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rivetgeek

@rivetgeek@dice.camp

Gen X but the good kind
Commie fiction first story gamer swine
Elderly rivethead
Senior SQL Server DBA
Tribes in the Dark Lead Designer
(He/Him)

#ttrpg #storygames #CortexPrime #TalesOfXadia #TribesInTheDark #FitD #FateRPG

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rivetgeek, to VTT
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I think I got the #Role #VTT template for #TalesOfXadia #TTRPG dialed in. Here's Babukar, one of the pregens:

https://app.playrole.com/sheet-templates/e7fbaa49d566-babukar/save

futurebird, to random
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I was teaching all day but my husband has been having some crazy adventure. Our friend had his motorcycle stolen, tracked it with an airtag to a sidewalk on one of the bridges in the Bronx where it was not moving. He called my husband to meet him on the bridge and rode on his other bike there. They recovered the cycle and motorcycled away!

Crime averted! (We think it was a joyride or the thieves got spooked about being tracked and ditched the bike. )

Crazy stuff!

rivetgeek,
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@futurebird It's better they found it than the police. I had a motor scooter stolen from outside a club about {mumbles] years ago that the police recovered. They wanted more to get it out of impound than it was worth. They said I could sue in small claims to recover the impound fee. I told them to keep it and signed the pink slip over to the PD.

rivetgeek,
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rivetgeek, to random
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It's really weird, the Bsky > Mastodon bridge posts only show up in BlueSky in the app. That might be why I never noticed it working, I'm usually on my laptop.

rivetgeek, to random
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Who would have thought that over a decade of staying out late frequenting nightclubs and shows and still being functional at work the next day would have been prep for a career in IT?

peteramthor, to random
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One of the best things about
#Ingress is finding local places that you never even knew existed. Thankfully the worst part, players from the other team harassing you via messages, doesn't seem to be a problem around here anymore.

rivetgeek,
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@peteramthor @Da_Gut Including the unhinged ones that should have stayed put.

Just realized week before last I was in a part of L.A. I don't frequent often and didn't open Ingress once...

rivetgeek,
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@Da_Gut @peteramthor The thing that sucks for Ingress is there are only two modes to play it: totally casual whenever you think about pulling your phone out, and GO HARD by driving around the county aimlessly for like 10 hours a day. There is no inbetween.

cstross, to random
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Welp, I knew Microsoft's CoPilot+ Recall was going to be a privacy disaster but I didn't expect it to turn into an enterprise computing catastrophe for Microsoft quite this fast!

But this can't be a one-off. Any large enterprise that has to comply with a regulated privacy environment—HIPAA in the USA, GDPR in the EU, banking/insurance/finance globally—must be considering a ban on Microsoft installations on laptop/desktop computers right now or be breaking the law.

https://infosec.exchange/@SecurityWriter/112558224281615019

rivetgeek,
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@cstross The silver lining is that Recall is only on Surfaces with "NPUs". It's not all Windows 11 or all Microsoft laptops (yet). But still as much backlash as possible is needed, the concept of Recall needs to be burned out before it spreads. Myself I bounced from considering buying a Surface to looking at ThinkPad Yoga.

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rivetgeek,
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@b4ux1t3 @cstross I'm guessing not someone's random machine, but one they already had some amount of access to. I mean yes that's concerning but they can't do that on a remote machine they can't access in some way.

rivetgeek,
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@cstross @b4ux1t3 At least from people just using Win11 out of the box with no additional protections or precautions. Yes, that's the vast majority of users which is depressing. When I was working in computer hardware we would connect an unpatched, unprotected fresh install of WinXP to the Internet just to see how fast it attracted nastiness. It didn't take long.

rivetgeek, to random
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We need to rehome our cat Eris, due to several factors. If anybody is in the Tacoma or Seattle area and is interested this is the listing: https://www.adoptapet.com/pet/41629161-spanaway-washington-cat

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LeviKornelsen, to random
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Amos has most of the best lines in The Expanse, but nothing tops Christjen Avaserala telling Holden "Don't put your dick in it; it's fucked enough already".

rivetgeek,
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@LeviKornelsen The two of them combined make the entire series. We need a show with just them in it, like a science fiction The Odd Couple.

rivetgeek, to random
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I've never seen a snowmobile in real life before. There's one in the back of a pickup truck and it's the weirdest looking machine.

rivetgeek,
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@linnaeus I lived in California for 50 years. We just moved to WA state 4 years ago.

rivetgeek,
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@Da_Gut We've lived in WA state for the past four years.

rivetgeek,
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@miriamrobern @linnaeus Though my dad's side of the family is Canadian going back to the early 1800s, before that they migrated from England.

darjr, to random
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Christian Hoffer heard back from wizards of the coast about the AI job posting.

rivetgeek,
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@Tim_Eagon @darjr It's right in the job listing. The position has nothing to do with D&D.

rivetgeek,
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@Tim_Eagon @darjr I mean, they might. But their positions are slated for specific subdivisions and projects, so this position is not for D&D.

rivetgeek,
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@Tim_Eagon @darjr And to whit, the skills they are looking for for this position are for digital platforms (specifically video games) and would not be useful for like generating print art or text for a tabletop game. There's not a lot of crossover there. And if I were an AIML engineer and hired to work on video games and they came along and said, "Hey, we need you to work AI text generation", I'd quit or start looking for a new job.

rivetgeek, to random
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There was a bald eagle flying around and I could swear it was crying, "34! 34!"

Seriously though that fucker was big.

rivetgeek, to random
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I think I'm starting to get a format for the PC notes in #Obsidian. If anybody has any formatting suggestions (plug-ins, whatever) I'd be happy to hear them. I tried the multi-column plugin and it just was not working for me, so I ditched it.

razumasu, to books
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What’s your favorite fictional world to escape into? #books #reading #ttrpg

rivetgeek,
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@razumasu The Dresden Files or The Laundry.

JamesGleick, to random
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He’s out of control. He has no staff to restrain him. He reveals his interior madness for all to see. And he maintains the terrified subservience of an entire political party. https://zirk.us/@JamesGleick/112514061860050831

rivetgeek,
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@JamesGleick The fact that not only is he running for President, but he has a shot at winning, along with having already been elected President, just fucks with my mind.

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