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Me and @billswax have just finished and launched beta 1.0 of our new, completely written version of mundistry, an MMO game that simulates being a music artist. Check it out at

For anyone vaguely new to the . I've compiled a list of tools that some might find useful.

Feel free to let me know of any glaring omissions.

‪It's a shame litterally no electron apps work with orca, the linux screen reader, because chromium doesn't support the accessibility toolkit service provider interface (atspi). Mainly because I'm hooked on VS code, but I can't use it on linux. Oh well, guess I'll go back to my trusty vim.‬


Looks like the USGPO — the agency the published official documents related to the federal government — has updated its site, and is rolling out the beta of a project that makes XML docs of Congressional bills publicly available:

Seems like good news for app and #bot designers with a political bent.

Reportedly, in Tokyo, local gangs have started using drones to transport drugs across the city.

In response, the police are using net-carrying drones to try to capture these packets mid-air.

The gangs are counter-attacking with their own net-drones to try and drop police drones.

In a statement with the Tokyo police, they say they "Haven't had this much fun in years"

For anyone who has ever considered programming in #assembly language(very low level).
there is a great introduction by Johnathan Bartlett called 'Programming from the ground up' which is released under a GNU free Documentation licence.
can be got free at or purchased at
It is that rare thing: a technically good guide written in very plain and clear english.
It's geared towards #linux users.

#ActivityPub implementors please ping me if you have not been invited to the preparation discussion for the AP round table at #FOSDEM2019

boosts appreciated. Direct invitation from people already there most appreciated :)

It feels so good to delete all of those stupid github repositories I’ve collected over the years that are full of garbage! I’ve gone from 37 down to 15.

Forgive me father, for I have sinned.

I have updated to Debian buster, before it has been blessed as stable.

It feels so bad, yet it feels so good!

I suffer under the slave morality of software stability.

Last night I facilitated some very silly games.

One was a collaborative game, in the form of navigating around a room in a specific pattern similar to a smartphone's unlock code in order to solve a puzzle.

The catch? Every false step has a vicious and hilarious death trap. Participants are required to act out appropriate death scenes when they fail.

'Death by karaoke' remains my favorite item on this particular map, with players choking on their own intentionally poor singing.


Very impressed by the lastest release of #MXLinux18 by @mxlinux the team successfully build a distro that is simple to manage, that doesn't hide the complexity, but reduces dramatically the effort required to sustain the OS and get effective quickly. There is even a tool to access my iphone's photos! Amazing... I even wonder if I'm not gonna switch for good.

I can't stop thinking about what it would be like to talk about whatever on blogs we control that connect to federated video platforms where we premiere original content that's been funded completely by our own communities.

Imagine posting a thought in one place and it just cascades through the entire platform for interested people to see with no interference from algorithms or whatever the fuck trying to maximize profits.

That thought just gets me excited.

'User agent' is a great idea that has been weirdly perverted.

Nobody these days (even highly technical people) has a user agent. (Maybe @drwho does.)

A user agent is a piece of software controlled by the *user*, that performs the automatic tasks the *user* has instructed it to. It communicates with other user agents, automatically, on the user's behalf.

Today, the term 'user agent' means 'long, misleading browser-lineage-identification string'. It identifies one of ~3 corporations.

I find myself often getting frustrated with the web because it can be so much more. I get tired of negotiating with the limit of what people think the web could be.

But we're in a weird time now. Where access and opportunity finding each other more and more.

Of course that means a lot of shit is getting made, but that's just a part of it.

It feels like a fundamental shift on how we use the web is happening.

And I'm chest deep in that shit. I love it here.

Imagine if we actually *had* user agents.

Like, imagine if our computers were doing things we wanted them to do, automatically, on the network. And, it was our computers doing these things, instead of a rental service like ifttt or google alerts that's selling info on the back end. Imagine if they stopped doing things when we told them to stop.

Imagine if non-technical users had this too.

So, knowing basically nothing about it, I wanna join *. Any recommendations on which “pod“ I should join? Specifically, I am looking for something to do with , , or perhaps somewhere that is based in the .

Tip #2 :Wondering whether your personal data is for sale on the web? #Firefox Monitor helps you check your email addresses and usernames against lists from 120 known breaches #privacy #security #PrivacyMonth #Advocate4Privacy

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