Also, since I did a manual re-following in order to weed out defunct accounts, it's entirely possible I missed you. This was not intentional! Please do ping me re: the oversight.

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Reminder to all y'all fine people that I've moved to

If I follow you from this account and you're ok with me continuing to do so, please check your follow requests!

This account will likely self-destruct after a while, just fyi.

Ok, officially giving up on being on a standard Masto instance. Just cannot with the repeated examples of "features" being put into place that can actively harm people. So. I'm moving to, which is on Glitch, and am putting my money where my mouth is by supporting the good work that @Are0h is doing.

So, you can find me at from here out.

The tragedy isn't that America has problems.

The tragedy is that we know how to fix them and we just don't. We prefer to let people suffer so a handful of white men can stay obscenely rich.

A smidge worried about the season ticket holds who usually sit next to me. Older couple. Really hope they're ok. (Also trying to not be weirded out by other people in their seats.)

I know I don't understand fashion. And then I see pants with slits up the back of each leg and I know that I never will.

Really, my life is so much better when I can just get out of my own dang head.

"Good night, FRBR.
Good night, James T. Kirk.
Good night, serials as one format-neutral work.
Good night, coherence.
Good night, luck.
Good night, middle-aged librarian whispering f"

-- the one and only marccold on the new RDA

from central Oklahoma. The grape hyacinth are from my front yard. The fancy daffodil is from campus.

Ph, gut stuff 

Oh good grief. Only just this minute figured out that the reason for my gut/sleep/brain problems this week is a change in the frigging magnesium supplement I take. Damnit. Bought the wrong one. And basically lost a week as a result. So frustrating to need a supplement that so directly can have both negative and positive results, depending on which kind I get.

Physical health (~) 

Last night I mowed the yard for the first time this year, and holy wow am I feeling it this morning. Oooouch. But also? Hands handled the weed whacker better than the used to. The new lighter weight one has really made a difference.

Took a stroll around campus and the grounds crew has been spreading mulch in the plant beds. It smells soooo good, y'all. Also, the redbud trees are thisclose to blooming.

Just took a survey with lots of gender identities to choose from (yay!) and also assigned-at-birth info (m/f/intersex) as a separate question. It was health-related, so I can kinda see why they'd want both. At the same time, though, it felt a smidge...disappointing?

Quite mesmerizing to watch - The most populous cities in the world (1500 - 2018)

From a journal's website:


Volume 29

Issue 1, December 1997, pp. 7-61
Issue 3, September 1997, pp. 134-200
Issue 2, March 1997, pp. 70-119

(I didn't find this, so don't know what journal it is.)

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!

Oooh! It happened when I tried to fix the records where the 856 had subfield a instead of z. Thought I did a find/replace. Guess not. Hrm.

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What's the difference between a hippo and a zippo? 

One of them is pretty heavy

The other is a little lighter

Doing a smidge of cleanup on the Films on Demand records in MARCEdit, as usual, and somehow created two 856 fields? With subfield z in one, and u in the other? But not on all 31,000+ records. Am confuzzled.

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Wandering Shop

The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.