video game banality Show more
Finally beat Dead Cells on Switch for the first time! 6th time facing the boss; 56th run. I love this game.
So a question: how much tabletop crossover do we have here? How many of us are TTRPG people, how many are board game people, how many are card game people, etc.?
I obviously love TTRPGs and I like to play board games when I can get enough friends together to do so. Not much of a card player, though.
parenting Show more
kid narrating her own cooking play says "soup for me / no soup for you"
My potted view on adding extra ethical clauses to open source licenses: you should totallytry it out! But (and this is something that the GPL's aikido hides), the point of FLOSS licenses is to bypass the problems that ideas of intellectual property insert into the free flow of digital information. So, you get to add your clauses, but you will also end up with the friction and unintuitive consequences of IP law.
This has, historically, Not Gone Well. But who knows what the future holds?
@runciblemoon I've played against myself a couple of times just to get a feel for the decision-making and rhythm of it.
It has not totally grabbed me in the way that Netrunner and Star Wars: Destiny instantly did, but I remain very intrigued and happy about my pre-orders.
cybersecurity, politics, elections Show more
"The [recent] revelations [of new state-sponsored election influence operations] are evidence that Russia has not been deterred and that Iran is following in its footsteps. This underlines a sobering reality: America’s adversaries believe that it is still both safe and effective to attack U.S. democracy using American technologies and the freedoms we cherish."
A galvanizing, maddening read from one of the sharpest netsec/policy leaders: https://www.lawfareblog.com/its-too-late-protect-2018-elections-heres-how-us-can-prepare-2020
@runciblemoon Have you tried anything on Tabletop Simulator? The community is playing pretty avidly on there. (It's frankly kind of dizzying how much of the game experience is accessible.)
@clinkingdog I have bought the card boxes, but the sleeving... Apex save me, the sleeving...
I guess one serious post I will make is this: there is a real movement to threaten, endanger, and literally kill journalists for doing their jobs. The tactics (doxing, stalking, calls for doxing and stalking, death threats, lies or misleading statements in order to stir people up) are replicable and are being replicated. This is now part of the job description. It shouldn’t have to be. The only allies we have are members of the public who can discern and call out dishonesty.
tech and fundraising devotee, doting father, omnivorous game player
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