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

Oof. David Bowie's "Blackstar" comes up on a Spotify station and my eyes instantly started stinging

After tinkering with some BBS DOS door games and then tinkering with some "helper" programs for semi-automated play (i.e. cheating), now I've got a notion to write an idle game that's mostly just colored text and ANSI graphics scrolling by

Man, I am just so, like, angry at this song "Shield for Your Eyes, A Beast in the Well on Your Hand" by Melt-Banana but I keep playing it over and over open.spotify.com/track/5jxKCf7

Tried moving all my images to S3, which seemed to have worked. But now I can't upload media. Maybe I broke my tooter

Heisenberg, Schrodinger and Ohm are in a car. CC @lmorchard

Tempted to use the name "heisenberg_compensator" for the module where I'm keeping my game code related to position & velocity, but that's just weird

Haven't played Elite Dangerous in a long while. Just fired it up again and remembered I was on my way to the black hole at Cygnus X-1. Just finished that trip.

Teenage Rush fan me would be proud of adult Rush fan me. toot.lmorchard.com/media/TZshH

It's not super awesome yet, but my in has progressed to a space ship that shoots bullets that make janky falling asteroids disappear. toot.lmorchard.com/media/TEvaz

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