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One of the things I miss about the Google plus interface was how easy it was to search for/find & create small communities of interest.

I wish there was a way to do that more simply in the fediverse.

Would love to find more #writers, especially #specfic (#sciencefiction & #fantasy) writers.

There are some hashtags that can help us find one another - #amwriting & #amwritingscifi for example, but I don't thing many folks use them.

So, where are my spec fic writers at???

(Boosts welcome!)

Pat Monahan on his career:

"no one’s really thinking, 'Hey, I wonder what Train’s doing right now? I wonder what kind of record they’re going to make?' If I don’t bet on me, then nobody will."

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Train just dropped a new album. It's cheesy, silly, soppy...and I freaking love it. The retro vibe is working, the breezy summery feeling is great, and who couldn't use a silly and affirming song to bop along to once in a while?

I can't help it, this is infectious.

MST3K Season 13 

They changed "Gypsy" to "GPC". It almost sounds the same if you like, squint your ears, but not quite. I'm guessing this was done to be sensitive to people who have been marginalized/criminalized for centuries. I can be slightly confused for a season in service of that.

Other than that, the few episodes I've watched of season 13 so far follow the pattern of really good riffing and really painful host sketches.

Guess whose parents (and spouse, for that matter) have no sense of time!

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I would rather be an hour early than a minute late. This probably tells you all you need to know about me.

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Awesome reference in the new "Robot Wars" episode. Fun stuff.

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Music is the closest thing we have to a time machine.

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Apparently Spotify is shutting down their "Stations" app, which was a not-quite-Pandora experience for Spotify. I used it...occasionally but I can't say I'll actually miss it all that much. (Because Plexamp exists)

Just discovered H*R has a print-on-demand apparel site.

I kinda liked my discretionary money...


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Dear new users:

It's alright to take your time and get up to speed on here. You don't have to hit the ground running. You might have picked up the habit of interacting with social media as it it were naturally a competitive performance--we all did--but the best thing about Mastodon and the fediverse beyond it is that it's not like that. Take some time to decompress.

It took me about six months to fully drop the armor that I'd been wearing from being on other sites. That was three years ago. This place changes lives.

Also, it's okay to be picky. Sign up at a new instance, if the first one you pick isn't the best fit possible. You'll find your home, and folks here understand it takes trial and error.

Above all, take a deep breath. What feels weird now will make sense pretty quickly.

Glad to have you.

As much as I love 1Password, I really wish they had chosen a different name. Telling people "I use 1Password for all my logins" has NEVER led to people having confidence in my SecOps abilities.

Hey so I don’t know if anyone has heard of it, but this Elden Ring game is pretty good!

I just set my son up with dual monitors for the first time in his young life. He's giddy with excitement...and I remember that feeling. It's really fun to watch.

I feel like I was "robbed" of really liking MGMT. I love a few songs that I heard back when they were new.

Trying to get into their back catalog is hard, because their style has been so freely stolen since the albums came out. Everything I don't know feels generic, due to all those copycats.

If you're going to be working on a Windows computer for a while (like I am) PowerToys is a pretty decent little set of utilities.

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