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Hey folks, we're moving up the Elekk Secret Santa by 3 days so people have the option to buy gifts on Steam using the Autumn sale prices. The event was set to start the day the sale ended and I want to make sure everyone has plenty of options within their budget!

If you'd like to sign up for the Secret Santa, *you may still do so!* Please just let me know as soon as possible and be prepared to fill out your wishlist by 11/30.

Happy holidays!

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Sign up for Elekk's Secret Santa 2019 is live! Please click the link and read the directions to enter. Sign-up is not limited to Elekk, though you are encouraged to start your own secret santa event if you don't regularly interact with Elekk members (secret santa's are best with people you know and love, after all).

Sign ups are due by 11/30, gift purchases will start 12/3, and all exchanges will finish by 12/31. Minimum purchase price is $5 to accommodate all incomes.

gist.github.com/sandrockcstm/2

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Just wanted to throw it out there for reference: I don't approve all follower requests. 90% of the time this is not personal, and really revolves around the fact that I don't know the people trying to follow me.

Sometimes I decline because I use the "follower's-only" mode to keep private things private, and I can't envision how the new follower would respond to some of the things I say.

I also prune my follower list from time to time as I get to know certain accounts. Again, not personal.

Might write a blog post about my thoughts on The Witcher Netflix series later.

Smash 

If money is tight it might also be worth considering switching to something like Linux Mint, which looks and feels a lot like Windows but without the cost. Obviously Linux isn't for everyone, but it's gotten significantly more user friendly in the past 5 years, and it would allow you to use the internet securely.

If you need help installing it from someone that won't be condescending to you about the process, feel free to reach out to me :).

PSA: Today marks the end of support for Windows 7 by Microsoft.

What this means: You can still use W7, but Microsoft will no longer release security patches for it, no matter how serious the problem.

This means that your system is vulnerable to attack, starting today and getting progressively worse as time goes on. What exactly these attacks look like and how bad they'll be we don't know.

Its recommended you not use W7 connected to the internet, and upgrade to 8 or 10 ASAP.

Scraping, good news! 

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If "glowup" is "To go from the bottom to the top to the point of disbelief. An incredible transformation.", does that make it's opposite a "dimplosion?" 🤔

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Last night's run went pretty well over all, but there was definitely a Roguelike™ moment or two mixed in.

clips.twitch.tv/FilthyHonestCa

Thanks to everyone that stopped by! It felt really good to stream again after almost 1.5 years. And I managed to go about 3 hours before running out of steam, which is pretty darn good for me.

Hope everyone who got to watch had a great time, and if you'd like to watch the VOD you can find it here: twitch.tv/videos/534607677

Stream starting soon! Gonna be doing a Dead Cells run, hopefully with Twitch integration (assuming I can get it to work)!

twitch.tv/sandrockcstm

I picked up a Blue Snowball, so I'm streaming today!

People really wanted a platformer/roguelike, so which would you rather watch?

Kotaku, doomsday prediction 

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