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like: Ruby C/C++ Godot Blender Krita etc etc etc

Don't like: big technology abusing society and privacy. Prefer small tech all the way.

Also like: off grid, folk traditions, making instrumental music, self-improvement and railing against The Man.

You might know me as @actualsteerpike

This is a neat article bbc.com/future/article/2021022

The gist: A Swede named Ernst Waldemar Jungner invented a battery that Thomas Edison claims credit for. The battery produces hydrogen as it charges.

Power storage + the free creation of hydrogen in one package? That's potentially game changing.

And the fact that it can be done with 100+ year old tech, and powered by solar or wind? Potentially revolutionary.

Teach lessons and write books on how to do what I do.

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Meanwhile hold down a job that pays the bills. And build tools that I’ll open source so other people can use them.

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Plan > Write out spec for space station game > Learn Ruby > Learn C > make Alpha of game.

System's Twilight is now free, and playable (without its fun sounds) on the Internet Archive.

archive.org/details/SystemsTwi

...which is fortunate, but still a bit of a shame. You know me, I want to bring this back.

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You're in Hundreds Oubliette.
Huge piles of clocks are scattered about and a wide shaft of umber coloured light pokes through a hole above.

Join co-founder Cassidy James Blaede tomorrow for a live Q&A and a demo of some features coming to the new elementary OS. youtu.be/m9_aqgCxIn0

@alcinnz True, fighting distraction is a full time occupation.
That's one of the reasons I refuse to have Netflix or any other kind of goose feeding platform only designed for seduction and addiction.
It is better for me to just stay away and preserve some friction. A decent amount of friction creates meaning, purpose and more joyful entertainment.

Currently, I am distracted by offline stuff, but in a good way, I think: books and birds on my balcony and old files on offline computers.

@alcinnz For games I usually favor GOG and itch.io over DRM enforced marketplaces. Sometimes I buy DRMed games, but I'll crack them if needed. I always de-DRM ebooks though.

So I actually have to learn programming languages to make the game I want? Seems a good enough reason to try.

I found this beautifully crafted, used foldable chessboard and figurines a few days ago. The kid is hugely interested and we played chess and Nine Men's Morris two days in a row now. #theLudarium

Well my real life persona have just been made redundant. So this sucks.

Roses are red violets are blue I fucking hate this world please make it fucking stop

what if mushrooms had computational/neurological abilities that we could integrate into computers? what if future computers are mycological cyborgs?

Please remember: functional cookies (login session, shopping carts) do not need user consent. So every time you see one of this oversized cookie banners someone is trying (often through dark patterns) to make you accept the whole tracking and spying as well. Don't be mad at the legislative for creating the need for tracking consent. Be mad at the websites that are trying to stir you up against that law by annoying you with those banners.

Anyone interested in an NSynth Super?
nsynthsuper.withgoogle.com/

I might be building one for a family member, and it would make sense to buy components for couple more to get up to MOQ on the PCB etc. EU shipping only.

I could probably provide them fully-assembled but also as some kinds of kits if anyone wants that. Let me know in DM or reply, RTs appreciated too! :)

#synth #hardware #synthesizer

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