If you have some spare Liberapay cash laying around would you please consider sending it to Sophie Lagace?
She outlines the reasons in her blog post here:
Suffice to say they're going to though a rough patch and could use the financial support.
New here? Not sure where to start? This intro by @noelle might help out:
Also I'd like to send you a quick "hello" and a note that if you're on octodon.social that our beloved administrator is @CobaltVelvet. She runs this place and keeps it tidy.
It's also not free as in beer so if you'd like to keep this place running please feel free to help out her Patreon:
(note: I'm not an admin here, I just like this place)
Unpopular opinion Show more
I mean, when you're squeezing by in your loaded arcade but still have enough money left over to buy an Apple /// (which would be a $12K-$20K machine in 2018, and was targeted toward business computing professionals) you know you you're in an alternate reality.
Gaming Harassment Show more
And people wonder why I no longer call myself a fan of video games:
Makes me even wonder if there is anything that can be saved or if we should just blow up ever gamer's networked computer / console and start over from Pong.
Spent part of the day cleaning out my main keyboard on my desktop (Leopold mechanical with Cherry Black Switches).
Honestly though I think I'd go back to a full-on membrane keyboard ala Atari 400 if I never have to do that again.
Barnes and Noble, neg Show more
Once again I find that Barnes and Noble has the selection I would expect of an airport book store, not the selection I'd expect from an actual bookseller.
The one that used to be our favorite store is slowly winding down their used book section so it's becoming less and less appealing to go there.
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL NONBINARY PEOPLE'S DAY
I'm a game designer, journalist, & leader. I even make games about selfies! You can find my work at briecs.com, BrieCS.itch.io, & my KS at tinyurl.com/behindthemascKS
Hey! A friend suggested I make this genderfluid nonbinary tabletop gamer flag design I made into a tshirt, and today's a good day for it - check it out! https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/2890513-genderfluid-nonbinary-games-flag
One thing that subscribing to BBC Music Magazine has done is made me more keenly aware of The Proms than I ever would be in the USA.
You'd think it was Classical Music's Superbowl.
Celebrities, - Show more
Reminder that any press for celebrities results in some benefit for them; whether it's bad publicity or unearned publicity.
Trying to take the piss out of a celebrity for their ridiculousness is only going to strengthen their brand. It keeps them in the public consciousness and reminds companies that these folks are still valuable to attach themselves.
Want to starve a celebrity? Don't give them the attention they crave.
Even negative attention is still attention.
Anaconda, VSCode Show more
"Anaconda is partnered with Microsoft! Microsoft VSCode is a streamlined code editor with support for development operations like debugging, task
running and version control.
Do you wish to proceed with the installation of Microsoft VSCode? [yes|no]"
Wonder if someone has kicked around making libre.fm have ActivityPub support?
Tired: Big O notation
Wired: Big Woah Notation
Inspired: Bug Uh Oh Notation
I wonder at what point things like physical media will be in vogue again. What will it take for people to realize they're in perpetual renting-mode?
Reason I'm wondering this is I ran across a workout DVD that was included with my balance ball chair. At some point (maybe even now) they'll include a link to a video to save money / gather information about the purchaser. And at some point that link will no longer work. So at some point there won't be whatever spiff they've claimed was on the box.