Any DRM-free bookshops who would like to write an introduction article about themselves, what you do, the kinds of ebooks you stock, and why selling DRM-free is important to you - DM me!

I'd LOVE to host an article that highlights your ebookshop!

libreture.com/bookshops/

Oooh, Crafting Interpreters is finally out! http://craftinginterpreters.com/

$60 for the paperback... I'd be lying if I said I wasn't reeeeally tempted

I hate it when elastic bands that one uses to close stuff, stretch and become useless.

So, after doing something similar with my knee and elbow pads, I just sewed the elastic band in my current Moleskine 😅

Left-wing grifter (Rebekah Jones) 

Oh, wait, the video is already live! Here is the blog post (video + transcription):

skepchick.org/2021/07/i-got-gr

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Left-wing grifter (Rebekah Jones) 

Remember Rebekah Jones, that Florida woman who had police come to her house with guns, presumably because she was a data scientist who refused to hide/twist COVID data?

Well, it seems that the story is... "a little" more complicated than that. And that she is full of shit. Rebecca Watson has a good video about it coming out soon (I saw it early on Patreon).

Are you interested in helping people get tested for hereditary cancers?

The company I work for is hiring USian software engineers experienced with and/or interested in Ruby on Rails, Rust, Elixir, Python, TypeScript+React, etc.

video game industry abuse, really bad (CW; suicide, sexual abuse, harassment, misogyny) 

The state of California has filed a lawsuit against Activision Blizzard, for a fucking litany of sexual abuse, harassment and discrimination of women in their workplaces, and a case of sexual abuse so bad, one of their female employees committed suicide on a business trip.

vice.com/en/article/jg8ag4/sta

Navnene vi aldri må glemme: Liste over personer som døde i terrorangrepet i Norge 2011 – Wikipedia

Dette er en liste over drepte i terrorangrepene i Norge 2011. Totalt døde 77 mennesker i angrepene, derav åtte i bombeangrepet på regjeringskvartalet og 69 under massakren på Utøya. 33 av de omkomne var under 18 år.


#22juli #utøya #oslo
@Pinboard@twitter.com:

Excellent thread on the state of permanent adolescence that now characterizes American adulthood, and its expression in perhaps the worst genre of literature ever inflicted on a literate people.

https://twitter.com/Scholars_Stage/status/1417886748647075843

The lesson of this story (of a Catholic blog using commercially resold Grindr data to out a gay priest) is *either* that anonymised data can always be de-anonymised (pretty much the intuition of lots of experts I know), or, less generally, you can't expect an org that benefits from selling other people's data to calibrate how much they should spend on anonymising.
twitter.com/josephfcox/status/

You can support my work on advancing decentralized social networks at "FOSS & Crafts Studios": patreon.com/fossandcrafts

A post explaining the rename: patreon.com/posts/same-project

It's still covering the same work I've been doing on decentralized social networks, but also is expanded a bit. It's a bit more obviously connected to the @fossandcrafts podcast, but also @mlemweb and I have various projects to advance FOSS & free culture we'd like to explore... so your support advances all of that!

Video game design question, sort of 

A bit more context. The idea is much closer to Control/Uncharted/The Last of Us than to interactive fiction. The idea is that the character is doing its stuff, and from time to time thoughts or memories are spoken out loud. And there is only one character.

What has happened (or not) will possibly influence which thoughts the character has, but the narrative layer is not about the story going in a different direction or choosing between outcomes.

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Video game design question, sort of 

I'm working on a video game, and I want it to have a certain "narrative" layer. In case it helps it's a rogue-like, but the story won't follow playthroughs like in Hades. Every pt will generate a story.

Player actions will trigger and influence the narrative bits, though. So, what's a good/common pattern for that? Anything that has a name and I can look up? Should it be attached to the player? Be an independent thing?

noyb.eu wrote the following post Mon, 19 Jul 2021 10:19:57 +0200 In January 2019 we filed complaints against eight streaming services for not responding properly to a simple access request. Exactly two and a half years later, the lack of GDPR compliance remains apparent: merely one of the eight complaints has been resolved. What happened to quick cross-border enforcement of the GDPR?
More here: https://noyb.eu/en/years-and-still-no-decision-streaming-complaints
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