little #introductions post
i'm gaeel, i live in the north of france with my boyfriend and two cats
i like sci-fi, people, and food
i like music that goes hard
i like music that chills me out
i like watching formula one
i like modular synthesisers
i like playing d&d and lancer
mi toki kin toki pona, o kama toki tawa mi, a!
pc hardware rant
half-kidding, i could probably find a used mobo out there and have been looking for an excuse to start upgrading, but i don't think i've ever actually seen the mythical gaming pc of theseus
pc hardware rant
building your own desktop means you can upgrade/fix things component by component
motherboard is faulty, go to replace it.
they don't make that model any more, need to get a newer one. newer one is for a different processor, and needs a different memory format.
new processor is more power intensive, ought to get a bigger psu.
now the computer has an "underpowered" gpu, and excess power supply, might as well start looking at new gpus, right?
wait, is the case and the hard drive really all i'm keeping?
mental health vocabulary question
I'm looking for an alternative for "paranoid/paranoia" that doesn't relate to mental health.
For use in the context of games, movies and other media that seek to induce a sense of fear and vigilance. Media where a threat, implied or real, keeps the viewer on their toes, forcing a state of constant vigilance and second-guessing.
The word "paranoid" always pops up, and I don't want to use that term.
@themoep Relevant to your recent "work" posts
i guess Actually Simple Syndication is ready for use!
it's a dead simple alternative to rss. you can implement a feed generator/reader in something like a minute
what's a free license? a set of rights to everyone. except no one i actually care about will read or honor this license. all it does is enable corporations to use it; with no requirement that they do anything back to me except share their source code in some conditions. and that's not enough by a lot. normalizing this as 'liberation' is fucked up
@im i guess i should be here more too
i come and go, often staying for a few weeks and then slowly phasing out
Okay so I got a fixed gear set up on my single speed bike, flip flop wheel in case I want to swap back in a hurry
Went for a little ride round town and it's nice, I got used to braking with my feet quicker than I thought!
Keeping the brakes on because, 1. might as well have brakes, and 2. I'm legally required to have at least a front brake anyway
Going to ride it to work tomorrow, a little worried about a couple downhill sections, but otherwise since the path is mostly safe, I think it'll be fun
i've started riding a bike to work, so that's nice