Remember when people used to think the robot police dogs in Fahrenheit 451 were kinda dumb? https://titleknown.tumblr.com/post/644239939529244672/no-disrespect-to-op-but-it-says-a-lot-about
updated 2021 suggested fediverse success metrics
- lessons learned from marginalized people
- friendships formed and maintained
- worthwhile conversations had
- comments remembered months or years later
- support and validation given and received
- honesty entrusted to one's social circle
- furries petted
- pets received
- stress levels associated with reading home timeline and notifications
- pleasure derived from same
- neat creations shared
- acceptance felt
A History of Cyberpunk Comics https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/a-history-of-cyberpunk-comics/
> You want to make a webpage because they are cool.
> You want to make it yourself, by hand and for free, because *you* are cool.
> This zine is for those who have not made a site before, especially those who don’t consider themselves coders.
@eli_oat I just checked my website stats. Thank you very much for the link! And did you put it on HN as well, by any chance? Because I got a ton of referrals from there.
Things I wish someone would have taught me when I started #writing: you can't say deep things on purpose.
"It is completely impossible for any history to be apolitical given that history is written by human beings." https://going-medieval.com/2021/02/16/on-history-versus-chronicles/
Nice movie otherwise, by the way. Well worth watching. It could almost have been made in 1980, cheap special effects and all. (Which by the way are so good it might be made to look cheap on purpose.)
So, I just saw The Adventures of Rufus the Fantastic Pet (2020), and something jumped at me: the ham-fisted environmental message aimed at the teenage protagonists. Which reminded me that three decades ago Captain Planet was *also* being all moralistic at teens... but it wasn't *them* soiling the planet.
Social networking in the small: my review of Agora Project https://felix.plesoianu.ro/blog/agora-project-review.html
I really need to know this, so please boost for visibility:
Are there any people out there on the autistic spectrum that have found a format of living that works for them, that makes them happy?
If you're on the spectrum and feel generally happy or content: do you have a routine, specific coping mechanism(s) or special life conditions that you recommend or feel privileged with? Did you feel happier after excluding some particular element of stress in some way?
If you're on the spectrum and feel generally unhappy: do you think there could be a happy existence for you if society enabled it?
If you ever wanted to make a website but felt intimidated by HTML or big complex web apps, try https://HotGlue.me/ 'cause it's something else entirely.
Just a lonely orange cat watching the moon from the windowsill on a starry night.
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.