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i've tagged out 600+ open source, experimental and tiny tools by their qualities and built a new website for sorting through them!

these are all tools towards joyful digital creation, with the goal of enabling working entirely outside of proprietary systems- moving instead from one hand-made software to another.

(the list takes submissions if it is missing yours >:))

I present you: mosey culture (as opposed to hustle culture)

Our goals are out there and we work toward them, but we take our time.

"Someday I want to achieve my goal, but for now check out this pretty flower I have 🌻 . I'm gonna stop and enjoy it before I mosey on to my next task."

a babysitter 🤝 a baby-sitter
being able to mind a child

You're in The Grandparent Space.
Loosely scattered grandparents are floating in place and the sound of a ticking clock comes from above.

Not even noon localtime and I’m already losing fights with NodeJS.

We've had several complaints about CAPITALISM (slams fists on desk)

A very specific kind of salt in a very specific sort of wound.

Let's make a colour together! <3


A lot more projects should be put into maintenance mode.

command line tricks 

@darius One of my tricks when I'm doing sysadmin work is to have a script that iterates through a list of machines and sshs to them, grabs system activity info from them in this way, and then builds a top like interface for monitoring dozens of machines.

It's a surprisingly direct 1:1 analogy, too. Trickle down doesn't work, and requires substantial effort to maintain, in much the same way as a constant rotation of corn and beans in factory farming requires increased investment in fertilizers, which means less soil retention, more damaging runoff, etc.

By contrast, taking care of your economic susbstrate, giving them funds to survive on keeps money moving rather than being hoarded, bringing life to the system that benefits everything upstream.

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One of my dogs likes tennis balls and the other likes sticks. I am getting them this educational toy so that they will learn about topology.

the whole concept of "app" as thought of today is a consequence of free software having been completely obliterated as a cultural concept

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Easter is a day of rebirth, so why not set the field on fire

quick close up. a stephen west pattern , very simple, definitely needs a wash for the fabric to relax. I should sit down and figure out how much I need to knit per week to finish on time.

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Oh yeah, and if you're *still* not excited yet, let me explain this to you in other words.

Once this is out, the real fun thing begins...

A distributed, federated MUD.

No really. For real.

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Improperly handled ammunition 🤝 typing on any keyboard
being able to cause serious injury

Targi is a game I didn't notice for 8 years after the original release and will now play for 80 years after everyone else is interested.

Enjoyable emergent complexity &, thus, replayability.

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Wandering Shop

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.