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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

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fantasy world in which you can do an arcane ritual to prolong your life, but don't so requires sacrificing a bit of yourself. specifically, a bit of your ambition, cruelty, and ruthlessness. all the oldest entities in the world just sit at home baking cookies and such

Is there a boat tooting in the harbour, or what is the noise in the eastern suburbs?

"Guess which breakfast radio host can stay on the local Gondola the longest without getting bored and leaving" is certainly An Idea, I have to give it to them. They also seem unclear on whether they think its going to last three minutes or three days, which is amazing

Remember the heady days of 2020 when it went off like five times for realsies? Nostalgic

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I was in the loo while the emergency alarm went off, but I'm told my phone made a requisite amount of noise

well, I have a nextcloud now. Time for breakfast

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Might be finally time to check my smoke alarm

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I lied, putting it here and a different one there

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Making the chroma one my pfp on my other account, that pic must be 5 years old now (not that this one is much newer)

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now you *could* get a similar effect just by turning down the opacity, but that's significantly less cursed

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Didn't actually get to use it today because it turns out teams will only accept it if it's less than 720p and obs was trying to upscale it? Oh well, not like I'm actually trying to have camera on more

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work, tech 

Finally got tired of the linux version of MS Teams not doing blurred backgrounds for no good reason, have set up an OBS Virtual Camera

Unfortunately, CPU

Ok Tunic is actually kind of fun, despite the fact that I don't have a controller (will have to borrow [redacted]'s) and don't really understand this genre at all

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a strong economy improves education? or does education improve productivity?

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