In unrelated news I'm still a big advocate for toasting bread rolls so they're crisp and hot with melty spread on them before putting cool from the fridge sandwich ingredients inside because it levels up lunch dramatically with a flavour/temperature contrast.

Spoilers: Have been doing this the past few months during work from home and its something I really prefer about the whole situation.

Also like I did some very light cardio and shit, which wasn't terrible and I didn't die, so now I need to schedule more of it in I guess.

Uuuurgh body maintenance.

Today has featured intense back and forth arguing with a provider of computer equipment on the basis that they have blocked deliveries to my home address forever because their payment processor dropped the ball about a week ago on an attempted payment.

I actually had to break out the GDPR to ask them quite WTF their reasoning was behind this, so now waiting for that to pan out.

In the meantime they may let me order stuff to be delivered to a friend which feels very silly and pointless.

This is an interesting blog post on making social media a kinder place where people can de-escalate by allowing people to admit they made a mistake and offer a Mea Culpa. Would be interesting to try a similar feature on Mastodon @Gargron

nickpunt.com/blog/deescalating

This week has featured better work productivity I think and variable sleep but some weirdly fascinating dreams, including one with lots of LARPers singing cover songs into phones. Sadly also lots of dream segments with hand washing and social distancing, which is good for internalisation but suck for lingering anxiety over The Situation(tm)

Also I got fucked trying to order some computer bits because payment managed to fuck up so hard they locked my account. Which really deeply sucked.

Gods bless Bristol, as it continues to slowly erase the name of its biggest slave trader from... well, all manner of things all over town. Today's news is a pub that decided they shouldn't wait until they have a better name before dropping "The Colston Arms", so they are now provisionally "Ye Olde Pubby McDrunkface". bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristo

I hope for the staff's sake that the name doesn't stick, but it's right near the posh university so I bet it does.

(they did the smash)
they did the keyboard smash
(they did the smash)
it was a graveyaksajfd;lj;lkjga;lkjdkjfl;jlkdjf

hey frens!! bandcamp are waiving their revenue share again. if you're considering buying our EP today is the day to do it!!

only if you have spare cash obvs. otherwise listen on spotify or download from bandcamp for free ✨

powderpaint.bandcamp.com/album

Cis writers complaining about the awkwardness of using 'they', maybe just stop writing tbh

protestors put up a guillotine in front of Jeff Bezos’ mansion holy shit

King Arthur woke from his dreamless sleep, to return in Britain's Time of Need.
Again.
He stretched, rubbed his face, and reached out to the land that had called him.
"Symbol to unite around? Again? I told you, as long as they need that, they can't be helped."
He laid down again.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

This site displays an overlay over OpenStreetMap, showing the locations of the standing stones, barrows / burial mounds, ancient villages, crosses, hill forts, cairns etc all over the world!

megalithic.co.uk/le_megalith_m

Watching a $1.14 million ransomware negotiation between hackers and scientists searching for COVID-19 treatments.

grahamcluley.com/ransomware-uc

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Genius Loci of Hanging Town

Mastodon is a federated microblogging network, so with an account on any instance you can communicate with people on other instances. This one is for friendly people part of, or associated with, the geeky/roleplayer social group of Hanging Town (Lancaster) in the UK.