Hello! I'm Semaphore :)
In a nutshell, I spend my time being a dad, a step-dad, a partner, a worker, a volunteer, a friend, and tired. I really enjoy playing games & computer games with my friends and the kids, and doing the odd creative project, usually some kind of music or writing.
I'm here for chilled chat and general fun nonsense. :) I'm also looking into a Raspberry Pi or something similar to run a Gemini server and perhaps a Pixelfed instance.
In the last year I've settled on using a pseudonym for a couple of reasons;
First, I find I self-censor in strange ways when I feel I'm in hyper-public environments. I've had cause to be in hyper-public positions during my volunteering, and at least locally, I am again now. This is fine, but I seem to always avoid Crossing The Streams with different parts of my life. With a pseudonym I've found liberty in talking about the merits of community work, ethical non-monogamy, and Minecraft, all in the same few minutes and with the same people.
Secondly, I have a nostalgia for late-90s internet. The way I see it is, as imperfect as it was, the barriers to its use necessarily created a community of people interested in broadly similar things, and this shared experience made us much less prone to creating or perpetuating the flaming latrine-pit we now endure in almost all shared spaces on our beloved internet. And we, if you remember, never used our government names.
@AcidBurn Welcome! sounds like the tired title is definitely earned!
I started on irc, pseudonyms always work best for me, it's also the name that you get to pick yourself. just assume though that with enough effort you can be doxxed, because it sucks but it's true.
no reason to make it easy for the bastards though.
hack the planet! :)
@Posty thank you - It's good to be here, you seem like excellent folk!
And for sure - if a human is alive they can be found. I'm using it again for my state of mind rather than any particular security need. :)
Hack the planet!! :D
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