I wrote a ttRPG about an imaginary fighting video game about international conspiracies, and now you can get it for free! Iron Street Combat’s custom hand-to-hand combat subsystem painstakingly replicates the experience of haphazard button-mashing in a game you don’t really understand how to play. drivethrurpg.com/product/27323

Note to self: an hour of ASL followed by an hour and a half of French leaves your brain mush.

Lately, pens. Fountain pens. Great, another, to use my dad's phrase, patrician taste.

That said, writing on paper has been really helpful for my thought processes lately. Ink, pen, and paper is a great combo.

(The ability to seamlessly move between text and diagram or image is particularly powerful, but using nice materials is also powerful. Right now, my paper is my weakest link, so I may upgrade that.)

#AdHackManifesto

1. Advertising shits in your head, it is a form of visual and psychological pollution.

2. Removing/Replacing/Defacing advertising is not vandalism, it is an act of tidying up that is both legally and morally defensible.

3. The Visual Realm is a Public Realm, it is part of the commons, it belongs to everyone, so nobody should be able to own it.

4. Outdoor Advertising can and should be banned, Sao Paulo did it in 2006, Grenoble followed suit in 2015.

RT @AOC@twitter.com

He can stay, he can go. He can be impeached, or voted out in 2020.

But removing Trump will not remove the infrastructure of an entire party that embraced him; the dark money that funded him; the online radicalization that drummed his army; nor the racism he amplified+reanimated.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/AOC/status/1109877

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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

This is an article on how to play a role-playing game as a character from another ethnicity or culture. Don't make me regret it.
jamesmendezhodes.com/blog/2019

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.

I just added an account for Where to Find Me: @wheretofindme . Follow them if you wanna hear about new features, bugfixes, changes. I'll sometimes boost them, but this way you can ignore Where to Find Me updates more easily if you want to!

Do you write JavaScript for the web? Want to join a collaborative team with flexible hours and competitive pay that's remote-first and tries to do the work to promote and value diversity in the tech world?

oddbird.net/jobs/

I just discovered that we've had enough donations to cover current server costs for wheretofind.me/ for a *year*. I'm floored—thank you all so much for the support and enthusiasm you've shown for something I thought was just gonna be a small use to a few people.

More wheretofind.me/ news: we're past 600 signups, and I've fixed a bunch of bugs and added a few features.

You can now put a text tag and quality on your links, and choose an icon for them (though we'll still try to best-guess the icon). The quality is just "low/medium/high", to convey how much you really use that service, and the tag is whatever you want: I'll be curious to see how people use them to organize content.

I'll keep trying to make this better and useful for you!

My point being: even if you solve the technical challenges like transaction speed etc., cryptocurrencies create more problems for finance than they solve. Finance has many problems and should be fixed but cryptocurrencies do not seem to do that.

Other features of crypto that are bugs: irreversible transactions, anonymous transactions. These are most useful if your goal is to steal money, optional at best at all other times.

Today in "using crypto as currency is a bug, not a feature" a founder of a crypto exchange died unexpectedly and now hundreds of millions of dollars are inaccessible because nobody else had his password. coindesk.com/quadriga-creditor

Somehow, we're past 300 users on Where to Find Me! I am glad this is useful to people, but I know there's more I need to do.

I'm currently working with a few folks on a detailed policy and response to abuses of the service (most notably impersonation), and adding some technical features. The most recent features I've added are nicknames on favstars: when you fav someone, you can also add a nickname that _only you see_ to remind you who that username is.

Check it out: wheretofind.me/

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