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Slowly teaching myself how to do ASCII art again, taking another stab at the imagery for the Roguelike Tarot, starting with our good buddy The Archmage.

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Something I keep saying I’m going to write about but never get around to is how my relationship to free software has similarities to how plain folk relate to all technology.

So instead of putting it off I’m just going to scribble some notes here.

Plain folk use technology but they avoid tech that might compromise their values. Key among these is preservation of their communities and their autonomy. One example is how they won’t use electricity from the grid but they will use solar panels. This might seem confusing if you don’t consider how depending on the grid conflicts with their value of autonomy.

Autonomy is key to these folks because it is how they have been able to keep their way of life inside of a militant, capitalistic nation for centuries. If a community can feed, clothe and house itself, there’s not a lot a government can do to interfere with them short of the kind of violence that would look really bad on TV.

One of my key motivations for using free software is to preserve autonomy as well. If I have non-free software in any of my workflows I am vulnerable to whatever whim the maker may throw at me. I’m also vulnerable to any legal entity who might change the rules about what I can make and how I can use my tools. This is important when you’re trying to divorce yourself from things like capitalism which have an immune response to such threats.

Most people won’t argue with say a Mennonite who won’t use a telephone, but they will argue with me all day for refusing to use Autodesk software; and what I’m saying is that the underlying rationale is the same.

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Endlich. Finale. SATR hat Mannheim verschönert. ❤️😍❤️
Artist: #satrxx ( #SATR) in - City: #Mannheim (Alsenweg 64)
Germany 🇩🇪 - Title: "Whisper" - (📷 by Alexander Krziwanie) - #streetart #mastoart #art #mural #kunst #StadtWandKunst

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Haven't yet read The Future Is Degrowth but this review is excellent in itself.

"[W]e need to break free from the capitalist economy. #Degrowth gives us the tools to bend its bars."


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Mom's had her eye on these scissortail chicks for a week or so, but this is the best pic she's gotten so far.

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#Microsoft is updating their terms of service again. They are now going to start blocking contents of your email based on what you say or upload.
The terms take effect August 15, 2022.

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web3, shitweasels 

Tweet from w3itch.io: "We are really sorry about used itchio's CSS files. But we are really shot of designer. And if you check in detail the supported project types and features are very different between us and they are two different public goods. We will try to make a distinction in UI in future."

Maybe you should take your "shot a designer" bullshit and delete your website you shitweasels.

Fuck cryptocurrencies and their blatant theft of resources.


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Today, the Bonfire team is excited to announce our beta release 🔥🎉

We’re aware that Bonfire still needs a lot of work - like ensuring it federates as expected and improving configurability, accessibility and user experience - but that’s the point: we decided to launch at this stage with the intention of building the 1.0 release as a community.

🗞️ Blog post: bonfirenetworks.org/posts/meet

🌈 Signup on the playground instance:

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I sell coreboot, and coreboot accessories. With Debian Linux. These are secure machines, and coreboot is well-audited.

These computers are free as in freedom, right down to the boot firmware, booting linux/bsd on the bare metal:

My web shop is here:

I'm the author of osboot, the version of coreboot that comes installed. It replaces proprietary UEFI firmware, and has many advanced features that you can learn about here:


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Gaming (X-COM) 

was playing X-COM UFO Defense; raiding a landed battleship and this happened:

1. approaching the bridge, the rest of the UFO cleared already
2. many plasma shots not seen by any of my troops
3. gigantic explosion, blowing out the walls of the bridge in several places
4. four smaller explosions
5. several alien death screams
6. debriefing music

the bridge crew went berserk and one of them was carrying a blaster launcher

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MNT Pocket Reform is coming!

Here are all the technical details that are nailed down so far: mntre.com/media/reform_md/2022

You can also sign up for email updates on the project at the end of the page.

Ana Dantas returned for industrial design. The snazzy 3D art was done by Philipp Broemme. Illustrations by Anri Hennies.

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