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I'm Melissa (they/them)! Some of my projects are in my bio, but in general I am and do:


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I write. I . I play way too much Fallen London. I collect tattoos. I will not call posts "toots".

I like learning to be more imaginative in devising solutions to difficult problems. 馃帄

albeism by an author Show more

I'm live on twitch! Come hang out with me while I play Subsurface Circular:

I'm live on twitch! Come hang out with me while I play Subsurface Circular:

hey folks, can we get some attention on this Mastodon accessibility issue?

[Accessibility] Hovertext for image descriptions is insufficient #8237

As it stands now, captioned/described images in Mastodon are useless on devices that can't trigger "on-hover" like a smartphone with a touch screen.


If you were following me over on or one of my channels there, I've spun up a instance, so subscribe over at All the same channels exist, and old videos are slowly transcoding on the new instance.

If you weren't subscribed to me before... well, you could do it now. 馃槃 Mostly game stream archives, videos from travel, and random cat cuteness.

I'm also interested in suggestions of PT instances that should be following. 馃槏

Instance Block Recommendation: (Transphobia/Aphobia) Show more

Has anyone written a genderqueer history of computer science? I did some Googling and came up with a few websites, but this seems like a book-worthy topic. #lgbt #history

Indie games self-congratulatory humblebrag Show more

British colonialization of India Show more

how to do dishes like quinn: a step by step guide

1.) scroll through the fediverse timeline on your phone

strange... vanity? Show more

Good evening! Current Orange status: softly snoring.

occasionally, clicking through yet another half-arsed GDPR-mandated cookie management screen, i find myself thinking "the GDPR has buggered up the web"

then i catch myself.

no, it hasn't. the way companies have opted to respond to the GDPR is what's buggered up the web. they could have been nice and unobtrusive about it, but no, they decided that *every user in the EU* should suffer their protests at not being able to stow thousands of fragments of random shite on a whim all over their vict- sorry, users' computers.

Last #ff of 2018!

@ben makes awesome Steam games

@brandon is now a debian user

@zigg likes Katamari Damacy

@AskChip is a font of retrocomputing knowledge

@checkervest posts highly cerebral toots

@switchingsocial & @ChrisWere advocate excellent alternatives to popular user-hostile websites

@byttyrs likes spinach & tamagotchis

@noelle & @kev are wise high gurus of the fediverse

@bob works on Freedombone & hacker ethics

@jack knows more about politics than I do

I thiiink life is normal enough that I'll stream tonight. Options are: Space Run, Astroneer (I haven't played since at least two major updates), Equilinox, Europoda Uni 4 (never played)... or a pairing of two of those. I'd welcome any votes/suggestions. 馃槏

馃 How do folks vocally say their Mastodon handle/account when doing things like podcasts? I think I do it differently every time, and it feels wrong every time. "I'm melissaaveryweir on mastodon-dot-social" seems... fairly aurally parseable (and I can be found however one spaces out that name). Should the word "at" end up in there somewhere, like early-ish birdsite days? 馃し

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