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

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

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Today during lunch we were talking about Shanghai's "One City, Nine Towns" initiative of the 2001--2005 5-year plan.

Each district would get a New Town with the distinctive feel of a certain foreign architecture, so they created a Little Sweden, a Little Germany, a Little Italy, etc.

They hired an architect from each target country to do their bit, so for example for the German town they hired, ehum, Albert Speer and Partners.

*Zombie Rising*

This was sticking out of the ground several years ago, near my childhood home in , the .

Especially with the way the fingers are positioned, and against the , it gave the impression of a zombie emerging from the ground. :)

I still wonder if it was placed there intentionally. :) It certainly stood there for a while.

mastodon.social/media/7SwIknzZ

I like that the characters in 's actually speak their native languages, as it makes it a bit more authentic.
However, it also means I can't just have it on in the background while playing some , as my is atrocious, not to mention my lack of understanding of . xD

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How is it I never noticed before that omega & omicron literally mean big O (O mega) & little O (O micron)?

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Oh, hey folks!

Perhaps I can interest you in my books this Spooky Season?

BOOKS & BONE and related short stories are all free for Halloween!

Please enjoy some necromancery goodness.

👻 📚 💀 ✨ 🖤

itch.io/s/36696/itchio-hallowe

On the one hand it helps get rid of sensitive topics that aren't CW'ed, but on the other hand it prevents me from hiding certain topics completely.

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@nev @publicvoit He's kinda trolling tho. At the bottom he says they'll reinstantiate it if the rolling cipher decoder and the test cases (which he calls guidance on how to download copyrighted material) are removed.

I hope youtube-dl don't take the bait and move on to something better.

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RT @t3rr4dice@twitter.com

so the CEO of GitHub popped in #youtube-dl a few hours ago, looks like they are trying to get youtube-dl back, i hope this works out

🐦🔗: twitter.com/t3rr4dice/status/1

That's pretty cool: tune on a work-in-progress music supporting 's soundchip, and the builtin aka , as well as the : youtube.com/watch?v=j2bHDKXdXW

It has some pretty high specs though, requiring the latest revision in the line of MSX standards, a machine, as well as the VDP (for instance in the form of a or video expansion cartridge).

Content Warnings (CW), USPol specifically 

Please learn to use that feature. And remember to check if that post you are boosting, uses one.
Not for me anymore, because I'm just going to filter any USPol related crap instead now. Perhaps others who would like to keep their mental health in check, will still benefit from it though.

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🤔 What's best for a new desktop computer with GNU/Linux nowadays? I'm looking for performances (CG arts/Krita), only Free/Libre drivers and around 1K€... Hard to find trusty infos... If you have advice/recommendations, pls lmk.👍

My contributions are done. :)
Mostly patches to scripts for and a bit of documentation addition, as well as code I still had lying around for a bot that I never actually pushed to the repo.

Let's hope there are enough t-shirts left, because I kinda like those annual shirts in my collection. :)

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oh right google changed all their icons so I have no idea what tab gmail is open in anymore

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oh, TIL that the origin of the word "spud" to describe a potato is probably based on the Dutch spyd, Old Norse spjot, or Latin spad, which apparently all started out as referring to daggers/swords, but eventually started referring to spades, which are useful in unearthing potatoes. looks like an actual occurrence of swords turning into plowshare equivalents.

(source: mentalfloss.com/article/13090/ )

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