So, I'm still relatively new to . I never had a Gameboy growing up. PoGo was my first game (played at launch, got back into it this past spring), and I've just started playing Let's Go Eevee (which is delightful).

How do y'all keep all these types and effectiveness charts in your heads? I'm constantly having to look things up when I get into a battle.

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I want this to be the *only* trailer for Avengers 4. It does what a trailer should: establish stakes, showcase the cast, drop a little bit of mystery without spoiling the entire plot. Swear to god if they run a typical "here's the movie in 2.5 minutes" trailer in front of Captain Marvel in March I'm gonna be very displeased.

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"Welcome to Magic School. Here is your schedule."
"Thanks! But..."
"Yes?"
"This is just 'Ethics' and 'Human rights' and things like that."
"Correct, that's the first year curriculum."
"Do we have to learn all this?"
"Of course! What do you think this is, software engineering?"

It’s 27°F outside, and I’m on the verge of sweating here in the office because our HVAC system‘s design is total pants. (The vents are all in this room, but the thermostat is in a completely different room that’s closed off from us and connected to the front lobby, where all the cold air comes in.)

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Idk if any of you use FB still but check out these new community guidelines

I really can't get over just how Extra the live-action footage in Riven is, compared to literally every other game in the series – even the ones that came after it. The rotoscoping and lighting is all 💯, and the use of *real* props makes the characters' interactions with the environment essentially seamless. They even put a *mirror* in Catherine's prison cell for cripe's sake.

The worst part about working in Idaho this time of year is that Post Falls and the state transportation department have a very “small government” approach to snow and ice removal. And by “small government” I mean “go fuck yourself”. All these rugged individuals don’t need some nanny state making sure the roads are safe to drive on. mastodon.social/media/U5ncf_3W

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For anyone who is uncomfortable with the multi-column layout of default Mastodon, check out the webapp pinafore.social - it's single-column with tabs.

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Decided to arrange a welcome for Tumblr refugees, so Toot! is 50% off on the App Store today! Grab it now if you haven't - this is literally a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, as any future sale will not be the same sale as this one, which is the Tumblr refugee sale.

Go go go! itunes.apple.com/app/toot/id12

It's a good client. It's the best client. Well, it is at least the client with the most secret easter egg games.

LB: 🎶 It's the most wonderful time of the year! 🎵

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I feel like the lingo of an entirely different part of Tumblr than the space I frequent has migrated here, and I have no idea what's going on right now.

@horicoward It does! Just @ the person you want to talk to, then click the globe beneath the post field (it's between the camera and the "CW" button) to change the privacy of your message to "direct" before you click "Toot".

Pro tip to newcomers: the Local and Federated timelines here are firehoses. Don't drink from the firehoses any longer than you need to. Monitor hashtags like or for people you want to follow, follow them, then retreat to the comfort of your Home timelines.

Today is apparently "Al is fired up about EVERY FUCKING THING" day.

But seriously, why are my options for building websites "WordPress", "Write all the HTML your own damn self", and "Use the command line because programmers still think it's nineteen fucking seventy three"?

@staticsafe I think my big beef is the enormously mismatched expectations between what most people think when you say "do it yourself, it's easy!" and what *web developers* mean when they say it.

Hell, I *am* a web developer, and "install a Ruby development environment and learn what gems are" is not the sort of quick-start guide that makes me want to use something like Jekyll or nanoc. It just makes me want to die.

WordPress spread across the web because it's notoriously simple to install, and pretty much every hosting provider on the planet meets the minimum requirements. "Create a MySQL database in the command line and configure Ubuntu to run your blog by creating a systemd script" is, like, the EXACT OPPOSITE of that. I don't care if it's hard, make your software better.

Time for some more real talk, here.

If at any point the setup instructions for your awesome decentralized host-it-yourself service or static site generator require someone to understand what a Ruby development environment is, how to use the command line, or what the words "build from source" mean, you have not created user-friendly software.

writefreely.org/start nope.
jekyllrb.com/docs/ nuh uh.
docs.joinmastodon.org/administ absolutely not.

@LogicalDash @mareklach I just checked out the workflow for posting photos to write.as and... yikes. That's kind of a janky mess IMO. "We offer a separate service for posting photos that you can interconnect and then use a browser extension to quickly attach images with" is not a normal-friendly UX.

I have a whole other pile of complaints about the fact that the "host it yourself" option is rapidly outpacing the technical abilities of most internet users.

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