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Hello! I've decided to move to a single-user instance out in the fediverse asteroid belt. I'll be keeping my old account @sandrockcstm@elekk.xyz, but I think I like the idea of my own quiet little corner on the fediverse.

If you'd like to follow me you can find me here now. If you've blocked or muted me in the past, this is the one you'll want to mute or block now.

If y'all haven't played Children of Morta yet you should really pick it up when there's a decent sale. Really good ARPG/Roguelike/Narrative driven game that has a very feel-good story about a loving family trying to solve an arcane mystery to protect their home and the forest.

A bit buggy at times but still well worth the play. And I like a game that a strong emotional core to it.

It got down to 48F and we slept with the windows open last night, so I slept amazingly.

Granted the migraine is not a welcome way to start the morning, but I'll take what I can get.

Solar Opposites Review (after 1.5 episodes) 

Invader Zim did it better.

In other words: if your equipment isn't redundant (i.e. two routers, two ISPs, two firewalls, etc) then you have a vulnerable design. Yes, it's more expensive to have at least two of everything, but if that single point of failure goes down, who gets called to fix it?

You do. And it'll be at 3:00 AM. And naturally it will need to be fixed immediately.

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Best piece of networking advice I've heard yet: "Two is one. One is none."

Message from General Pepper: Priority One 

We need your help Star Fox!

Andross has declared WAR

He's invaded the Lylat system

And is trying to take over Corneria.

Our army alone can't do the job... Hurry Star Fox!

Food, medical 

A funny thing happens when you stop eating gluten because you've developed an allergy to it. Over time the memory of it fades, so that you no longer think about it as often, and thus, *technically*, no longer miss it.

Then a sense-memory triggers and it all comes rushing back to you in a wave of saliva and grief.

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Food, medical 

Me: I think I've finally got this forced gluten-free diet under control. I don't need gluten, there's plenty of yummy things out there.

Youtube Ad: The Double Steak Grilled Cheese Burrito is back

Me: *foams at the mouth and starts convulsing*

Uspol, student loans 

Charging 0% interest for borrowers on the IBR plan that make their payments on time eliminates the most predatory factor of student loans. Capping payments to 5% of discretionary income (literally a percentage of a percentage of your income) is also huge.

Effectively what this is doing is providing monthly payment relief for borrowers, and that's how it should have been sold.

Yes, it should all be forgiven. But this is a tangible improvement for many, myself included.

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Uspol, student loans 

After having a chance to review things I think this is a classic case of Democrats burying the lede and not doing a good job of selling what they've actually done.

Yes, $10k is a pittance for most borrowers. But the real juice of this order is the interest rate freeze, imo.

My student loans have ballooned in size 25% since I graduated in 2014. I haven't been able to pay a cent, and even if I had it likely would have frozen the amount I owed, not reduced it.

Look, all I'm saying is that irl fishing would be vastly improved by the addition of random encounter music, ideally Undyne's battle theme.

Pyre, slight spoilers 

It's hard to quantify, but something about the writing feels a bit off. Not horrible, but almost... Incomplete?

The characters are cool, but I think the structure of sending them away limits how much characterization they could give them, which feels like a mistake given how much time was spent lovingly drawing their models.

Still, a very cool experience. Not sure if I'll continue, but glad I tried it.

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Pyre, slight spoilers 

Started playing this finally last night, and I definitely understand why people didn't connect with it. The "game" part of it ("The Rite") feels more like a mini game than you would expect. It's interesting, but I wouldn't say it hooked me.

The real meat of the gameplay loop is around the characters and world, and I think your enjoyment of the game largely depends on how interesting you find that side of it.

I would say I'm firmly in the middle of "love it" and "hate it."

They very slightly changed the UI in the Android version of Discord and it's absolutely ruining my day.

Why would they do this to me, what did I ever do to them??

Come on everyone, sing along~ 

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Someone should let Jacksepticeye know that they make like 15 kinds of ointment that might help him out.

Uspol 

Lol, Trump's hotel/home got raided by the FBI.

Imagine Dragons.

Like just... can you even?

Just try and fathom the concept.

I mean, wow.

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