Finally got around to creating a personal website with a blog.
Blog content to come soon.
@deavmi got approved for a Fosstodon account. Going to work on migrating to it. Then you can block this instance lol
@deavmi met a girl from South Africa last night. Is a teacher for autistic students in Johannesburg. Said I had a friend who goes to Stollenbosch. She said that's wine country. Thinking I might have to make the trek to the opposite side of the world.
Got a promotion to Thunderbird Product & BizDev Manager!
When I joined Thunderbird was at $700k annual revenue and the project was considered (un)dead.
Now we're at ~$3m annual revenue, we have 15 full-time ppl - and the product is rapidly improving!
I look forward to creating the best communication tool on the planet.
Future looks bright! 🚀
And it gets boosted by certain high-profile GNOME contributors.
I don’t normally promote “piracy” since I prefer to use Free Software, but I think the situation with GTA3 is very messed up.
I personally purchased TES: Morrowind with the intention of playing it using OpenMW. I really like the idea of Free Software implementations of games, even if they use copyrighted assets (In the case of OpenMW, the assets can only legally be acquired by purchasing the game).
I made a personal mirror of re3, which is a Free reverse engineering project of GTA3, with the intention of someday purchasing the game to play. Not long after I made my mirror, the re3 project was attacked by a bogus DMCA, and taken off of GitHub.
I have just made my clone of re3 available over IPFS. It can be downloaded like so:
GTA3 (and other early GTA games) were taken off of Steam, and other storefronts. All this was done to artificially eliminate competition - even among their own previous products - for their recent “remaster” of the old GTA games.
Now that GTA3 is no longer available to legally purchase in its original form, I believe it is perfectly justified to download from alternative sources (colloquially known as pirating). I hope people find this mirror of re3 useful for playing the game.
In America, too many people think just because I ride a motorcycle that I have a death wish. If more people rode motorcycles, the world would be a better place. Better emissions, less traffic, more parking spots. I wish the government would incentivize people to buy motorcycles. So much more economical for commuters.
Aspiring open-source contributor and grill-master. Taking back my privacy 1 bit at a time.
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