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A deadline is staring straight at me and I feel like death today. It is too hot to do anything ๐Ÿ˜ญ

The #E3 game expo starts today, so with gaming in mind you might want to follow these accounts:

@gamingonlinux Gaming On Linux: News about the latest games for Linux

@GIbiz Games Industry: The web's largest site about the companies behind games

@itchio DRM-free indie games store

@Minetest Minetest: Free open alternative to Minecraft, includes offline and online gameplay

@rpginabox RPG in a Box: Editor for creating your own 3d RPGs

#E32019 #Games #Gaming #Alternatives

โœจ New music! โœจ Here's my folky/spacey four-song soundtrack from Ecoverse, a teeny game about interplanetary ecological restoration! ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŽถ

๐ŸŒฑ Stream/buy on bandcamp!

โ˜„๏ธSpotify pre-save:

๐ŸŽจ Cover illustration by @aclaussdesign

At my 2nd shift at freegeek I took apart a bunch of modems and a few a p p l e products ripe with bad designs, just really poor choices, things held together with some kind of metal tape, plastic pegs, plastic solder, and glue. I saw way too much tape and glue.

My first shift at freegeek went pretty well (last week). My next shift is today but I have errands to run too right before so I hope I get there on time. Makerspace is also today after my shift.

Just discovered CryptPad via the FLOSS Weekly podcast. Basically, Google docs without privacy concerns.

CryptPad in their own words:

"CryptPad is a private-by-design alternative to popular office tools and cloud services. All the content stored on CryptPad is encrypted before being sent, which means nobody can access your data unless you give them the keys (not even us)."

It's also Free software.

Better still CryptPad is on the Fediverse:



So charge cables can double as data transfer but the speed is horrible!!!

Today at the library I trained someone to use Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw, Silhouette Studio, and Inkscape (once through on a Mac and once through a Win). I used the same exact image file for all four demos and Illustrator had the ugliest trace ๐Ÿคฃ so my mentee was like "okay, I just won't use Illustrator- I'll avoid it". Inkscape came out on top as being the most useful and user friendly. I should do side by side demos more often.

It's finally happened. One of my many crab sprites made it into the background of somebody's game. I'm excited because while I have downloads and have been added to collections I have no one else messaging me to tell me if they used any of my sprites!

Currently browsing webhosts, vps, shared vs. dedicated, comparing services and prices for monthly/yearly whatever. Just looking at all the things and nothing's standing out to me just yet.

question about house stuff, looking for help 

Boring update! + 

Apparently I forgot some generic linux headers or something oops. I'll have to make note of this for next time.

This is going down in my list of things the library needs: data transfer cables, usb 's , and sd card readers you can check out and borrow for use here. They have headphones and chromebooks so why not. I'm not sure if they'll listen to me if I write for all this but it's worth a shot.

Something weird happened and now I need a USB (they disappear like ballpoint pens or are otherwise occupied). Burning an .iso without a fast internet connection and without a program to burn it are going to be my end. I wonder why the library computers don't have basic utilities like this (I'm not allowed to install anything without elevated privileges).

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