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Have a voice actor lined up to help with post-jam version of entry! Now just need to be less sick so I can schedule a recording session.

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#art #mastoart #wip

La petite mort ✨ 🌑

Working slowly towards smt decent... I can't wait to have it on the booze bottle (granted i'm very slow and we might have finished drinking it before) :^)

i'm feeling very anxious these days, but painting is one of the only things i have the energy for :')

Successfully wrapped up campaign today! Yay! :)

Now I need to get all my notes and future hooks organized, since the players want to come back to these characters/this world, but we all need a break.

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What is the best way for me to learn how to use #blind #accessibility options? I thought that I could get a better understanding of people's needs by experiencing how they use their computer.

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anyway I wish I lived in the world my father was promised, but I never will, and the real solutions are right here on Earth, so Leslie and the Musk-worshiping chuds can shut it.

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the 80s "Fly, Columbia!" ideology is dead and buried, probably for the best, but Musk's nonsense areocolonial cult has basically replaced it, and it's much worse

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one day I'm going to have to write something about being raised on space travel true believer bitterness and losing reality to capital and fandom to chuds

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Need to actually set up a place to write a postmortem when I'm done. This has been a cool experiment for me; to just run on a regular schedule, even when not super-prepared.

Running the final session of my quarantine campaign this afternoon. This is my first getting over my social anxiety enough to run a whole 15-session campaign in under a year, so I'm pretty happy with things and how much it's meant to my household.

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An offshoot of the toots about iOS versus Android from yesterday: Why use something from a company or group that doesn't value you? Not you as an individual of course, but your needs as a user, disabled or not. FOSS is all pro-choice on the idea of if FOSS should be accessible to users with disabilities, so of course many choose to not support those people; it's human nature. Google has *shown* that they care much less about accessibility than other companies, so blind people mostly stick with the other choice: Apple. Meanwhile, many people consider the Mac to be a poor desktop environment for them, so choose PC, although the divide there is slightly less than Android versus iOS. So, the majority does, in the case of blind people, choose what is easiest to use. PC doesn't have the mess of interaction and object layers and such that the Mac does. iOS doesn't have the flat UI that means many more items on the screen to slog through that Android does.

#a11y #accessibility #iOS #android

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@dredmorbius @seachaint @kensanata

Another thing to keep in mind is that there is strong evidence that a lot of the recent misinformation trends, especially anti-vax and covid misinfo, are disinformation operations spearheaded by a small number of influencers to intentionally deceive people through the use of well-known media manipulation tactics (e.g. trading up the media chain, coordinated inauthentic behavior).

There is now an adversarial component to making sense of our information ecosystem that perhaps did not use to exist (at least, nowhere to this degree or widespread distribution).

Long-respected strategies for making sense of and evaluating information sources may have evolved and worked in a less adversarial frame, but are perhaps less effective, or need to be supplemented with different types of media literacy skills for the digital propaganda era.

I'm starting to feel like we need a meta-co-op for all of the people starting tech co-ops lately. (I really want to follow/help everyone, just aaaagh middle of vaccine rollout in hellstate.)

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Has anyone ever run a self-hosting co-op?

Running a few services you share with others, where they contribute either monetarily or with their own time for maintenance. Any money given is held in trust, and used for the benefit of the co-op.

I think this would work well especially for smaller sites where it doesn’t make sense to self-host things like analytics, but they could be shared across many individuals.

Why The Public Sector Should Use Open Source

This is presumably even more urgent in the use, where there's stark correlation between bad UX and racism/voter suppression.

peertube.opencloud.lu/videos/w

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Are any of you #gamedev #indiegamedev people using Vimeo as your primary place to post and host videos? (Particularly relevant now that YouTube will begin adding ads to all videos on their platform.) Vimeo had a troubled past with games but began accepting games content in 2014.

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Do I know anyone who wants to be a part-time CTO-ish type for a co-op or two? :P

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tech question, boost appreciated 

what vps hosts are people using? are there any recommended ones? I was using greengeeks but don't want to mess with centos. Looking to host matrix, jitsi, and maybe a nextcloud.

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Language learning, anxiety when beginning to speak 

How does one manage to push themselves to start trying to speak a language they're learning? I know I won't improve just by writing, reading and listening. I know it won't work, and it doesn't. I love languages, and giving up is not something I want to do. But it took me five minutes to mentally prepare to start a practice call request on Lingbe, and the moment I didn't have the word I needed, my mind went "not responding" for a few seconds and taskkilled itself. The worst part about it is that, while it would help me to have a translator ready, I start pacing the moment the call connects and I cannot stay next to my computer.

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I feel like a few romantic anarchist propagandists started writing about what an anarchist society would look like, and that has made people think that there is an end of history; that there is an end to revolution. Revolution is ongoing. There will never be an end point. If you save all your love and sharing for that point you will die unhappy. Celebrate our daily victories and get back in the struggle.

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