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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鈥檝e destroyed our habitat.

So, how鈥檚 your week going? :)

Geary 0.13 is out! 馃帀馃帀馃帀

Featuring an all new account manager, olive-buttery-smooth conversation loading, GNOME Online Accounts integration, and a lot lot more: mail.gnome.org/archives/geary-

#Geary #GNOME #Linux #Email

@bleakgrey introduced me to Kai Engel a few months ago and I just wanted to share his latest album. It is gorgeous.

kaiengel.bandcamp.com/album/ch

Video games are a very unique art form. No other medium lets you design a world, a story where the audience can not only experience it firsthand, but also change the ultimate outcome.

Sure, plays can do this to an extent, but they're limited by the laws of physics. In video games, you can SET the laws of physics yourself.

This lets you as a game dev connect with the audience on such an unprecedentedly-deep level.

Random thought:

The great thing about considering your software projects to be experiments (testing whether design ideas are good), is that as long as you put in enough quality work you can't fail.

No matter what you learn something.

Do you want to completely change the Linux Desktop environment forever?

Help me and other 3 developers build Akira, the first and only Native Vector Graphic Tool for UX Designers.

Regain your independence from proprietary apps, help us make Akira happen!

kickstarter.com/projects/aleca
#linux #design #sketch #figma #opensource #kickstarter #help

RT @KenneyNL@twitter.com

Created a plug-in for Unity that makes it look you're using Unreal by adding a "lighting has to be rebuilt" text in the corner. The plug-in is open source, free to use and will fool any gamer. github.com/KenneyNL/Unreal-Sim #gamedev #indiedev (i'm deeply sorry <3 both)

馃惁馃敆: twitter.com/KenneyNL/status/10

Hey. HEY. Listen up, people doing hobby stuff.

If you share your work, it's okay to want to get paid for it.

Even if it's stuff you give away in other forms or to individuals. Even if it's built on the free work of others. As long as you're not violating a license somewhere, you do nothing wrong by charging to cover your costs working on things, or building things, or maintaining things, or creating things.

We all need to get by. Giving stuff away is great. It's not *required.*

One reason I love (and the majority of the ) is because most of the people here may disagree strongly with my thoughts, but more often than not people stay fairly respectable. I can call many of you (with whom I completely disagree on a very basic level) colleagues and friends. There is virtually no love-loss because of a disagreement.

It gives me hope for the future of humanity that there are so many polar opposites being excellent to each other!

@poetgrant

C is also technically the UNIX philosophy, yet there were many safer, better designed languages even at the time and now especially. Just because something has been around a long time doesn't mean it is the best. That's a surprisingly conservative stance when it comes to technology. Rust, Pony etc. are showing that low level systems programming could do a lot better than C, why not apply the same to the rest of the ecosystem?

@tramtrist

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