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If you would like my public key, for reasons, you may find it at gopher://luckybytepalace.net

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Hey yo newbies on hackers.town and beyond. Permit me to myself if you will.

I have a 1 in 6 chance of detecting secret doors and a pick lock skill of 10%. I'm probably talking about old-school D&D and totally not .

I enjoy slinging code, especially C and sometimes C++ although I mostly golang for $daygig.

My stack of unfinished projects includes a Mastodon client for the Amiga, a side-scrolling shmup on SDL2, most of the first draft of a bad fantasy novel and so many unfinished CTFs.

I'm also the sysop of
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the hackers.town experimental BBS for specifically awesome people.

Follow me for vaguely misleading PII, drunkposts about Blondie, Amiga propaganda, cutting the chord with big-tech, silicon valley snark, and a generally bad attitude about the tire-fire that is the modern web.

Rarely lewd but a bit sketchy on CWs.

Hi.

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hackers.town!

Members here who wish to venture into the underworld of Bolthole, our very own invite-only might want to send me a direct message for their very own super secret invite code.

Or not. Whatever.

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We urge the California legislature and the state auditor to investigate Vigilant Solutions and its government clients to find out the truth about how our data is shared with ICE and other agencies.

eff.org/deeplinks/2019/03/here

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This is how static-site blogging generally works. You have a directory of text files and images on your laptop, you push a button, and BAM your website is updated.

Compare to Wordpress, where I log into my remote site and edit posts. If I want to get those posts onto my laptop, I have to take special action, repeatedly—even though I *composed* the posts while sitting at my laptop! Bonkers.

(Let's make social media work more like that first case, 'k?)

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Too broke to fly to GDC or anywhere or afford rent but here's my would-be presentation for my indie cyberpunk adventure game!
silverspook.itch.io/neofeud2
silverspook.itch.io/neofeud
#mastodonart #mastoart #indiegames

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I'm at the point where I'm seeing decentralization and community control of production as less of a means to slowly move away from capitalism, and more of a crucial effort to ensure our communities' survival when capitalism inevitably and imminently collapses

Once you pay attention, you start to notice that once the 18-wheelers stop coming, most of us are fucked. Especially now, when most of our possessions are designed to be ephemeral to force us to regularly replenish them

You can't rely on the internet to always give you that information once you need it. You need not only the knowledge, but the experience to keep things running after our lifelines are cut. We need DIY culture and local infrastructure now

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THREAD: Every time I ask for help there's 10 more I don't say a peep about. This is a time that I can't see a resolution without the help of my friends & Fedi peeps... :blobcatcry: Show more

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If you're an avid open-source user who would love to help advance a project, there's a lot you can contribute whether you can program or not:

Provide constructive feedback, file bug reports, improve the documentation or help out maintaining the web & social media presence. Spread the word and recommend the projects you love to others (btw, I run Arch 😂)

Say "thank you" and tell developers to "keep up the great work". That form of contribution means a lot more than you could possibly imagine.

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I think security is important, so when I change my password I make sure to tear the post-it off the pad before I write the password on it

I've seen those spy movies where they use the indentations on the pad to recreate what someone wrote, they won't get MY password that way

I just found this intriguing doco on INFOCOM that I am definitely going to watch later.

youtube.com/watch?v=OXNLWy7rwH

Time to check ye olde gmail account and see if anyone I care about is still mailing me there.

Maybe I can shut it down finally...

OK I fired up my AROS VM and looked at some C source. That's as much progress as I'm making today.

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And friends you still have? Cherish them while you can. All we've got is each other in this hellscape

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My sons college is forcing students to use proprietary Adobe products like Illustrator and Photoshop and this really pisses me off. Any school should offer their students the possibility to use free and open source software and with #Inkscape, #GIMP, #Krita and #Blender there are excellent alternatives available.

gnu.org/proprietary/malware-ad

#FLOSS #Adobe

I feel like my Tarot deck needs more than one Temperance card...

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IKEA is just an escape room with microtransactions

Somebody is asleep on the couch at work. It just after 5pm.

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thought this was a really neat redesign of catholic propaganda. art by daggers-drawn on tumblr

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Yeah, no Google... I won't play on your shitty gaming platform.

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Everyone is super excited about Google's GDC announcement about Stadia, their game streaming service. Mostly because it will push people to build for Stadia, which is a Linux/Vulkan based system. (I think xCloud is better positioned, but that's a different conversation)

and I'm just over here looking at Embrace, Extend, Extinguish like:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_

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hackers.town

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.