Side note to the thread from @mrvi on QTEs ( I want to express my annoyance with not making controller vibration amount configurable or optional - replacing them with visual/audio cue. I have literally had to get refunds on games before because of this.

I have one controller I've modded to disconnect the rumblers from, but if vibe signals timing and there's no alt cue I can't play the game. Too much violent rumble makes my hands hurt and go numb (thanks )


Turkish police have detained dozens of LGBTQ+ people who gathered with flags on Sunday after local authorities banned Istanbul's annual Pride march from going ahead this year.

"Discrimination is a crime, the rainbow is not," one group chanted.🏳️‍🌈✊🏳️‍⚧️


This isn't just AAA games. It's prevalent in really cool indy titles I want to love and support. But honestly, it feels like any time I realise a title has a minigame which is essential to gameplay, there's a large chance it'll be QTE and I start dreading minigames as a whole tbh. Indie devs - you're doing yourselves out of cash and a passionate community of potential fans.

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Dear game developers: making Quick Time Events optional is a issue. I have lost count of how many games are unplayable to me and other folks with motor issues due to them being sodding mandatory and unskippable. Are aware of how much it gates things off for a large population?

poly transbian asking invasive questions to a straight couple like "i don't get it. which one of u is the gentoo debloat purist and which one is the kubernetes user"

apparently when people complained to the Public Universal Friend about the androgyny of their dressing style, their response was "I am not accountable to mortals". Like Garrisson Davis notes, trans culture hasn't aged a day

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Discussion of disability, ableism, posthumanism & postactivism 

The above thread is composed of bits of my curently unpublished essay "Disability Leaks Everywhere" [6/6]

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Just a reminder, UK folks: I run a wiki about places to pass on things that you no longer need. It's called Pass It On.

I'm always looking for SPECIFIC, GENUINE and RECENT examples of charities/other orgs that will take things that might otherwise go to landfill.

Please, no hearsay or vague recommendations. But if YOU PERSONALLY have got a charity to take something IN THE RECENT PAST, I am desperate to hear about it.

Its gloriously warm weather, I am having to work on lots of little jobs that have built up - while my cats nap.

I am hence planning on following their example and making a definite lunch break where I chill out, outside, with a salad and hopefully a little 5 minute nap.

But first I have to get to that point...

Are you a witch or a pagan? Help an academic researcher find out about modern practitioners' relationships (or not) with the Goddess Hecate. Answer a short survey
#witch #pagan #magic #hecate #hekate #occult #paganism

I was really depressed for the last two days because I left my ring on the lawn and the crows stole it BC shiny. It's irreplaceable and Akkas gave it to me two years ago so I was devastated. I dredged the pond and used a metal detector all over the lawn but it was gone. But today I cooked the crows bacon in the morning and this afternoon it was returned RIGHT WHERE I LEFT THE BACON!!!!!

Biden to sign exec order to protect trans health care 

#Biden to sign an executive order protecting trans health care and forbidding conversion therapy. The order directs HHS to tell states such denial is a violation of Federal law. Over 300 anti-trans bills have been filed in state legislatures, and an avalanche of state legal suits will follow.

I made this illustration today. It's actually a combination of two things I did. I made a photo study of a tree at my parent's place. So I painted the background digitally in procreate. And today I made a little illustration of a fox and added it to the painting.

The first fairy cat is finished. Finally was able to sculpt the face I wanted (after a dozen unsuccessful ones you start to "see"). Now I want to redo the wings. They look pretty rough right now.
#miniature #sculpting #mastoart #clay #polymerclay #handicraft #handicrafts #craft #crafts #doll

Hey Fediverse - feel free to boost this question.

Is anyone developing or does anyone know of "brain training" phone/tablet games SPECIFICALLY aimed at users with dementia.

I'm thinking like, bejewelled, hidden object, endless matching, <whatever>scapes, but they need to be ad-free, low-distraction, big visuals, low stakes/low stress.

I almost want toddler busy-games. But for senior adults. SagoBiggie!

UKpol, Johnson 

So for anyone who missed the news today the 1922 committee is currently (18:00) voting on if Johnson should get the boot as PM.

Results announced at 2022-06-06 21:00 and expected to be closer than a landslide one way or another.

If he survives he may be facing an uphill battle against rebels which hopefully will get in the way of him passing more terrible legislation.

Email, gmail, exim, errors 

My exim logs have had stuff like this today -

SIGSEGV (maybe attempt to write to immutable memory)

<user> got 0 of 7 bytes (pipeheader) from transport process X for transport smtp

If you see this it relates to this bug: linux.debian.bugs.rc.narkive.c

When gmail defers it immediately shuts the socket which causes exim to segfault(?). Mail shouldn't be lost it goes back on the queue but your paniclog is noisy so you get mailed about it.

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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.