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recent indie game video boosts 

I've been playing some truly awesome small indie games in the last few months. I archive my streams over at, and I work to get closed captioning on them within a week of uploading.

If you're looking for some game recs, I'd suggest checking them out. Just about all of them take between 10 min and 3 hours, so these are quite small games by conventional standards. You can subscribe to a Peertube channel w/ a Mastodon account, too.

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An : I'm Melissa (they/them)! Some of my projects are in my bio, but in general I am and do:


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I write. I . I play way too much Fallen London. I collect tattoos. I will not call posts "toots".

I like learning to be more imaginative in devising solutions to difficult problems. ๐ŸŽŠ

I'm still catching up on uploading--and transcoding, which is the looooong part--my backlog of stream archives, but I've been playing some kick-ass games recently. They'll all go live with CC from the get-go.

I'd try streaming on directly instead of, but given how slowly transcoding runs, I don't think that would be a satisfactory experience for anybody.

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I've just chewed up an entire month's quota (~90 hours), but I have basic closed captions on just about every video on!

I've generally given the server a lot of love in the last week: updated to v3.3.0; fixed a whole bunch of broken videos caused by messing up my s3fs and nginx config (some videos are still re-transcoding), and made myself a helpful little Grafana dashboard to see peertube job data (based on work over at

Activision-Blizzard has hired one of the foremost union busting firms to "manage" their employees' concerns. it didn't even take them a week.

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Yoga, disability, travel 

I'd love some specific recs for bags to help me get stuff to and from a yoga class. Items are: a wide mat, blanket, small bolster, one block. I can carry the mat + a bag of the other items for a street block or so, but often have to park several blocks away, which is painful.

I've been looking for slender ~28 inch rolling duffels; nothing is standing out as good quality but not bulky. Folks in a similar sitch: would you just go for a regular travel-type rolling duffel?

streaming, medical 

Promising Friday nights and then spending my afternoon wrestling with myself to either keep the stream, reschedule it, or cancel it for that night does it does not bring me joy. I'll find another way, something more fluid. :QueerCatHeart:

I'm starting physical therapy next week, and while I'm not at all certain I'll be able to avoid additional surgery/surgeries, I'm eager to see if this round will bring fresh ideas and strategies that can help.

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streaming, medical 

In light of my increasing shoulder issues and building chronic pain, I'm going to stop trying to hold fixed-schedule bi-weekly Twitch streams. On the few evenings that are options for something to be regularly scheduled, I'm wiped out and don't really want to be "on" for a stream.

I'll keep my monthly Future Proof Plays streams for sure, and will stream outside of those (Celeste must continue!), but not on a rigid schedule.

Apparently, the reason the NHS contact tracing app fell over on my fairphone was because some e users got very concerned about their ~privacy~ so the solution that e came up with was to silently kill the app I was relying on.

My best friend has cancer and I thought I would get exposure notifications which is slightly more life and death than privacy fantasies of fossbros.

They ~silently~ disabled the entire covid thing. I am so livid. This was supposed to be better than google, but in this case they've showed way less sense and responsibility

(I'm going to at the companies involved rather than subtoot them:
@Fairphone @FairphoneCommunity @efoundation )

I think I realised an unconscious perception I had of exercise / working out that was wrong, and based on ambient absorption of my surrounding culture.

I was thinking it was about growth, and so was continually trying to progress - more weight / reps / steps / minutes etc. I would inevitably burn out or get hurt.

But growth is the wrong paradigm. Stability and sustainability is the right paradigm. Not โ€œHow can I do more today?โ€, but โ€œWhat can I do every day?โ€.

Perma-exercise ๐Ÿ˜€


A wonderful Sunday afternoon making sourdough pancakes and watching @gregoryaveryweir stream Grapple Force Rena. ๐Ÿ˜ I'm not very skilled at making pancakes, but these are coming out okay.

Celeste/Paradise Killer stream 

๐Ÿ˜ฉ Courtesy of some tedious errands that Must Be Done, this afternoon's steam is delayed by 30 min to 15:30 Eastern. I'll be starting with Celeste, but my mood many quickly take me to Paradise Killer, one of my favorite games ever. ๐Ÿ˜

streaming schedule shift 

Now that I've resumed my Wed evening yoga classes (yayayay), my bi-weekly streams need a new schedule.

From now on, I'll be streaming on those alternating Friday nights. As always, the schedule on the About tab of is up to date.

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