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Apple Talk / Re: Last one to post in thread wins
« on: July 20, 2021, 12:25:58 am »
Congratulations, wait what?

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: July 03, 2021, 12:13:01 am »
I've installed stopforumspam on email first, we can also enable IP and username if that looks like it will help
Also I was wrong about the questions, they ended up being turned off as they conflicted with the captcha for some reason they didnt play well together.
So currently we have stopforumspam on email and captcha, lets see if this loose net full of holes catches some of putins alts

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: July 02, 2021, 04:57:38 pm »
possible to add an fill-in-the-blank question to registration? Just something like "if you're not a bot, type hello "
Theres actually two questions and a google captcha, which makes me think they are circumventing the registration process in some way (smf bug or outdated issue)

The one thing that would really help but I just have not had the time to do is integrate stopforumspam for their api, which would check if the email or domain is a dodgy one.
so even if they get past the registration process it just auto shitcans them at the end.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: June 30, 2021, 04:50:44 pm »
Ill have to watch that, since baba I don't play much of the long story games, just stuff I can play for 10 min or so and put down

hahah is this my fate? to only play games in 10 min chunks?
baby sleeps sometimes though, right? Surely you can fit in an RPG now and then? he asked hopefully
PD: The everyone is grown up season

I haven't really said have I  :) :eek: its not as bad as that, and its actually getting better, 3 months ago that was absolutely the case, you will be kept busy, especially if you are working during the day, and then helping out in the evening to give mam some time.

Its luck of the draw, but we got a no sleeper.
In terms of the las year, the first six months flew by because the new tasks, bottles, food to be prepared, baths, washing, cleaning the place, and they wake for feeding every 2 hours or so for the first 2 months, so that evaporates in a blink.
During this time you can still get lots done during the day, because they are happy in their little baskets, in between feeding and pooping sleeping.
Six months ish is when we started having less time, because babba becomes mobile, and the two big things that suddenly happened:
you realise your home is a Saw like deathtrap and literally everything needs to be locked up or get coated in rubber.
Showering goes from something you do every day to a luxury. 6 months to 1 year were incredibly busy

Now at this point most kids will go to bed from about 7-8pm and might wake once or twice, sleeping through the night at about a year. Maria goes to bed at like 9-10 and wakes crack of 7 each morning, which isnt terrible but she used to wake nearly every hour for months, the other problem, and this is entirely our fault, is someone needs to stay with her

Mistake number 1: Do not put the baby in your bed, you will never get them out.
We are trying to introduce the cot now because what happens at bed time is she goes to sleep in either my or mamas arms, means someone needs to keep an eye on her for the night so she doesnt crawl and fall out of the bed. Its not the worst and I am properly sleeping now, but it does mean less free time.

The ten min gaming is ideal for in between the bits and pieces that need to be done.

Experiences will vary, my brother got a lazy baby who loves their sleep.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: June 30, 2021, 07:37:33 am »
Ill have to watch that, since baba I don't play much of the long story games, just stuff I can play for 10 min or so and put down, and I'm looking forward to trying it. I knew there was  controversy but didn't pay much heed as to what. Will give the video a look.

Kelly Sue DeConnick had an interesting take on it.

"A year on, Ellis has reached out to the collective at https://www.somanyofus.com/ to begin a mediated dialogue. Iím not going to speculate on timing or motives, because Iím not a mindreader and frankly, in my experience, those things donít matter. Iíve been alcoholic and addict in recovery for 21 years now. People frequently show up in AA and NA rooms because the court said they had to. And frequently, it works anyway"

Shes right of course, as she always is

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: June 29, 2021, 06:06:36 pm »
As per the edit at the end, this article isn't entirely fair, he did put out an email, it was part fishing for forgiveness, commitment to grow as a person etc but importantly it was: "please dont hit the artist writing the comic coming out because I am attached" followed by clarifying he reached out to the group from last year. I dont think he wanted to come out of his hole yet.

I'm looking forward to him writing again: go forth writer and be a better person in the process, spider would have beaten you with the chairleg for what you did, but life goes on.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: ITT: Confess your WOO!
« on: June 23, 2021, 12:23:24 pm »
I'll light the candles and get my mascara

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Apple Talk / Re: How to eliminate yourself as a force for good.
« on: June 18, 2021, 07:19:51 pm »
And there is of course the horrible truth that the vast amount of the wealth,  privilege power and control is still centralised within white communities, centuries of exploitation and all that has not gone away over night.
I'm not saying it's a good or bad thing but it's a simple fact: That to enact proper lasting ecological protection we are going to need the majority of white people on board.

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Apple Talk / Re: Seriously, NOW where is the Youtube thread?
« on: June 12, 2021, 04:36:43 pm »
Comedy doesnt even enter the equation: Puddles is the most talented musician since Pagliacci

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The Great Seriousness... now there's a term I've gotta throw in the forum search bar. Probably something there that might keep me occupied for an hour or two.
A lot of grayfaced infighting that resulted in eris "rewarding" us with four years of the Maga Khan.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: May 26, 2021, 08:49:49 am »
After relatively mild side effects from Moderna I, Moderna II kicks like a mule: hot and cold fever, headache, arm fully unusable and just general tiredness. Worst of it gone within 24 hours but not completely.

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Apple Talk / Re: The Happy Prince (Hey, Louie)
« on: May 24, 2021, 11:03:35 pm »

Wrap your brain around that one.  Marginalized people are the people suffering (present tense) FIRST as the climate takes a shit.  But that wasn't the motivation for the committee, apparently.

Then they got all mad when Joe wouldn't head back to the lab to try again.

In this scenario, Joe is the prince and the swallow, and the committee is the mayor and his cronies.  "The new statue should be me."

Even reading about this second hand is tedious and frustrating, and makes me less interested in what they are trying to raise awareness of.
I work with 200MW of systems that can be optimised for carbon minimisation, its literally part of the job to align myself with their cause and I would go out of my way to avoid discourse with them after reading that.

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Apple Talk / Re: The Happy Prince (Hey, Louie)
« on: May 24, 2021, 10:00:34 pm »
Here's me probably missing the point or putting my own dumb spin on things:
The mediums of communication of activism, in all its current forms, gets locked into the pattern of the Prince and the swallow.
Every single group over the last five years that starts out with reasonable and useful (or fuck it, even malevolent) intentions has gradually consumed its followers, at a minimum polarizing and isolating them from others who do not share the same modes of communicating, it has a way of breaking down the lingua franca and reducing it to specialised narrow scope.

I emphasise that this is the medium of communication of activism and not activism itself because there is a distinction there:
1) I refer to those who use the mediums of communication for these groups, talking about doing vs actually doing, the busier you are the less time you have to fall into this problem
2) There is plenty of activism going on that relies almost exclusively on not interacting with the majority of groups who supposedly represent its interests

This has been widely dismissed by the right wing locked in their own feedback loop as what they call Virtue signalling, itís easy to dismiss this behaviour as someone doing this for social credit or fear of being pilloried, but I donít believe either of these is the motivator, once locked into a loop and pattern of communication it gets harder and harder to break out

I'm likely way off the mark for what you were going for here

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Only Maybe Arts Lab / Re: WEIRDOVERSE
« on: May 24, 2021, 02:29:23 pm »
damn that hits hard, important to tell the all too real situations too

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: May 20, 2021, 09:20:34 pm »
Aw man, you were working the numbers for them and then they made you a number. Working a meals on wheels job sounds incredibly fulfilling and there's got to be a lot of interesting people to meet doing it.

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