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Gary @garyp@mastodon.social

Anyone know of any forks or patches for an alternative list view for the latest apps/categories?

Tried over the last months to get used to the new layout and it's just terrible.

To feature an app, that layout might work for the top two but alternating it for the entire list makes it unreadable to me. My eye is constantly drawn to the large cells and skips the small but equally important cells/apps.

So many other improvements let down by this layout ๐Ÿ˜ญ

Is HCI not taught any more?

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Linux 4.18 gets Valve's Steam Controller kernel driver.

Developed via reverse-engineering. Allowing the controller to be used with any Linux application.

It will not conflict with the official Steam driver: this one detects if anyone (e.g. Steam) is using the hidraw device and disable itself if so.

This driver brings tinkering around with 3rd party utilities to an end.

So much looking forward to for Linux gamers!

--> phoronix.com/scan.php?page=new
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#SteamController #HID #Linux #Steam #gaming

๐ŸŽฒ Started our second game of . Still using the core set on a 3x3 board but this time we've added some extra clutter/props for terrain and used the full rules.

My AT-RT was yet again amongst the first units to bite the dust. I guess it just stands out too much as the only finished figure I've painted! ๐Ÿ˜ญ

Ordered a second core set from Amazon amzn.to/2HuuDHs and looking forward to an 800 point game :)

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There's some kind of drama about forking going on, I can't bring up the energy to really look into it, but I'll just say that in a federated universe forking is neither a threat nor a crime, it's just fine because everybody still talks to each other.

So let's all remember we have users to serve and pages to render, and keep on keeping on.

Isn't the whole point of Mastodon being both free software and distributed, to help avoid drama over software feature/option choices?

Don't like what @Gargron is implementing, or how the instance you're on is being run, you have the freedom to move to a new one or start your own.

This freedom is such a powerful feature of Mastodon that forks are imo a good thing, more choice for all and a reason to avoid hostility.

Appreciate the freedom baked into the core of :mastodon: !

Finished our first "learn to play" game of today. Great fun despite suffering quite a big loss.

Now considering the value of a second core set plus a few select expansions for a full size game vs various expansions.

๐ŸŽจ Finished painting my first vehicle for

Thought about adding oil and rust effects, but I quite like the look as is. Driver up next.

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France confirms that Matrix (and Riot) is the basis for their upcoming secure communication app for official government use, and will be 100% FOSS! Exciting times :D
matrix.org/blog/2018/04/26/mat

I'm finally starting to get back into flying Falcon4 BMS benchmarksims.org/ now it's working in wine (v3.5)
including MFD extraction!

I was surprised to find TrackIR working too. Mainly thanks to the efforts of the LinuxTrack project github.com/uglyDwarf/linuxtrac

With 2014 also working nicely in wine, I'm one happy gamer!

Version 0.2 of Cougar Utility for Linux now available.

bitbucket.org/BWGaryP/cougar-u

Allows flashing new firmware, upload of tcm profiles and pre-compiled TMJ binaries as well as configuring the Cougar's user/default axis, button emulation and manual/automatic calibration.

Generation of manual calibration data still requires Windows for a one time setup.

Spent a few hours last night playing (the original) on the

Is it just nostalgia? I'm not sure, but with 700cr in my wallet and my eye on an ECM system, I know what I'm doing this evening.

That's right! Selling food to the Yellow Fat Felines of Qutiri wiki.alioth.net/index.php/Quti

astrobin.com/336309/E/?nc=all

Saying wow doesn't really do that justice. The scale earth in the corner hammers home what they mean by "Massive" :)

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Totally unacceptable behaviour from arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/02

Legality aside, this is the kind of "feature" as a developer we have imo an and professional obligation to refuse to implement.

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Hey I found a gaming meme in favour of decentralization mastodon.social/media/yJI-z_nk

Started to play around with again today and noticed there's no language support in .

I've added a very basic syntax highlighting extension to bitbucket. Covers keywords, directives, comments and numbers.

bitbucket.org/BWGaryP/inform6-

Just finished reading "The ZX Spectrum Ula: How to Design a Microcomputer" amzn.to/2DR0ioW

The chapters on the silicon level were both fascinating and right over my head :)

Inspiring me to reverse the Electron ULA (12C021). Base cell layout matches the ZX 6000 diagram although the meaning is currently as clear as mud ๐Ÿค”

mastodon.social/media/h0CEUQQL
mastodon.social/media/18y7eHPw

Tracking down project bugs due to engine upgrade without engine source is proving more frustrating that it should be ๐Ÿ˜ญ

I was planning to split the weekend between setting up the core on my and doing a little more development on my Acorn Electron core, then I read about mastodon...

Plans delayed, people to follow.