Alright, let's do this... #introductions
Hi! I'm Alahmnat. I'm a mid-30s web developer, aspiring game designer, and D'ni historian. I make no apologies for my bad/dad jokes and puns. Also I'm an arctic fox :)
My pronouns are they/them, but I won't be mad if you use he/him.
I've had an unclaimed seasonal challenge blinking at me in Destiny for almost a week now, but I can't claim it because it's not visible.
Thanks to Braytech, I've discovered that I completed a challenge for *week 10* (specifically, the "do patrols and such in The Dreaming City" challenge, which I have to figure a lot of people are getting early given the amount of times they've sent us to the Dreaming City this season?), so I get to see that thing blink at me for another 6 weeks. Fantastic :P
Update: my paws and leggies are even more sore now.
Witch Queen spoilers for D2
I really find the moth imagery they’ve used in Savathûn’s design language really evocative on a metaphorical level: a creature often associated with darkness, attracted by and drawn to the allure of the light. I mean, she’s made Light-bearing hive for crying out loud.
I still think her crown looks goofy though. The rest of her design is fabulous, but the crown is mega-goofy.
Start those engines race fans, we’re five days out from the return of the fifth annual 24 Hours of LRRMans endurance racing stream!
Racing starts at 7:00 AM Pacific, Saturday August 21 over at http://twitch.tv/loadingreadyrun and goes for the full 24 hours.
(Pre-show starting at 6:45) 🏎
The federated timeline is probably the absolute worst feature of Mastodon, because it totally crashes the concept of instances being their own communities. I haven’t looked at the federated TL in like 3 years at this point and I don’t regret it at all. I have Home for everyone I want to keep tabs on/hang out with/listen to, and Local for seeing what people on the instance I’ve chosen as my home are saying/up to. I could not possibly care less about the flood of messages coming in from people I neither follow more chose to be associated with.
People are welcome to follow whoever they want. But I don’t care about them, and injecting that feed into what is otherwise its own little sub-community in the broader ‘verse has done absolutely nothing but cause problems. If someone I follow thinks a person on another instance is cool, they can RT them or recommend them.
(By extension, I feel like a public but local-only post option would be a much better idea, because it contributes to local community building, and I think that’s way more important than globalizing everything.)
Dear webapp devs,
I absolutely understand the "oh no they're looking at me, I should do something!" instinct you've built into your platforms, but please let me assure you that there is nothing more frustrating as catching something out of the corner of your eye as you're tabbing away, only for it to vanish entirely when you click back to that tab.