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Today in I am sharing one of my favorite dishes - Roasted Red Pepper Pasta:

It's has a bit of a kick, but it's mainly smokey & cheesy...and all vegan!

@rek I just discovered your quick sunflower seed parmesan ( and I am hoping to make some for the meal this week.

Does the mix keep well? I wouldn't mind making a larger batch and storing it for few weeks, but want to make sure it won't spoil (as never kept blended sunflower seeds before and I am concerned about oil from them affecting the other ingredients).

Because my wife made it today, I am sharing one of my favorite meals in : Sweet and Spicy Peanut Sauce Tofu Bowl!


This year's Eurovison (watching it is a tradition with my wife) introduced me to an amazing electro folk band from Ukraine: Go_A.

Their song, Шум (Shum) is the Slavic techno ritual you didn't know you needed in your life:

Now it's time to dig into their discography!

Today I stumbled upon a cool tool for generating static websites - zoner:

It doesn't do anything really groundbreaking, but it comes as an executable!

So you put your markdown files in a folder, run the executable and you have a site ready to be uploaded. I think it would be great for people who just want to make a simple site and don't want to worry about setting a whole environment to run whatever the framework requires.

Help! I fell into MSX rabbit hole and can't get out :glenda:

I still can't get over the fact that we embraced the boring beige boxes for our computing needs over the industrial design that was happening with the MSX platform. Even the cheaper models had STYLE that still looks sleek today.

It's a shame the platform never really took off much outside of Japan.

I keep running into some real *fossil* websites during my research into early nerd games.

Today's find is a web1.0 site from a military major about (matrix) games he uses for training:

From the looks of it, it's all hand-coded, and because how simple it is, it kinda has a responsive layout!

Also, love the bit that tells you how big each file is - it reminds me of all the home sites I used to visit in the late 90s.

Today I went on a bit of a nostalgia trip through my old usenet / newsgroup posts. It was a bittersweet feeling seeing who I used to be...

...but, what's more important is that I discovered an internet fossil!

I recommended a small rpg fansite to someone on usenet in early 2003. To my surprise, the thing is still online & pretty much unchanged!

Love finding those *vintage* sites in the wild :)

Today I spent couple hours making a little April Fools joke in a form of an RPG(?)... it's all very hermetic & "inside baseball," catering to a niche within a niche.

Needless to say, it didn't really reached many people as a joke, but I still enjoyed designing an obnoxiously *de-luxe* flyer.

I really need to make time for creative activities, because it really makes me feel better (and I kinda need that right now).

I'vejust been reminded of this bit of urban dendrology trivia:

If you (like me) suffer from seasonal allergies while in US cities, blame the pa-TREE-archy!

...I mean, you really should blame capitalism, as it is the true *root* of the problem, but I couldn't pass that pun 😉

I got my hands on a late XIX century mimeograph to help with back-engineering the forgotten printing/duplicating method.

There is very little information about pre-electric mimeography, & I was struggling to recreate it with the small, mid century machine I have - simply too many variables & unknowns.

This kit is all manual, but what's more important, it comes with stencil paper and a writing plate. Now I can experiment with using materials that I know to work!

I tried to make it work in tabletop games with proc-gen, but it's hard to do when you, as a player, can see exactly how the underlying system works.

I think a level of obfuscation is needed for it to work. You need to have hope that there's some meaning to uncover - an author's intent. You can create similar narratives with rolling bunch of times on random tables, but you know it was just chance - the experience is not the same.

I hope to find a way to make it work on tabletop one day :)

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Also, this video is a cool example of humans being able to create meanings / patterns if given enough "data."

This is something I am constantly interested in, especially how it relates to game design. It is really cool to see someone find meaning where (from point of view of the creator) there wasn't any!

Dark Souls games do that masterfully - at least I think they do, there is no definitive Lore and plenty of people have their own interpretation of the story - I find it really cool.

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Someone enjoyed a little jam game I made few years back enough to make a little video analysis about it on youtube:

I've been pretty stressed since last week, and this has really helped put a smile on my face :)

"#Zine Machine is a compact 3D-printed block printing press. Convert images into blocks, try friends' blocks, or use the supplied type to set a page.

All files and instructions necessary to print and use a zine machine are open to the public ...Designed and released by Gestalte Design, Zine Machine is an experiment in guerilla digital fabrication."

Today I had a dream that the copyright law was changed and it basically pushed 30 more years of media into public domain. In my dream I was already working on a game with bunch of art, characters and plots from 30s-50s pulp magazines.

I was sad when I woke up.

This post resonates with me so strongly I was practically laughing while reading it. Absolutely love the concepts and I think about this super frequently. Great ideas!

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