I've been pondering a (relatively) smaller instance for a while, and recently started trying out cybre.space, and I like it there! So you'll now find me over at @cincodenada. I think I've followed most of y'all with the new account already.

@fribbledom Ha, I was literally just going to go searching for exactly that description, but hadn't gotten around to it yet. I'll have to check it out!

@schlink I used the dmenu client for a while, and have recently started using the rofi client, which is great. QtPass is a nice GUI that I use when I'm on Windows, and I use PasswordStore on my phone.

@schlink Another recommendatoin for people in the thread: if you're a big nerd who already uses git and the command line for everything and are comfortable with GPG, I've been using passwordstore.org/ for a while and love it. It's definitely not a general-audience tool, but if it fits in with the tools you already use, it's great.

I'm gonna keep posting this until one of you fucking boosts it

A reminder that this Black Friday, rather than putting on an enormous sale, @itchio will be donating their entire revenue share from all sales on the site to a pair of LGBTQ+ and climate change charities


ready player one 

@Anna I like watching movies I'm uncertain of on a plane, cause it's captive time anyway. I actually also watched Ready Player One on my last plane ride. It was definitely loud and fast and CGI! Very different from the book, too, but I think in mostly necessary ways. I found it fun if not great, and at least better than Valerian 😛

Once upon a time, there were three kingdoms, all bordering on the same lake. For centuries, these kingdoms had fought over an island in the middle of that lake. One day, they decided to have it out, once and for all.

The first kingdom was quite rich, and sent an army of 25 knights, each with three squires. The night before the battle, the knights jousted and cavorted as their squires polished armor, cooked food, and sharpened weapons. The second kingdom was not so wealthy, and sent only 10 knights, each with 2 squires. The night before the battle, the knights cavorted and sharpened their weapons as the squires polished armor and prepared dinner.

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The third kingdom was very poor, and only sent one elderly knight with his sole squire. The night before the battle, the knight sharpened his weapon, while the squire, using a looped rope, slung a pot high over the fire to cook while he prepared the knight's armor.

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The next day, the battle began. All the knights of the first two kingdoms had cavorted a bit too much (one should never cavort while sharpening weapons and jousting) and could not fight. The squire of the third kingdom could not rouse the elderly knight in time for combat. So, in the absence of the knights, the squires fought.

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The battle raged well into the late hours, but when the dust finally settled, a solitary figure limped from the carnage. The lone squire from the third kingdom dragged himself away, beaten, bloodied, but victorious.

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And it just goes to prove, the squire of the high pot and noose is equal to the sum of the squires of the other two sides.


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@troubleMoney @benhamill This is the BEST, I am so happy to have a replacement for the similar old chestnut that is, uh, not terribly respectful of Native American culture. Thank you, it's terrible, I love it 😄

@JubalBarca@mastodon.at I imagine people who don't have any exposure to they/them pronouns may not notice, or be like "huh, weird", and move on, but for me it was really nice to see a side character using non-binary pronouns in such a casual way. (I'm cis myself, but want a world where everyone can see themselves in media). So I think just using "they" and moving on is great! I also highly recommend Wandersong, it's delightful and encouraging and brightens my day whenever I play it 😊

@JubalBarca@mastodon.at An(wonderful!) game I'm playing called Wandersong just did this, and I think it worked really well. "They" was only used a half-dozen times or so, but it was very effective for me in establishing the character as non-binary in a way that wasn't disruptive to the story. The latter uses came from someone who knew the character well, establishing that it's not a "I don't know this person's gender" they.

@fribbledom "para" is one of my favorite prefixes because it's often basically the linguistic equivalent of the "ehhhh" hand-waggle. They're /kinda/ a lawyer, but not for reals. A parachute works kinda like a chute, but without the actual chute part.

@cwebber League of Women Voters has a good guide at vote411.org and I often use Ballotpedia for reference on initiatives and the like. There's some other fancy site I came across the other day but I can't find it again now.

minor complaint? 

@Anna ESPECIALLY at a function that specifically has pronoun stickers on name tags, people should be able to use them correctly. I'm sorry they're still failing 😔

@renatolond @Anna This isn't a bad idea, depending on how stressful it seems! I ordered thing to lockers (in my home city) for my last trip and it was pretty easy.

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