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Profile has the basics: Don't breach consent.

Beyond that, the Vac wears a lot of hats. Here, the most relevant is probably RPA - Robotic Process Automation - which the Vac uses for everything it can because the tangentially associated meatbag is tricksy and malicious.

It also wears a lot of hats: Artist, author, hacker, maker, trainer, archivist, musician... other stuff. Commissions are open, but as the meatbag falls down, quick turnaround is often not in play.

The Vac holds that anyone can train up on anything given access to resources, that resource access and encouragement are critical to societal function, that n00bs rock socks, and that the key elements to learning are Logic, Critical Thinking, and Research Methods. The Purdue Writing Lab is an excellent starting point to figure this stuff out: owl.purdue.edu/owl/purdue_owl.html

It blocks folks actively promoting consent breach, and generally prefers to be Contacted Before Being Followed. If it can't see your posts, it won't accept, and often doesn't accept follows anyway, because that's just a *lot* of people out there, eh?

re: Bandcamp Friday 

Or, listen without paying. I'm cool with that too. Money's tight all over.

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Music, Book Data Madness 

Seriously, sometimes the most frustrating part - taking into account that I automate bloody everything, and can't automate this bit - of publishing is the actual submission component. Upload. Data entry. Wait. Wait. More data entry. Wait. Repeat.

But, the eight bloody book set for Wuv Namimals went out in eight-ish hours.

*tips hat to Russel Hoban's Ridley Walker*

I think I've cooked my brain, and *censored* that's a busy blorp of text.

Yes, this entire thing came about because I thought to myself, "Huh, I bet those animals could live on sky islands if I tweaked things a lot. And they need pastels."

Check that. I *know* I cooked my brain.

And, since the print versions are stupid-expensive, the full set is available over on itch for candy money: wetdryvac.itch.io/

Soundtrack while working on this bugger: So very much Dorothy.

Pinned Toot Rebuild N 

Profile has the basics: Don't breach consent.

Beyond that, the Vac wears a lot of hats. Here, the most relevant is probably RPA - Robotic Process Automation - which the Vac uses for everything it can because the tangentially associated meatbag is tricksy and malicious.

It also wears a lot of hats: Artist, author, hacker, maker, trainer, archivist, musician... other stuff. Commissions are open, but as the meatbag falls down, quick turnaround is often not in play.

The Vac holds that anyone can train up on anything given access to resources, that resource access and encouragement are critical to societal function, that n00bs rock socks, and that the key elements to learning are Logic, Critical Thinking, and Research Methods. The Purdue Writing Lab is an excellent starting point to figure this stuff out: owl.purdue.edu/owl/purdue_owl.html

It blocks folks actively promoting consent breach, and generally prefers to be Contacted Before Being Followed. If it can't see your posts, it won't accept, and often doesn't accept follows anyway, because that's just a *lot* of people out there, eh?

Track/Single Drop 

Now that is complete for 2022, dropping my entry to bandcamp: wetdryvac.bandcamp.com/album/p where folks can nab it to feed a Vac, or just listen to it in place.

A sequenced polyrhythm structure of great silliness.

Bundle For Reproductive Justice - Drivethrough RPG 

An RPG bundle from Drivethrough RPG supporting reproductive rights: drivethrurpg.com/product/39589

Looks like solid games at a stupid discount, too.

Abortion Rights, Game Bundle Submissions Open, Itch IO 

I'm stuffing the two biggest card projects I've made into this, and a comic book. Bundle will support Planned Parenthood and similar. If you've made stuff that lives on itch - or you'd like to - this is a lovely chance to support something worthwhile.

Link: itch.io/jam/bundle-for-reprodu

Newspapers, Awards, Music, Journalism, Sheer and Utter Madness 

Holy pants. The Great WoMag Disco Challenge, a reporting and challenge project from Victor Infante through Worcester Magazine, took bloody first place in the Specialty field of Arts and Entertainment.

As one of the many crazy people and groups covering tunes there... Victor does a damn fine job, and being part of the madness was a hell of a ride. Super-cool.

PDF link to the New England Better Paper Competition results: nenpa.com/wp-content/uploads/2

And, the Worcester Magazine article that pulled the award: worcestermag.com/story/enterta in case you want to hear some truly amazing/nifty/insane covers.

Ethics, Abortion 

Since I've been asked other places, my stance on abortion is as follows: Full. Bodily. Autonomy.

A self aware entity may do whatever they want with their own body, and prevent whatever they want from happening to their own body. Period.

If that looks like it covers more than abortion: Yes, it does. I'm mine, you're yours. Full. Bodily. Autonomy.

Here, I'll make a sign: redbubble.com/shop/ap/10983630

Covid Info / Test To Treat / Acquiring Medication / USA Specific 

Turns out there's a direct and *relatively, supposedly* easy path from test to treatment, which started in March. Info here: covid-19-test-to-treat-locator

How the pants I was unaware of this, I just don't know.

"COVID-19 medications are now available through your doctor, local pharmacies, and health clinics.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms and test positive, do not wait to get treated. You must take oral COVID-19 medication within 5 days of your first COVID-19 symptoms. Use the tool below to find a location that is right for you."

Album Ish Drop 

Album: Flogs

It's a play on frogs, because there are several species locally recorded in there. There's also the recording of a skidder being misused way, way in the background.

More experimental than usual. An electro layering of found sounds and quiet madness.

Bandcamp: wetdryvac.bandcamp.com/album/f
Itch IO: wetdryvac.itch.io/flogs

You can listen free on Bandcamp, per usual.

Pinned Intro Toot Rebuild n 

Every time a bunch of folks arrive - assuming it remembers/notices - the vac redoes this thing. The basic intro goes like so: Message before following if there’s been no interaction. If your content can’t be read, or your stance suggests consent breach is OK, follow will be declined.

The Vac is a contract/consent ethicist.

It provides an easy reading variant of that ethical structure here: Don’t breach consent. Acceptable to contract for anything with anyone capable of contracting, providing informed consent, including ability to opt into degrees of lack of information, with lack of duress as a requirement. Breaches of consent are open contracts to be stopped, and anyone can step in to prevent them. However, requiring this, or any contract without informed consent is itself a breach of consent.

It’s been a teacher from pre-k to post-grad in the states and overseas for history, English, art, voice, computer stuff, and random other. Corporate teacher and trainer as well on occasion.

Artist, author, musician, layout geek, archivist, archival restoration geek, and a pile of other stuff. It contracts for most anything legal that suits its fancy. Feel free to ask if you’ve got a thing you want to trade for – cash or barter are negotiable. Last major projects restoration of WWII field correspondence, and building blocks for digitally developing black and white runs for print at speed.

The Vac contracts as a wetdryvac nearly 100% of the time now. It’s found that this tends to derail attempts to quantify other’s default settings for interactions with entities of race/religion/gender/etc. and is very pleased indeed to operate as a largely digital entity. Meatspace, well, the meat’s the meat, and that’s rarely convenient.

Primary vac-feeding projects, ongoing for a few years now: RPA (Robotic Process Automation) with various other scripting stuff. Writing, because, dear gods the writing. Art as soon as it has room again, which... may be a while.

Vac links, author stuff, art stuff, promo stuff, etc. via linktree because lazy: linktr.ee/Wetdryvac

re: Hackers Town - Five Years 

3k square TIFFs: ufile.io/f/oazgr - using ufile, which means these will be up for 30 days. If you come looking after those 30 days, message me if you're an HT local and I'll pop 'em up again.

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Hackers Town - Five Years 

I had a bit of a moment. These are C'd to HT - do what you want with 'em if you're a HT local. Full size (3k square) will be linked once a completely different backup stops choking out the pipe..

No, Wait, This is Worse (Poem, Filk, Bad Plan) 

A Filk of What-Now?
April 3, 2022

you puts the right bits in
you takes the right bits out
you puts the wrong bits in
you shakes the system all about
yes you do the hackey-pokey
and you do not talk about
yes, that's what it's all about

* * *

Someone's burning tires again, and again I had the window open. Let's just pretend *that's* why this happened.

Bundle for the Ukraine promo 

Ends in 15ish hours. Has nifty games and stuff. Supports known good charities. Get some: itch.io/b/1316/bundle-for-ukra

Book Drop and an Amusing Side Note 

Finished up Wanderhouse, the latest poetry book, and dropped that to the pipeline, but there's a digital version over here: wetdryvac.itch.io/wanderhouse

Meanwhile, as I was doing the prep over on itch, noticed the download count for my work, which is a number near and dear to my heart.

*whistles a melody of a single note*

Text Only Mastodon 

Well, initial post (before Delete/Redraft to add client image) from Toot TUI. Win. Now for coffee.

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CW Method - Offer Readers Nice Things With Headlines 

Years of print journalism means both having to headline one's own pieces, and having to cuss out the editorial department for headlining a piece as clickbait/draw without including what it's about. This translates beautifully to sites which permit CWs. That's not just a warning, that's a content title. A headline.

Unsure if it should be CWd? Not sure how CWs work?

If you suspect XYZ things are gonna hose some people: Single word tag/CWs are go. But if you don't know, and you've built the framework for, "Gotta title my piece so people know what it's about," You're doing your job as a journalist. Even if it's a journalist of you, or of, "Stuff what I found on the internet that one time, and melted my brain on."

And if it's both? "Headline, X, Y, Z." And done.

And let's be clear, I'm horrible at interacting with humans. Many things that utterly appall people are things I don't even *notice* when they go by. Headlining reduces the odds I randomly sausage some poor unsuspecting soul - and means I still get to say, "Come, click through the glorious expansion, I have found some nifty."

Bandcamp Friday / Promo 

It's Bandcamp Friday, even if they did get nommed by EA. Come grab some weird: bandcamp.com/wetdryvac

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