Pinned toot

I'm now operating three bots on Mastodon:

Launch Radar Bot - @launchradar

Western Quakes Bot - @westquake

Japan Quake Bot - @japanquake

MOVING ACCOUNTS:

This account will go down by the end of June. You can find me at @tsturm

I still follow all the same people on the new account, so you'll see me respond from over there...

MOVING ACCOUNTS:

This account will go down by the end of June. You can find me at @tsturm

I still follow all the same people on the new account, so you'll see me respond from over there...

Well, crap. So it looks like mastodon.cloud will be closing end of June due to new laws in Japan making online community management a pain in the butt. Expect a new Mastodon address from me shortly...

【IMPORTANT NOTICE 2/2】
However, under the current state of Japan, we will not be able to handle the increase of such administrative burdens and will have trouble dealing with it appropriately.
Thus, we have decided to stop providing our service on mstdn.jp and mastodon.cloud starting June 30, 2020.
We are very sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding on the matter.

I don't know where this open tab came from, but here's a 20 minute video from 1976, seeing Japan by Shinkansen, with a British narrator and a country soundtrack.
(Nudges @tsturm )
youtube.com/watch?v=p9z8Vygsbw

There are many Blender donut tutorials, but this is mine.

TIL The Apollo 10 mission load-out was not QUITE the same as the Apollo 11 load-out.

They intentionally under-fueled the LEM because there was concern that if it was fully fueled, the astronauts might disobey orders and go to the moon.

Imagine that.

I want to live in that timeline.

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Recently, the handling of online defamation has become a hot topic on many mass media as well as social media channels. News Article for Reference: https://www.jiji.com/sp/article?k=2020052500387 In response to these reports, it is expected that lawsuits and disclosure requests will become more publicly known; and government agencies will order stricter enforcement in addition to tightening regulations. However, under the current state of Japan, we will not be able to handle the increase of such administrative burdens and will have trouble dealing with it appropriately. Thus, we have decided to stop providing our service on mstdn.jp and mastodon.cloud starting June 30, 2020. We are very sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding on the matter.