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Time to start budgeting for this year's . Thankfully my wishlist is shorter than it was the last two years.

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Here's a fun TIL: Because the ratio of terms in the Fibonacci sequence approaches phi, and because phi is close to the ratio of km to miles, you can approximate conversion between distances with adjacent Fibonacci numbers.

So 2 km ≈ 1 mile, 3 km ≈ 2 miles, 5 km ≈ 3 miles, 8 km ≈ 5 miles, 13 km ≈ 8 miles, etc, etc

Love to play a singleton event and immediately run into gimmicky Rat Colony decks.

I've been out of touch with for a while, but played the open beta for today. Was pleasantly surprised to find an older female planeswalker as an avatar choice, among all the glowy-eyed dudes and/or young women.

Clicked around a bit. Did I just happen to do it at a particularly busy time? Getting long waits almost everywhere and occasional entirely blank pages. Far from promising. At least the timestamps are in English now.

debugging, bitlbee-mastodon, glitch-soc? Show more

The more time I spend on Masto, the more I appreciate content warnings... and the more I notice when they're missing. Part of me wonders whether every toot should be accompanied by a list of keywords, so the reader rather than the author gets to decide what is hidden and what isn't.

My new favorite picture theme is "cats trying to summon beings from a horrifying realm"

Sometimes I have nothing to say, but the occasional cat toot to boost. Cats are good for the heart.

birdsite, venting, -- Show more

Today was my day to feed Trashcat, the cat who lives behind my building, and I found her like this. Boost to gently scratch her soft underbelly. #cats #catsofmastodon

Picked up my dice for the first time in many months and rolled up four 0-levels. It's fun to toss some dice, but I can also see why people use the Purple Sorcerer generators for larger groups.

Welcome new people! :blobcheer: 👏 👋

Some useful #Mastodon features you might not know about:

Delete & Redraft - Click on the ... under your posts.

Tools to move instances -

Block particular instances -

Image Descriptions -

RSS Feeds -

Undocumented keyboard shortcuts -

Don't need link shorteners -

...any others to share?

#Community #MastoTips

I ought to investigate how to do properly on Windows. My last foray into that territory turned up half a dozen variations of "portable" collections that were essentially 2 gigs worth of zipped binaries, TeX libraries and custom scripts held together with string and chewing gum.

I mean making your own graph paper is neat, but not 2 gigs and several hours of figuring out what to do neat when I can just find a PDF that's close enough.

Debating whether to boost any I like as I do on birdsite, or to stick to quietly faving them instead. Life's full of important decisions.

Has there been an system using large dice pools of mixed dice? The closest I can think of is some edition of Earthdawn I played decades ago that would occasionally assign you multiple different dice types for a skill, like getting to roll 1d6+1d4. But I wonder if anyone has messed with "okay, roll 3d6 and 3d4, each 4+ is a success", etc.

I'm just saying, you should certainly consider punctuation sometimes.