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i guess Actually Simple Syndication is ready for use!

it's a dead simple alternative to rss. you can implement a feed generator/reader in something like a minute

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Web 1: windows notepad
Web 2: full employment for shitty white men
Web 3: wire fraud at scale

Back out of the box, hope I find the energy to jam a bit over the holidays

I installed too many mods and broke Minecraft, lol

work rant 

"Gaeel, can you check this newsletter to make sure we got the technical parts correct?"
"Sure... Oh this bit on paragraph three isn't accurate."
"We know but we're trying to trick our users into signing up."

Paraphrased, of course, but what a mess, lol

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what's a free license? a set of rights to everyone. except no one i actually care about will read or honor this license. all it does is enable corporations to use it; with no requirement that they do anything back to me except share their source code in some conditions. and that's not enough by a lot. normalizing this as 'liberation' is fucked up

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@im i guess i should be here more too

i come and go, often staying for a few weeks and then slowly phasing out

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my extremist opinion is self-learners have an obligation to make the knowledge they dredged up more accessible. my opinion is that there is no point to knowledge if you can't teach it to someone else

Okay so I got a fixed gear set up on my single speed bike, flip flop wheel in case I want to swap back in a hurry
Went for a little ride round town and it's nice, I got used to braking with my feet quicker than I thought!

Keeping the brakes on because, 1. might as well have brakes, and 2. I'm legally required to have at least a front brake anyway

Going to ride it to work tomorrow, a little worried about a couple downhill sections, but otherwise since the path is mostly safe, I think it'll be fun

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is your software really open source if you don’t provide any guidance on how to build it?

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The “Keep _______ Weird” crowd needs to learn that the way a place gets weird is by having cheap housing so people can work part time or not at all and still make rent.

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media feels, learning about tech (4/4) 

It's not that I think obscurity benefits anyone, but in our rush to shine a light on the mechanics of computering, we've completely neglected to engage with the political realities. All of us who let that mechanical excitement fuel our lives become cogs in the accelerating machines of inequity.

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First ever two cat hug!

Bounty is a bit rough and tumble, and while Patoune tolerates his presence, she always keeps her distance.
Patoune is particular about physical contact, preferring to be left alone most of the time, and then demanding hugs when she's in the mood.
Bounty is, like, whatever... He'll take hugs when he can get them, and do his thing otherwise.

I finished watching the race and have been chilling on the couch in relative quiet, Bounty sitting on my legs and Patoune at a safe distance by herself. And for the first time ever, Patoune decided she wanted in on a group hug.

I'm playing Caves of Qud. I've not played many rogue likes before, and haven't played one in a while and I'm terrible at this.

I've started a few games already, and have died on every single fight I haven't ran away from.

This time I purchased some shiny armour and a better weapon before heading out. Turns out the currency in this game is fresh water. Shiny armour's not much use when you're dying of thirst in a salt marsh

This post brought to you by the "But it was nice and sunny all week" gang

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Oh, it's the weekend?
You wanted to go for a ride along the canal?

What if it RAINED?

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Clean up the web!

Developers, it’s time for you to choose a side: will you help rid the web of privacy-invading tracking or be complicit in it?

#CleanUpTheWeb #FlocOffGoogle

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the mastodon instance at is retiring

see the end-of-life plan for details: