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A little self-promotion:

I just released the early access / beta version of my tabletop RPG, THIRSTY SWORD LESBIANS!

It's a feelings-focused game of crossing swords and falling in love, a celebration of queer power and affection!

If you're interested, please check it out at

🎵 async await, async await,
async await, async await,
async await, async await,
async await, async await,
in the future, the query future,
the client sleeps toniiight 🎵

so tonight i am hopefully going to get an activitypub server running

it works!

in only one day of screwing with it, and now i can throw more stuff behind it

also not the right thing to do anyway. i should be using a user bridge network instead!

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alright. now to get a caddy reverse proxy set up and figure out how to postgresql

the extent to which i am screwed just gets more apparent over time

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i feel like my years studying math and theory left me utterly unprepared for life on the fediverse

User-level instance muting is an absolute boon, by the way, and I wish the Mastodon interface didn’t hide it away.

subtoot, functional programming, ranty 

"Haskell/OCaml/some other FP meme: it is not possible to write useful programs in these languages"

Haskell: git-annex, Propellor, xmonad, pandoc, shellcheck
Clojure: Riemann, Jepsen, Datomic
Erlang: rabbitmq, SimpleDB, WhatsApp, ejabberd, CouchDB

Plenty of companies built stuff with these languages too. Just saying. Maybe you can't write useful programs in these languages. That's you. Not the language.

it's sad how independent record stores have all closed down. i have fond memories of going as a child so some pedantic dickhole employee could offer 100% unsolicited opinions on all my purchases.

today's kids will never know what it's like to have their subjective tastes criticized by snotty, hip misanthropes. 😔 💿

anyway, what's happening on social media this morning?? 😏 🖥️

Monopoly strat:

I just realized that if nobody buys property, you can just keep going around the board collecting 200 dollars until the bank crumbles.

It's kind of funny how revealing the "under UBI, nobody would HAVE to work, and so nobody WOULD work" attitude is.


Put lesbians and bi women in charge of fashion. Like, all of it, even the cloths straight guys like me wear.

All of the lesbians and bi women I know (And most of the queer women too?) wear really nice, cool, practical clothing. Can we just put them in charge of it due to excessive competence?

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the mastodon instance at is retiring

see the end-of-life plan for details: