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If you have an @opensuse account, this might be important for you:
Account migration deadline upcoming on June 18th!

This is an utterly over the top package for why I thought was going to be a jewel case with a single CD. Please look forward to me documenting it!

It looks like I accidentally bought a little-known Greg Bear novel? A 1993 CD-ROM I bought includes an artbook with English text by Greg Bear, plus a copy of an original novella titled Judgment Engine that’s been translated into Japanese.

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This project is well-summarized on the Webrecorder/Conifer announcement blog post, for bigger-than-toot-size descriptions of this and other decentralized web archiving tools:

Misty boosted is alive! This is a great way to replay WARC files (all client-side) or embed versioned captures into other sites.

Mac dev friends: any advice on looking up docs for the old 32-bit QuickTime API? Specifically, I’m interested in seeing what options are available for various codecs that may be missing from the QuickTime user interface.

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When you type ./configure, the GNU Build System automatically spends the next ten minutes reminiscing about every major and minor unix variant created since 1971

@axfelix Thanks for not signing up with a Russian email address, made it way easier to separate you from the spam :b

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I've mentioned this before but I'll say it again: if you want some wholesome / nostalgic internet times, check out Wiby, the "Search Engine for the Classic Web". It's based on (moderated) user submissions of old school websites. Use #WibyFinds to post the good stuff you come across!!!

I just found Zack's Snake Page, which is actually just a giant image with hot zones you can click to go to other images???

Colour me surprised that paulg is spouting bad opinions again. Being a moneyed VC dude, he’s about as representative of institutional power as you could hope for. If justice and institutional power are in conflict, he’ll choose power every time.

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I'm on Snopes today talking about the "DC blackout" trending topic across several social network sites. It seemed to me to be a fairly complex operation spreading disinformation on all sides of the topic, entirely meant to sow discord. I even interviewed some of the people who got swept up in it for my research.

Just learned that George Floyd was a part of the legendary group Screwed Up Click back in the 90s. Billboard’s got a good summary of his career and links to several of his songs.

While we protest his horrific death at the hands of police brutality, I also want to learn about his life and celebrate it. Black lives matter, and his black life matters.

Jessica and I have also donated to the Hogan’s Alley Society, a local historical society which is documenting the history of Black Vancouverites. I’ve been ashamed how little I’ve known about this part of my own city’s history. Please consider donating too.

A coworker has put together a group of Canadian black and indigenous funds. I donated; please help support these communities too if you’re able. The five are:

Black Youth Helpline
Native Women’s Resource Center of Toronto
Nia Centre for the Arts
Black Health Alliance

Verso have made the ebook edition of The End of Policing available for free:

And Haymarket’s Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect is free right now, too:

Please remember that aggressively archiving the words and images of others without their permission can put those people in danger. There are times when the wide net "save everything" approach is harmful and we're living in one of those times.

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Europeans, hop off saying “this could never happen in your countries”. America is the child of y’alls rhetoric and knowledge. None of y’all have repaid back the debts to the Caribbean or Africa - y’all STILL benefiting off that shit. Pay that back and then we’ll talk. (

Hey fellow laserdisc nerds: anyone know if the Ponessa “Rome Disc” ever came out? I’m assuming no, though I did see at least one advertisement from a month after it was supposed to have been pressed.

I’ve never seen anyone say they’ve owned or seen one.

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