@TQ I've got it downloaded, will give it a good listen this weekend!

Tis Bandcamp Friday and I have room for one more release in my cart... What should it be?

Whoa. Never ceases to amaze me what a sponge 10yo is for song titles and lyrics. I’ve got albums I’ve listened to countless times for >30 years, but do not ask me what the title of the song is.

@TQ @urnmo I have been on and off masto for a while and haven’t had the fortune of coming across many fountain pen people. Then again, I wasn’t looking, either 😂. So, pen content is welcome.

But I need to upgrade this. That’s for sure.

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I still have the snapshot of this as it was a couple of weeks ago and tried to upgrade a “clone” of that and it totally borked. Gone are the days when I have endless free time to tinker.

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@TQ I look forward to giving it a listen!

Is there going to be a huge influx like there was a few years ago? (E.g. when I started this instance)

I still haven’t figured out how I’m going to upgrade this appliance.

Blah, my Plex server “forgot” about 90% of my music library over night. Having to rescan the entire thing. 🫤

Clair boosted

did you know the person who invented the d-pad walked out of their job and left the gaming industry entirely? 

downright up and left

@jeffnik I was afraid of that getting my booster a few weeks ago, but thankfully the centre where I was getting it is huge, so lots of open space between people.

But they allowed us to reschedule the kids’ appointment. And now, school attendance is so low, the formerly crowded classrooms have made a handful of students in them. The school system is barely giving any information about cases in schools. It’s still a mess.

Vaccine administrator: “The province recommends for children that you wait 8 weeks between doses.”

J: “We waited 6. The province is also sending my kids back to school w/a mostly un/partially vaccinated population. If we had waited 8, we would be in school 4 weeks without the vaccine’s full protection. 2 weeks until their 2nd dose and 2 weeks before their bodies have built up immunity.”

VA: “Well, there is/that/.”

I wish I had known about these albums when they came out. Honestly, I do not know how I didn’t. Ladytron is a “staple”, now—always in my regular rotation.


I missed them here in Toronto in early 2020. If they tour again, I won’t make that mistake again.


I haven’t listened to thrash or other “extreme” metal genres on the regular in over 20 years. In fact I’ve complained that much of the current, I just couldn’t get into. That changed yesterday. Saw a video on YouTube about the thrash genre & Nervosa was mentioned. Hooked.

@jacethechicken and then someone else will try to fit between the two of you, when there isn’t room.

I do not miss Atlanta traffic. Not one bit.

We like watching cheesy Christmas movies in the weeks leading up to. As long as they’re fun, we usually enjoy them. We’ve had a couple this year which… aren’t.

I am old and my ageism is showing. I read an article where someone called vinyl LPs "vinyls". 🤬 I get it. Language changes and evolves and I'm no longer a change maker.

It is an asinine hill, and I will die on it. 👴🏻

Define "mental load for parents in times of covid" 

@TQ Hope you can find one soon! We have another month and a half before the kids can get their second dose. I feel like we're holding our breath until then.

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Below the thunders of the upper deep,
Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea,
His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep
The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee
About his shadowy sides; above him swell
Huge sponges of millennial growth and height;
And far away into the sickly light,
From many a wondrous and secret cell
Unnumber'd and enormous polypi
Winnow with giant arms the lumbering green.
There hath he lain for ages, and will lie
Battening upon huge sea-worms in his sleep,
Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;
Then once by man and angels to be seen,
In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.
— "The Kraken" by Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1830