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How ironic that now I know exactly how to make a good blogging-oriented SSG but don't need one anymore. Oh well, the time will come again.

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Turns out my new journal page is already very popular just a couple of days after coming online. Best decision ever.

On a related note, I got around to mentioning this linklog on my homepage. Let's see if anyone notices.

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Owner of itch.io accuses newly launched alternative w3itch.io of theft

As well as copying another site's UI, w3itch.io is apparently selling games without their creators' consent. Funny how anything related to crypto seems to involve art theft.

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Give Up GitHub

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When Skills are Paywalled

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On conflating drag, (and femininity), with sexuality

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Your Smartwatch's Heart Rate Monitor Was Developed by a Furry

Dr. David Benaron is an inventor whose team at Stanford laid the groundwork for the optical heart rate monitor. He's also a cheetah named Spottacus.

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Lakota elders helped a white man preserve their language. Then he tried to sell it back to them.

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Pourquoi les couleurs ont disparu au cinéma ?

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How censoring China’s open-source coders might backfire

Many suspect the Chinese state has forced Gitee, the Chinese competitor to GitHub, to censor open-source code in a move developers worry could obstruct innovation.

In all honesty, we should also be worried about MS owning GitHub, and not enough people are.

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Some people talk about digital gardens, linklogs and personal wikis. About how to bring back the Geocities-era web without the baggage. Other people instead speak of profiles, feeds and mentions. Choose wisely.

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How Do You Decolonize The Golden Age Mystery? Read More Historical Fiction!

Our view of any age is limited by what the writers of that age can see of it, and no writer ever has access to all of it at once.

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A modern web payment login process

This is spot-on. Remember when pundits used to promise a future of online payments so seamless as to make brick-and-mortar stores obsolete?

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Designing the City of Glass

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Adventures in Fiction: Roger Zelazny and the Chronicles of Amber

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Business Wargames: Early Complex Text Games

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Toys of a Forgotten Generation

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The time SUSE, the German Linux company, banned mentioning Jewish holidays.

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Giant Rodents 'Invaded' a Wealthy Gated Community. What Happened Next is a Lesson for Cities in the Climate Change Era

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NFT Market Collapses Just As Square Enix Sells Tomb Raider To Bet Big On Blockchain

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Pop Culture Has Become an Oligopoly

(Via the Dragonfly BSD Digest.) I disagree with the attempted explanations, but the statistics are telling. As for the conclusions... Subsisting entirely on cultural comfort food cannot make us thoughtful, creative, or courageous. Yes, exactly!

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Playing It The European Way – A Discussion On The European Gaming Market In The 80s

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Why Was Erotic Art So Popular in Ancient Pompeii?

A new exhibition spotlights 70 examples of sensual imagery discovered in the Roman city

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The Technocrat’s Dilemma

(Via the No Tech Magazine.) Even true things shouted from loudspeakers start to sound like lies.

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What is it with programmers and their tools? You don't hear carpenters pontificating over the art of the drill, or learning hammer-fu.

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