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So, never done this before, but going to rattle the old tin cup!

I’m a church-mouse of rather modest means. So if you can, please drop a farthing into the cup to help me get a new Gemini / Gopher server going? I intend to use it for divers sorts of retrotech, solarspinster, and smolnet hullabaloo.

10% goes to Casa Alitas, a very nice charity doing most excellent work helping migrant / refugee families!

Thanks heaps!

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Do you like and ? Are you in open revolt against the devilish mainstream internet, renouncing Web 2.0 and all its works?

If you use terminal colours via internet, please hit me up, here or on the textnet. I’m trying to make a central depot for gopher and Gemini colour sites, especially any artists doing ASCII/UTF8/BIG5 &c.


What can I say; I’m a bbs kid. I like CLI text. I like pretty primary colours.

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Amazing input method for Nankingese Mandarin by pinyin. The Rime IME is a great platform for making keyboards using yaml config files, in just about any OS!

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Renewing my call for more colour escape support in .

No, it doesn’t pollute the glorious purity of Gopher. It merely adds a content layer for them as want it, which others can ignore. It’s like the formatting which clients already provide to make item types lovelier. Let clients use ansi colour escapes in gophermaps. That way we can make pretty. Please? 🙆🏽‍♀️

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I discovered a few weeks late, natch, that SKS keyservers are now deprecated thanks to poor security. The weevils finally gnawed through. Public keys themselves still work, apparently uncompromised per se. But an attack using many multiple signatures can crash GPG. For this and many other reasons, it’s best to use the next generation keyserver being built at:

An educated and irate discussion about the insecurity of SKS:

I think, at this stage, that even people who were prosecuting cancel culture are getting sick of it--- maybe we have turned a corner?

How can you have a social process of demanding atonement without some process of forgiving and giving restitution?

it's that time of the month again, girls. you know what time i mean. the time when i look on ebay for a cf-19 mk7 that hasnt been beaten to a pulp and isn't a scam (bios passwd)

0 A.D. is a free open source real time strategy game with a historical setting (sort of like "Age of Empires"). The developers are on the Fediverse:


The alpha version is available for Windows, Mac and Linux from the official site:

If you want to help development or donate to the project, you can find out how on their website.

#0AD #ZeroAD #Gaming #RTS #RealTimeStrategy #AgeOfEmpires #FLOSS #FOSS #Libre

Yikes, a scary email phishing attempt for this person’s GitHub credentials. Shows how using a browser web extension for your password manager can help detect this by its autofilling.


PSA: cloth and paper masks worn to help prevent spread of Coronavirus (and other diseases) do not need to form a seal to be effective.

They do two things:
a. capture most of the droplets you exhale/cough/sneeze out
b. slow down (and thus reduce the range of) any droplets not caught

If you have two layers of fabric covering your nose and mouth, you are wearing a fabric mask correctly.

If breath reflects off of them and escapes around the edges, that is just fine -- the bulk of the droplets were caught, and those few that leave around the edges are slowed a ton. Mission accomplished.

Misinformation on this point (most of which seems to be repeating proper fit and donning for PPE masks, which do need to form a seal) is leading people to not wear masks because they believe they are difficult or impossible to wear correctly.

Hello and welcome to my show where I curse a lot. 


I guess I should write a book about how to do things like landing a job without Linkedin, Google, and similar cruft - you know, hoops that allow the employer to see if their candidates look good while jumping through flaming hoops.

You don't want to hire someone who catches on fire, but even more than that, they don't want to hire people who are going to say "fuck Google" or "no, I'm not going to fucking use Windows. No, I don't want a fucking osX box. I want to use what the fuck I want that works with my workflow to get the work you ask me to done, and if that's fucking OpenBSD or Void Linux, that's what I'm fucking using. Also, don't make me work 80 hours a week god dammit."

Also maybe just write about how to write code because you fucking feel like it, not so you can get a fucking job. You probably don't want a job using computers. Companies that work with computers are fucking dogshit.

@Shufei @glenda Yes, you can set up "certificate zones": all URLs matching a regular expression will demand a client certificate. `git pull` followed by `go build` ought to be enough. Very maybe possibly you'll need to rename some of the config file keys, but I think you probably got in late enough to avoid that.

@Shufei @glenda Heads up, everybody running Molly Brown! Lots of new goodies have arrived, many of them only in the last week or so:



You deep state shite-licking baboons don’t scare me. I’m sure I’m on your disgusting, shameful disposition matrix hit list. But your AI should tell you if you’ve lost people like me, you’ve lost the end game. Your empire is rotting from the inside and crumbling at the edges. Karma, bitches, comes for all tyrants.

Suck Covid through a straw and feed the daisies like good little boys.

police violence/supression 

huh, it seems like pacific northwest cops are pushing hard to end all protests today. They are clearing out the CHOP, Rose City Justice (the cop friendly BLM march in PDX as opposed to the ones that keep getting attacked) has declared their nightly marches over, the pdx police declared the more rad protest last night illegal as soon as it started and illegally unloaded tear gas and arrested journalists in a whole new level of police violence

recommandation "jeu vidéo" création de villes 

J'ai découvert Townscaper, un jeu vidéo qui permet de créer des villes en manipulant des maisons (Le terme jeu vidéo est débatable parce qu'il n'y a aucun objectif, aucun gameplay autre que créer des villes)
C'est hyper joli et hyper intuitif, je mets deux exemples tirés de la page steam pour que vous voyez, mais la grille est infinie donc avec du temps on peut faire des choses beaucoup plus massives.
Le jeu est sur steam et coûte 5€ :

I redrew a scene from the movie "The Last Unicorn," in an effort to push my style into a full complete project and not just a sketch/study.

I am so proud of this.

#ClipStudioPaint #Redraw #TheLastUnicorn

🇮🇳 Among other sites and Apps, Duckduckgo is now blocked by multiple ISPs in India. You can still search privately using Tor Browser.

Download now:

If EARNIT and/or LAED become law, you patriots might as well take a big steamy dump on Old Glory, because whatever “dream” the USA aspired to is *done*.

They are coming for all the weirdos with zip ties and chain link kettle camps and that means hackers, too.

Is it just me or did someone DDoS the judiciary committee site?

That’s a nice .gov you got there. Sure would be a shame if someone broke it...

@Shufei Extremely likely. I'd say 70-80% chance of yes.

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