Allow for every misstep, to make the adventure more robust.

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regular programs: oh this is a great ten year-old processor, we can do everything

browser: okay to read articles, i guess, just don't go crazy with extensions

half of new games: this won't start on pre-2013 anything and it needs exactly 8 cores, if you have 9 it will crash and burn

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There are at least 1200 covid-related German coinages: from Maskenflickenteppich (mask rag-rug, the patchwork of masking regulations) to Homeofficepauschale (home office flat-rate, a called-for €100/m home worker stipend), and so, so many more.

owid.de/docs/neo/listen/corona

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For those with better things to do than read my blog posts:

"Forever Falls," the first Aidan Redding novel, is now free everywhere. Here's #kindle, but your favorite bookstore probably has it as well. #scifi #ebook

amzn.to/2QtKRXf

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Did you know that the Metropolitan Museum has a huge online collection of art that's in the public domain, that you can browse through and download high res versions of?

Here are some examples of the things you can find there!

metmuseum.org/art/collection/s!?searchField=All&showOnly=openAccess&sortBy=Relevance&offset=0&pageSize=0

#MastoArt #ArtReference #CC0 #PublicDomain

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Hey, if you wanna catch up on my series where I co-write with an AI, all previous episodes (and the text produced) are here!

Part 5 is a great place to jump in as it's when I got an upgraded AI to write with.

🤖 📚 victoriacorva.xyz/?post_series

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In 2008 South Korean company Daewoo Logistics concluded a deal with the government of #Madagascar to lease 3.2 million acres of land, about half of arable land on the island, for 99 years at $12 an acre, with the food produced to be exported to #Korea. Popular resistance to the deal led to then-President Marc Ravalomanana's ouster in what has been called a revolution, and the Malagasy government under new President Andry Rajoelina scrapped the land deal. #BHM #BlackHistoryMonth #history

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@halcek when talking about the worrisome centralization of podcasts, one should not skip spotify who has been making hosts sign exclusivity deals

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Good news guys! Twitter could be looking to launch THE FIRST EVER decentralized social network. It's about time someone did this... entrepreneur.com/article/36532

@Castopod I thought you may be interested in knowing that in addition to @podcastindex, gpodder.net also offers an open public directory API which may be of interest to you at some point for the project to implement:

gpoddernet.readthedocs.io/en/l

Awesome project, thanks for your efforts!

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"Microsoft has essentially deprecated JavaScript and the non-profit foundation, which governed it, by TypeScript, which is governed and controlled by the for-profit Microsoft Corporation. … it took the ‘Evil Corp’ approach of making the foundation and JavaScript slowly irrelevant, so it could guarantee that it could monopolize and monetize the whole industry."
hackernoon.com/a-post-mortem-i
via @avalos and @takeonrules

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The centralization of hosting, mostly by PodBean (but also ) has been a worrisome trend. It’s a damn shame ’s development has essentially stalled.

insightfully, and writing repurposedly, are sometimes two different things, difficult to balance.

Turns out it’s affecting their stable client... but not the beta!

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How much difference can a slight change of pace make!

A good combination of dark and vibrant melodies in a memorable contrast that always offers some element to muse over.

innerwound.bandcamp.com/album/

A remaster of an I didn't previously realise was balanced this good.

innerwound.bandcamp.com/album/

youtube.com/watch?v=8K_nc3EoZb

Clarity usually distills complexity, but it’s not always easy to see for us, whether it also forgoes, or rather just more forcibly reveals an idea’s sophistication.

When stuck in ideation, break apart a core assumption at the heart of your premise.

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