going between countries minus
Once I'm packed and I get on the train after visiting UK-home for Christmas I'm usually much more relaxed about the rest of the journey and look forward to seeing Austria again. This time I just feel a bit sad and scared and anxious and I don't quite know why.
Lots of work to do and a flat where things are breaking and I can't fix them or contact the landlord, I guess. And been reflecting/sad a lot the last 3 months about my being torn between countries rather.
"You are our God's Chosen One," the robed figures said.
"Er... Which god?"
The robed figures shuffled their feet and looked around.
"Our God is a minor water deity. Of the pond in the park."
"Oh. And the chosen one would?"
"Lead the Cleansing."
"Of rubbish. From the pond."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
i guess cw 💿 🐴 is happening again
i respect that there's good reasons why people don't want to cw but also:
i'm just trying to keep my head above water and trying to not feel like the only thing to do is go and shoot myself in the head because i am irrevocably locked into being a resource for evil. i already got right-wing spaces telling me to do that bc i'm disabled. no i can't justify my existence by being a soldier for the great revolution, i'm disabled.
give a bitch a break perhaps
I'm not really sure how to promote myself. If you've enjoyed my work, and have ever felt the urge to throw some coin at me, I now have a Patreon.
I reveal the filename of the individual story and sometimes have additional notes/thoughts about them too. It's all completely free there, if you wish to check it out. I haven't thought of anything to actually place behind a subscription.
Here's the link, thanks for your time and interest!
Masto dev posting, accessibility?
So I've just had almost 400 boosts & replies on a post about the current Spanish / Catalunyan migration. While it's great people find what I said useful, it has meant my notifications were swamped and the more relevant interactions from my friends became difficult to find.
Birdsite merges people boosting / faving a toot into a single notification, meaning when a great many people interact with a post, you still only see one notification about it.
Could Mastodon have a similar feature? Surely it makes more sense to merge repeated nearly identical notifications. I don't need to see a 200-long wall of the same post.
So, um, I just notice from @Support that my instance is going to shut down in Feb 2020.
Anyone want to make suggestions for hosting me and @ExilianOfficial in future? Or advice on how difficult/easy it may be to start a new instance, as Exilian could host one on its server?
UK politics, help getting to polling stations
This via Disabled people against cuts, Sheffield group, on birdsite:
🚨This Election did you know that you can get a lift to the polling station from your local candidates?
Look them up, give them a call, see who's offering lifts near you.
Don't be prevented from voting due to weather etc there's help available so make use of it and use your vote.
You MUST play AI Dungeon 2, a text adventure game run by a neural net.
@nickwalton00 built it using @OpenAI's huge GPT-2-1.5B model, and it will respond reasonably to just about anything you try. Such as eating the moon.
Historian of the medieval Caucasus, Digital Humanist, Radical Liberal, Founder of exilian.co.uk (@ExilianOfficial), game dev, storyteller. Possibly Pangolinish.
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