language ambiguity and earthquake warning system
ok so i had some folks in my grad school cohort working on this stuff, and while i know the idea behind how this stuff is supposed to work - - provide a few seconds of early warning before shaking starts - - the way the article is written could be taken to suggest that we’ll be notified now of any earthquakes that will happen in the next two years -__-
... and the reason i wanted it was to post some writing anyway, so we could just get a domain and set up web server and post to that. We did have our eye on one again... but we’re so bad at maintaining that stuff. Like once or twice a year that feels like fun but then we stop maintaining it and it breaks...
otoh if we set up the little pi-kins again i could attempt a pleroma instance, which was another thing we were thinking about ...
we discovered last night that we somehow managed to lose our keys to tilde.town. (sigh, bad... i didn’t apparently have sufficient backups of dot directories where i’d stashed keys). pretty sure they’re in a backup image of the little pi-kins somewhere but that’d mean finding the image and then copying it to pikins and that feels like a lot of work. on the other hand maybe it’d force me to use little pi-kins again, it’s not being used now.
interplanetary vacy nonse
so they cleaned up erisian rad spill and after like 8 hr wait, we finally transited to the mars relay and reinstantiated at the top of the elevator. riding a diamond car down the cable now, which gives a nice view of the northern hemispheric seas; we've got a few days booked in wall city at valles marineris, then airship off to the shores of elysium mons for some beach time, finally we hotswap into a pair of cetaceo-homunculi and finish off the trip in the utopian sea.
meanwhile, since there's nothing to do up here and just hanging out in theistic hyperspace buffers is boring (and makes us feel [gl]itchy), we splurged and embodied for a bit. luna always loves that, since she doesn't usually have a body, so she's off in the bazaar, drinking as much liquid as possible so she can hopefully experience bathroom potty break before we have to return the rental homunculi. me, i'm just passing time hanging out with a couple of photosynthetics; they make good shade
booked passage outsystem. held up at the L2 transfer because one of those big freighters- you know, the ones that run on cthuliana- and a hexagramatic junk both tried to instantiate in the same subset of reality, and now there's sacred chao feeding back on the hyperspatial leylines. Hazmμt is here trying to mop it up, they've got some 12th-level coptic priest throwing up hex-barriers but the stuff is highly corrosive and it just eats through. might get weird down there, just so you know...
needed new audio book so started listening to Saturn’s Children by charles stross.
per usual habit, i have read this one before listening. i remember thinking it pretty original when i read it. but after having been on fedi for a while i sorta wonder if he just hung out on some of the more fun instances and wrote what he saw— srsly i have met some of the characters in this book.
oh but it is quite lewd sometimes, more than i remembered! so maybe approach cautiously if that is not your cuppa.
<3 music / weather
here is an album to go with it
bonobo - black sand
prin <3 music
nils frahm - - spells
really good for us tonight 💙
the place i live right now, i really have never lived anywhere like this before, where us neighbors all know each other and for the most part like and care about each other. it also has probably more lgbtq tenants than not, which is again pretty exceptional, even for a place on capital hill. we have parties, we watch each other’s pets, we care for each other when things go sideways. it’s something fantastically special, and i wish the whole world was more like this little tiny community 💙
kind strange soft. we/us, experiment in evolving pl identity, making it up as we go
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