when did corporate social media begin to define our relationships? How different would your friend network be if Facebook wasn't there? Breaking out of that type of hold on our relationships is daunting.
How will I see pictures? How will I organize and attend events? How do I build an entire social life outside of the purview of silicon valley? Has this whole generation lost the ability to form relationships like that?
TIL: under general relativity, energy is not conserved because spacetime itself is expanding. https://www.preposterousuniverse.com/blog/2010/02/22/energy-is-not-conserved/
Introducing #Botober, a set of AI-generated drawing prompts for each day in October!
I generated these using GPT-3, a neural net trained on a huge amount of internet text, but not on drawing prompts specifically. (This explains a lot)
roguelike devs be like...
Small brain: waste time on assets
Big brain: stick with lofi/pixel/minimal art to give more time to the actual gameplay
Galaxy brain: we don't need no assets, we just put symbols on screen
Cosmic brain: spend time on crafting proper-looking fonts to put symbols on screen
“The availability of source code is less important than the organization of software labor.”
This is an interesting license. (https://v2.jacky.wtf/post/5a9c2612-6c9b-43e0-9101-d7fcc99d7c1d)
And we're live! Come hang out and be a dwarf!
#Minecraft modding is super confusing. Here's a mini-FAQ on all the different modding tools, mostly for my own reference:
Bukkit (aka CraftBukkit): One of the first Minecraft modding tools. Server-side only. Some weird DMCA junk means it's complicated to download.
Spigot: a souped-up Bukkit.
Sponge: Similar in goals to Bukkit, but different and newer. No DMCA junk.
Forge: A different approach to modding than Bukkit. Much more invasive. Optionally includes client-side modding capabilities.
Streaming some "co-op mode" Dwarf Fortress! Come be a dwarf in Hammerplaits: https://twitch.tv/nornagon
This is tonight! In 4 hours!
Come watch the grand opening of the Hammerplaits Magma Moat, and take your rightful place in the history of the Axe of Wines. Possess a Hammerplaits dwarf and bear witness to the first moment of our glorious future!
I'm working on a mod for #dwarffortress that adds some limited "co-op mode" support: folks watching my Twitch stream will be able to "possess" a dwarf and take some control of them, see their innermost thoughts and feelings, and decide their role in the fortress.
If that sounds like fun to you, I'm going to be trying it out for the first time on Wednesday, 6.30pm PST! Follow me on Twitch to get a notification: https://twitch.tv/nornagon
So Dr. Bronner's is cooler than I knew:
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