I’m considering reopening memberships for the gaming group I put on hold, the “league of ordinary gentlefolk”
If you enjoy playing friendly games with emotionally intelligent, kind people and want a discord group with a mod who gives a shit about intersectionality without putting the education and moderation work on members of socioeconomically constricted groups hit me up for an invite to #LOOGGames!
I’m planning to do an hour every few nights just hanging out in voice chat!
You can charge for material things - paper, ink, packaging material, the time of the workers to prepare it. You can even charge for bandwidth, server upkeep, and electricity. But information has no material cost and therefore cannot be sold.
Exercise civil disobedience: it's your obligiation as a good citizen to be a pirate. We can negotiate again when they change the law to make copyrighted works enter the public domain within our lifetimes.
Using https://meta.discourse.org/t/jitsi-video-conference-component/146046?u=maiki (mirror'd at https://allthe.codes/mirror/discourse-jitsi) theme component. ^_^
Suicide mention / JSTOR
Before anyone sinks into warm feelings about JSTOR allowing free access for a period of time, remember they played a part in the events that lead up to the extreme legal harassment which drove Aaron Schwartz to suicide.
What was he accused of? Trying to make JSTOR articles available for free.
Don't know him? If you've used Reddit, Markdown, Creative Commons license, RSS, or podcasts (RSS backend) you've used something Aaron helped create.
Thanks to @Alex-Esko, who put a 100€ bounty on the packaging of Calculator++ (https://f-droid.org/en/packages/org.solovyev.android.calculator/), the app is now available through F-Droid for everyone. 🎉
(With an update fixing the remaining bugs introduced by the F-Droid build coming very shortly)
PSA: last night one of our pyrex cooking dishes exploded.
not fractured, exploded. “pyrex isn’t supposed to do that” we thought.
as of a few years ago, Pyrex sold their brand, the new company changed glass recipe as a cost cutting measure, resulting in a pandemic of exploding cookware and a class action lawsuit.
thankfully the patent has expired and the keyword to look for in competing glass cookware products is “borosilicate glass”
I need a simple and funny set of badges to give out to my friends on my friendly forums for completing "quests" which are like "talking-out-loud-things-I'd-like-to-do-but-wish-I-have-a-friend-to-do-with-todo-items". That I've gamified. To prove that #Discourse is a JSON-based message bus, while #goHugo is the SSI+cocaine combo I've always wanted. And needs #badges, because of course it needs badges.
The "fertilizer" is distributed to members of under-funded communities who operate cooperatively owned organizations in chunks of $500 a pop, no questions asked; so long as you provide your bylaws/operating agreement and registration with the CA SoS.
Once the loan has been repaid; or they reach additional milestones; they qualify for a $5,000 loan. Once they go further; they qualify for a $50,000 loan, etc.
All loan repayments get rolled back into the fund.
Notable attributes: PTSD, compulsively open, webcrafter. Renders in Oakland, documents at https://interi.org.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko