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"Lunatics!" Project has a Patreon.

In fact, we were a pretty early-adopter, which is why it's set-up to charge "per episode release" (which so far, means 'never', but I really, REALLY hope to get a pilot episode out, soon. Honest).
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Surprise epilog to this story: I think it worked! Practically on the first try. I may actually be starting to understand this stuff.

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Lunar Transportation System logistics chart (typical mission profile). Part of the concept art, world-building, and also art to appear in some of the sets. Also the LTS partnership logo, of course.

Of course, there are similarities with mission profile art for Apollo and the notion of the ISS international partnership, both of which are meant to be evoked by this concept.

Loosely based on some industry design studies, with a few original ideas. Fuel and tankage estimates based on Shuttle.

Yesterday, I managed to hurt my finger by NOT using a chainsaw to cut firewood.

I decided I could just stomp on the little branches to break them. One was a little bit too big and I stomped really hard on it. The long end flipped up and smacked the shit out of my hand (kind of like stepping on a rake, you see?). My pinkie is still very sore today -- AND it's the same finger I broke a few years ago, slipping on ice.

It's always the dumb stuff that gets you.

Why am I always drawn into doing complicated things with Python's import mechanism?

Add-ons seemed like a really good idea, but now I'm doing programmatic imports, and I am scared...

I've been burned before.
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privacy policies written as:

"we respect your privacy and make sure to never share it with anyone else for any reason... except: analytics, ads, third party partners, to defend ourselves, whenever asked by police, anything else we feel like. But only with your permission (using this service is permission)"

One of the reviews I saw for Dune said it was "slow".

I had to think: "Compared to WHAT?" I found it really intense.

Then I realized: compared to comic book action movies, because that's what they were expecting.

Dune is a serious SF political drama, with deep and complex thoughts about a dystopian medieval future in space. If all you want is action, you're in the wrong theater.

Trump's Social Media Platform and the Affero General Public License (of Mastodon)

by Bradley M. Kuhn on October 21, 2021

An analysis: Trump's Group has 30 days to remedy the violation, or their rights in the software are permanently terminated.

#TruthSocial #Trump #Mastodon #SoftwareFreedomConservancy

Just saw Dune. Not ready to say much about it, but it was a pretty impressive adaptation. They got a LOT right -- much more in the spirit of the book than the Lynch version.

Will be seeing it again.

It's pretty simple. Just YAML data + Jinja2 templates + CSS and a skeleton site.

But it makes it easy to maintain the site as a collection of YAML data and various resource files, with templates and CSS mostly controlling the style.

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Working on "LunaGen" today -- my custom static site generator for the "Lunatics!" hub site (I.e. )

I got it to work just well enough to create the initial site, but never quite rationalized it into an installable program with a good separation of concerns. That's what I'm trying to do now.

That'll also make it easier to update.

I really didn't write it with the intent that it should be useful to others, but I'll probably release it once I have something usable.

Development of "Hiromi Lerner" from the silhouette I cobbled together for the character sketch, to finished 3D blender models with different costumes used in episode 1.

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The "Lunar Transportation System" is basically "containerized" -- it's set up to transfer modules like this one from point to point, sometimes with passengers.

This was a test render of the materials and decals. We'll first see this in use in Episode 2.


"In this case, Software Freedom Conservancy hopes to demonstrate that it's not just the copyright holders, but also the receivers of the licensed code who are entitled to rights."

Makes sense to me. The GPL gives those rights to all recipients, so they should be able to exercise them legally.

We at @conservancy filed suit as a purchaser of TVs to stand up for #copyleft. There was no source or offer for source even after we'd been working w/them for a long time on older products. Copyleft can help us take control of our tech in a meaningful way, it's a huge benefit to consumers.

Hmm. Not working so far.

So did Tumblr break this on purpose? Did Patreon? Or is it really just a design error, somehow?

It's kind of odd that it doesn't preview properly.

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You know how you're cleaning out your storage room, and you find something really interesting you kind of forgot about? That's sort of how this post happened.

Also reposting this because Tumblr appears to have intentionally broken Patreon social linking (because it DOES have Open Graph tags), and I want to know how Mastodon handles it.

2nd page of ebook: "... This e-book is for your personal use only. ..."

3rd page of ebook: "This book is dedicated to all the librarians I know."

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