I have to be at my volunteer gig in an hour and my brain does Not Want to get going at all. Bleh.

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Comparatively judging #games on a linear hit parade "top ten" style ladder doesn't make much sense to me.

My excitement in gaming comes from probing exploratory fingers into a particular niche & following it down into its hidden depths.

Sometimes an honest tailored passion is a sweeter & more memorable find than a polished broad-appeal blockbuster twinkling in the Sun.

Some of my most treasured gaming moments come from these unknown gems.

It's a shame going niche precludes making a living.

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A friend just shared a screenshot of a tweet that's perfectly in line with what I was talking about this morning.

You can have a PhD in physics and still forget a basic word like "photon." And when you do, what comes to your mind might be a Germanic construction like "shiny crumb."

I absolutely love "shiny crumb" and I wish to nominate it for the new Germanic alternative to this Greek word.

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Free college,

or the far more radical idea,

jobs that make decent money without requiring college.

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Capitalism in a nutshell:

1. Invest all money in businesses that exploit natural resources (the environment/people) in an unquenchable, shortsighted & illogical thirst for perpetual growth within a closed system.

2. When ramifications become visible, blame the people forced to patronise those businesses due to lack of alternatives for being irresponsible in their personal consumption choices.

Rinse and repeat until we all die because we’ve destroyed our habitat.

So, how’s your week going? :)

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Hey, friends, could I ask you to add Get in the Car, Loser! to your Steam wishlist? That sort of thing will really help its visibility when it launches later this year! store.steampowered.com/app/938

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The command line is the jazz of the programming world; Once you learn the scales and have the feels, you can live-improvise a solution to nearly any problem. Not everyone likes jazz, but not everyone likes sonotas either.

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this is a pretty neat zine about Social Ecology. If you are interested in that topic and want a fun intro then check it out


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HTML, CSS and our vanishing industry entry points, If we make it so that you have to understand programming to even start, then we take something open and enabling, and place it back in the hands of those who are already privileged. 💯 true. rachelandrew.co.uk/archives/20

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Omg this is amazing!! Browsing the web using a web browser from 1991!!
(Which works in the browser) via @rem@twitter.com

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Well I spent the day writing up and developing and designing a skeletal RPG system meant to be a flexible module/extension based copyleft solution for building games and homebrews out of an efficient system of mechanics.

At its core it's taking elements from GURPS, D&D, and Storyteller System. Stripping it to the bone. Streamlining it. Making drastic changes to elements I think don't work.

My goal is for it to be flexible and for certain modules to be compatible with each other.

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for fantasy sonas like dragons, its amplified by there not being one agreed upon characterization of the species (well, dragons would be an order or even a class). two dragons may be identifying with totally different aspects of contrasting dragon mythologies

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like gender, i think different people find different aspects of their fursona to be representative of themselves

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On the bright side, I got my Books page updated today, so if you're looking to read some of my backlist, well... lilithsaintcrow.com/the-books/

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I don't think I'm ever going to get over how quickly people in housing groups jump on these shared-room places just because they're within 15 mins of the city.

Some of them are $150 or so, which yeah I can at least get the low price being tempting. But the ones that are $200+/wk? Why pay $200 to share a bunk bed with a stranger when you could get a room to yourself for the same amount, and just sit on a bus for an extra 10 mins??

I'll never understand.

Things done so far today:

+ studied Python
+ Played some Vampyr
+ Applied to 2 jobs
+ Social media'ed in a good way
+ Lifted weights
+ Picked up my room a bit
+ Laundry

I still want to do some writing and stuff, but after listing all that out I feel pretty good about today!

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