Orum weighed the lump of star metal in his hand.
"It can't be smelted," his father said. "The forge isn't hot enough."
#AdvenTale 1/25

The well listened.

Often it heard wishes, most selfish, some desperate to not be selfish, few wishes genuinely lack some degree of selfishness.

More often than one would think it would hear complaints, aimless ill-will or simply someone getting negativity off of their chest.

There was little else the well could do - it wasn't the wishing kind, despite the many coins fruitlessly tossed into it.

But it listened, and it was good at that, at least.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales

I released a new version of my Firefox extension that will forcefully redirect you away from privacy erosive services to better alternatives. It started as a joke, but I end up actually using it.

When I want to look up a place, I instinctively and mechanically start typing "maps.googl...". This extension will instead take me to OpenStreetMaps. It will also functionally translate Google Search links to DuckDuckGo and Google Translate links to Deepl.

addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firef

#FuckOffGoogle

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Whenever I work on my own projects I end up getting hung up on like the most basic of mistakes and it takes me hours to figure it out that I just wrote one thing wrong 😩

love languages in the internet era:
* keysmashing
* "saw this n thought of you"
* shitposts
* regular checking in
* making art
* "when i see you in person let's [incredibly mundane shit]"

I started a full scan with Windows Defender, and it's been running for 11 hours so far...

NPM projects are apparently very bad for virus scanners

Not a single store near me sells desoldering wick or really much of anything helpful for soldering, so I get to do do all my shopping online! Yay!

After playing Let's Go Eevee, we learned that one of my replies to "Eevee" (specifically the Japanese, voice acted "Eivoi" pronunciation) more readily than her own name 😆

Hello new people!

This is the official account for switching.social , a non-technical guide to privacy-friendly sites, services and apps.

You can see regular posts about alternatives by following this account, and there's a beginner's guide to alternatives at the hashtag #AlternativesAtoZ

Please feel free to message me if you have any questions, comments or requests. (The website also has contact details in the "About This Site" section.)

#Introductions #Alternatives #Privacy

My top 10 most florped people:
1) @chr 319
2) @viciousviscosity 173
3) @dmoonfire 158
4) @Murassa (who's been gone for like a year and a half, wow) 138
5) @typhlosion 127
6) @witchfynder_finder 126
7) @HTHR 120
8) @setavulos 103
9) @DialMforMara 94
10) @deadsuperhero (fun fact, runs my first mastodon instance) 89

Apparently I'm much more reserved with my florping than I thought!

Info from t5.codesections.com/

I'm sure Masto will be great for Tumblr exiles, but can I also recommend Dreamwidth? dreamwidth.org/legal/principle

It's seriously great, actually follows its principles, has always had fannish and lewd communities, can do longer-form things, has a way better comment system then Tumblr, and isn't going to be bought out by a big corporation.

I've picked up #development of my local-rpg #project again! I was inspired by the #Lore engine I posted the other day, and I realized I had already started building something similar but more in-depth earlier this year. 😅​

Check out the #repo if you want! It'd be super cool if I could even get some help with it:
github.com/Alamantus/local-rpg

If you have any questions about it, feel free to ask or join the project chat! There's a link in the repo's readme file.

#webDev #tools #RPG

On the Edge team, we had a *whole team* dedicated to finding compat bugs, reducing them, and reaching out to site owners with fixes. Sometimes we would reach out to a site owner and they'd say, "Sorry, you don't have enough market share for us to bother fixing this bug."

This is where we get -webkit prefixed CSS in the standard, as well as de-facto standards and "works best in Chrome." This is why both Opera and Edge switched to Chromium.

If you really want to help Firefox succeed, file a bug on webcompat.com/ when you find a broken website. Don't just switch back to Chrome; let Mozilla know there's a problem so they can try to fix it.

When browsers lose market share, they fall into the "compatibility death spiral." Sites don't bother to test, they break, and users flee to the browser that "just works." Mozilla is fighting this battle every day, and it just got harder.

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