Tales of Space and Magic has aged badly in places. It could use a second edition, but why bother? Hardly anyone cared about the first one.

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Framasoft ne piste personne, du coup pour comprendre vos attentes, besoins, envies... on tente un truc original : vous demander.

Ouais, c'est osé.

Vous avez un mois pour répondre à notre grande enquête "Ce que vous pensez de Framasoft", ça nous aidera beaucoup.

Ça dure 5 à 10mn maxi, et ça peut se faire directement sur le Framablog :

framablog.org/2022/05/23/ce-qu

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Fuck video “documentation” and write a goddamn user manual

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One of the biggest mistakes I've seen in so many discords is the idea that the server can't just be quiet. It's okay for the place to not be constantly active, particularly with a hobby server focused on one thing.

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@Alamantus Been working on a little experiment. It's not meant to be shared and might not last long, but maybe you'd like to see how I'm using FeatherWiki?

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Feather Wiki version 1.2.0 is now available! #Markdown support has been added, the looks have been spruced up, and there's a new domain:

feather.wiki

That link has everything worth knowing about #FeatherWiki, so check it out! #wiki

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All of our lives we've been told that quitting is a sign of weakness. I'm having none of that. I'm proud to be a quitter and I'm reclaiming it for myself. It takes strength of character to say, "No, fuck this and fuck you".

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Most of the time I see something under the banner of AI promoted as a way to do tasks that not enough people are paid to do, my first thought is what if hiring people is actually good?

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Fine, here's my insightful take on manhood:

How to tell if you're a man: Does it make you happy to think of yourself as one? If you're not sure, try it out. Take as much time as you need. Much love to you on this journey.

How to be a man: Think of yourself as one. If you feel safe doing so, tell other people.

How to be a good man: Be a good person while thinking of yourself as a man.

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Treating burnout as an individual failure rather than a symptom of society-wide malfunction under late-stage capitalism and a rising tide of fascism is simply another attempt to vampirise us, goddammit.

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Unsurprisingly, I finished reading Tales of Robin Hood Told For Children already. Short book w/ familiar stories.

Overall, fairly standard with a heavy emphasis on the Norman/Saxon overlay. I have a lot of thoughts on how that overlay and the forced addition of Richard as 'the good king ( jessmahler.com/the-good-king-m ) don't sit at all well together.

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I’ve wondered this same thing about photos of Japan for years, and he nailed it.

"You've read 1 of 3 free articles." Actually no, I haven't. You showed me the pop-up before I could read the *title*. (closes tab)

"The world is going to hell in a hamper," Karen thought to herself, struggling to coax an overfull shopping cart across the supermarket's parking lot, among SUVs that screeched and honked. In the distance, firefighting engines raced, lights flashing.

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btw i strongly advocate writing/drawing/creating a self insert story where everything happens the way you want it to and you're perfect and everyone loves you. you don't have to show it to anyone (but you can if you want). it's really fun and empowering!

i mean, i also add angst and pain, because i love that shit, but you do what works for you.

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“If you think technology can solve your problems, then you don’t understand technology and you don’t understand your problems”.

~ Mariana Mazzucato

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Imagine #libraries don't exist, but there's this person who thought of them and is trying to convince everyone else about them.

-Borrow books for free? People are going to steal them!
-You can just come in to use a computer? Well that's just going to be abused by freeloaders.
-Staff? Who is going to pay them? Why should my taxes be wasted subsidising access to books for people who haven't saved and bought their own?

How many amazing things do we dismiss? What is our society missing out on?

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You really don't understand how much bullshit tech companies have conditioned us to put up with until you pick up a device from 20 or 30 years ago. The absence of all the bullshit on the old device really puts all your current ones into stark contrast.

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