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.
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.
I finished Death Stranding last night and here's my theory.
...at 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.
(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.)
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.
…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.
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.)
Don't listen to the graph paper in your head!
http://what.happens.when.computer/ and also @aisamanra on birdsite
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