Eleven years ago today saw the release of probably (according to my listening history https://www.last.fm/user/Miblo/library/albums?date_preset=ALL) my favourite video game soundtrack:
LIMBO by Martin Stig Andersen: https://limbogame.bandcamp.com/album/limbo-original-videogame-soundtrack
Happy Anniversary, you absolute beauty!
"When will the pandemic end?": an actual (non-exhaustive) answer
On a systemic level:
- wastewater surveillance
- contact tracing
- accessible RATs and PCR tests
- adequate death registration and coroners services (you don't have to be medically qualified to be an investigator in my province)
- paid sick leave
- universal basic income
- accessible respirators
- building code upgrades
- vaccine equity
New and exclusive interview with Kate Bush on Woman's Hour today: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0018gqv
Renter loses half their security deposit after landlord puts it into Bitcoin
@lritter Oh 'eck! *feels the responsibility* 😰
I do also use 40g of oil (rapeseed), but apparently they don't go in for that with French bread? That'll probably affect things too somehow, if you're not using oil.
It's this recipe: https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/paul_hollywoods_bloomer_84636
(Getting my excuses in early if the 320g water doesn't cut the mustard…)
@lritter If you're taking bets, I bet 70% will over-saturate the flour. What that means for the eventual bread, though, I dunno.
My logic: I go 320g water to 500g flour (64%), kneading by hand, and find the consistency feels about right just before I've used the full 320g. 🍞
@Gargron Yep. This may be way out-of-scope for Mastodon, but it's an issue I want to try and address with a communication platform I'm planning. Two things I hope will help:
1. Referencing, with inline displaying of referenced messages / entities
2. Description of behaviour
In the spirit of point 1, my notes go into this a little more here: https://miblo.net/ppic_notes.html
@arin_basu Aww, cheers! Those ideas are informed by stuff that stuck with me from the corpus linguistics bit of my degree. Basically, academic prose, conversation, news and fiction contain distinct proportions of nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs. I guess messages will be mostly conversational, but wonder if different behaviours may push those proportions in different directions. Also, that analysis may be automated…
But I didn't know about Spacy! What do you use it for? I'm intrigued. 💡
Current poll standings
I'm tantalisingly close to addressing my toots "Dear Other…"
@arin_basu Cool. Yeah, it does feel decent here. Maybe some of that's down to the smaller userbase with fewer trolls, making folks more confident in conversations (including disagreements) going fairly amicably? Some also to the federated ecosystem?
Technically, though, the conversational tools at our disposal are basically the same as any other microblogging platform, right? At least compared to the comms platform I plan to make: https://miblo.net/ppic_notes.html
@arin_basu Yeah, I'm with you. It's these people I'll sadly miss out on. Maybe I'll have a change of heart but, for now, I see it as one of those things where my personal sacrifice may hopefully end up being a long-term societal good, as little by little Mastodon and people's needs / expectations align, people join, and the network effect takes care of the rest.
@gopal @Gargron I am, yeah. Searching my own name "Matt" yielded some guys on mastodon.online. And also, searching for you now finds you! 17 results. The original 15, plus you under "People" and my toot under "Posts".
@gopal Aha, cheers! Yeah, I now see people from other instances showing up in search results. Oddly, though, if I search "gopal" or "@gopal", you're not one of them!
By the way, I took the "15 results" screenshot after clicking "Load more". Below those 4 people are 11 hashtags.
@arin_basu Ah, thank you! Personally, I won't use https://beta.birdsite.live/ because its reposting of tweets to here probably doesn't really encourage folks to make the change I made and come to Mastodon? I'd rather lend my ear to folks who've made this change. Handy that it exists, though.
Also, cheers for the follow. Reciprocated!
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