Stealing @noiob's prompt:

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

Deus Ex (the first one)
Someday (obscure Android game, but holy shit)
System Shock 2
Gone Home

I think what I did was this: I did this little meditative exercise where I looked at a picture that I felt like I could reach my hands into, or walk into. Something with a road or small things up close I could touch with my hands. A place I could walk around. I think doing this imagining was the thing that kindled the feeling, and gave me something to carry with me.

I carry around a nostalgic feeling from, of all things, a time in the early 2010s I spent on Linux going through tons and tons on wallpapers on a random evening (okay, maybe it was several evenings in a row). I wonder about this because, a lot of times now, any pleasant picture I have, for a phone or laptop wallpaper will get tangled up with a stressful or tedious feeling and I'll have to change it.

And meanwhile I have this resiliently nice feeling bound up with memories of a Linux interface

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Something that worries me about people using Google to find things, and Twitter/Facebook to communicate, and Amazon to find reading material, is that recommendation algorithms and networks as a side effect tend to be doing something like clustering.. but over a time-series that they affect. That is, by showing you stuff that maximises clickthrough, engagement, or purchase, they're actively removing the lesser facets that make you a diamond, and turning you into an easily-modelled mirror instead.

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Happy National have a personal chef hug your kid while escaping from a dog house day!

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Happy give a raspberry cake to flight attendant safety professional day!


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@gargron people who lean on cross-posting tools are demonstrating clearly how they value people as cattle, followers to feed their ego and fuel their brand. They aren't using social media, they're capitalizing it in the most literal sense of the word.

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lol imagine getting ejected from your ship and floating in empty space until your friend's vessel can pick you up. That'd be terrifying but cool

Happy eavesdrop on a perfect family eating hot dogs day!


This game is now free! And it is really really nice. Join my world, which is the world of people who have played this game.

Happy National get a tattoo of a yellow pig eating peach ice cream day!

Happy National have a personal chef hug your kid while escaping from a dog house day!

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<<so weird to me that some people have a million dollars and they don't just disappear for a year to go read all the books they haven't yet finished in a house in the forest where no one can find them >>

Happy give gummy worms to a horse day!


Happy National cause pandemonium by giving alcohol to a shark and then measuring its length with a tape measure day!


National go west in a collectible car to appreciate barbershop music day.


I think I really found my stride with this holiday tooting stuff, lol

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