SOMEONE'S GETTING FUCKING FIRED
THEY RELEASED THE GTA 6 TRAILER EARLY
THEY PREMIERED IT JUST NOW
["It’s my understanding that I had over 80 million streams on #Spotify this year,” #WeirdAlYankovic said in his video. “So, if I’m doing the math right that means I earned $12. Enough to get myself a nice #sandwich at a restaurant.”
He added, “So from the bottom of my heart, thanks for your support and thanks for the sandwich.”]
Hey a video that pretty much shows everything I've been thinking about. I want forum boards back, it was better.
@misnina I also really miss forums. I intend to move to that when I finally turn in my discord.
@Haste I found a free one to setup to try, but then obviously my brain didn't want to show it until it was set up perfectly and that hasn't happened...
So, uh hey! This year, I got VVVVVV professionally localised into 20 languages. If you happen to speak any of those languages, I would REALLY, REALLY love to hear from you. More details on cohost here: https://cohost.org/terrycavanagh/post/3679724-vvvvvv-localisation
@terry Brilliant! I speak Welsh but don't have Steam (maybe I could use on Steam for Mac?) - it means so much to have it available in the language, many thanks/diolch. I've enjoyed Dicey Dungeons in Cymraeg on the Switch.
@terry Feedback on Italian translation: very good, some of the charm of the game is in its dialogue and most importantly description, the translators aced it, I am really enjoying replaying this translated!
I have also played some of the Esperanto translation and want to praise that too!
@terry I checked Wikipedia about Esperanto, as I was wondering if there are native speakers (I assumed not). Apparently there may be "between several hundred and 2000" families who speak Esperanto natively. And all of them are bilingual with the local national language. Anyway it's cool.
Can't speak to mobile apps, but I definitely feel like PeerTube is missing the same sense of community that exists on the rest of fedi. Most of the content is just re-uploads of political videos from YouTube, unless you know where to look. :/
It's Itch.io Creator Day!!! This means Itch won't take a cut of the funds & the hard working Devs get more.
Go buy loads of stuff from your favourite indie Devs!!
(except ours of course, they're all free)
Honestly, I'm so tired of people acting like social media is this big evil and everyone is a slave or addict to it. As if it's that nasty habit we're all trying to quit but we're just too weak and coming in for more.
I enjoy social media. Not it this *abusive toxic partner* kind of way some are trying to impose. No, I believe social media truly makes my days a bit better and it's mostly a delightful place.
But I see where it could be not a delightful place. And I do find myself in not so nice corners of social media from time to time. So I need to change the direction in those cases.
It's not that social media is the big bad wolf prying over the poor mortals. It's that some people are using it wrong.
I know what I want to see in each social media I have and I am mindful to keep it that way. It's easier here with no ads and algorithm but it works good enough elsewhere too.
I make it a point to engage only with content I want to see in the future and not to just click on something because it caught my eye even tho I don't give two shits for the topic
I make it a point to only follow people whos content I truly enjoy consuming and are in the topics I'm interested in seeing more of.
I make it a point to try and hide anything that pops up and I don't waht to see.
Basically, I'm teaching the algorithm to work for me. And it (mostly) does. And it makes social media a pretty delightful place to be in. Maybe if you've ever thought about quitting social media all together, you should instead take your time and unfollow anything you don't like, block anything too persistent, find new creators you enjoy and be mindful what content you're engaging with because you will get more of it in the future. It's not a one time proces, you should repeat it as you change of course. Give it a go and see if you still feel the same about it.
EDIT: z-lib.is, which was featured in this list earlier, is a fake link
oops! it seems i tripped and dropped several million free books, papers, and other resources
It's a shame that people who write video game shader code don't get recognized for their artistic merit. Imo it's an insanely expressive task to analyze and understand what it takes to produce a visual style, enough to formalize it with such precise math that it can be reproduced with any possible combination of geometry.
Like, lately I've seen a few people discuss the "samey" and lifeless visuals innate to x game engine (regardless of genre, style, or polygon count). So it's clear this impacts how people feel about a game. Obviously to say it's true for the whole of games in that engine is confirmation bias, because it's only ever mentioned when it's felt.
Some game devs and publishers just have a proclivity to use an engine's default shaders, because they look "good enough" with a few tweaks.
new article by me, out now:
we have reached rabbit hole rock bottom
a cultural journalism deep dive into an increasingly wild tale of spiritual tiktoks, hyperpop, NFTs, white supremacy, cults and even more NFTs
It'll be the same as modern Twitter the second they stop requiring invite codes imo. If nothing else, I think Mastodon proves that algorithmic recommendations have been a huge social media L. Reposts are sufficient.
Even still, it would've been nice if we could communicate with Bluesky users. Bluesky's aggressively dissmissive attitude towards Mastodon and fedi still irritates me. Jack Dorsey literally knew about Mastodon/AP since the day he announced Bsky, and chose to re-invent the wheel for no clear reason other than to exclude our communities and muddy the waters. Talk about slimy behavior.
If you finally found the solution to your coding problem in a deep comment or something after having dozens of tabs open, you should write about it in your own blog.
Really. Describe the problem in your own words and the solution for it, even if the solution seems really obvious now. Doesn’t matter. Give credit and whatever, but use your own words because you will be surprised at how many people will land on it.
Write the blog post you wish you had found.
Effing love stuff like that. I had a similar graphical bug while booting win10 in a vm a few years ago back. Absolutely wallpaper material if not for the low resolution.
The way the four logos sit next to each other at varying levels of progress is peak cinematography.
Published my first crate today! It's a framework for writing Gemini apps I've been working on, called Fluffer. It's definitely not perfect, but I wanna share it anyway. (Hopefully I didn't do anything too embarrassing.)
Firstly, there's a trait called GemBytes, which basically works like Axum's IntoResponse trait -- except it returns pure bytes (since it's not insane to write that, because Gemini). Since I mentioned Axum, I should mention that Fluffer regretably doesn't use Tower.
I also wrote an interactive prompt to generate server certificates at runtime. Hopefully there are no security problems with the crate I chose to generate the certs with.
Also, when I was messing around with other frameworks, I mistakingly thought it was like okay to store multiple datapoints in queries like http because I literally had 0 iq. So Fluffer encourages using matchit parameters for stuff like pagination, and considers the whole query to be user input. I describe the situation more eliquently in the readme lol.
I'm not sure I'd recommend Fluffer for real projects yet, but I really think it's a fun proof-of-concept to mess around with if you like Gemini.
The problem with the modern internet is we don't have ten billion websites where people with extremely niche interests catalog every bit of info about the weirdest possible shit like "bios of every weather person on The Weather Channel" and "list of fonts used on The Weather Channel", yet decades later some other weirdo like me needs those fonts and I have to get lucky enough to find the URL for this website to wayback it because there's nobody making new ones. We used to have...so much information...about everything...
RT @RabbitEveryHour@twitter.com https://twitter.com/RabbitEveryHour/status/1711283903200170404#m:
My first cat that was "mine", who we got in 2001. His death was in a traumatic way, and until recently I didn't think we had any pictures of him, until I found one on an old blog. I wanted to show it, but for privacy reason obviously not, so I redrew it with some creative liberties and different kind of colors.
Rose Pine is goated. It's designed to support a small set of colors that all mesh together. Each color has a specific purpose that's explained on their website. https://rosepinetheme.com/
I found out about it through Calc. He uses it as the default theme for Calckey/Firefish.
Can we get a solarpunk rival to burning man, where people congregate to permanently upgrade civic infrastructure somewhere instead? Like a convention of hippy nerds going door to door offering to install free insulation, guerilla gardening on empty lots, repairing derelict houses, running volunteer transit, hosting pop-up pay-what-you-can grocers and restaurants.. something that revels in _mattering_ instead of "leaving no trace" (but at exorbitant cost)
Man, I loved the Deus Ex OST so much. Especially the main theme. Nobody could have composed a better them for this game. It has such a sinister/triumphant vibe to it that fits so well.
I actually think I already stumbled across Conspiravision a few years ago, but I'm happy to revisit it. Thanks for sharing!
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Ah hell nah they put the "fed" in "federated" RE: