Last night I threw together a quick bot to post a random item from a …

Last night I threw together a quick bot to post a random item from a text file in about 20 minutes.

Then I spent 3 hours going through the archive from my old LOL_Spam project at birdsite, pulling out jokes that are too dated or cringeworthy. (I’m hoping I didn’t miss any. I was really tired by the end.)

This morning I modified the script to take a second file as a queue for new items.

So if you’re interested in funny/odd spam subjects (and OK with swearing & lewdness), check out @LOLspam

On Wandering.shop
Boosted on Mastodon.Social
Expanded on K2R

I still see people following me on this account, so here’s a reminder:I’m moving to …

I still see people following me on this account, so here’s a reminder:

I’m moving to Wandering Shop, @KelsonV as my primary Mastodon profile.

I’m also continuing to post photos on Photog.Social at @kelsonv and book discussion on BookToot.club at @KelsonReads

If you’re still interested in following me, please head over to whichever of those profiles you want to keep up with.

Thanks!

On Mastodon.social

I currently have 4 Mastodon accounts:1 for book discussion @KelsonReads 1 for photography @kelsonv2 general: …

I currently have 4 Mastodon accounts:
1 for book discussion @KelsonReads
1 for photography @kelsonv
2 general: this one & @KelsonV

I’ve decided I should pick one of the two general accounts, and in the interest of federation, I think I’ll go with the smaller instance (Wandering Shop) over Mastodon.Social.

QUESTION: If I mark this account as migrated, is that permanent? Or can I change it back (or to another account) if I change my mind later? Will I still be able to log in here?

On Mastodon.social

After complaining about the ways people try to cram long form writing onto birdsite (giant …

After complaining about the ways people try to cram long form writing onto birdsite (giant threads & images of text remind me of the old tech support days when users pasted screen shots of errors into Word docs b/c it was the tool they knew) I realized I don’t see that so much on Mastodon.

I wonder if it’s the culture, just who I’m following, or if the 500-char limit gives people enough room that they don’t feel they’ve already writing a long chain, why not keep going?

https://www.hyperborea.org/journal/2018/07/long-form-twitter-why-oh-why/

On Mastodon.social

Sounds cool, until you get trampled by someone trying to get free swag and suddenly realize, “We’re in The Bad Place!” #SDCC #TheGoodPlace

Sounds cool, until you get trampled by someone trying to get free swag and suddenly realize, “We’re in The Bad Place!”

#SDCC #TheGoodPlace

https://www.ign.com/articles/2018/07/10/the-good-place-comic-con-nbc-activation-brooklyn-nine-nine-manifest

On Twitter
On Mastodon.social

Interesting: UK heat wave is revealing the outline of ancient Roman and older sites under …

Interesting: UK heat wave is revealing the outline of ancient Roman and older sites under crop fields as plants grow differently with the remnants of ancient walls and moats. The article doesn’t make it clear why this is unique to heat waves, though.

https://bigthink.com/strange-maps/uk-heatwave-reveals-unknown-archaeology-sites

On Mastodon.social

Non-canonical titles for the Avengers canonical viewing order

Non-canonical titles for the Avengers canonical viewing order

The Avengers Canonical Watching Order

The Man In The Robot Suit
Gamma Monster
Return of the Man In The Robot Suit
It Came From Asgard
Frozen In Time
Invasion New York
Bride of the Man In The Robot Suit
An Elf To Remember
The Tentacles of H.Y.D.R.A.
Mods In Space
The Deadly Computer
Operation: Insecticide
The Man In The Robot Suit Punches Back
Time And Magic
Rockers In Space
A Spider’s Touch
Gamma Arena
The Invisible City
The War That Never Ends, Part 1
Sting of the Wasp

On Twitter

@h @Gargron I switched a couple of sites to sharingbuttons.io & share42.com, both …

@h @Gargron I switched a couple of sites to sharingbuttons.io & share42.com, both of which generate buttons that you host entirely on your own site & don’t call out until you actually click to share with whichever service. Share42 was easier to turn into a template, so that’s what I used on the blog where I’m still using share buttons.

On Mastodon.social

Other than specific roles (like a dedicated admin account), how do you balance them? Heck, …

Other than specific roles (like a dedicated admin account), how do you balance them? Heck, how do you label them?

I’ve got 4 masto accounts: 1 for “good” photos, 1 for book discussion. I keep changing my mind abt how to handle the other 2, what to post where, who to follow on which account & so on.

There’s value in separating social contexts, but there’s a practical limit too.

How many accounts do you balance? How do you keep track of them?

On Mastodon.social