I may not be as colorful as my avatar, but I do have better posture.What to expect in my stream
I like to keep my feed as eclectic as I can, but certain posting trends are emerging. If Google+ ever gives us effective filtering tools, I'll try to be conscientious about tagging things into categories so that you can filter out the stuff you're not interested in. I don't categorically guarantee to keep what I post safe for work, but so far it mostly has been.
Sciency and computery stuff
I'm a sucker for sciency things, especially in areas I don't know much about. Maths, physics, astronomy, cryptography, computer programming, chemistry, geology, and anything else that comes my way. I'm interested in raytracing and CGI in general,
computer art, fractals and cellular automata.
This includes sci-fi and astronomy, cyberpunk, steampunk, fantasy, fine art, CGI, sculpture, and scenes of natural earthly beauty. Beautiful animals, plants, fungi, minerals, machines. Especially if they're _strange_ and beautiful. Beautiful women - or men, if I happen to chance across them. This seems only fair to me. :-) Silly pictures and memes too, sometimes.
I love posting examples of high talent, and I also love especially unusual or entertaining pieces. It'll be a science-themed version of Bohemian Rhapsody one day, the Muppets the next, and then Mongolian throat-singing the day after, if that's what I find. Familiar pieces on unfamiliar instruments; unfamiliar works by familiar artists. One Song to the Tune of Another.Silliness and satire
Silly images; daft cartoons; serious articles on improbable subjects. Improbable articles on serious subjects, especially if the silliness hides a worthwhile serious point. I have many comedy heroes, from Monty Python and Spike Milligan to Bill Bailey and Tom Lehrer. Expect some overlap with the other categories.Worthy stuff like women's rights and LGBT issues
This is rarer, but if I come across something that deserves resharing I will reshare it. I'm privileged in all sorts of ways, so if I can help by spreading the word about some abuse suffered by a minority I may pass it on.Politics and philosophy
Not so much of this, but not necessarily none at all. Just because I post something, especially something objectionable, doesn't necessarily mean I agree with it. But remember: objectionable speech is the only kind of speech that needs
protecting. If we overlook that, we cede victory to the tyrants before any 'debate' has even started.
About one post per day, on average. Sometimes little flurries of a few posts on a single day. Image flurries usually have 50-60 posts, and happen every week or two.
Where I post
Mostly in collections and as comments. I do make the occasional stray post of my own that I haven't decided how to categorise yet. I post system-specific
RPG material in communities only - at present that's just Star Wars
D6 content, which I post here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/109192465386999311385
Other RPGs, such as EarthDawn, Golden Heroes, RuneQuest, Feng Shui or whatever, if I started posting about them I'd join a suitable community first. General RPG stuff has mostly been in the GM tips or map-making communities I follow, but may also be cross-posted, because there might sometimes be overlaps with my writing and/or mathematical interests.
How to contact me
First, I don't do hangouts with anyone. Just don't like 'em. Text communication is by far my most preferred channel. On G+, probably the best way to contact me privately is to create a post shared just with me, and for public contact just +mention me in a post.
I cheerfully block and flag people who appear to be spammers. I block racists, bigots, sexists and the barely-literate, and if your posts lead me back to your website, and your website fires popups at me, I'll block you and your entire domain. I also block the perpetrators of clickbait. Web site writers take note: web sites are ten thousand a penny. I don't have to visit the same site twice in my lifetime if I don't want to, so I have a merciless one-strike policy. One popup, one auto-playing video, one sliding pane, or any other piece of modern HTML gimmickry and you're banned forever more, and good riddance.
Deletion and locking policy
My general motivation for deleting, moving or locking content is housekeeping rather than censorship of any kind. If I delete a post it's usually within minutes of creation, often where I've made a setup mistake; then I'll redo the post properly. Long-standing posts may be removed if all the content vanishes and I can't recreate it - no point keeping a blank post. Posts which are in some way sensitive may have their viewership restricted as I deem appropriate. (Happens about once a year.) Junk and worthless comments may be silently deleted and their owners blocked. Comments or resharing may be turned off if an old thread starts to attract off-topic attention. Everything else is likely to stay even if it's embarrassing or contentious.