Book Review: Black Sci-Fi Short Stories
This is a delightful collection of short stories. It starts with a scholarly introduction to the history of Black Sci-Fi. And, for once, Black isn't just limited to mean "African American". We get a panoply of authors - both modern and historic.
Some of the historic stories - especially W. E. B. Du Bois' The
#Lagrange v1.2: It's a Big One
UI design refresh, Atom feeds, inline downloads, editable bookmark icons, search integration, auto-reloading, fullscreen mode, and a few smaller things.
DnD/TTRPG Query Pt 2
So far I'm considering Discord and a generic forum (FluxBB/phpBB). Neither feels good. Discord just leaves an icky taste in my mouth: Centralized, not self-hosted, not encrypted. But everyone pretty much has an account, it supports voice calls (so we can stop using zoom at least), it has rooms and basic replies.
Forums are the opposite largely. I love the idea of hosting my own, they'd be relatively secure and "secret" even if not fully encrypted. They lack any other functionality and people would need another login (and I'd need to configure email on my server to handle notifications, which is a HUGE downer on adoption for me personally)
Mastodon - I'm looking for some help. I am part of a large Westmarches-style DnD campaign. Part of the problem is that our PCs don't feel very connected to one another (there's ~16 of us) and we're having trouble doing that. Given the large number of players and restrictions on player and DM availability, it's difficult to interact meaningfully in the sessions (the party changes every week and we're limited on time during sessions). Do you have this problem? How do you/can we solve it?
Just a dad who likes technology and loud music. Tries to have things worth saying about things. Probably fails.
masto instance for the tildeverse