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@kupad I sent it to one of the Frinkiac creators and his response was: "ha, nice :)"

I think I'll use it to make a STTNG botsin.space bot next.

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Announcing Meme It So! It's a Star Trek The Next Generation Meme and GIF Generator, inspired by Frinkiac.

It has every line of dialogue spoken on STTNG tied to screencaptures. Which makes it good for looking up lines as well.


ext4 isn’t so great for storing a lot of small files. Gonna try reiserfs which is very old, but supposed to be better for this purpose. Which is good. On the other hand, the original developer is a convicted murderer.

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i've tagged out 600+ open source, experimental and tiny tools by their qualities and built a new website for sorting through them!

these are all tools towards joyful digital creation, with the goal of enabling working entirely outside of proprietary systems- moving instead from one hand-made software to another.

(the list takes submissions if it is missing yours >:))


@lordbowlich: Do you have any animation jitter issues in Gnome/Pop!_OS? I'm having some really annoying jitter issues when I mouse past animations. It might just be how gnome performs with nvidia cards, I'm not sure.

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I wish there were less programmers writing useful blog posts using Medium.

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My new System76 computer is in the mail! I’m a Debian user, but I’m up for trying their Pop OS. Anyone have any experience with it?

Setting up a server on DigitalOcean. Looking at the nginx logs is just depressing. Immediately filled with requests probing for vulnerabilities. The internet is such a hostile place.

Anyone have recommended alternatives to github?

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I think I would've agreed with this thesis from 2010-2018 when I was subsumed in commercial social media. Mainstream culture, within those walled gardens does seem to have hit a kind of creative stagnation trapped in the culture milieu of when it was adopted. In there, I lost the thread of actual cultural creation.

Mass social media is just mass media. A giant booming echo that recites in overblown noise what various subcultures had already created, expressed, and probably grown bored with.

Getting rid of commercial social media, rediscovering small internet communities unstuck me. Maybe mass culture is stuck, but I think the small communities have started to rediscover themselves in the last three years.

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Now the current major contributors & engineers of #GNU #GCC (a project #RMS has not touched in forever and is handled by unnamed others while he gets all the modern credit) are now calling for his resign from the @fsf:


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Key lesson from last weekend:

Never ask for permission to create something. Never. If you ask, you'll be met with disinterest or denial every time. Even if those voices are the minority, they will always seem loudest.

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layoffs, mozilla 

Mozilla laying off 1/4 of staff blog.mozilla.org/blog/2020/08/

Confusingly COVID-19 is blamed, but I don't understand how that could be the case unless it directly correlated with losing specific funders. COVID-19 seems like it could also be an opportunity to close unnecessary offices, dramatically reducing costs.

- This probably means even more browser takeover by chrome
- Vague "pivot to products" talk
- Executive pay keeps going up twitter.com/withoutboats/statu

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The king was right. 

The past few days have been rough on the comic book industry. It looks like the end of weekly comics and then of course the comic book shop. I owned a shop for 12 years and loved every minute of it. "The fight against digital" was a rallying cry I heard a lot from my fellow retailers. It's hard to proselytize an adapt or die philosophy to a crowd that still made change in cigars boxes.

I'm not sure anything would have helped tho, to quote a certain person in upper management of a certain major comic book publisher "nostalgia is not a business model". Adapting to the future is a messy business, and lots of things aren't making the trip with us. I just wish the intoxicating smell of newsprint wasn't one of them. apologies if this is more appropriate for that other site, I just had to get it out and don't have the energy for the "get woke go broke" crowd that's pouncing right now.

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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.