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Since we’re doing posts again, let’s do that “Ten video games” trend from Twitter since a lot of you newcomers are from there. Here’s mine:

🎮 Ten Video Games to Know Me

🎸 Rock Band 3
🍛 Puyo Puyo~n
🍄 Super Mario All-Stars
🏴‍☠️ Donkey Kong Country 2
🧛‍♂️ Super Castlevania IV
🏰 Madou Monogatari 1-2-3
🌟 Kirby’s Dream Land 3
🌸 Panel de Pon
🧩 Banjo-Kazooie
🧱 The New Tetris

Last night, I had a dream about a crossover between Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Madou Monogatari, and it was just… weird. I don’t even really know how to explain it.

So I just randomly remembered how our local Pride festival back in June had a booth where you could get a free tarot reading, and I almost did it but ultimately ended up not doing it. All because I imagined this scenario in my head at the time: Someone turns over a card, then gasps dreadfully, then everyone around us gasps. And then there’s me, sitting there, staring at the card, having no clue what it means at the time, then finding out I just got the unluckiest draw in a long time.

I was afraid this was going to happen, but we’ve finally reached this point: I am officially the only member of my immediate family who hasn’t had COVID-19.

Words can’t say how scared I am right now, especially for those in my family who are currently fighting it. I just hope everything will be OK.

I literally don’t remember posting this thread, like at all. 😳 What was I even on that day haha

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Context: This file is a story I’ve been typing up where some chapters have been done out of order, so there’s been a lot of copying and pasting from separate ODT files. I think that’s where all the weird tags in the XML file came from. And when I say the new file looks identical to the original, I mean all the major formatting stuff (italics, small caps, font size, alignment, and highlighting) have been left intact, and every page in the new ODT file looks exactly as it did in the old ODT file.

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So I had this 41-page ODT file that was around 80 KB, which seemed kind of weird to me as all it had was text. So I changed the extension to .zip and opened the content.xml file inside, and there was quite a bit of text that was broken up by unnecessary font-formatting tags, some in the middle of words. So, long story short, I saved the ODT file as RTF, then back to ODT, all those weird tags disappeared, and the file is now 63 KB despite the normal file looking identical to the original.

A year ago today, I started playing Puyo Puyo Quest. It has quickly become one of two apps that I play every single day, with the other being SongPop Classic.

I’m currently on Rank 910. A year from now, I’ll respond to this toot with what rank I end up at, hopefully above 1000.

This week, I’ve had it in the back of my mind that July 23 was an important day, but I couldn’t, for the life of me, remember why. There were no family birthdays, no tragic anniversaries, no pet births, and no significant milestones. So what was it?

It’s the day my Microsoft 365 subscription renews. That’s it. I still have no idea why my brain acted like it was such a significant day in my life. 🤦‍♂️

For some reason, thinking about that moment when we found out still makes me laugh. At one point Meryl Streep appeared in both of our movies simultaneously with no other characters onscreen, and my mom excitedly pointed it out to my dad and me. It was completely unplanned and just so like us to end up doing something like this.

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Thinking about our flight back home two weeks ago that had free movies and how my mom and I both happened to choose movies starring Meryl Streep without realizing until halfway through each movie. I watched The Devil Wears Prada; my mom watched Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again.

And the worst part is all the conversations I wasn’t able to have with my metalhead relatives. They knew I loved metal at some point, but didn’t know I forced myself to stop listening to it, so every conversation about metal music would just end very quickly. But now that I’m back to listening to metal, being able to talk about a variety of bands with them and actually recognizing the music they’ve been sharing with me has just been awesome.

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I’m still very annoyed at myself for going through that phase of just avoiding metal as a whole for the majority of the 2010s. Like, yeah, I ended up getting back into punk because of it, but I also missed out on a lot of good stuff. All because I wanted to distance myself from that angsty teenager I used to be, constantly judging everyone’s music tastes while having a very narrow taste myself. And for some reason I thought stopping myself from listening to metal would do just that.

If marriage equality gets overturned next, that will be my ultimate breaking point. They can't take away literally the only good thing that came out of the worst year of my life. They just can't. 😔

Not sure whether it’s nice or super annoying that the majority of the problems I run into on Linux have been solved by deleting a single file and getting it back in some way. Most of the time it’s either redownloading it or just creating a new file.

I was trying to solve a network connection issue after updating Kubuntu and came across this infuriating post. Stuff like this, people like Mirdarthos, are exactly the reason why people hate Linux users. This hostility towards beginner Linux users needs to stop.

forum.manjaro.org/t/networkman

Also a reminder that I block any and all Redditors on every social media website I use. If your primary social media website is Reddit, or you consider yourself a Redditor, let me know so I can block you. Or make it easier for me and just block me now. I don’t need any of that filth on my feed. Especially not on here.

I’m pretty much past the point of being nice to people on social media who don’t have the decency to do the same. The moment you resort to name-calling, invalidating me, or putting me down, I’m going to do the same to you or worse. Being the bigger person clearly doesn’t work anymore. Not when people have been getting away with hurting me for the past 7-8 years.

When I took my phone in to get a new battery, I found out that at the end of this month, my phone will be considered “vintage” and unable to be repaired in-store. It seems Apple and I have very different ideas on what is considered vintage these days.

This Pride weekend was one of the best weekends I’ve had in so many years… and now that it’s over, the usual sadness and emptiness is back. 😔

Apologies in advance to my fellow LGBTQ+ peeps, but I have a confession to make.

I’ve never learned how to vogue. 😅

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