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@thelibrarian everything you see here is googled and thoroughly trial and errorred. :D But it's sooo satisfying!

I look forward to seeing what you make!

@whtrbt I've just picked up the NES programming book that the creator of 8bitworkshop.com/ put out. It's my first dive into assembly, but I've always wanted to make something authentic on my own!

@peregrine This place can have that effect! I've been working on a single syntax theme for 2 years, tweaking and updating, so I should take a page from your book.

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@FredBednarski I was hesitant to mention it at all, as I'm literally using social media in order to talk with you guys... I haven't been on almost all summer, so at least I'm not completely addicted. But there's too many wonderful things around here to stay away for too long.

Has anyone watched the Social Dilemma on Netflix? It's got many high level social media employees, telling you what their companies do with users data. To most people on Mastodon, this is well-known already; most users are likely conscious about their data just by virtue of being here already.

Still, how do you get, say, your girlfriend, or daughter, who are just average Americans not inside a programmers bubble, to give a shit about their privacy?

I don't want to be the lecturing dad... 〽️

I have the majority written in markdown, but it's my first technical book so I don't know how to design this thing in a way that it can be translated into pdf, epub, print, html, what have you.

Ive looked into magicbook and mdbook, I've used scrivener for planning, github for wiki, and I just can't do it in word. It's not conducive to code.

Any suggestions would be great. People are wanting it and suggesting I start a kickstarter but I can until I'm confident in the presentation.

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I'm writing a technical book for and I Am aiming to make it as close to a holy text as possible. All you could ever need for reference, and many games that are built from scratch. A chapter on history of fantasy consoles and a comprehensive, robust series of modules that can be used in any project. I've been at it for a year but its in so many pieces that I need to find a platform or style to begin compiling it all.

What should I write it in?

@lains Happy Birthday! It's also my sisters birthday , and I would have forgotten if you hadn't made this comment. Serendipity strikes again.

My favorite song on the album is Laser Life, and if I ever made a movie, this would be the opening song.

If I had to recommend one song on the album for you to listen to though, it's track 4, Camouflage, Camouflage. The lyrics are pure chaotic poetry, and especially during the vocal solo, are guaranteed to induce some chills.

In case you are wondering, both singers are male, a fact I didn't know for the first few months I knew of their music.

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Share the album that you identify most personally with. To be honest with you, this is difficult for me to do - as I have this feeling of ownership over it because of how much it means to me, and how few people have ever liked the songs on it that I've shared with them.


The Blood Brothers are the reason I fell in love with hardcore, and heavily inspired my own music at the time. I saw them perform on their final tour at the Black Cat in DC, and it was perfect.

@cblgh That is literally the nicest looking loaf of bread I've ever seen. I would pay 20 bucks for it no doubt. I'm imagining how it would be to eat it, and I never do that. It's like Middle Earth food.

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@neauoire That's only the first half actually! It just felt very apt to the situation. 🙂 Read the whole thing aloud, the cadence just fills you with determination.

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Know that if something happens to us at sea, that we have left this world without regrets, we had had the opportunity of being surrounded with amazing and kind people, that we've had the incredible chance of seeing more than we had ever hoped, and that we wish that our death will not discourage anyone to take on such an adventure for it's not about the length of life but how it is spent.

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Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

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A week on from my first mushroom experience I'm still feeling good.

I even have felt urges to do things proactively which has not happened in a long time. It never even really happened when I was on SSRIs.

I think that I will write about the experience at length in the near future.

@dualhammers I haven't shroomed in maybe a decade, but it was an intensely positive experience for me. It permanently changed the way I thought about living beings. And I only did them twice. If you took them for depression, just guessing because you mentioned ssris, then I have to imagine it greatly helped. It's something that should be seriously considered for therapeutic usage.

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Any or people in town should check out and bookmark my new and improved Pico-8 API!


I'm still fixing it up, but you can read the short blog post I made at the BBS, lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=38289.

Thanks all!

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