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The FOSS community should gather together all the different public domain universes(Lovecraft, Robin Hood, Dracula, all the pulp/noir characters, etc) and build some sort of dope expanded franchise/universe of free & open source games/movies/books/TV/other cool stuff.

Come on, you know you want this to happen :D

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The NPCs mechanically interact/react with your character differently depending on the skin color you chose? You just taught players something about racism in a game without writing.

The multiplayer survival game you just made is only winnable with cooperation, not with battle royale? You just sent a political message in a game without writing.

Your browser-based incremental about an immigrant starting a business in the US keeps you from traveling as you can't read the language on the map...

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Ahh, today I remembered that I'm on the internet. I suppose I should take some time to put the new stuff I've made online and give updates about the unfinished stuff ^_^

The day has arrived. I can finally present you all my new project.
Inspired by NewPipe, Nitter, Invidious or Bibliogram, here comes Lingva, an alternative Front-end for Google Translate.

github.com/TheDavidDelta/lingv

It's a completely Free and Open Source project, so you can host your own instance. The directions are on the project's README.
You can also make any kind of contribution. Feel free to Pull Request.

FYI There's opensource.cooking

"A diabolically simple site for finding and sharing recipes...a recipe site to end all recipe sites. Simply browse recipes by tag or search for ingredients and dishes. Submit your favourite recipe and it will be reviewed and added..."

There aren't a lot of recipes yet, but with time, I'm sure there will be more submissions
opensource.cooking/allrecipes

I've been working on my cutscene/dialogue graph editor for #GodotEngine all weekend and it's starting to work pretty nicely. Not really much to look at though so you'll just have to take my word for it.

It won't be where I want it to be by then, but I'm sure I'll still use it in the upcoming #LudumDare. It'll be good enough to hack something together with.

To understand physics the best way you anyone can, I recommend reading The Feynman Lectures on Physics by Richard Feynman. There cannot exist any book as simple as it is. It has now also been made public by California Institute of Technology. You can find it at feynmanlectures.caltech.edu

Yesterday I made some good progress in getting the Camera2D in my Godot project to behave in the way I want it to. But the player's VisibilityNotifier2D seems to only send out the screen_exited signal when the player moves 2 tiles off the screen. Is there something I'm missing? I have no clue why it's behaving like this when the documentation says it behaves otherwise

I wanna see more Xenia art rather than that crap bloody penguin

xenia-linux-site.glitch.me/

Srsly folks a big part of why I use Linux is because it's fast as heck, and Tux, bless him, does not look like a particularly nippy creature

I’ve thought about this for a long time, but the pandemic really drove-home the need for this to me. Amazon is too big and has destroyed too much to simply be avoided, but I think we can replace it with something better.

jasongullickson.com/how-to-kil

Sooo why aren't there any horror movies in the same animation style as The Polar Express?

NFT, blockchain thoughts 

"We have a problem."
"What's that?"
"Digital things are functionally infinite and there's no scarcity to be found."
"How is that a problem?"
"We need to restrict it."
"Oooookay....? Still not sure how lack of scarcity is a pr—"
"I've invented a number that says I alone own this digital thing."
"What? By what authority?"
"Because I wasted a crapton of energy to make this number."
"....."
"I'm a genius"
".... So you're wasting resources to invent a number for the sole purpose of restricting access to otherwise-functionally-unlimited things?"
"Yes."
"Why?"
"It's the future."

@detondev This is not really a "read" per se, more like a interesting tidbit about urban dendrology.

So, have you heard about the pa-TREE-archy?

atlasobscura.com/articles/seas

@ice For some reason, I've always felt that the exploration style of the first King's Quest game possesed a certain purity/charm to it that I seldom feel elsewhere. Something about the empty, completely 'useless' sections of forest and land you would go through, combined with the non-scrolling camera and the small protagonist walking slowly across the screen in whichever direction you had pointed him in... just worked.

I wonder how much of this feeling is at work in your project :)

for some reason i'm suddenly really in the mood to read something interesting about trees

anyone got anything?

There shouldn’t be any shame in writing small software. Everything doesn’t have to “scale”.

If you build something cool it’s valid and good if it makes you or just a few people happy.

This doesn’t make you a bad programmer.

#plan9 #MIT licensed, copyright transferred to Plan9 Foundation 

Nokia bought Bell Labs, and Plan9, but is now transfering the copyright to Plan9 Foundation, and making at available under the MIT license.

This is wonderful.

Press release from Nokia: bell-labs.com/institute/blog/p

I assumed that if GPT-3 generated pickup lines, they would be terrible because they would be something like human pickup lines. Instead, they are terrible for more delightful reasons.
janellecshane.substack.com/p/g

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