With all the new people coming to Mastodon, I'll do another quick #introduction
I'm Getty. I'm a bi cis dude living in #pdx; programmer by trade and hobby, linguist by training (and speaks French, Italian, Mandarin, Esperanto, smatterings of Russian and Japanese), also interested in fiction writing, digital + traditional art and design, music, cooking, cocktail-making, and various intersections and combinations of the previously listed things.
I've moved one of my self-hosted blogs—my now-mostly-non-technical one that I rarely use—over to WriteFreely, so it should in theory be Fediverse-compatible, but while I can follow it but I can't see any of its posts, and I have not yet figured out why. (Its account is @getty, incidentally.)
Unnecessary Fantasy Grousing
I try not to have pet peeves, in general, but one that I don't think I'll ever shake is when people talk about the Lord of the Rings books as 'corny heroic good-versus-evil fantasy' when 80% of the last volume is about how first Frodo fails, then the Big Bad explodes but it doesn't fix everything, then Frodo and Sam have to chase a bunch of cops out of the Shire, and then Frodo never gets over his PTSD from the events.
Don't listen to the graph paper in your head!
http://what.happens.when.computer/ and also @aisamanra on birdsite
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