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I realized many of my favorite games are basically about managing technical debt:

- Tetris
- Lumines
- Splatoon 2: Salmon Run
- CSS

phillip k dick short story about a guy who realises he's a robot when he fails a captcha

free software, repost to public 

we have a fortunes-off file so you can print offensive quotes at login time. No distro I know of comes with a fortunes-supportive file that lists encouraging, calming quotes.

You can make sudo(8) insult users when they type their passwords wrong ("Defaults insults" in sudoers). There's no option to make sudo be gentle and understanding when you mistype.

I grew up in free software circles and only really learned any emotional skills after growing out of them.

free software, repost to public 

When my lil dictionary is updating the db, it shows a minimal ascii animation of a steaming coffee mug, and goes like ‘X, done… Y, done… All done! $0 is ready to use, enjoy!’ In modern computers this doesn’t even take time anymore, but this little detail is by far what I got most praise on it (2nd most praised is the fact that it’s ‘pretty’, that I took care with colours and Unicode etc. in a cmdline app).

more cuteness and gentleness in sofware pls

#linux #foss

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"Flash Animations Live Forever at the Internet Archive" by Jason Scott blog.archive.org/2020/11/19/fl

It's pretty fun to watch some of these old Flash vids I remember from the early 2000's. Let's hope they can figure out how to preserve Homestar Runner (with the Homsar easter eggs and other interactive stuff!).

Happily on the Mastodasto-fediverse and grudgingly on Birdsite (for following folks and eternal doomscrolling)...

It's nice to have both flavors of timelines: birdcrap and tooty-fruity.

important #gamer test, elekk; if you do not pass with at least a 70% score your gaming license will be revoked. thank you for your cooperation

Community member Anna is organizing our very first virtual meetup with presentations from some awesome people! Save the date December 5 @ 1800UTC!

More details here:
discuss.pixls.us/t/1st-officia

Hopefully a regular occurrence!

#FOSS #FreeSoftware #photography #raw #meetup

There is one person trying to work full time on @darktable - @aurelienpierre - let's get his liberapay over $200/week!

We only need 17 people to pledge one euro/week to get there!

en.liberapay.com/aurelienpierr

#LivingWage #FOSS #FullTimeDevs #photography #darktable #darktablefr

food that people get unnecessarily upset about 

tired: pineapple on pizza
wired: pineapple in pasta

food 

Egg quesadillas.

Whisk a few eggs with some salt and seasoning (e.g. cajun sauce, chili powder, or just plain pepper). On a hot cast iron pan, put the tortilla and spread the egg on it with a spoon. When the egg is not runny, flip it over and cook it for a few seconds. Flip it again, sprinkle a fatty melty cheese on the egg (e.g. asadero, Oaxaca, or in my case, poutine cheese curds). Fold and toast both sides of your quesadilla.

Tech people need to stop excusing crappy accessibility with looks

No, "it looks better" is not an excuse to have terrible text contrast, among plenty of other things

The developers of Signal are currently doing a user survey:

surveys.signalusers.org/s3

I told them that I really like the app but also that I would like:
a) Signal on @fdroidorg
b) a proper desktop client
c) no data stored in "secure enclaves"

Maybe you'd like to tell them, too?

#freeyourandroid
#freesoftware
#android

Politics thoughts 

I’m so relieved. The stress I’ve been feeling these last four years, especially as the election approached this year, is starting to ease.

However, I know if Biden is just a plain neoliberal that will shift our politics rightward to “cross the aisle”, we’ll be in worse shape if leftists don’t organize.

People are falling for these right-wing nazis because they’re tired of our government failing to help real people, and the nazis, in addition to the racism, put on a convincing enough con. If we want to prevent the nation from being conned like this again, we must shift into organizing to help real people, and to drag people away from falling into the right.

uspol 

I can't help but think of this quote every time Dems talk about "unity" and "reaching across the aisle":

"We can disagree and still love each other unless your disagreement is rooted in my oppression and denial of my humanity and right to exist." -- James Baldwin

I am thinking of changing the default DPI in rsvg-convert from 90 (historical default) to 96 (CSS preferred). Would this break your usage?

(How to know: run "rsvg-convert -d 96 ..." and see if that breaks your expected results horribly.)

Please boost.

I just realised what it is that I really like about this place.

I initially thought it was mostly because of shared interest with people here, but recently my interests changed dramatically and I still wanted to come back.

Now I see it’s something much more fundamental. People here actually listen to each other. Like, properly.

Everyone pays close attention to what others have said and they do their very best to provide thoughtful discourse. And that is something we all need much more of.

US pol, mostly non-political; reasuring 

I'm not exactly sure what it is, but there's something very reassuring about being able to literally watch a live-stream of the votes being counted: youtu.be/-Zzb-7EH-MQ

(apologizes for the YouTube link, but I guess the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania hasn't set up their PeerTube account yet)

OH: "This margarine is not that bad, when you put butter on it."

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