Hey so, Salesforce just bought Slack. Salesforce has a history of monetizing things they buy in really aggressive manners so I'm expecting some Changes there soon.

If you use Discord, I'll also note that when a thing's main competition has a problem is when companies choose to make Big Moves so don't be shocked if Discord makes major changes or either gets bought themselves very soon.

I've been banging the drum of "Have backups for your communities" for years now, but it's more serious now.

to those in the US, happy thanksgiving, even if your celebrating under quarintine I hope you have a great day.

@whiskers In my one novel I made the holodeck equivalent limited and buggy, precisely because perfection is boring.

Hello, everyone! My news for 25 November 2020 are here. All about , culture, critique, preservation, and the future: notimetoplay.org/blog/gamedev-

Plain old HTML is actually still pretty good for making websites tbh.

@exquisitecorp I'm very happy on Ctrl-C.club so far: a small, quiet place without airs.

The Internet Archive have added a WebAssembly-based Flash emulator to their emulation suite, and are preserving 2000s-vintage Flash games, playable in a modern HTML5-capable browser:

blog.archive.org/2020/11/19/fl

I've felt pretty uncomfortable putting out a call to action like that, but I also think it's an unavoidable and sometimes overlooked reality of the current world that if the people who make the stuff you like don't get enough support, the stuff you like won't get made ¯\_ (ツ)_/¯

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@stolas Super Tux Kart was my favorite game for a while. I played it for more hours than I care to admit. Good, simple arcade fun.

@Cheeseness "One of the many strategies aimed at reducing risk". Doesn't that sound all rational and reasonable. But it's not how people treat it. They treat it like the high priests of this world have passed down an edict from the gods that we should all wear masks everywhere (except behind the wheel for some reason), or else we'll be struck down, and it will only be our own fault for not obeying the divine command.

@Cheeseness How about the people who insist masks are magically effective so ending the pandemic somehow hinges on us piously wearing ours (but not while driving our cars, that's yucky!) and not anything else like, you know, the government doing its job?

@Cheeseness Talk about different cultural perspectives! It makes so much sense in retrospect. Like the way rabidly anti-intellectual Communist bureaucrats were obsessive enforcers of homogeneity.

@Cheeseness Let's hope it's just that and not the relentless imposition of stifling conformity.

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