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Spoke about #decentralization #federation #fediverse #activitypub and #mastodon in FSMK's Hacktivist Camp.

Expect new humans to join us in fediverse! ✊

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RT @openstreetmap
Group photo taken at "State Of The Map Asia" in Kathmandu last year. This year's Asia local conference comes to Bangalore in November: stateofthemap.asia 

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Was inspired by exocomics.com/500

Really fantastic mix of game and comic. Thought of all the cool variations one could make if mixing it with some animation, some Infinity Engine style dialog systems, and a mix of other things.

Finally a few days ago stumbled on a seed for a story to present with such a game. Now totally inspired, and I've got a vacation coming up :D


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@noelle @jk Yeah, leafo (Itch's creator AFIK) actually became a target of right-wing attack-bombardment, along with Itch itself, after responding to Steam's official stance in June that "we won't curate anything". And Leafo did not, has not caved on that.

If you dislike toxic gamer culture, (and toxic capitalist culture, for that matter) as it stands, Itch.io is one of the very few forces directly combating it.

Two days straight of porting test scripts from to .

Happy so far with new found Rust and renewed productivity.

Here's to finishing the port by tomorrow.

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@fsmk_org Hacktivist Camp starts tomorrow.
We have 75 participants, 5 camp co-ordinators , and about 10 speakers from FSMK, FSFTN and FSHM :)
Happening in BIT Mangalore. Yeee

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சன் டிவிக்கும், சி-தமிழ் டிவிக்கும் உள்ள ஒற்றுமை இரண்டும் மூடநம்பிக்கையை ஊட்டி வளர்ப்பதில் ஒருவருக்கொருவர் சலைத்தவர்கள் அல்ல. நெடுந்தொடர் என்ற பெயரில் இவர்கள் ஒளிபரப்புவது அனைத்தும் மூடநம்பிக்கை நிறைந்தவை.

விஜய் டிவிக்கும், சி-தமிழ் டிவிக்கும் உள்ள ஒற்றுமை பொழுதுபோக்கு என்ற பெயரில் குழந்தைகளின் பருவங்களை ஒழித்தல் மற்றும் ஒருவித மேட்டுக்குடி கலாச்சாரத்தை திணித்தில்.

இன்றைய தமிழ்ச் சமூகத்தின் பெரும்கேடுகளில் ஒன்றாக இவற்றை நான் எண்ணுகிறேன். #tamil

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gradually realizing that Rust is not about programming computers differently, it's about programming developers' brains differently, and I'm super into it

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"Choosing proprietary tools and services for your #FreeSoftware project ultimately sends a message to downstream developers and users of your project that freedom of all users—developers included—is not a priority." - @mattl



Rust is like many of the choices that life presents to us, a complex problem with many right answers. rustc checks over 700 different types of errors, it means guaranteed stability with less / no restarts & runtime exceptions.

If you are a small team, your maintenance overhead would ideally be close to none but would you put the pain of learning Rust for these gains?

If you did, was Rust (or similar choices) worth it?

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@dredmorbius I remember - or seem to remember - a time when hackers used to be *against* using algorithms and databases to pre-judge people's character.

Now AI + Big Data + Disruption = YOLO.

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And now "Producing OSS" is discussing how software patents has made GPU vendors hesitent to work with us to help make free software use them to their full potential.

Certainly not doing so limits their market, but they're all afraid of being sued by other GPU vendors for patent infringement, so they don't document their hardware well enough to be implemented by free software. Instead they'll only release proprietary drivers.

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Commit to making decisions, become biased for action.

Decisions are progress. Each one is a step forward. You can’t build on top of “I’ll decide later,” but you can build on top of “Done.”

You have the most information when you’re doing something, not before you’ve done it. Most important decisions are easily reversible anyway, if circumstances change, your decisions can change.

Don't get stuck waiting for the perfect answer. You’re as likely to make a great call today as you are tomorrow.

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its been a while since I did this reminder. but if you use

:krita: #Krita
:gimp: #Gimp
:blender: #Blender
:inkscape: #Inkscape

in your work...

if you use :ubuntustudio: #Ubuntustudio or another #linux distro as your work OS...

if you use #FOSS / #FLOSS / #opensourced software to create art or other type of creative works

#artwithopensource / #linuxartists tags are for you.

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Fuck Medium Show more

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@aggsol we published 420 #Tamil language #ebooks with creative commons license at FreeTamilEbooks.com

All covers are made of gimp or inscape.

Check the covers for ideas.

Ping me if you need any help.

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I've made even more #bash scripts, because i can. #linux #foss #cli

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@demonshreder self-organization doesn't mean there shouldn't be any process or discipline. We should be able to define a process and discipline for ourselves and our actions be accountable to each other.

If we proceed without such guidelines as a group of loosely bound individuals we all feel separated and our actions will not be in harmony with each other.

A collective cannot last long or move fwd w/o paying attention to individual needs. We need to balance between individual & collective.