It's 100% valid to want cw'ed political posts

Sometimes one of my cats sees a spider or a bug way up high, and I hold him up so he can bat it down and go chase it. He hates being held, but his love of batting at stuff outweighs that, so for that moment we're a team.

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I will be pronouncing the year verbally as "mixy" for the next thousand or so days.

am very proud of you for making it to 2021, mew :blobcatheart:

i know 2020 was a hard hard year for a lot of people. i'm so glad you are here today to party with me :blobcatlove:

Such a good and underrated talk by @wilkie -- "Preserving Digital Art and Games for 100 Years!" youtube.com/watch?v=R9b5TNOlyR

There are a lot of sensors in my basement that haven't been incorporated into anything ridiculous yet. That's the problem I'm really trying to solve πŸ˜…

Arduino has such a nice USB HID library that making the embroidery-hoop steering wheel for American Truck Simulator was pretty easy. I'm thinking I might want to make a bunch of custom input devices in 2021 - a bunch of fun, silly, or very-specific controllers.

It's the sort of project where it would be useful to have a definite deadline for each one (an implicit quality ceiling for prototypes, kind of), so maybe like 1 a month?

For people in the US who might be running out of coffee soon, web site sales are included in the fundraiser, so if you get your order placed between January 1 and January 3 (inclusive, Central time zone), 20% of the total (including shipping) will be donated to Racine County Food Bank.

What are some good games with black protagonists or black developers? My Steam library is so white. It’s actually disturbing how I can only think of two games that have a PoC main character, and one that has a black main character.

Games with character creation are excluded unless they really put effort into character creation for black folks.

Looks like Amazon is retiring the Goodreads API, which just another step towards basically abandoning Goodreads and folding it into some other Amazon service I guess: joealcorn.co.uk/blog/2020/good

My advice? Get off Goodreads while you still can (ie export your content) and move over to StoryGraph: beta.thestorygraph.com

A black-owned startup finally developing a viable alternative to Goodreads. Fuck yeah!

(Why not LibraryThings? Because, guess what.. it’s also owned by Amazon!)

Former Milwaukee Police Chief has been reinstated. He was removed from his position because of his handling of this summer’s protests in the city, and the obviously preemptive violent responses that the police had against peaceful protestors. Just like in most cities this summer, police in Milwaukee tear gassed & shot β€œnon-lethal” rounds at people holding signs and marching.

#acab #DefundDivestDisbandThePolice

jsonline.com/story/news/local/

The format was not
commercially successful
and was abandoned

Finally got my otf parser working for bitmap fonts that don't have one dimension that's a multiple of 8! In celebration, I've thrown an extravagant new pattern on stitch.website . If you want a pattern there (or want a custom one that's like one there already), let me know and I'll throw you a PDF gratis!

irc may be old and clunky but at least it can't get acquired by salesforce

want to spend $60 on the cyberpunk genre without giving it to a game that will either kill you on the inside or just literally kill you?

some folks over at itch.io put together a cool bundle of games that directly support queer & poc indie devs!

itch.io/b/723/be-a-better-cybe

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