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Hey all,

2020 is just around the corner and during this holiday season there are a lot of folks right here on the fediverse that are struggling to keep up with day-to-day things.

If someone is making something you like (toots, artwork, music, whatever) and if you have the means please consider heading to someone's profile and see if they have a Patreon or a Liberapay account listed. Even something small every month can help.

Help a Fedi out.

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Feeling lost on Mastodon? Wondering what all of those timelines and options mean?

I did a video presentation about Mastodon for Michigan!/usr/group (mug.org)

Here's the video if you're interested:

youtube.com/watch?v=S4amvKNpJo

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Hey folks,

If you have some spare Liberapay cash laying around would you please consider sending it to Sophie Lagace?

liberapay.com/SophieLagace

She outlines the reasons in her blog post here:

mechanteanemone.wordpress.com/

Suffice to say they're going to though a rough patch and could use the financial support.

Thanks!

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New here? Not sure where to start? This intro by @noelle might help out:

gist.github.com/joyeusenoelle/

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:

patreon.com/CobaltVelvet

(note: I'm not an admin here, I just like this place)

I think I'm going to dive a little deeper in to C programming this upcoming week. Feeling the pull to learn more. I know that languages like Rust and C++ smooth out some of this but frankly I feel like I've been running away from digging deeper into coding, and C feels like the best place to confront those fears.

yelp, f-bomb 

Love that Django Simple Captcha is essentially wet paper for a certain type of bot.

(Yes, I know, CAPTCHAs are evil, but I need at least one thing in there to slow down the humans)

Being at a radio station in the 1990s meant getting to pick up some bands I might not have otherwise found / listened to.

D.A.M.: Human Wreckage

Bandcamp Doesn't have the full album, but the track that's there should give you a taste of this band:

tribunalrecords.bandcamp.com/a

unsourced, unskilled, not-a-sociologist opinion 

I'm planning to run The Princess Bride Saturday from 2-5 pm pst. I'll walk you through everything so you dont need to know anything to start. Discord.plusorminus.xyz

#TTRPG #FudgeRPG #lfg

Wishing that the new NIN "Ghosts" albums were released under a Creative Commons license, but that doesn't appear to be the case.

The downside of not booting my Windows VM for a while is that it has to do all of the updates at once.

The upside of not booting my Windows 10 VM in a while is pretty self-apparent.

Whisper those words that make the FOSS folks swoon:

"Status: Confirmed => Won't Fix"

covid-19, conferences, o'reilly 

Sometimes I forget that TIC80 has a perfectly serviceable sprite editor and those sprites can be exported as a .gif file.

sportball-adjacent 

covid-19 

celebrity death, drummer 

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