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"If you had to recommend someone play 5 games to really get a feel for you/your tastes, what five would you pick?"

Star Raiders
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Utopia
Sub Hunt
Astrosmash

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"Which five cartoons would you recommend to people to get an idea of who you are?"

Bugs Bunny
Daffy Duck
Screwy Squirrel
Kimba the White Lion
Rocko's Modern Life

I found this warning graphic in a book on coastal photography.

So after Mr. Reckless here is rescued from being swept out to sea, he then turns his back on the ocean, tries log-rolling, gets blasted by an incoming wave, gets stranded by high tide, gets crushed by falling rocks, then becomes a falling rock himself.

If I were an emergency responder and got the calls, I'd say "That guy again? I'll rush right out there, as soon as I finish binge-watching season 3 of Gilligan's Island!"

I have a few shots of a nude model from last year. The poses are uninspired. That's my fault. I'm not a people photographer, even though I love the (of all sexes).

I spent the last four hours in Topaz trying to artistically reinterpret a dull shot. These are my favorites. (These aren't simple filters. I tweak them a lot.)

What do you folks think of these? What works and what doesn't? (Opinions and boosts welcome)

CW: Male

The fediverse is a public forum.

Your posts are only as secure as the admins of every instance that your home server federates with, in terms of private and followers-only messages.

If you're going to talk about sensitive information, keep it to Signal or other secure 1-on-1 channels.

Assume that everything you post to the fediverse, is being scooped up by multiple gov agencies around the world.

The Milan scrape was only notable because they made their findings public.

If a university scraping feeds did it, it's safe to assume other, bigger organizations have been doing it for much longer.

@Curator I don't seem to be getting all of the toots from @matt in my feed. Are there server problems or federation restrictions going on?

Corvid pun 

Hey, people! Wanna see what will happen to the Burnside bridge when a magnitude 8 earthquake hits it?
youtube.com/watch?v=sn98JkN5HX

Large swathes of the rest of the city will also be leveled, because of all of the unreinforced brick buildings.

The silver lining is maybe then we will finally be rid of Voodoo Donuts.

"Excuse me," the stranger behind in the queue said, "don't take this the wrong way, but what is that scent you're wearing? It smells amazing!"
"Scent?"
"Is it a cologne or perfume, a body wash or shampoo?"
"Oh, that! I'm a librarian."
"Um... So?"
"I smell of books and stories."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

** Hugo Award nominations are open. As usual, my work as a whole makes me eligible for "Best Fan Writer", should you feel inclined to nominate me.
Also, "The Princess’ Dragon" - live-written in 30 tweets (my apologies, fediverse - live-writing on multiple platforms was too daunting) over an evening - is eligible for "Best Short Story". microsff.com/the-princess-drag
**

This is the reply I got back from the bank after complaining at them for enforcing people to type in their passwords instead of using password managers, explaining that password managers help protect against phishing sites, and why don't they get some fracking 2FA already

I don't know if anybody remembers me mentioning this netbook six months ago. It's nine years old and woefully underpowered. I wanted to improve my skills, so I had the bright idea of installing on it.

It took me several months of trial and error to get the OS installed and operational. It usually runs fine. The problem is that every time I have to do a system update, it takes the machine out of commission.

This video shows what happens.

I found this old advertisement yesterday. It's a strange cross-promotion between the TV show "Get Smart" and clothing manufacturers about fire safety. I don't see the connection, either.

Notice how the kitchen safety tip is by agent 99 (a woman).

It also looks like the boy with the magnifying glass is getting ready to set his younger brother on fire by concentrating sun rays.

I signed up for a free trial on Buffer yesterday. Apparently my trial lasts for 50 years! Woohoo! πŸ€‘

Starting roughly a day ago, all of the images on mastodon.art have been broken for me. I discovered that is now identifying cookies from cf.mastohost.com as trackers and is now blocking them.

Has anybody else had this experience?

@Curator Is cf.mastohost.com new? I'm guessing that is where you store the images. Why does Privacy Badger think it's malevolent?

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