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My latest essay, “Cyberpunk: A Post-Mortem” is now available on my blog under Creative Commons. I hope you learn something from it: longpaleroad.wordpress.com/202

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I've been sending a lot of my books that I've been removing from my collection to the Internet Archive for digitizing. You can too:

blog.archive.org/2021/01/05/do

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I don't think #Amazon kicking Parler off AWS sets a dangerous precedent. It doesn't really set any precedent. Lots of things have been kicked off of AWS over a long period of time. Trump goons just happen to be the latest.

And let's not forget, AWS is not the #OpenWeb. It's private infrastructure owned and controlled by one of the richest oligarchs, which happens to be rented out. Fall out of favor with The Bezosinator and it's hasta la vista baby. AWS is primarily what made Bezos into a multi-multi-multi-billionaire. It's his main shtick.

There is really no cloud. There are only computers owned by other people, which they can do whatever the heck they like with based upon whatever rationale they happen to have dreamed up this week.

#gafam

@uoou @HexDSL I've also found the effort of refamiliarisation with a title, particularly strategy games, MMO's or long form RPG's becomes a major barrier & a new title, "starting from scratch" is easier & perpetuates the accumulation of more games.

A self defeating mechanism that empties me of money & motivation.

It doesn't help my gaming "moods" can shift midway through a game. Usually when I see that the title has boundaries & the "endless opportunities" promised are trapped & finite.

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I totally agree with @uoou on his latest video at @HexDSL channel.

invidious.snopyta.org/watch?v=

I enjoy the escapism & immersion of always have. But on multiple platforms ( PC & consoles) I have accumulated a LOT of titles. Often during holidays, I revel in my unrestricted playtime.

As my holiday dwindles the pressure intensifies to pick the "right title" to throw my time into.

Often I waste that time with bad short plays & disatisfaction.

Too much choice, mood not fitting genre.

System Crafters lay out the 5 reasons for learning in 2021.

invidious.snopyta.org/watch?v=

Looks like a comprehensive reference channel for configuration and other system tools/utilities.

Props to Irreal's blog for pointing me in this direction.

irreal.org/blog/?p=9393

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uk politics covid 

Owen Jones has a powerful 30 minute summation of the events and failings of the current UK Government. It is particularly worthy to see the indecision and incoherence of the people in power - spinning the narrative to suit their political needs - and at every turn actively delaying, confounding and pushing for profits over people. Sending the UK into a crisis situation, its population (especially the poor) dying and the NHS starved and on its knees.

invidious.snopyta.org/watch?v=

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If you missed it: here's my interview with William Gibson! youtu.be/HhkoIwKs5PA
Talking cyberpunk, sci-fi, and the atemporal future with the writer of Neuromancer and godfather himself
#cyberpunk #scifi #writers #dystopian #synthwave #indiedev #cyberpunkisnow #sciencefiction

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Ladies and gents, I'd like to introduce you to Simple.css - a new classless CSS framework built by yours truly.

kevq.uk/simple-css-framework/

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A fascinating idea. Viewing your browser tabs as part of the filesystem, allowing you to use standard Unix filesystem tools to view and manipulate the tab contents. The Unix "everything is a file" concept is still a powerful one.

omar.website/tabfs/

Via Hacker News [ news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2 ]

#Unix #Linux #WebBrowsers #Filesystems

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Happy Public Domain day y'all, it's awesome to see how you all stay awake just for this event!

https://web.law.duke.edu/cspd/publicdomainday/2021/
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Happy new year, Mastofolk.

Hope this one treats you better.

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Happy New Year, fediverse. Here’s to brighter days ahead.

💕

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Happy new year. If 2020 hasn't convinced you that change is needed, then nothing will.

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Everyone is busy preparing for 2021 so I'll make it short: a big THANK YOU 🙏 to everyone who cares enough to support my work on #emacs #orgmode, either on liberapay.com/bzg/ or on github.com/sponsors/bzg

Happy new #freesoftware year! 🎉

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