i don't care about the summer olympics or the winter olympics. give me the autumn olympics. i want to see teams from different countries compete in Corn Maze. i want to see who podiums in Jack-o'-lanterns. i wanna see a bunch of track suits with skeleton motifs. i want to represent my country in Haunted House
Today #GNOME turns 25! We're so excited to share this milestone with all of you, thank you to our wonderful community of contributors and supporters for helping us get here!
Take a look at our anniversary website for some photos, history, and fun facts! https://happybirthdaygnome.org/
abortion access volunteering, PSA
Midwest Access Coalition isn't taking new volunteers right now but they linked me to https://digitaldefensefund.org/ and I just filled out their volunteer application form
They're looking for anyone with tech skills and a strong belief in safe access to abortion and I am pretty sure there are some other people on here who fit that description
What I'm listening to today: "Sanxion" loader music, Rob Hubbard
The Commodore 64 had an unusually featureful, musician-friendly and *weird* sound chip. It also had a problem: Games took a *long* time to load off tape. The solution was epic and very long (often 10+ minutes) "loader" songs that played while the game code loaded. The loader for "Sanxion", by C64 master Rob Hubbard, suggests an alternate universe where 00s IDM musicians had a knack for perfect pop hooks.
Oh you lovely creative creatures - stop apologising for your work! Stop making excuses for it!
Your work is valid. You don't need to say 'sorry for the' or 'sorry it's a bit' or sorry anything. Everyone here is learning - some people have been learning for longer than others. Every single one of us knows that sometimes the paint splodges or the pen wobbles or we mess up somewhere.
It's fineeeee. You're fine. Own it, and carry on. <3
"The excessive vigilance against the “stealing” of knowledge incurs a much more profound loss on all of society, the loss of an alternative vision for development rooted in abundance and care, unbound by the need for profit or lust for power."
The #Unix developer, creator of dc + bc +many other tools, Lorinda Cherry passed away. Read this mail by Douglas McIlroy about her impressive achievements and how much she had to fight for equal treatment:
Thank you Lorinda for your contributions 👏
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