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Fellow masto instance admins: it looks like I may need to change providers for soon. My hosting at Azure is pretty expensive, and certainly giving me a bit more than I need for a host of this size. What are other people using, and what are you paying? I’d love any advice you have to offer!

Not really the topic of the paper, but it’s fascinating how they’ve identified neurons that respond to specific abstract topics, associated with particular types of representations. Thus: we can find out, according to this AI, what constitutes teenage architecture.

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It’s very funny to me that over the past ~15 years, internet libertarianism has moved from “copyright is obsolete, information wants to be free” to recreating copyright from first principles, except the copyright registry sets the planet on fire.

I know we all have our “when COVID is over” fantasies, and right now I’m finding myself just badly craving sitting in New Town Bakery with a Hong Kong milk tea.

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Last year, we spent 51 days at sea during the passage from Japan to Canada, it was the hardest thing we had ever done. We kept a physical logbook of daily happenings onboard. This is that logbook, revised, and with a ton of extra notes.

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Two of my Slacks on iOS have a different sidebar from the rest and it’s driving me up the wall. I can understand phasing in new features, but basic UI that’s common across every Slack? This stuff should be consistent!

Change your Slack passwords if you use Slack on an Android device:

Looks like Slack was storing passwords in plaintext for a period of about a month.

To non-librarians, “world cat” probably sounds like a much fluffier concept than it really is

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Attn train enthusiasts. Via @minga -

NIMBY Rails - a game where we can put train lines anywhere we want on a real-world map.

The trailer even includes the phrase "EXPRESS YOUR STRONG OPINIONS ON RAIL NETWORKS".


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Which DOS error code are you today? I'm a bit 'Too many commands' and always a little 'Not ready'

Even more than Sorcerian, I’m excited about Sepas Channel. It’s an original, mobile/DSi-exclusive RPG with a look that’s kind of halfway between Earthbound and The World Ends With You. This game is great, give it a try when it comes out.

A few of these even recreate the classic Japanese mobile phone UI, which is an experience that’s pretty hard to come by these days.

Good Switch import news - G-mode are bringing their old mobile port of Sorcerian to the Switch! These pre-smartphone mobile ports are pretty historically significant but basically impossible for anyone to play, even in Japan - so the rerelease is very welcome.

The whole G-Mode Archives line is really interesting and there are some forgotten gems in there. Even the mediocre stuff is interesting in its own right. Grateful they’re being made available.

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