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Found myself speaking with the parent of a small child I was amusing* at a restaurant:

"Are you an actor?"
"A comedian?"
"Not exactly. Why do you ask?"
"Well, you're very animated..."
"And yet, you didn't ask if I was a cartoon."

*OK, truth be told, we were amusing each other.

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I love getting to connect with some of the performing clowns, variety artists, and theater makers I've discovered in the fediverse. All of these disciplines ultimately seek freedom and truth, so it feels like a good fit.

I am starting yet another Tilderadio show. Hooray!

Sci-Fi Radio!

A 30 minute program of vintage science-fiction radio dramas from the 1950s. Classic stories from some of the great authors of early science fiction.

Tuesdays & Thursdays at 22:00 UTC

Listen at
#tilderadio #scifi #radio

How usable is a #pinebookpro as a daily driver? I just had my laptop potentially lost by greyhound (they’re looking for it supposedly) and I don’t have a lot of cash for a new computer and greyhound is a terrible company that gives you $250 and a nice “fuck you” if they lose your shit. I’m looking for something that can run qutebrowser, be a competent development machine, let me watch videos, and play gameboy emulators. Being able to run Ardour or another DAW would be a plus. It seems from reviews that the Pinebook Pro fits the bill but I’d like the opinion of other folks, especially owners of the device.

Heroes can inspire, lift us up, and show us what's possible.

But hero worship can bend from adoration to the surrender of agency.

We place our hopes in the hero, hoping they can save us. A trap.

We must become heroes ourselves.

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My household found this, swore loudly, and checked every other news source we could in disbelief until we found it to be true.

News to new to have any opinions other than shock and grief. Sharing news, no discourse please.

Folks, in case you missed it, we have a new Synapse version for you, 1.19.3. It's a small bug fix release, check it out

I have a (free) new book out! "How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism" is an anti-monopolist critique of Big Tech that connects the rise of conspiratorial thinking to the rise of tech monopolies and proposes a way to deal with both:


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Schools and open source:

"Why, after all, proprietary software developers offer gratis copies of their nonfree programs to schools? Because they want to use the schools to implant dependence on their products, like tobacco companies distributing cigarettes to school children. They will not give gratis copies to these students once they've graduated... Once you're dependent, you're expected to pay, and future upgrades may be expensive."

A script that corrects the word "maker" into "guy who does arts and crafts"

"Maker space" = craft room

"Maker ethos" = enthusiasm for arts and crafts

"Maker fair" = craft expo

None of this shit is revolutionary, it's just stuff that your grandmas have always done. You are the newcomer. It's not any less arts-and-crafts just because it involves a 3D printer now.

For those of us who have lost track of time, it's Friday! That means the "weekend" is upon us, and it's almost time to grab a beverage and join us for the Emperor Norton Coffee Hour in the video chat!

The fun starts at 7pm, and you have my permission to yell at the at 8pm so they can get started practicing their skills.

Starting at 7pm UTC-5:

Some notes on running the 2020 Linux Plumbers Conference online using free-software.

"All told, the experience of running LPC as a virtual event was exhausting, but also rewarding. Despite our worries, we were able to pull off a successful event using 100% free software."

#FreeSoftware #Conferences #Linux #LinuxPlumbersConference

anyone used Cakewalk by BandLab for music recording?

I have a class that are required to record tracks as part of their assessment and I want to give them free software ooptions.

#music #recording

Word of the day: ipsilateral

"belonging to or occurring on the same side of the body"

I survived tonight's workout!

We upped our game in a few areas, and I'm completely spent. Going to eat a few things, wash few other things, and sleep until Friday. :)

Cualquiera de estos cuatro diseños puede encargarse en alta resolución, listo para imprimir donde queráis, en usando el botón "Commision me" por el precio de un refresco :) Recordad: es el diseño lo que ofrecemos, no las prendas de ropa (así lo imprimís vosotros donde y como prefiráis).
#tokipona #sitelenpona #lenpona

18. Pike push ups (attempts)
5. Knuckle push ups (attempts)

Apparently my 'gym DM' is a sadist.

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I've just been asked to roll a d20 to determine what sort of pushups I'll be doing at the gym tonight.

If being a nerd is street credit, I believe we've achieved legendary status here.

I've been working really hard the past couple of weeks building a new stats system for my web game Improbable Island.

It's a text adventure at, there's a lively roleplaying community, player-owned places (with a programming engine!), hundreds of pages of story and no ads/tracking/nastystuff. We've had problems getting new players 'cause the places we used to advertise are all going offline, so if y'all could help me out with a boost that'd be much appreciated

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