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I’m on vacation between jobs so I’m mostly giving myself a break from programming or anything work-related, except I got into tweaking some obscure arcade code, so I guess I’m not 100% taking a mental break.

In 2021 let’s start writing everything in QBASIC again

Fellow masto instance admins: it looks like I may need to change providers for digipres.club 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. distill.pub/2021/multimodal-ne

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It’s very funny to me that over the past ~15 years, internet libertarianism has moved from “copyright is obsolete, information wants to be free” to recreating copyright from first principles, except the copyright registry sets the planet on fire.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

hundredrabbits.itch.io/busy-do

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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: androidpolice.com/2021/02/05/t

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 - store.steampowered.com/app/113

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".

@austrains

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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. gmodecorp.com/gmodearchives/se

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