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Get an overview of Marie Corelli's early science fiction and also learn about how her fiction applies to your D&D sorcerer's elemental pact in this week's episode of Chronicles & Commons.

Seven reasons you should be using Lua on this week's GNU World Order!

It has occurred to me that to become an expert on something, all you really have to do is live with it.

People at work sometimes ask me how I have so many random tips on tiny edge cases of this or that. It's because I use this stuff every day. I don't go home to Windows or Mac. I live and work on Linux, using open source tools. You get really familiar with these things after 365*N days of use.

Hey, anyone in DC, there's some modern chamber music being performed at Peppermint - Westminster church for which I have tickets that I cannot use.

If you want them, let me know. I'll have them put in your name.

Dates & times:
Saturday, July 14, 5:00pm
Sunday, July 15, 7:00pm
Saturday, July 21, 1:45pm
Sunday, July 22, 2:00pm
Thursday, July 26, 8:45pm

Here's the information about our performance venue:
Peppermint - Westminster Church
400 I (eye) St. SW
Washington, DC 20024

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Capitalism makes sure all deed are done with maximum misery. Sell as high as possible. Buy as low as possible. Haggle until you tire. Work until you can no more. Those are the affordances of the system. To enjoy yourself and the time you’re given on this earth needs resistance. You need to resist. You need to resist the temptation to exploit yourself and your fellow humans. Resist and enjoy what little time you have left.

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"We are teaching these children to be coding slaves for the platform, apps, and all this crap…You could actually create some program that does, on your computer, exactly what you want it to do, but that's not what they're being taught!" — @adam #noagenda 1039

@lostnbronx You've just been served an official request for an HPR episode on solar ovens and solar cooking.

notklaatu boosted is becoming its own art station. The Grid gallery view mode just got released and it is delightful 🍦 :

Huge Props to Bart and the developer for making this open source plug-in!


I get that some people are visual people and others, I guess, are not, but man I just don't understand how word processors appeal to anyone. It just took me two hours to format 22 pages to spec.

For my personal work in Docbook, time expended on formatting was 8 hours a year ago, and not a minute ever since.

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A Whale's Lantern is a music project that pairs up musicians at random to collaborate - we have released two albums so far and the third round is currently happening. You can listen to the previous songs here:

If you buy one of the albums, you:
- directly support the involved musicians
- support Mastodon development (we donate a share of the sales)
- get a download code for another album by one of the artists

#music #mastomusic #creativetoots #MusicCollab

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You can now watch my #LibrePlanet keynote (edited w/ slides) about how firms and markets have coopted the free culture and free software movement's most powerful weapon (mass collaboration) and where that leaves us.

On the old Internet, I could search for something like "Rush 2112 greatest album ever" and I'd get 12 different fan sites, philosophical musings, confirmation bias, and debate about the topic.

On the Internet of the 2000's, all I get is 512 ad-ridden commercial sites of predictable magazine articles and news sites, and 1,000,000 meaningless scrubs.

Where did all the humans go?

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I just posted up Episode 03 of "Voice From The Void" to my Patreon peeps.

This time, it's all about starjump! Half-an-hour of pure hokum!

#stardrifter #writing #vftv

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#Monster Monday: Occult Owl

Occult owls are about twice the size of an ordinary owl. A strange third eye glows in the middle of an occult owl's forehead, leading to legends that magical researchers use them to store and recall obscure knowledge. Indeed, those who encounter occult owls often report hearing voices in their heads.

More here:

Listen to this week's GNU World Order , wherein I praise @nextcloud to no end.

The final installment of my overview of Lovecraft's Dreamrealms is out on this week's Chronicles & Commons !