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mrcompletely

@mrcompletely@heads.social

He/him. Tyler IRL. If you've seen this handle elsewhere yeah that's probably me. Moderator at https://heads.social Mastodon instance, admin at https://Jerrybase.com

#PDX #oregon #PNW #software #dev #deadhead #gratefuldead #bluegrass #jazz #phish #psychedelic #artist #DigitalArt #painting #mandalas #nba #nature

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mrcompletely, to random
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Fwiw, anyone freaking out about the insane/idiotic/abuse enabling upcoming windows "feature" aka OS level spyware on an immediate/practical basis should realize you'd have to buy one of the new "copilot plus" line of machines to even have the hardware to run the stupid thing. It's not about to be enabled on whatever you're using now. Yes, there are lots of reasons to be mad at MS over this, all those things are valid, I don't wish to debate how bad this is (it's very bad), just a point of fact.

BigJackBrass, to RPG
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Currently reading this history of the music hall, the British counterpart of vaudeville and precursor to variety. My favourite RPGs tend to be things like "Call of Cthulhu" and "Forgotten Futures" with a strong Victorian to Georgian (George V, that is) tone and history, but I often feel that the popular culture of the time is ignored when it should be a vital part of the world and the characters. NPCs ought to be playing records, going to the pictures, whistling the latest hits, referencing movie stars and stage actors, encouraging the PCs to read a new novel they're enamoured with—or recommending they avoid one they dislike.

A few sentences here and there, a name dropped, an encounter when shopping for sheet music or looking at the posters advertising coming acts… it doesn't take much to add to a great deal of flavour to the world and make it feel alive, rather than like those cheap cartoons where the only people moving or even present in a scene are the PCS.

#RPG #History #MusicHall

Scene from the movie "Bullshot". The titular hero is attempting to fend off the advances of an attractive woman who is wearing a very revealing dress and has just put a jazz record on the gramophone. Caption: "Is this seemly, Mrs. Platt-Higgins? Playing popular music and your husband only ten years dead?"
Photograph taken in London in 1910. A figure wearing a straw boater is standing, partly obscured by an ornate lamppost, reading one of several advertising posters pasted along a wall. They include one for "The Sins of London" at the Lyceum; Madame Sarah Bernhardt and a number of other acts appearing at The London Coliseum, Charing Cross; and a travel poster advertising Blackpool by very sensibly not showing the town, but going for a painting of a smiling woman beside the sea instead.

mrcompletely,
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@BigJackBrass you'd love this book. The best background for flavor and color in the urban Victorian era I've ever read. I got it dirt cheap used. A+ world builder fodder

brianvastag, to music
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Wow, tickets for Dead & Company at The Sphere in Vegas next week are as low as $100 on stub hub. Tempting.

I'm not a huge Deadhead, more Deadhead adjacent, but I once ate a taco with Billy Kruetzmann and his wife so feel a special kinship.

mrcompletely,
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@brianvastag you can also probably get a decent taco somewhere in Vegas. So that sounds like winning to me. Billy won't be there though.

mrcompletely,
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@brianvastag fwiw, my friends who are, let's say, casual dead & co fans at best def think the Sphere is worth a go. Not just the visuals - the sound is by all accounts the best anyone has ever heard. So that's neat

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@brianvastag not every seat, but I think a majority in some sections have them. Apparently pretty great during drums and space

snackfight, to random
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Hear me out, a date-apricot hybrid called a datepricot

mrcompletely,
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@snackfight perfect garnish for the beetabaga fajita on pita

lauren, to random
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Surprising only one inhabitant in the entire Milky Way Galaxy (a 942-year-old megothy sorter on Tilram VII), Trump after earlier proclaiming he'd absolutely testify in his NYC trial chooses not to do so.

mrcompletely,
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@lauren what will I do with all this extra popcorn?

mrcompletely, to random
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Here's my fedi advice

Unfollow any and all of the super booster accounts. Build your feed organically.

I'm not sure why exactly, but it worked well for me. For one thing the "look at me senpai" energy around some of their followers is very Twitter style parasocial. And they're just subbing for an algo.

If you rely on them for most of your TL, do this first: follow anyone interesting that they boost for a week, then unfollow. It's easy.

If you don't want to, ok. Don't bother arguing with me

mrcompletely,
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Yes all of them

Free your mind and your ass will follow

mrcompletely,
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@danblondell precisely. With all kinds of topics starting with onboarding there's a common belief that in order to succeed mastodon has to recreate Twitter patterns, and where the platform doesn't support it users tend to fall into patterns that recreate aspects of it. But 1) every successful new platform is different and 2) what are the success criteria anyway? I want to let the Fediverse evolve organically without these persistent Twitter based patterns dragging behind it

mrcompletely,
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@MarkRDavid also a great approach! Ultimately my point is to curate your own TL consciously and not outsource it, whether to another person or an algo

mrcompletely, to random
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Good news for fans, Scavengers' Reign is moving to Netflix. Why is this good news?

  1. it's the best science fiction show around despite the cheesy name
  2. not enough people saw it on Max
  3. so it got canceled (this news was out before the linked article)
  4. more people can see it on Netflix
  5. now maybe season 2 will happen?

I'm ok with it if one is all we get. It's that perfect and ends well. But if the same people do it I'd be glad for a second.

https://variety.com/2024/tv/news/scavengers-reign-canceled-max-netflix-1235998046/

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@arghdos i love this as a season two idea. Every ep with a new host, ending the ep with that host getting eaten or assimilated

buru5, to random
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"music sucks now" or: you haven't listened to any new music and you're hopelessly stuck mentally in your glory years

mrcompletely,
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@buru5 "glory years" = almost kissed a cheerleader, saw Weezer twice, grabbed 3 rebounds in the regional semi final, got out of that one DUI

TheRoot, to random
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WATCH: Terrence Howard Goes Full-Blown Terrence Howard in Conspiracy Theory-Filled Joe Rogan Interview: ‘We’re About to Kill Gravity’
https://www.theroot.com/watch-terrence-howard-goes-full-blown-terrence-howard-1851490561?utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=activitypub

Posted into Entertainment @entertainment

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@TheRoot @entertainment 😂🤡

tor_haxson, to random
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Autonomous trucks?

You know how you can move 200 truckloads of freight with less than 200 truck drivers..???

A train !!,

That's right 200 year old technology, no LIDAR required, no collision detection system.

mrcompletely,
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@tor_haxson trains were the right answer all along, you just gotta do em better

arstechnica, to random
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Volvo debuts its fully autonomous big rig truck powered by Aurora’s tech

Some believe autonomous trucks are the answer to a shortage of truck drivers.

https://arstechnica.com/cars/2024/05/volvo-debuts-its-fully-autonomous-big-rig-truck-powered-by-auroras-tech/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

mrcompletely,
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@arstechnica 1) pay a better wage you cowards

  1. they'll replace the whole work force if they can get regulatory approval. Not fill gaps. An entire sector gone.
harriorrihar, to Netflix Spanish
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CaptainJanegay, to random
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Does anyone (maybe @FediTips ) know of a masto client with very granular feed controls?

For example, I would like to be able to:

  • Filter certain words on a per user basis, so that I can e.g. filter posts from someone who posts a lot about a TV series whose main character is called Cat without limiting my access to the best thing about the internet (cat pics)
  • Decide that I only want to see a randomly selected 30% of posts from an account that posts good stuff but overwhelms my feed

Ideas?

mrcompletely,
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@CaptainJanegay @FediTips the first one in particular is a superb feature request

philip_cardella, to random
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Well. My dad died. 0/10 do not recommend.

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@philip_cardella sorry brother. Peace be with you and your family.

18+ nasamuffin, to random
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I went to the aquarium today and there was a guy in a wetsuit pushing a penguin around on a box, back and forth through the water

someone asked why and he says, "yeah, she kinda just really likes riding on the box"

I'm still not over it y'all

mrcompletely,
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@nasamuffin good job, wetsuit guy

vij, to nba
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MS Paint #NBA memes before / after AI

Steph Curry drafted (by El Greco)

mrcompletely,
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@vij the first one is way better

mrcompletely, to random
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Accidentally followed a link to Threads, and folks, it's not all bad there - i got to block Eric Alper on yet another platform. Is Tiedrich on there? Seth Whatsisname?

mrcompletely,
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@chopaganda ANY FREAKING MOMENT NOW YOU BETCHA

tor_haxson, to random
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Have any of you ever used, rented or purchased one of them there powered wheelbarrows?

I have tons of woodchips to move on steep terrain. Not so steep that a strong 24 year old couldn't handle it.

So are those things better than a strong 24 year old?

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@tor_haxson maybe you can hitch little wagons to the turtles. Won't be fast but incremental change adds up

chopaganda, to random
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I’d be ok with banning popcorn.

I mean, I don’t dislike it as a vessel for butter and/or sugar/spice. But I certainly wouldn’t miss it if it was gone. So much shit to pick out of your teeth. Always the potential for a tooth-cracking unpopped kernel.

Popcorn has earned more of our love than it deserves.

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