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gonna throw a pRoPeR aNnOuNcEmEnT on the tweeter later but there it is

make a game based on famicase art

the jam page for this year is up

submissions are open

spread the word

go wild


shop talk, static site + rss 

now that i'm doing everything by hand and not even using a static site generator

i wonder if there's an easy way to generate a rss.xml based on a bunch of static files and their last-modified dates

i could just keep one up to date by hand as well, which also gives me more control over what appears in my feed but

there has to be a better way right?

video streaming service gripe, localization 

i actually hate how fucking everything gets localized in germany to the point where people look at you funny for enjoying original dubs

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video streaming service gripe, localization 

i hate this thing every single movie / tv show streaming service does where they offer something with the original dub but use a german-translated video source.

so if you want to watch, say, a pixar movie, all the spoken lines are all english but every written line of text on screen is localized into german UGH

i get that it's a distributor ting but come on

remember when facebook inflated its reported video engagement numbers by 60-80% and everyone scrambled to ~pivot to video~ and how were now stuck with shitty autoplay videos literally nobody ever asked for on every news site

"I also got a bad taste in my mouth from Twitter supporting kinds of speech that I don't particularly agree with, and I began to feel like putting my toys and art there was just adding value to the network. For a while I felt that the tradeoff was that the art I published there still enriched my life and the lives of my friends. At some point, though, I started to feel like the balance got out of whack, and I could do more good by putting my work on alternate networks and giving people a reason to get off Twitter. "

All cultural producers with some degree of audience and influence should really think about this: what structures do I validate by my presence? What and whose structures do I reinforce? What other places can I advantage?

@darius in

birdwatching, just happened outside our kitchen window 

(there's a nest with an almost fully grown but still frayed-feathers magpie borb in it. the parents arrive.)

magpie parent #1: krack, prrt, clickclickclick

magpie parent #2: krkrkrkrk

magpie borb: ...

magpie borb: PEEEEEEEP

sometimes i'll think about the "do video games cause violence" debate from around twenty to thirty years ago and its implications on modern society and i wonder often about how as a result it's completely poisoned our ability as a culture to tackle the normalization of hyperviolence not only in media but in real life

wishing i could just be left alone and play morrowind and make mods for the rest of the year

galaxy brain raspberry pi take 

laptops are just big SBCs with screens and input AND a battery attached

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