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It's time for me to dig into finding a new host. I'm sick of Bigfoot's bullshit. Not even getting two nines of uptime.

I am hungrier than usual today. Feel like I could eat a can of black beans, skip the rice. Is this what happens when you start working out?

You know, I'm giving thought to building myself a new gaming machine. I've only got three major reasons to stick to Windows for the next machine.

* Forza Horizon series.
* Cities: Skylines.
* Paint Tool SAI 2.

Outside of that, all I do is browse a few websites (you probably know which ones), listen to music, sometimes play games other than those two, and chat on the Discords/Telegrams.

I'm certain I can find a replacement for my mail client (Postbox), can wrap my IRC client in Wine (mIRC, DON'T JUDGE ME), can probably wrap Foobar2000 similarly (don't @ me).

Beyond that, the bulk of the stuff I use has a Linux version, or an alternative that works well enough that I would be fine with using.

Only other thing that might bother me is the whole desktop environment change. I've become strangely comfortable with Windows 10 and Windows 8's way of doing things.
I never got comfortable with GNOME, Unity, or KDE. I liked blackbox/fluxbox, but don't think I could go that minimalist now.

Things to ponder...

Kicking this weight loss target dead ass in its teeth. I'mma do this shit, and y'ain't gonna stop me.

A real me, however, isn't going outside after dark if I don't have to. Even though the folks here are pretty chill, I don't need to expose myself to unnecessary risks, be it ice, petroleum, or lead.

Maybe I'll get one of those under-desk pedaling exercisers for the future.

A good me would get up, dress, and go outside for a short walk, if only to get my Fitbit step count up to four digits.
I've been a potato all day, loafing in my computer chair. About to go loaf in bed at this rate, call it a damn night.

Sitting here, charging my watch, and tried to install Friendica in my reseller package...
I apparently ran face first into a 508, Resource Limit Exceeded during the install. Whoops.

Planning on cancelling my dental appointment this coming week. Got a really good reason, though - with the hopeful thaw of the city over this weekend, I anticipate that a LOT of appointments for our clientele at work will happen, and I'll need to be there, no choice in the matter.

In other news, going to charge up my Fitbit. Then I can put my Fitbit on, and dress up my Fatbutt. Maybe walk over to the mall nearby, since I think the park path is clear of ice. Go over there, get a couple of laps in, play that bootleg DDR-ish clone.

It'd be good for me to get out of the house, and since I can't spend a craptonne of cash on travel, I do what gets me out of the house.

Revisiting this toot, this still puzzles me.
The mall right across the river from me has this empty anchor, used to be home of a Gottschalk's if my research is on point. Nothing has been in this anchor space since that company went under a decade ago.
There was also a Sports Authority in that mall that went under. Sports Authority's old anchor space got torn down, and is going to be replaced with what is essentially a mini park with restaurant space.
The other, huge anchor has just sat there, doing nothing.

That would be a great space to stick a grocery store, however. It would break up a food desert and provide a nearby option for a retirement community that's a half mile north, as well as those of us on foot on the other side of the river, because we have an established foot path and bridge over. The area is already zoned for commercial use, so zoning shouldn't be one of the issues.

I'd be happy if malls that have had empty anchors for a long time would look at the potential impact of incorporating a food shopping location of some sort.

Kind of a "Diversify or Die" moment for them that I want them to take seriously.

I was going to write up this long, scathing series of toots on Zootopia and a bit of poorly veiled racism through the movie after seeing a tweet that is looking for folks who thought a line was particularly cringe-inducing.

But then I realized, how else could you present the concept of racism and prejudice, and how utterly head-fucked someone must be to think it's right to pre-judge someone by the actions of others that look similar, to young children, and increase the mental staying power of the message while bypassing a potential parental bias filter?

Bury the thing in cartoony fur.

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Coherency too low to continue. Good night.

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So, I've started on a diet. My motivation is in two sentences:

"Trying not to have a heart attack. Exercise is cheaper than healthcare."

I'm ridiculously overweight, and it's putting a fat foot on the go button. I'm going to have to stomp on the NO button to that.

Good luck, me.

That's a relief.
I just went through my FurAffinity account, and just unwatched the hell out of a few hundred folks, total.

furaffinity.net/controls/buddy
That page gives you easier access to all the folks you are watching, and simple one-shot remove buttons to get rid of all the years of follows that you don't particularly care for these days (remember to middle-click or ctrl-click to keep your place).

I need to redo that for Twitter next, getting rid of a bunch of noise that makes me nauseous when it crops up there.

Now I should take my folding straw and maybe wander out for second-lunch.

Also, new age pressure cookers (like the InstantPot) are fabulous.

Soaking in ambient noise in the local mall this evening. For some reason, it's actually pretty relaxing.

Some random song is playing overhead.

Children and adults are jabbering at each other.

The smell of Cinnabon is hovering around my table in the food court.

I feel pretty mellow now.

... Wonder if I can find a Cinnabon scented candle here. Up we get to have a search.

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