I love how modern D&D has to spell out every obvious thing. If you die while concentrating on a spell, your concentration is broken. If you are incapacitated, you lose your defensive bonus from dodging. What happened to DMs applying common sense? Its not an unmoderated fantasy card game subject to strict rules interpretation.

When I was young and playing D&D, I played characters older than myself. Now I realize, in my 50's, roleplaying is about playing characters younger than myself. I hadn't really thought about that transition as it was occurring.

reCaptcha: Please select all bicycles.
me: selects all bicycles
reCaptcha: all of them, please
me: selects motorcycle
reCaptcha: you may pass

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@gamehawk You know, the more details you give about this, the more I feel like I fixed this for you on Debian 9, and the upgrade must have stomped on my fix. :)

Wishing we could change this "Your lunch hour is for learning for your job" culture that's developed around me.
Lunch is for getting away and decompressing. If I go to a lunch-and-learn, I take a real lunch break after.

I never notice how much my front porch concrete is stained by moss until Amazon delivery folks send me a picture of it.

@mwlucas If free lending libraries didn't already exist, there is no way they could be created today. Big publishers just wouldn't allow it. Rentals, maybe, but free?

@mwlucas @craigmaloney @lilithsaintcrow I wish it weren't so damned convenient. Or more specifically, better channels were as convenient. I have a guilty relationship with my Kindle.

Some days the only sensible, rational, and reasonable thing to do is bake some goddamn brownies.

@craigmaloney Ha ha... Back in my college days (early 20's) I worked support for a dial-up ISP, pre-Win 95. I had to troubleshoot Trumpet Windsock so often, and without interactivity... customers were generally talking on the phone they used for dial-up. I got so good at fixing most problems I could do it with my eyes closed... so they put me on Mac support, without access to a Windows computer, and expected me to help Windows customers, too. Good times.

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I knew nothing about all this and had it described to me at computer camp in middle school in the early 80's. Just based on the description, I went home to my small and ordered the Basic Set from the Sears catalog store.

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Reading about the anti-D&D sentiment and all the negative publicity in the 80s. It's ironic that the events Mazes & Monsters was inspired by caused D&D's sales to skyrocket. All of the negative publicity of the 80's seems to have just created awareness that it existed. Plenty of parents wouldn't let their kids play it, but that didn't stop the bad publicity from driving more people to discover it.

DRM is one of the real killers for new platforms. Paying customers can’t access services like Netflix or Hulu on their devices. They can’t even read their books on them.

DRM is anti-competitive and anti-consumer.

@craigmaloney I had this on Windows, I think. I disagreed with it so often.

One of those on-call weekends where Monday I thought I'd start 3 hours late and end 3 hours early. Started 2 hours late and I'm on track for _maybe_ ending at my usual time. Why do I get the stuff that needs babysitting?





(yeah, they're all awful platforms, hold your nose and choose one though IG doesn't thread past years and Twitter has DMCA'd the 2017 one 😠)

@groff Okay, going to give them this... if they'd done it on a Monday, we'd still all have been up from midnight to 6 am on Tuesday.

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