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I'm technically a but I've been active on here at least as much as I've there for years now.
I spend a surprising amount of time reading genre fiction and listening to the radio like I'm in the 1940s or something. I have a few bots ( @VoteChess @eqnz and @vortaro ) and run a lightweight wellington bus app at rti.petras.space
I'm currently trying to learn Mandarin on duolingo, though I think that's a quest without an end, and I'm about to run out of chars

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I'm generally a bit too lax when it comes to blocking shitlords I discover following my bots, but I *will* do it

Sending mad demands to [redacted] that they pat various animals for me

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really nice weather to be stuck in the office for the first day in weeks, well done me

my real advice though is just to wait, you'll be able to play without the new graphics as and how you want

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My advice for anyone either getting back into the game or wanting to learn prior to the graphical version is to zoom in, like a lot

Other games in the genre with much more intuitive interfaces still aren't nearly as zoomed out for their map tiles as Dwarf Fortress tries to be by default (it looks like the new version will be much better here, if only to show off the art). I zoomed back out a little after I got the hang of it again, but my eyes will never be as good as they were in highschool.

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this is particularly grating as 'backup' is what I was actually looking for, rather than to shift browsers permanently, as this is my work computer and I like to have extra insurance in case of IT system whoopsies

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firefox makes them equally hard to find, but still a bit easier than chrome - 'import and backup' is visible immediately after opening the bookmarks manager, rather than hidden behind an unlabeled three dot menu (one of my least favourite design patterns, as it pretends to hold advanced options but in my experience usually doesn't have what I'm looking for)

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Chrome sure makes it easier to find the import bookmarks option than the export option, huh

Finally finished Nona the Ninth, to which my first reaction was "dang it, it's a quadrilogy"

It's very good though

As usual I have a capital-I Idea, but I doubt it will get anywhere

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Ok, one or two of the usb devices on my computer decided to stop working, and I just spent 30 minutes plugging and unplugging and rebooting and messing with power settings... suddenly it works again, I don't understand anything

Not sure if this is a special thing to the github.com/magiblot/tvision version or if Borland invented the hamburger menu

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also also, apparently the urw dev has been getting back into coding despite not being all the way through his self imposed year off

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on the scale of df release times, that is, not like tomorrow

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every few months I remember that the new dwarf fortress graphical version isn't that far away at all

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