The biggest reason I've replayed it so much is that there are four main paths, and what kind of information characters are willing to give you, and what side of themselves they show are path-dependent.
It really makes them seem like real people, who don't make it convenient for the player to know all their motives.
I've been playing and replaying Tyranny by Obsidian Entertainment for the last year. It's got some great story and voice acting, and I always enjoy the magic system.
The premise is unusual in that your character is a conscripted enforcer for an evil empire in a world that just made it out of the Bronze Age, and it draws a lot of inspiration from real tyrants and atrocities. None of it is in bad taste, but it is very thought-provoking.
Ten years ago, I didn't care about problems my decisions might create for my future self.
Five years ago, I practiced moderation to try to "balance" between my present self's gratification and future self's security.
Recently, I've tried to practice treating my future self as a different person than my present self, making decisions that show that future self the same respect I'd show to another human today.
broke: roadrunner is the hero and wiley cayote is the villain
woke: wiley cayote is the hero and roadrunner is the villain
bespoke: the roadrunner is a tragedy about in the material conditions that force roadrunner and wiley cayote to be at costant odds
baroque: the roadrunner is an absurdist comedy in which roadrunner and wiley cayote are on the same side but have decided to play these games to occupy their time
The new Firefox password manager Lockbox for Android actually uses the clipboard to fill in logins.
But in Android the clipboard is public to all apps running, any app running in the backround can monitor the clipboard.
(relevant code here: https://github.com/mozilla-lockbox/lockbox-android/blob/master/app/src/main/java/mozilla/lockbox/store/ClipboardStore.kt)
(info on reading clipboards here: https://security.stackexchange.com/questions/176373/can-phone-apps-read-my-clipboard)
New quick blog post about how you can use a simple bash script (really just a CURL command) to quickly organize your github repos.
There are moments, like when my home feed is dominated by a single account who just toots too much, drowning out other accounts, when I long for some curation, like I was used to from e.g. Google+.
But then when I read another article about how dangerous it is to let algorithms decide what we see on social media, because it amplifies existing human bias and opens us up to manipulation, I am happy to be on a social network that doesn't let an AI filter what I see.
Something that is blatantly obvious from looking through the actual physical historical record is that there are many women in computer science history that we just don't hear about. Sharla P. Boehm is the co-author of one of the three main papers that Paul Baran wrote inventing packet switching. Yet Baran is the only one remembered as its inventor. (Actually CO-inventor because another man independently invented it. No love for Boehm.)
For context, Samsung NEXT is an innovation-focused arm of Samsung. We are looking to further decentralization technology in general, and focused the grant specifically on open source and research projects.
I was going to announce it a bit later and more properly, but Mastodon received a $70k grant from Samsung NEXT through OpenCollective. I intend to make it available to those who contribute to the project, and have already notified some of the most regular contributors. The way OpenCollective works is that anyone can submit an expense and all transactions are listed transparently. It also holds the money.
As for myself, I intend to continue using Patreon for my own wage/costs.
Today I read what basically seemed like a hit-piece on Mastodon to warn people away from it because of internal disputes.
Yet here I am, enjoying my feed of #Linux and tech fans, seeing no adverts, not having random tweets promoted that I couldn't give a rats arse about, not having to *for the tenth time* tell it to order my toots normally...the list goes on.
Mastodon is lovely.
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