for D&D. Over the past few years I've started doing more with software like Dungeon Designer, Inkarnate, Wonderdraft, and even ArcMap. I'm not particularly good at them yet, but they're a lot of fun.

@PaulOBrien I like the digital as well. I just finished up a Certificate of Grad Studies in GIS, and I'm wondering where to go next. It might just be a hobby, or it might eventually lead to a job. I'm not sure yet. Did you enjoy working at DeLorme?

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