An introduction in hashtags:
— #MSX #MSX2 #retrogaming #retrocomputer #demoscene
— #Ruby #WebDevelopment #backend #dev #scripting #PlexodusTools
— #landscape #photography #MiA1 #Canon1000D
— (casual) #hiking
— Born #Dutch #Netherlands
— Emigrated to #Bodø #ArcticCircle #Norway
— Fan of #TerryPratchett's #DiscWorld, #StephenKing's #DarkTower, #StarTrek and #DoctorWho
— Enjoys interesting #beers such as #Trappist #AbbeyBeer
— #linguistics #GooglePlus
*Blinked out of existence*
be careful where you creep
because it looks like your end might be near,
for two of the enemies you fear,
seem to have mated
and this is what they've created.
In silence we shall forever weep.»
A #poem written by me over 6 years ago, inspired by #AliceXZhang's #DoctorWho #art piece "I've forgotten why I shouldn't blink" depicting a #WeepingAngel with the face of one of #TheSilence: http://alicexz.deviantart.com/art/I-ve-Forgotten-Why-I-Shouldn-t-Blink-325468563
· #MSX (#MSX2 in particular) and various other #retrocomputer / #RetroGaming topics such as the #demoscene.
· #Ruby #webdevelopment and #scripting
· #Photography and casual #hiking
· #LetsPlay and other #casualgaming content
· #DiscWorld novels.
· Drinking interesting #beers, #Trappist beer in particular.
@FiXato Halloween was not generally done in Australia, but after 50+ years of American TV and Movies, it's starting to get quite a foothold, esp. in the retail space.
As for mid-winter, some people do "Christmas in July" but there's nothing official, and it's not widespread.
The traditions of the harvest cycle never really made it to Australia, since by the time free settlement took hold, it was well into the Victorian era and Industrialisation.
@FiXato Yeah pretty much all the major celebrations are at the wrong time of year for us, if you consider their origins. Easter for instance, is a spring celebration in the northern hemisphere, but is in Autumn here. Halloween, originally a celebration to ensure a safe winter, is in Spring here heading for Summer, and Christmas/Yule is the height of summer.
However, tradition (mostly European settlers) and Global media ensure we stay in sync with the Northern Hemisphere.
Gah! In #MarioKartTour I needed just a single hit with one of the more rare items, the #SuperHorn for one of my #dailies.
So, I finally got not just 1 of them, but 3 in a single spin, triggering a time-limited #Frenzy. Great, huh? Nope... I was so far ahead of the pack, that I couldn't get near any of the opponents to actually use it! ><
"the company knew for decades that some of its own and independent tests had detected asbestos in its products; J&J also took steps to conceal these results from the public as well as the FDA, Reuters reported."
Something tells me that you play against bots in #MarioKartTour... 🤔 That makes landing that first-place-stealing hit just before the finish line so much less satisfying...
Humorous story from an acquaintance:
> I am in the midst of two weeks of substitute music teaching with a bunch of classes of 4th and 5th graders, and we've been talking (among other things) about families of orchestral instruments, using "Peter and the Wolf" as an entry point. yesterday I was explaining that "percussion" is basically the fancy orchestra word for "instruments that you play by hitting them" ...
here is the, uh, item in question just so you know i'm not bullshitting you https://www.amazon.com/VAVA-Adapter-Delivery-Ethernet-Laptops-Grey/dp/B079GSMZ7G
I thought I needed one more #PullRequest for this year's #DigitalOcean #Hacktoberfest, but it looks like I've already completed the challenge with my four PRs :)
I'll see if I can do a couple more over the next few days; ideally to some more #Fediverse related projects, but I'm glad I have this checked off the list. :D
They might be minor documentation changes, but it still feels good to have contributed *something*.
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