Les Orchard ✅🕹ī¸đŸ”§đŸąđŸ° @lmorchard@toot.lmorchard.com

Playing Blaster Master Zero on Switch and I suddenly remember that I was about as obsessed with this game on NES as I was with Metroid. Also have the distinct memory of pizza, because that was video store & pizza night.

Re that last boost: Mastodon is hard to get into without a guide and some focused usage.

The things that make it less toxic also make it harder to discover people to follow.

Without people, you just kind of feel like you're tooting into the void. It makes Mastodon a lonely place that you're less likely to return to. I mean, this is why Twitter and Facebook put so much energy into recommendations.

I don't think Mastodon should try to solve this problem. But let's acknowledge the hurdles.

I haven't been posting here lately, but I feel compelled to inform you of this:

This kitten just sprinted down very noisily from somewhere in the attic, down the stairs, across the house, finally to jump onto my chest and immediately curl up purring.

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Still have this disco Star Wars album by Meco from when I was a kid and it tickles me to play it toot.lmorchard.com/media/wha63

Funny thing about the Nintendo Switch: Totally rolled my eyes at the early marketing with hipsters playing at a rooftop party.

Since then, I have actually seen this happen and have joined in.

Now I totally want to play PacMan VS at a bar over cocktails

So, like, do I know anyone around here who's quietly obsessed with Sunless Sea and Fallen London?

Maybe instead of Facebook, I'll just play Fallen London from now on

if we're talking giant robot mechs, I'll still go with the same thing painted on the side like the ships of The Culture universe

fear of losing the plot and never again understanding a current meme is my mech

(did i do that right?)

somebody point me to the origin of mech meme please, I've been away for an hour and the kids are laughing at me

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Suddenly have the theme song to M.U.L.E. stuck in my head and I don't know where it came from youtube.com/watch?v=MrQg3lK0eO

Explained Mastodon addresses like email addresses for the nth time, and it occurs to me: I wonder if a forwarding service would be handy for the fediverse?

My email address is me@lmorchard.com but my inbox has lived at various different services without getting tied down to, for example, gmail.com

Me (in bed, to my brain): Alright, so we have to get up a little early tomorrow. Let's get to sleep ASAP.

My brain: Sounds good. But hey, first let's review every mistake we made in middle school and ponder the nature of human aging. And how much async/await in JS is too much?