An overdue #introduction toot: I'm a thoroughly pedestrian white cisdude whose opinions can safely be disregarded. I <3 computers but hate software, lose at all kinds of games and probably just had some coffee, regardless of time or day.
80's Educational Video Game Identification Help!
As part of a junior high extended science class we played a game where we tried to keep aliens alive in a lab. As new aliens were added it became harder to keep all of them alive and you had to experiment to keep them happy.
Anyone remember this? The graphics were primitive, even for the time. I played it on an Apple IIe.
I'm trying to write a thing about the back and forth history of control over hardware, software, and data, and I stumbled upon this:
The company that became AOL was originally founded as a pay-to-play game company using dialup on the Atari 2600. (They tried to do the same with music, but Warner Brothers was not interested. Ha!)
I honestly didn't know that assholery about software ownership went back that far, but I should have.
I've released version 2.0.0 of my RSS to ActivityPub converter! This now provides functionality I'd hacked in to https://rss.friend.camp - it requires OAuth 2.0 authorization for someone to create a new AP account for an RSS feed.
I used to run this service "in the open" but was overwhelmed by spammers. Now the admin of a Mastodon (or Pleroma or any federated server that is an OAuth 2 provider) can provide this converter as a service solely to members of their instance.
The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.