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I need help from the :
At the beginning of this year I discovered a mastodon account (on a different FOSS instance) called "Freed Creative", they also owned a channel with the same name and uploaded awesome tutorials.
I noticed NewPipe complaining about not being able to find the account, like 2 weeks ago. So I did a quick mastodon search but it only returned @freedcreative@tilvids.com and @freedcreative@peertube.social .
Does anyone know what happened to the account?

Now that we are on the new flat and it's starting to look more like a house and less like a warehouse I managed to catch up some email, Linkedin and GitHub notifications that had been piling up since last month. Hopefully I can be up to speed again in a week or two.

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Honestly, what's wrong with me that I would voluntarily get up at 6am on a Sunday and start hacking?!

Sleep in, have a delicious breakfast, take a hot shower.

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Never forget: most of us have been poisoned by a toxic educational system that teaches us systematically that failing at a task or not knowing a correct answer is shameful.

There is no inherent shame in failure, in not knowing, or in being wrong, and we shouldn't actively shame others for it.

Get back up, learn something new, and try again.

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How you used to get people looking at your website before "going viral" was a thing, in the Web 1.0 days when people surfed the information superhighway by clicking on links to go from site to site.

1. The "Links" page! Every site had a page that was just links to other websites that the site owner thought were cool. You could email other site owners whose sites you thought were cool and ask if they thought your site was cool too, and they'd link back to you.

First game. First he victory. ✌️ I need to buy some proper balanced blank dice for a nice set.

Why do I have to unsubscribe from mailing lists I haven't subscribed to.

@threemaapp How's it going? Do you have any estimates on when can we be testers of the multi device feature? My phone's battery is not feeling so good 😬

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Ursula K. Le Guin on "technology" 

"Technology is the active human interface with the material world.

But the word is consistently misused to mean only the enormously complex and specialised technologies of the past few decades, supported by massive exploitation both of natural and human resources.

This is not an acceptable use of the word. "Technology" and "hi tech" are not synonymous, and a technology that isn't "hi," isn't necessarily "low" in any meaningful sense.

We have been so desensitized by a hundred and fifty years of ceaselessly expanding technical prowess that we think nothing less complex and showy than a computer or a jet bomber deserves to be called "technology " at all. As if linen were the same thing as flax — as if paper, ink, wheels, knives, clocks, chairs, aspirin pills, were natural objects, born with us like our teeth and fingers -- as if steel saucepans with copper bottoms and fleece vests spun from recycled glass grew on trees, and we just picked them when they were ripe..."


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Introducing seeking-maintainers.net! 🎉

A few days ago, @kev asked the community for help maintaining his side-project, 512kb.club. This got me thinking.

There are loads of maintainers out there feeling burnt out, but they can't abandon their project since people are depending on the project to be maintained.

In an effort to combat this, I built a website that lists projects looking for new maintainers. It's still quite empty and has some rough edges, so any feedback is very welcome.

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The #playdate SDK is now public! so excited to see what people start doing with it :)


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Making progress on a new Android IRC client. I believe it's the first one which doesn't keep a permanent notification opened (harmful for battery usage), but still behaves properly (by periodically synchronizing messages via chathistory).


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One thing I was thinking about... is how a lot of today's computing tech is ephemeral, almost by design.

Think about a modern M1-based Mac. You likely won't be able to power it up at all in 30 years. Retrocomputing of today's tech decades from now will be a huge challenge.

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Rekka asked me to design a little boardgame for the upcoming novel Wiktopher.

I present you Hako.

Hako is played with 8 dice, where each face painted into 4 triangles with 2 colors. There are 6 different sides to a hako die.

Players each pick a color, and begin with 4 dice. Each turn, a player rolls a die and try to surround any die in play with 4 triangles of its color.


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A Long Bet: "The original URL for this prediction will no longer be available in eleven years." Less than a week to go. longbets.org/601/

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If you find yourself in the situation where you need to convince a friend or family member to not use Facebook, I mirrored the content of the now-defuct stopusingfacebook website to a txti website:


Boosts appreciated!

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"If Meta is not given the option to transfer, store and process data from its European users on US-based servers, Facebook and Instagram may be shut down across Europe, the social media giants’ owner reportedly warned in its annual report."

Sounds great! 🙏🎉🙏🎉


Last weekend we had awesome weather and took my out for a test drive. Is a cinematic one so I can't do crazy things with it, but you can make awesome videos and pictures even if you don't have any artistic skills like me.

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