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holiday tradition here is to build a NASA Lego set with the kids; this year we got the ISS

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Today in digital archaeology: I wanted a PDF calendar generator and found one from 2009 that seemed nice, but the website had long ago disappeared. Luckily the internet archive had crawled it, and since the code was GPL'ed, I was able to update it to build on a modern system and produce page-a-day agendas for my e-ink tablet.

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@ImmersSpace is an #ActivityPub federated social network for the #ImmersiveWeb and #VR where we give creators control over their income, give users ownership of their data, and put the community in charge

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Holy cow y'all! @system76 lifetime support proved itself to be UTTERLY PRICELESS on my first day with the new machine!

They gave me the following work around to this problem. Add:


to your /etc/environment and reboot. No more mouse cursor poop trails when zoomed!!!

Totally impressed with my new Thelio. Amazing machine, beautiful and very well engineered.

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@clacke @csepp Three meals, sanitation, a bed, etc. All of this costs money. And it's a thing that clearly people want, so they can charge for it.

But think about $100 a day- just food would cost some portion of that- and the bed, etc. So it's not really that inflated an amount!

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"Incognito" doesn't mean private
"Direct message" doesn't mean private

The first step to bringing back privacy online is bringing back the word privacy.


I have a feeling some people have the thought that going on a freighter is somehow cheap and romantic, but sea travel has never been especially cheap. $100+ USD or 90 EUR a night is standard as I understand it, and you'll be traveling for weeks instead of hours.


Simple sequencing issue.

The solution is to drench it in syrup, then you can spoon it up.

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hello everynyan!!

New XBAND news! Last time I announced anything, it was just that I had gotten a Genesis game playing over a local phone setup.
Today I'm announcing a public XBAND server that anyone can connect to. Gameplay over the internet is still laggy, but most of the other features are available for use.

If you aren't familiar with XBAND, it was an early network multiplayer service for the Genesis and Super Nintendo, letting you play in real-time with players across the country, all through a 2400 baud modem. It also had two newspapers, a way to exchange mail, a friends list, player rankings, and a few other community features.

Launched in 1994, it was completely reliant on servers that were shut down in 1997, but are now revived for 2020 and beyond. Since landlines are almost completely gone these days, we've come up with a few alternate ways you can use to connect, if you have an XBAND modem. We'd love to see you on the network!

Info on the Retrocomputing.Network site:
Announcement video on YouTube:

These screenshots generated via the newspaper functionality in the XBAND OS.

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ok let's do this

announcing FennelConf Online: 2nd of January 2021 @ 22:00 UTC / 14:00 US Pacific

this is not a "proper" online conference; it's just a chill show-and-tell. take 10 or 15 minutes to talk about something neat you did with Fennel.

DM or email me if you want to show something. there is no expectation that presentations be fancy or polished. no slides please, just bring your enthusiasm.

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@stelepami I thought mh was an indicator they were talking about the alternative to maildir.

That explains a lot...

@Lofenyy I'd be disappointed. If you do that, please drop me a line via email.

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