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*Blinked out of existence*

Β«Dear Doctor,
be careful where you creep
because it looks like your end might be near,
for two of the enemies you fear,
seem to have mated
and this is what they've created.
In silence we shall forever weep.Β»

A written by me over 6 years ago, inspired by 's piece "I've forgotten why I shouldn't blink" depicting a with the face of one of :Β

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A brief for the of former users:
I'm Filip, online better known as or FiX

Current interests:
Β· ( in particular) and various other / topics such as the .
Β· and
Β· and casual
Β· and other content
Β· novels.
Β· Drinking interesting , beer in particular.

How do you prefer your ?

Ready-sliced from the factory? Or do you prefer to slice your own, so you can decide how thick you want each individual slice, and to not dry out the loaf as quickly?
Or do you not care, because someone else prepares your sammies for you? Preferably without crust? πŸ˜‚

A study has found that American Christians are willing to pay $7.17 for a priest to pray for them, and $4.36 for a layperson to pray for them. Atheists were willing to pay $3.54 for someone not to pray for them.

If you like CRTs maybe this might interest you 

I'll probably try to play some more of the version of though, just to see if the actual storyline and puzzles are decent, but I have the feeling I'll instead give the original another go again, perhaps with a modern retranslation and bugfix patch of top of .

Oh, and if you're involved in , please don't have your characters break the fourth wall by having them explain which buttons to push. Reading one of the characters say "press the b button to attack", in-universe to another character, really ruins the immersion imho.
I'd much rather see that explained in an overlay window, than as part of the character dialogues. Or, you know, in the actual manual?

One example of the dumbing down in is the 'level boosting' system, that will boost your party by 5 levels if you die...
The dialogues are... meh... where the original game's story got me involved from the start, and even had me crying near the end, this one is making me cringe and want to skip the jokey dialogue... I felt sorry for Tia in the SNES version, but in this one she feels awkward. The professor is worse, and his involvement from the start feels out of place.

Played some on the earlier. I was hoping for a bit modern version of , but the first half hour or so was a rather disappointing experience. It has a completely different mood to it. Not just because the typical era top-down perspective has been replaced by a 3D-ish one, and turn based combat is now an active one, but the whole story and characters feel different. It feels dumbed down...

The whole attitude was threatening and uncomfortable, and the worst part is that it was in my direct neighborhood.
If he felt uncomfortable with someone standing near his house late in the evening, and brought that up in a polite way, I would've had no issue with walking on. Instead he made me feel uncomfortable, and triggered the feeling of wanting to stand my ground. I only walked on because it was too cold to stand still, and because I was feeling increasingly uncomfortable.

Angry old guy cussing and complaining at me as I was walking back and forth and occasionally standing still on the public road near his house, playing and on two phones.
Told me to damned go down the damned road, damn it, damn damn damn, etc. Told him I'll go and stand wherever I please on a public road. He was also ranting about how those phones were radioactive or something.
Angry old assholes like that have a tendency to ruin my walks...

Godot: a FREE & Open Source game engine is $200 shy of being able to hire their 3rd full time contributor!

Godot is in the same league as the current commercial ones, with many innovations in workflow, features and usability.

A complete editor, dedicated 2D and 3D engines, animation tools, multi-platform exports, plugins, a Free asset store +more.

Please contribute if able; times of much change are upon us.

#Godot #GameEngine #OPENSOURCE #gaming #freedom

Got a located near my forehead... Usually this means there's a storm coming... Wish I wasn't so sensitive to atmospheric pressure changes...

@greyor (or other 's Dark Tower fans) do you know if there are any (good) set in the universe?

I've washed 's bottles and bowls, a batch of laundry is spinning in the machine, I've covered the sofa with fresh blankets, cleared the table, sweeped the floors, did some dishes, put some of the toys away again, and walked with Beard Grabber around the living room for a while as well as practiced some other motor skills with him.
I think I deserve to sit down for a bit and relax with an episode of something on while the little one is asleep.

The Register has decided to go ahead and publish this interview with Richard Stallman (interviewed on Sept 12). This was before the uproar that caused RMS to resign from the FSF. The interview itself is more on the talk RMS recently gave at Microsoft.

#Interviews #RMS #RichardStallman #FreeSoftware

Do you help run a federated or decentralised service in Europe -- or know someone who does? Please pass this link on. It's the application to meet politicians to discuss how the EU's copyright filters (Article 13/17) will be implemented. I worry about a backroom deal struck between Facebook/Google that excludes the next generation of open Net services: .. Please speak up!

Another article to flesh out the new site, this time on the challenges of emulating game cartridge PCBs from ROM image files alone:

Also, the datasheets section has been officially started:

It'll be a while before the latter is fleshed out, but I'm starting out with some very rare datasheets, so hopefully that helps ^^;

Signal boosting is optional, but of course appreciated ^-^;


Just had a toot pop up on my home TL. I read as far as "using the Men in Black flashy thing"

…and then the toot disappeared

@fribbledom if everything were sorted chronologically, then as soon as you see an old post, you know you’ve seen everything, so you close the app. If they use their algorithm, you never know when you’ve seen everything, so you stay on the app longer as you scroll down for new content, and therefore see more ads.

At least that’s my theory.

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