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Just installed the toot for the command line. Works fine, in fact, apart from being unable to show pictures (obviously). I can always pick up my smartphone if something crosses my timeline. Better than loading a fairly heavy web UI on my potato computer.

Sometimes I think that we should go back to having more raw HTML websites that aren't chronological timelines of stuff.

you will never catch me putting a limit on what is or isn't art and i'll tell you why. when you're talking about something that precedes everything else, something so innate to the process of how human beings learn about the world, relate to one another, care for one another, survive, you can't pretend you can control it. it's literally the wildfire under all things that we perceive. if there's one thing i know, it's that you don't fuck with the magic.

Every now and then I think about how the tools for retro game development in 2020 are undoubtedly way better than anything anyone ever had in the 80s or 90s.

Opera seems determined to remind me several times a day that mouse gestures like drag&drop are implemented with simplistic, primitive code.

Hello, everyone! Issue #317 of my newsletter is up, with a detailed report of my own work and plans, but only a couple of links without comment. Thanks for reading!

Being a good developer isn’t about writing good code. It’s about making tools that improve people’s lives without compromising their rights, freedom, and safety.

If you teach development, the first thing you should be teaching… before HTML, CSS, JS, etc., is ETHICS.

Teach your students to avoid 3rd-party surveillance-based APIs/components. Teach them to de-centre themselves… to build tools owned and controlled by the people who use them.

Can anyone recommend any good reads on the large scale practical application of anarchism? I'm particularly interested in dealing with the problem of people being selfish or malicious without the stick of authority to figuratively best them with.

I've been meaning to read up on the topic for ages, because it's where the whole idea falls apart for me and I need to know what thought folks have already put into the subject.

I love how the ZX Spectrum Basic Jam that took place nearly three years ago on Itch is still sought out by a lot of people. Entering it was a great idea.

Not a big deal, but I think everyone going “FF7 seems so much more relevant now” missed what a big deal environmentalism and eco-terrorism was in the 90s.

1. kids are ppl
2. prisoners are ppl
3. other ppl dehumanize both for some reason and I'm not sure I'm ever gonna be able to reach through to them. :<

The #1 user of Ramus tells me the minimal, improvised scripting language in the 2.x line is a lot more intuitive than the original JS-based templates.

Happy Easter, everyone! Issue #316 of my newsletter is here, with thoughts on the new Ramus, the making of Warcraft II and the origins of shareware. Have fun!

Dear indie game developers: you realize that mainstream games get sustained marketing campaigns that last for years and cost more than the game itself? You can't just upload your game to Itch, toot about it once or twice and expect overnight success.

TFW the creator of a beloved indie game follows you on Itch.

Three more days, and Ramus is at version 2.2, which adds a scripting system at the cost of doubling the size again; the manual took more work than the code:

It's a small update by version number, but the JS alone is as long as the entire starter template from the previous one.

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Three days later, Ramus is at version 2.1, including an updated manual; older versions were moved to their own directory:

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