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I’ve been messing with some simple Steam Deck controller configs for old SCUMM games, and it’s more satisfying than it has any business being. In this case adding a radial menu to the right stick which will press the right hotkey to convert the cursor into a Use/Talk/Look at action instead.

The work folks did on the Steam controller config tool on Deck has made me really happy; the old one I found unwieldy and intimidating but now I think it’s fun? Help.

For new people wondering why Mastodon is on thousands of servers instead of one:

-It helps protect us all against Elon Musk scenarios. It's very difficult for anyone to buy a network made of thousands of independently owned servers. (It's the same reason why no one owns the world's email network, because there are so many independent providers out there.)

-If your server misbehaves (or sells out to a malevolent billionaire), you can move your account to a different server, or even to a brand new server. Decentralisation means you're never trapped on a site you hate.

-Mastodon is an open platform where anyone can start their own server, and they don't need tech knowledge if they use a service like or

...and there are lots more good reasons too, to do with servers using alternative Fediverse software etc, but I'll save that for a future post 😁

#MastoTips #Mastodon #FediTips #Fediverse

do you think Tim Berners Lee stays offline out of fear of what he's created

Hi, I am Heydon. I am named after the village Heydon in Norfolk but was not conceived there.

I am a web interface designer, frontend dev consultant, and technical writer for design systems. You may have read one of my books or learned algorithmic CSS from I write, narrate, and soundtrack videos about the web here:

I also record antifascist sludge/garage punk/blues/doom metal as Death Garage (


Amazing what your can do in a couple of hours using SwiftUI and Swift Concurrency.

(Yes I am totally predictable)

If @bigzaphod is still posting regularly a week or month from now, then you know this latest twitter exodus was for real

Do people like threads here? I guess we'll find out!

Between meetings today I thought I'd talk about #NASA #JWST and all the exciting #science we can expect from it starting in a few months!

(Yes, I made this travel mug ❤️)

#SciComm #Exoplanets #Astronomy #Astrophysics #Telescope #MastodonNewbie

Only 12 of my 64 games got the green check mark. I’ve already played 6 of those Deck verified games 😔

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Steam Deck arrived and already in awe of the software. Truly I own a Linux machine now

Who are The Books, you ask? Oh boy, you have a lot to hear, but they're known for this distinctive sample heavy music accompanied by live instrumentation

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If you're a fan of The Books, then you'll like the solo work of one-half of that band: Paul de Jong

Remember Bluesky? Twitter's initiative to create a decentralized social media network?

Sounds like Elon *didn't* buy that

This is going to look even sillier when Musk triggers a mass Twitter exodus

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just check the five pinned toots on my profile to get a gist of the kind of stuff I post.

that's right, you can pin multiple posts on here unlike twitter!

listen, i'm glad everyone is here/back but platform metacommentary alone won't be enough to make this stick. you need to start posting inane nonsense

what did you eat today. did you see any cool bugs

Hello, I'm Ronflaix, I'm a gameing engineing programmer.

I also do a few things on other platforms like Pico-8, the PlayDate (eventually) when I'm not trying to make my own engine.

And sometimes I scribble and doodle amateur pixel art, but it's not my forte.

I also know enough Blender-fu so I can do stuff on it, but I'm also pretty amateurish on that too.
#introduction #introductions

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