I wrote a ttRPG about an imaginary fighting video game about international conspiracies, and now you can get it for free! Iron Street Combat’s custom hand-to-hand combat subsystem painstakingly replicates the experience of haphazard button-mashing in a game you don’t really understand how to play. drivethrurpg.com/product/27323

Note to self: an hour of ASL followed by an hour and a half of French leaves your brain mush.

@clinkingdog TBH having materials I like causes me to _want to write_ and then my brain has to go "well, what are you gonna put down on paper to make this worthwhile?" and it's… good.

@skyfaller I love the weight and feel of the Metro!

My perception (and it's a beginner's perception) is that cartridges are fussier than they pretend to be, and converters are easier than they seem.

I think that the Metro comes with a squeeze converter, which I used for a bit and it's fine, it just holds a bit less ink than I'd like. I've changed mine out for a piston converter (Pilot CON-40), which I am enjoying more. Try ink samples, that's less investment than a whole bottle, on every axis.

@skyfaller Was it the Metropolitan? What ink were you using (the provided cartridge or something else via a converter)? Inquiring minds want to know!

Lately, pens. Fountain pens. Great, another, to use my dad's phrase, patrician taste.

That said, writing on paper has been really helpful for my thought processes lately. Ink, pen, and paper is a great combo.

(The ability to seamlessly move between text and diagram or image is particularly powerful, but using nice materials is also powerful. Right now, my paper is my weakest link, so I may upgrade that.)


1. Advertising shits in your head, it is a form of visual and psychological pollution.

2. Removing/Replacing/Defacing advertising is not vandalism, it is an act of tidying up that is both legally and morally defensible.

3. The Visual Realm is a Public Realm, it is part of the commons, it belongs to everyone, so nobody should be able to own it.

4. Outdoor Advertising can and should be banned, Sao Paulo did it in 2006, Grenoble followed suit in 2015.

@carly I wanna finish that show—it's clearly interesting and really well-done—but I *do not like* that song at all, which is an impediment.

RT @AOC@twitter.com

He can stay, he can go. He can be impeached, or voted out in 2020.

But removing Trump will not remove the infrastructure of an entire party that embraced him; the dark money that funded him; the online radicalization that drummed his army; nor the racism he amplified+reanimated.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/AOC/status/1109877

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@skipfordj Thanks! You can add tags to links, which are completely freeform, and let people filter your page based on the tags. Will that get you what you want? I've been unable to solve the design problem of categories—but starting to think in multiple columns might get me there.

hot take: modern agile methods are the latest in a line of managerial and process engineering tactics to try to preserve developers’ pride in being important to their job, while directing their decisionmaking energies away from any actual mission or business decisions

This is an article on how to play a role-playing game as a character from another ethnicity or culture. Don't make me regret it.

Jonesing for that tall-ship feeling. Pity Naval Action is busted in the ways it is; I may try to play again on the PvE server, but it's clearly second-class. I still need to make that final Naval Action criticism video, though. Maybe early March.

If I ever make a video game of my own, it'll be a model ship game.

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