Thanks for another fine episode. Hope things have settled down so I can get more eps! Yes, I'm selfish.

So, um... I'm sitting here writing a ghost story for a project that I'll talk about soon. And there's a streaming music app sitting idle in the background. It's not playing music, because I need to concentrate to get a chapter off the ground. Once I get going, it's fine and I fire up the music.

Of its own accord, and without any input from me, it just started playing this. I didn't touch the app and, indeed, it's on another screen on a different desktop.


Does whatever a spider can!
To avoid
Paying fines
He will work
A story time!
Look out!
Here comes the Spider-Man!

Just put up a copy of my / talk in YouTube with full captions + the text of most questions from the chat & timecoded links to the reply, so if you're not 100% sure about what I'm replying to, you can scroll down and find it!


I'm downloading all of these right now. This is getting a lot of press and Nintendo is notoriously litigious about their intellectual property and copyrights. I figure it'll be a just a few days before the IA gets a cease and desist.


She lives in a room at the Delphi Public Library and their library cards bear her image. The story goes that they believed her to be the Oracle of Delphi, which makes sense, given the location.

Later on, they discovered that she's Sappho.

I had to get a picture of her just because of that story.


There are few things more relaxing than early morning in a library with a couple of hours before opening.

Delphi Public Library. Delphi, IN.


@cyberpunklibrarian What really annoys me, is that I wish it would flag books you already own through their service.

I mean, I get why they DON'T do this, because you might realize "I own 90% of this and don't need to buy it again", but it would be really nice if they did.

I also hate the recent redesign where it puts everything is this big clustered grid and the tiers are not obvious. It makes it harder to decide "I just want the 2nd tier and don't need the third".

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.

It baffles me that Spotify spends $100 million on Joe Rogan's podcast for an exclusivity deal and yet YouTube doesn't get the fucking clue that they should add a podcasts section to YouTube or YouTube music...


New blog post: Wherein we complain about Humble Bundle and then buy things from them anyway.

But damn, Humble Bundle, tidy up… please.


In 1997, a new animated series premiered on the WB. Three weeks later, it was gone. Why? Well, I may have a few theories. Coming soon, a limited series podcast that dares to explore The Legend of Calamity Jane.


I think a lot of people would be shocked about how, in the year of our goddess 2022, so much important low level library tech shit runs on FTP and Telnet.

Ok, but what if Blade Runner remake but this one is 100% about a guy's relationship with his neighbor as they attempt to one-up each other with animals they both know deep down aren't real.

cc @Cyborgneticz

Tired: Bitching about Excel not being a database.

Wired: Downloading the massive Excel file a library just sent you, converting it to CSV, and then importing it into MariaDB.

*Now* it's a database.

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