Was reading a post on one of my Patreon feeds admonishing everyone to get more angry about everything, against fascists, etc. Honestly, anger is what gives you fascists, and I find that if I encounter anyone who's raging at me, that their logic and rationale are usually quite lacking and they've just given themselves to mob rule, and thus I kind of instantly disregard their argument until it's rephrased calmly. We need more stability and sanity and less anger...

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Dear Ruby devs and game devs. I have a crazy announcement I want to share. Please boost.

Last week I released A Dark Room to the Nintendo Switch. Within the game, I also shipped a Ruby interpreter and a code editor as an Easter Egg.

*This Easter Egg effectively turns every consumer spec-ed Nintendo Switch into a Ruby Machine.*

1. Download A Dark Room from the US/EU.
2. Connect a USB keyboard and press the “~” key.
3. Follow the onscreen instructions.

#ruby #gamedev #nintendo

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Apropos that, an anecdote. When I "invented" hypervisor (and paravirtualization), I literally named it that, because you know, it's like a super-supervisor. And, before that, Soviet spies stole the source code for VM/370 from IBM, so it was widely available among the "in" people. I never saw it myself, but once I talked about my ideas with a guy who did. He listened for a minute, then exclaimed: "Holy shit! Now I know why!" He explained that in the IBM source, all global identifiers started with "HV", and it was always a mystery to him why. Only when I talked to him about my hypervisor, the penny dropped.

Got my Sipeed Maix boards in today. Now to figure out what all I can do with them. (Maix Bit, Maix Go, and one of the Maix-I Wifi modules for when I decide to do productiony-things.)

I'm amused when I see people listing their pronouns. It makes me want to put something completely untypeable and unpronounceable as pronouns, but honestly I don't care at all. I don't have enough space leftover in my brain to care about that most of the time. Ĝi, Li, Ŝi, Ili, Vi He, She, It, They, Y'all, whatever. The place where pronouns are genuinely useful is also the place where you're least likely to have their specific pronoun in your pronoun chart anyway. When you don't know their name.

A few more games finished, #41 MHRD, #42 Bayonetta 2, #43 Lazy Galaxy.

zdnet.com/article/what-linus-t So, the people deploy to servers what they use at home. The interesting thing about this is that I'm seeing more and more people playing with ARM systems at home, and we're starting to get higher end ARM laptops as well, like the Pinebook Pro. Will that trend continue or will we start seeing people dabbling in RISC-V home computers first, and then have it push upward into clouds.

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#40: Time Mysteries 3: The Final Enigma. I finished 3 games in less than 24 hours.

I've been really slacking on my game completion list here. #21 Bayonetta, #22 Ristar #23 Shadow Dancer #24 Dynamite Headdy #25 Shinobi III #26 Marvel's Spiderman #27 Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden #28 Sonic the Hedgehog #29 Sonic the Hedgehog 2 #30 Linelight #31 Sonic 3D Blast #32 Space Harrier II #33 Sonic Spinball #34 Super Thunder Blade #35 Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility #36 Revenge of Shinobi #37 Vectorman #38 Vectorman 2.

Forth is one of those projects that I find endlessly fascinating even if I'll never really use it much myself. Others are Lisp and the entire Oberon ecosystem.

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So I wrote a Forth explainer if any of y'all were interested in that blog.information-superhighway.

I also, uh, started a blog I guess?
You can follow it at @jeremy if you want.

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Federating with Pleroma is like the scene in Spaceballs: "Fuck! Even in the future nothing works!"
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So today I published a new article about using web feeds and RSS in particular.

TL;DR: I use Nextcloud News to organize my feeds and create a very personal news mix that fits my taste. Besides that it allows me to drop lots of newsletters and I even do release management with it.

shivering-isles.com/Using-web-

#RSS #webfeeds #article #blog #Nextcloud #news

Maybe I should replace untagged requests with img tags for hitchhiker's guide logos, and everything that looks like an image with a hitchhiker's guide logo png, just so I can see everywhere that these trackers would end up.

There's some things that if you basically block them without giving them a response, it basically just hangs the webpage loading until it times out, whereas an empty response with a 200 will just allow them to continue loading correctly. That may be a saner way to block the omnipresent google tracking.

On the going off the big 5 thing, the file sharing part is easy if you're at all tech savvy. Bittorrent, or self hosting on Linode, Digital Ocean, or Prgmr, and also self-hosting with nextcloud. Blocking AWS and Google Cloud breaks a huge chunk of the net though. I wonder how they're doing the block though. When I was trying to speed up my web page loading by blocking some tracking services, I redirected their requests to my own web server that responded to everything with just an empty response

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