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So I want to be responsible, dependable and steadfast. Some people associate that with masculinity. I'd also want to be nurturing, loving, emotional and caring. Some people associate that with femininity.

I want non of those things because of their gender association.

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a rule of thumb: a simple, elegant program that does X (possibly "straight from your command line") will not support RTL languages correctly.

It's not the developers fault. RTL on computers that are built from a low level for LTR, tends to be a bit of a patchwork thing, far from being elegant or simple, and requires a subtle understanding of problems not obvious if you haven't juggled mixed RTL & LTR texts for years.

Mastodon gloating is fun... is that bad? 😅

I've just recorded with my co-hosts the 52nd episode of our weekly podcast, and I'm immensely proud. Yeah, we might get only 50–70 listeners per episode, but we're there every week for the last year!

We're a pillar of the Israeli ttrpg community.

Here it is (it's in Hebrew):​

I'm reading the FAQ. All is nice and well, and it seems cool and positive, but the term Benevolent Dictator is one hell of a red flag for me...

Israeli politics 

Israel is going into a third lockdown, with subminimal financial support to those affected. The ultra-rightwing-hyper-cspitalist-and-nationalist government is falling apart, but the left – which is quite right-leaning to begin with – is in ruins, so whatever the results of the comming elections (the fourth elections in two years), it's hard to hope for much improvement.

Great, all in all. 😒

An acquaintance messages me: you know Linux stuff. You might be able to help.
Me, world weary: depends what this is about. I'm kinda bussy.
Acquaintance, forwarding a message to me: "I got this old computer as a donation but it's running the linux. Can your friend install windows for me, or point me to a video of how to do that".


Can anyone recommend a lively instance with some discussions?

I'm not sure how this looks from outside, but Israel's layer of Liberal Democracy is growing thin rapidly and I'm scared.

Just want an unpoisonous space to ramble in about ttrpgs with actual people. Why is that so difficult? 🙁

Rolling NPCs with a new cool NPC generator.

the description I come up with is:
Lazy Recluse

and their motivation is:
Shepherd Freedom

This is basically me

I don't get "player skill" at all. As someone who loves OSR stuff, but mostly steels it for my story/indie/PbtA games, the notion of "testing player's skill" sounds foreign to me. I'm here to tell cool stories with my friends, not test them... 🤷‍♂️

(This is not "your fun is wrong", more like "cool, but I don't get it")

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I'm calling out sick today because I have a cough and a mild fever. I would normally work through it because I am a new employee and have not accrued any paid leave. I work 4-10s so this will be 25% of my paycheck this week.

It's really cool to think about how congress at any point in their history including yesterday, or 70 years ago, could have passed manditory, universal paid leave but they just chose not to.

I think I might have a mild case of GM burnout...

Dawkins really invented the word meme? It is forever soiled by association 🤢

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New year goals are a pile of toxic garbage.

Yesterday I had an amazing evening at my partner's place, after a day among friends and loved ones at their place, including my ex and our children (it was her weekend with them) and many other friends, and so much food! When evening came the other people left, and we sat together, my partner, her nesting partner, his partner, and myself. We cuddled and talked for hours. It was one of the most beautiful times I've had. It felt almost illegally full of love 😍🤣

Important disclaimers:
1. I live in Israel. Maybe Hanuka is more important for Jews in other countries (I have reasons to think the opposite, but I don't know for sure).

2. I know my Judaism pretty well, but I'm also quite detached from any kind of organized Jewish religion. Holidays are just cultural fun and some interesting stories. Other Jews see things differently.

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