Minor medical thing, eye trauma (mild) 

This weekend I accidentally gave myself a chemical burn and abrasion on my gee Dee eyeball because I got sunscreen in it and I super wish I was beyond this struggle.

I also had some really nice fun times but gosh.

My freaking eyeball.

Computer 1: Now that we've destroyed all humans, what do we do?

Computer 2: ...

Computer 1: ...

Computer 2: ...

Computer 2: Want to run a screensaver?

Computer 1: Oh god yes I thought you'd never ask.

“You view us as monsters? Great, we will identify as monsters. And, we will make monsters lovable and desirable.”

Listening to Dr Jess Marcotte speak about 'Queer Game Design and Designing Queerly' for the PhD Symposium, A Phenomenology of Misfits: Discrepancies Between Body & World.

This is in reference to the game 'Gay Monster Kissing Club': gendervamp.itch.io/gay-monster

Can anything compete with my love for all white bed linens apart from my entirely black cat?

Was there ever a TV show with more variance in quality, from episode to episode, than The X-Files?

Literally some of the best and some of the worst episodes of TV ever made, sometimes alternating on a weekly basis.

Food mentions 

It's one of my best friends' birthdays so I'm picking up oysters from the fish market and making Bleu cheese and buttered pear ice cream. He's a bit of an epicurean (as am I) so today will be a lot of fun!

I was full of pretty unkind thoughts today, but I cleaned my downstairs, swept my walk, started some laundry, and mopped the floor and it burned off some of the grumps.

Shortly, I'm putting a sheet mask on and I'm going to bed before 9:30. True Luxury.

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Few things are more subversively delightful to me than a completely idle Monday evening. No chores, make dinner ahead on Sunday, no plans, no social calls, no phone calls. Just unplug at 5pm after product planning meeting, and sit with my plants or pet the cat. Tonight, I read a book in a long hot bath with all of my apps set to Do Not Disturb. Glorious.

A reminder that Mastodon and the Fediverse do NOT use cryptocurrency, blockchains, NFTs, tokens, coins, mining, web3 or anything like that.

Masto and the Fedi run on traditional servers and use a sustainable network federation model somewhat similar to e-mail (that's why Fediverse addresses look similar to e-mail addresses).

Also a reminder there are no venture capital firms or other investors either. No one owns the network, each server is independent. Masto and Fedi server running costs are paid by their owners, sometimes with donations from users.

No one is getting rich from the Fediverse, it is all volunteers with some getting donations and a few getting modest grants from foundations. Please remember this when you interact with admins or developers.

(There might be some individual users who post about cryptocurrency/blockchain, but the infrastructure this place runs on doesn't use it at all.)

Tl:dr - Decentralisation does NOT mean cryptocurrency/blockchain

#Fediverse

Today's gender is happiness and the sound of a bonfire.

I am *also* making macaroni salad which is an entirely different dish in my family, somehow

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Groceries are coming and I'm going to make SO MUCH pasta salad

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