a request to cis men Show more
it always impresses the crap out of me when a cis man can say "i'm sorry" for a thing he did, without qualifiers or deflection like
- i'm sorry it was upsetting
- i'm sorry if you felt offended
- i'm sorry it was poorly worded
those ain't it
an apology isn't the end of the world, especially if you do it early
to me it makes you look stronger, safer to be around, more reflective and thoughtful, not to mention it's sadly a rare thing to see
please practice it if you don't
One of the things I kickstarted at Creative Commons when I was tech lead (though wasn't there for the completion of) was CC BY-SA and GPL compatibility, and one of the use cases was games. Happy to see that Wesnoth now supports GPL or CC BY-SA for assets: https://www.wesnoth.org/start/1.14/
Last month a large number of full price commercial #games (including big names such as Civilization and Elder Scrolls) were revealed to contain the tracking software Red Shell:
If games were #OpenSource, it would be easier to avoid spyware 😟
But though they're rarer, open source games do exist 🕹️ 👾 👍
“There is a principle of Defensive Decentralization: when besieged, a well constructed decentralized system will further decentralize.
The corollary of which is: A well constructed decentralized system will identify & attack emergent centralization.
A problem I’ve been considering recently is the tendency for decentralized systems to develop emergent centralization in response to non-adversarial conditions e.g. to improve scalability.” https://fieldnotes.resistant.tech/defensive-decentralization/
Twitter thread on why Facebook’s failures are due to centralization https://twitter.com/rabbyte/status/1019804888283402240?s=20
Twitter is like a black hole. A deep gravity well with an insane amount of destructive energy swirling around it.
Imagine growing up near the event horizon of a black hole, then finally making your way out of the accretion disk, to realize there is a calm, quiet galaxy full of stars and nebulae and planets and life.
That's what getting onto the fediverse feels like.
What's the best casual web game around right now?
I'd prefer something that's engrossing but not addicting, and that I can play for shorter or longer periods of time.
For a long time my go-to was "reactor idle" https://reactoridle.com but I find I pay a bit too much attention to it in the background.
Meatpunks comes out tomorrow at NOON EST!! woulda been noon pst like usual but i am an impatient fucker
"They are platforms forged in the fires of troll culture, founded and operated by techno-libertarians who didn’t understand why they had to care about any of this. They set out with no intention to moderate at all. Zuckerberg just wanted to rate hot girls, after all. But in 2018, the staggering effects of non-moderation are just starting to hit them, and they have little idea how to address or even intellectually engage with the idea. "
this is brilliant Elon Musk Submarit game 😂