So we're all nostalgic for Winamp, which I get. All those skins, etc.. But who else to MP3s (or the short-lived MP2s) _before_ Winamp?
Because I found a mirror (links broken, unfortunately) of the maplay 1.2+ for win32 page, and wow does it take me back: https://hwiegman.home.xs4all.nl/fileformats/mp3/mp1A_src/mp2win32.html
I listened to so many low quality encodings of anime songs with that thing. (Well, maybe not _that_ many-- I was limited both to what I could download over dialup and to what I could find on the pre-Google Internet.)
This is what the Internet looked like when I was first able to access it at home and explore all the wonders of human knowledge and creativity using Internet Explorer 2.0: https://gifcities.org/?q=sailor+moon
I tried to generate images of candy hearts using Ryan Murdock's CLIP+BigGAN method.
The results were less sweet than I had hoped.
Decided to try GPT-3 at the task of generating candy hearts. They are not candy hearts you'll see in the store. https://janellecshane.substack.com/p/okay-gpt-3-candy-hearts?r=1lic4&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web&utm_source=twitter
Heap-based buffer overflow in sudo:
- exploitable by any local user (even non-sudoers)
- introduced in July 2011
- affects default configuration
A thing I just learned: myths from all over the world describe the Pleiades as seven sisters, with a story about why only six are visible. But 100,000 years ago seven of them would've been visible, so the original "seven sisters" name may have been coined then, which was _before humans even left Africa_: https://phys.org/news/2020-12-world-oldest-story-astronomers-global.html
(Content warning: several of the myths involve shitty male pursuers in the form of the constellation Orion, because of course they do. *sighs at, e.g., the Greeks*)
The latest Bundle of Holding is the modern edition of Changeling: The Dreaming, which is... a bit twee, honestly, and very white, but not without merit. And the money goes to the late author’s partner, who’s facing gigantic medical bills and homelessness:
Dragon Quest XI, only vague spoilers
The premise of the game sounds so dated, but what actually happens in act 1 is you travel the world making severely queer-coded friends almost everywhere you go. And so far act 2 is about revisiting those towns and organizing for mutual aid??
It's not a game for people who don't like talking to everyone, reading all the readable books, getting invested in minor NPC stories, etc.. But boy howdy is that what I like in DQ games and does this one ever deliver.
Alphabet (google) workers just formed a union
Queer trans dork into type systems, feminist scifi/fantasy novels, the ancient world, and 🌺.
Mostly cross-posting (non-RTs only) for now.
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.