Pinned toot

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 ; 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.

Someone on birdsite suggested that the movie Clue is perfect and cannot be improved in any way, which is a motivated but wrong opinion, because Clue could be improved immeasurably by replacing the final word of the movie with 'husband'.

alcohol, puns 

People think the preferred drink of spies is the vodka martini, but it's actually the John le Vieux Carré. It's just a Vieux Carré that someone has tinkered with, which means it might not be tailored to your palate, but I'd suggest ordering one and soldiering on with it if you ever spy one on a menu.

…probably the hardest I've ever been owned by a total stranger is the time I walked by a food cart and the owner shouted at me, "Hey, you! Can you tell me what TARDIS stands for? You look like you'd know."

I finished Death Stranding last night and here's my theory. some point, you get cans of a beer called 'Timefall Porter', but its logo uses a pale amber color and your character chugs it a can at a time. My theory is that Hideo Kojima doesn't know what porters are besides 'a kind of beer' and assumed they were probably just like typical lagers.

What made the original Star Wars cantina scene so good was how it was unexpected and wild, how it showed a world where even some crappy bar a town over could be filled with alien things you've never seen before. So it's sadly ironic that every new Star Wars has to include an obligatory cantina scene and it's gotta have some of the same alien extras in it.

Sometimes you attend a wedding where the ceremony reflects the participants' belief system which is deeply alien to your own but you participate cheerfully nonetheless. For example, the wedding I attended today positively invoked Stan Lee during the ceremony.

I believe that the existence of Java, JavaScript, and ECMA script implies the existence of a fourth secret programming language called ECMA. This kind of logical inference follows from the so-called 'Waluigi Principle'.

Why call it "Goldeneye 007 multiplayer mode" when you could call it "Super SMERSH Bros."?

A good name for a linter for linker scripts would be Koholint.

(To be clear, so far I haven't accidentally boosted any bad opinions: just, like, personal status updates and out-of-context toots from other people's conversations. I just can't help imagining the worst, though.)

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My nightmare scenario here is like the British sitcom version of Mastodon, where I obliviously boost the worst possible opinion while believing I've boosted a cat picture.

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As someone who is not comfortable with touchscreens (as I only got my first smartphone ½yr ago!) I still regularly accidentally fav or boost things and only discover this later. So far, it's just mild awkwardness/embarrassment for me, but I am terrified of real bad repercussions from it some day.

coffee update 

The concentrated cold brew is finished! The thing I was replicating was Funranium Labs' Black Blood of the Earth, but as that's a Brand Name™, I'm thinking about giving my preparation a distinct name—I'm thinking maybe Trismegistus.


I'm making triple-infused cold brew! Specifically: I'm filtering cold brew using a Büchner flask and an automotive vacuum pump, then using that cold brew as the base for another cold brew extraction and then filtering that, and then once more.

Anyway: you know what would be cool and I don't have time to create? An Animal Crossing-like video game with server federation, so you can have a shared home village on a server you run but also visit friends on or send letters other servers.

I regularly think, "Oh, I should have a public place where I can informally write notes about my various projects," and then I remember that I am on Twitter and Mastodon and Tumblr and all of them are basically about informal rumination, and then I don't post anything on any of them.

Lots of classic D&D spells are named after the wizards who invented them, like Tenser's Floating Disk, Mordekainen's Faithful Hound, and Mike's Hard Lemonade.

…weirdly, Mastodon knows that it _has_ posts, but it apparently doesn't know how to show them, leading to contradictory "21 toots" and "No toots here!" messages.

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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.)

Found some code I wrote when I was learning Python more than a decade ago. It still runs! PyLint isn't terribly thrilled with it, though.

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