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A quick introduction:

I am or have been a: writer, publisher, renter of virtual apartments for real money, injector of radioactive materials (for the forces of good, usually), sociologist, teacher, BBS sysop, SJW, polyam, and dedicated to punching up. I also have screwed up a lot, and try to learn from that crap.

Other mastodon account at, but I'm planning on mostly using this one.

big titty alf 


“mark as unread” is probably the #1 most useful messenger feature for me because otherwise i will straight up forget about things i am supposed to reply to

us healthcare 

From 16 Feb: Traumatic brain injuries raise risk of psychiatric ills in soldiers - U.S. soldiers who suffer a moderate or severe traumatic brain injury are more likely to suffer oth...

From 16 Feb: Witchy woman on the cover of Black Sabbath’s eponymous first album finally identified - It is kind of hard to imagine that it’s taken until 2020 for the identity of the woman on the ... -art -sabbath -metal -n-roll

Seriously, the most annoying thing about Batman is how selective and short-sighted his "no killing" code is. Especially how much crap he gives Supes for being a boy scout. Which probably is the biggest - even moreso than dressing up as a bat - sign that Bruce Wayne as broken of a person as the villians he fights.

(Also there's sociological issues around the character as a whole and the role he takes, but that's true of the other rich supers, and this is a character point, not a plot point.)

New Character: "Hi, I'm a friend of Bruce Wayne's you've never heard of before."
Me: "So you're either a bad guy or gonna die real soon, huh? Here's a red shirt..."

Friends who know python:

How do you remove a literal \n from a string? NOT a newline, but the characters '\n' together?

Che Guevara: When hopes and dreams are loose in the street, it is well for the timid to lock doors, shutter windows and lie low until the wrath has passed.

From 14 Feb: Hackers Target MacBooks More Than Windows PC: Report - Image: DepositphotosThe latest security report from Malwarebytes will crush down all the pre-concei... -threat -attack






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Faith Collapsing

Faith Collapsing is a host set up by me (Steven Saus) with the same sensibility of the BBS I ran back in the 1990s - I set it up for me, but folks I personally know are welcome to join if they like.