Jonesing for that tall-ship feeling. Pity Naval Action is busted in the ways it is; I may try to play again on the PvE server, but it's clearly second-class. I still need to make that final Naval Action criticism video, though. Maybe early March.

If I ever make a video game of my own, it'll be a model ship game.

hot take: modern agile methods are the latest in a line of managerial and process engineering tactics to try to preserve developers’ pride in being important to their job, while directing their decisionmaking energies away from any actual mission or business decisions

Someone on Twitter mentioned that in some regions of Germany, a common idiom for whenever there's mist in the forest is "The foxes are making coffee", and thought the image was evocative enough for an illustration.

Well, I took the bait! 🦊☕

#MastoArt #CreativeToot #Lineart

"Did you burp?"
"Yup."
"I really wish you hadn't."
"Yeah, well, we don't always get what we want."

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If businesses put as much effort into finding other models of sustainability as they put into chastising users for adblocks, there might actually be some sustainable web businesses out there.

If yr into machine learning and AI but yr not following Janelle Shane's work, I dunno what to tell you.

Given what I know about group consensus and decisions, I feel like I might be able to help found just such a cooperative - but I don't know who else is interested.

I want a deployment platform for apps that operates as a user-owned cooperative rather than as a privately-owned, for-profit enterprise, but I'm not aware of anything in the space operating that way. Open-source platform systems like Flynn are the closest, but to me part of the value prop is in centralizing expertise while distributing risk, and open source doesn't scratch that itch.

Now that Google Maps is letting you report speed traps and redirect traffic thereby, I'd like to propose that it's our civic duty to keep streets safer by reporting speed traps at random throughout the city, with particular attention to bike routes or school zones.

if you unironically introduce your romantic partner as your "better half" consider that you're setting people up to rely on your partner to cover your faults, consider not doing that, and get into good, supportive therapy.

revisit your relationships when you believe in yourself as a complete person.

i'm probably the only person in the world to giggle about this but to heck with it

Here's a thesis: "The web broke FOSS' consensus systems."

* The FOSS community is catastrophically bad at negotiated consensus
* The process of forks, standardization, and normalization of changes to software nonetheless acts as a backstop, allowing the discovery of consensus based on what actually ends up used
* That process relies on a system where software is a thing you install, or at least a thing your administrator installs for you
* Web software is innately centralizing because of names

@owen (in case it needs to be said there really aren’t any lesser humans)

A very American thing is serving Too Much food as an expression of luxury. Thanks, being physically distorted by my meal is definitely what separates me from lesser humans.

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