Stablecoin is collapsing? How am I supposed to pay my horses now???

This is a really good piece on "Web3" and I'm not saying that because Gilad Edelman let me rant at him for hours as part of his research. It also feels like the first *WiReD* article I've read in Wired for years:

The fourth axiom of game design tells us that any rpg can, and eventually will, be used to play Star Wars.

So which system you choose is a matter of interpretation, of choosing which parts of the Star Wars mythos are important to you and your game, which parts should be systematized, which parts can be handled by the players, and which parts are irrelevant.

I've played Star Wars games using Dread, Feng Shui, Swords Without Master and Otherkind, and each gave a different play experience.

You know the "Doomguy" animated avatar on the status bar in the original 1993 Doom game? It showed your Space Marine's face, and as you took damage he'd get more and more beat up.

They should have that in Visual Studio Code, hooked up to the linter or unit tests.

Mastodon is cool but it lacks my favorite feature from birdsite which is the timeline jumping as soon as your eyes see an interesting post that you'll never find again

"Waiting for the sourdough to rise has given people the patience to enunciate multisyllable names like Genevieve, Josephine, and Theodore."

So I realize I've been thinking of social networks as graph-based and set-based.

Graph-based means you follow other users and get a feed of their posts. (E.g. Facebook, Goople, birdsite, here).

Set-based means you are either in or out and if you're in, your feed is the same as everyone else who's in. (E.g. subreddits, mailing lists, USENET groups, web fora.)

I'm finding this to be a useful distinction.

The fediverse today trying to explain to newcomers where they are.

This massive game book looks like a prime example of something I'd almost certainly never play, but would like to own as a physical object. A bit steep at $50, though.

Hi! is being slow right now, as far as I can tell because there's twice as many people using it at the same time as ever have; I'm working on making it go fast again, but in the meantime, do remember to invite people to instead of directly to People don't have to be on the same server to follow you! Thanks!

listen, i'm glad everyone is here/back but platform metacommentary alone won't be enough to make this stick. you need to start posting inane nonsense

what did you eat today. did you see any cool bugs

all i want in life is "scrivener but it's .md files instead of .rtf"

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Not seeing nearly enough snark on my local feed about bird site being down.

Some I ordered from (they’re shutting down their online biz, so prices are low, but shipping is $15):

• Smile
• Dale of Merchants (original & 2)
• Capital Lux

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