I am also increasingly (and deeply) persuaded that regular people need to tune out the "don't use Facebook!Google!Apple! Go freedom!" fanbros. FOSS has seldom, if ever, created viable replacements for *network services*, and on those rare occasions when it has, regular people can see it and don't need persuading to try them." Your MeetupDotCom alternative that has zero groups even in Major Metropolitan Megacities? Useless. All the users can do is read the source code while they sit at home alone

I wanted to comment on how sharing resources and stuff you're excited about can make a really big effect. For instance, @dthompson made this video about live game development in Guile https://dthompson.us/live-asset-reloading-with-guile-2d.html

That video, even though it appears simple, got me so excited that it lead to a whole exploration of work on scheme stuff for me. Certainly Spritely would be in a different place without it.

So get excited! Share things! The network effects of sharing enthusiasm can be really big!

sometimes I find a repo that makes my heart burst ❤️💚💙

murder inside 

"What Remains", released some months ago for the venerable Nintendo #NES (1986) is no less than *excellent*! <3


An interactive fiction/adventure game about: environment, disinformation, whistleblowing, feminism, hacking (also lockpicking!), organizing, etc.

It's funny and deep. The characters are so cool! Great politics! Spot on! <3

Oh, and fantastic music! Some wild #chiptune epic!

Gameplay is friendly, never (too) punitive. Had to play it to the end!

<3 <3 <3

we're leaving janson now, want to get coffee? Maybe meet you at the H building entrance?

(honestly closing tabs is an extremely productive undertaking for me, because that's when I actually triage articles for reading, take notes and copy quotes from things I have read, annotate and save jupyter notebooks, add cfps to my calendar, etc. so it's always time well spent)

I can, however, see an argument for being aware of working on technologies that have a great possibility of being used to discriminate or cause harm.

For example, I'm still reluctant to work on anything to do with AI. It's deployed as a perfect solution to making decisions but it's full of biases that affect plenty of marginalised groups.

Using it in art may be playful and "cool" but it diverts attention away from important issues.

- awesome WM
- tree
- scrot
- mc (midnight commander)
- fslint
- git-cola
- clementine
- prezto (oh-my-zsh alternative)
- stow (for dotfiles)
- proselint
- pdftk
- gollum-wiki

@grainloom Wow, I did not know this, looks like a fantastic tool. Thank you for this suggestion! I know what I'll be playing with tomorrow.

@melissasage @madcat @maloki @rra @mathr You boosted my previous request for grid editors with vectors, so you might like this bit of news: post.lurk.org/@rlafuente/10352

A couple of months ago I tooted looking for a vector grid-based editor. Nothing came up so we (Manufactura Independente) set out to make one.

It still has a set of kinks, but it's usable to the point that we've been using it to make a few designs.

We plan to release it in Feb/Mar under a free software copyleft license (AGPL). It runs on the browser with no server-side logic and no tracking.

If you'd like to try the beta and tell us about your experience, that'd be fab! Just reply to this toot and we'll get in touch.

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