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It's a fucked up thing to make a kid do and I shudder thinking about it now.

Today out of the blue my body remembered a motion: placing my hand over my heart for the pledge of allegiance as a little kid in school. Every morning. Ship of theseus and all, a different hand and a different heart but the brain has for some reason kept that particular pattern of sparks and chemicals around these ~30 years.

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‘so much of the recent debate over getting women to “lean in” has focused on getting them to adopt more of these dysfunctional leadership traits. Yes, these are the people we often choose as our leaders — but should they be?‘ hbr.org/2013/08/why-do-so-many

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TED, id Software's internal tile map level editor by John Romero. Pictured here is the Apogee version that was used to create maps for Rise of the Triad.

show me who you walk with Show more

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Remember

Not everyone can self host software systems.

Not everyone wants to self host software systems.

Not everyone gives a shit about tech

Most people just want to go online, do their thing and move on with their day

If there is a mass exodus from GitHub / GitLab or others we people hosting our own infra need to be good about discovery, community building, community engagement and more.

We also need to figure out how to federate authn/authz. I'll skip over submitting small things if it means yet another account on yet another server run by yet another random.

Centralization isn't great but it does facilitate discovery, community and engagement.

We need to keep this at the back of our mind.
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Super happy to present a new Cheese Talks interview, this time chatting with based developer and modder @jplebreton about , FPS games, NPCs and his work-in-progress mod where you make friends with monsters, Mr Friendly cheesetalks.net/jplebreton.php

I think the cultures around programming and more generally Knowing Computer Shit exude a lot of pressure to form strong opinions as a way of projecting intelligence and taste and asserting a public identity that commands respect. All of which seems like a pretty sad economy.

trying to work out if it's a contradiction that i believe "virtue signaling" is an almost entirely fake idea created by regressive a-holes but also that "intelligence signaling" is real and annoying as shit.

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Individualism is just a tactic of the rich to stop you seeking society and connection with others and therefore stop you organising, unionising and freeing yourself from personal burdens

"How has your life been going lately?" emails are the most difficult to answer. A ragged sigh comes out of me for an hour straight, somehow.

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I like how there's an unspoken agreement among mappers that if you create a toilet you have a duty to make it as gross as possible

(Source: BadgerZE.wad doomworld.com/idgames/levels/d)

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LLVM dev ragequits over CoC Show more

The film Hackers, in its entirety, compressed down to 7mb: sleeping.town/@unascribed/9995

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I released another Doom mod. Unlike Mr Friendly this one is not the least bit chill, and nobody wants to talk to you. Hope you enjoy it all the same. jp.itch.io/green-demon-doom

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A surprising number of responses to the revelation that Quantic Dream copy-pasted Naughty Dog's denial of workplace sexual harassment are suggesting they just have the same PR people and that would somehow make it OK, instead of Garbage Tier PR work. gamesindustry.biz/articles/201

Mr Friendly, my absurd cozy "talk to the monsters" Doom mod, is now in a playable alpha state. Check it out! jp.itch.io/mr-friendly

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Russia trying to shut down Telegram blocked AWS and Google IPs, effectively blocking russians from half the hosted internet.

Please, tell me again why centralized mega services are good for the internet.

Gmail, AWS, Cloudflare, Github, Twitter, Facebook.

Any one of those services gets fucked with and there are massive problems. This is a massive problem.

I wish all guns would cease to exist but I believe in one exception which is that women should be able to shoot out a tire on any vehicle whose occupants catcall her and she should then be able to watch as they sheepishly phone for a tow truck.