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Based on an idea I had last night.

Description: An animated gif (very slow animation, no flicker) shwowing a (mocked up) difficulty selection screen from a video game.
It cycles through "Medium", "Hard", "Impossible", "Skip combat" and "Easy", while the description box to the right says "Play the game as it was meant to be played.", no matter which difficulty is selected.

Original file (not ugly-compressed): f.d9.lv/difficulty.gif

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Agitating against landlords, posters, large file warning! 

It used to be an ad (second image), now it's propaganda!

Source of second image: twitter.com/1LuckyBlackCat/sta

First image (the propaganda one) is by me, Kirby.

I release this work under a CC0 license and, to the extent possible under law, waive all copyright and related or neighboring rights to it.

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beware new fedi users, there's a scam going around where people will have you perform labour while pocketing the excess value it creates

The new looks like a really cool campaign.
If I had the energy and focus to run something like that (or just money to waste xD), I'd get it…
bundleofholding.com/presents/G

Anyone want to run this? :think_starry_eyes:

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Hacky folks, please resist finding ways to scrape the fediverse, build archives, automate tools and connect to people via bot without their consent. 

Just resist the urge. Because you're not going to think to check for robots.txt, but you ought to, that's how we communicate we don't want to be involved. You're probably not going to bother to read the various terms of service for the instances you touch, many of which explicitly ask you not to do any scraping or automated activity beyond normal use of the service. You're not going to know to respect people using the NoBot hashtag that was meant to prevent automated follows. You're certainly not going to parse user profiles and pinned posts to learn how people like to be approached, what will get you blocked, or even think to heavily throttle your activity because instances are falling over in response to load.

Whatever your thing is, make it 100% opt-in. Make it appropriate for a significantly more at-risk user than you are. Make sure it forgets things, purges info about servers it can't contact, can't operate in any sort of logged-in mode where consent is an issue.

We will straight up help advertise your cool thing if it respects users properly and takes the time to consider the safety and preferences of every person involved. There are a lot of fun, thoughtfully-designed toys! And there are a lot of people really tired of having to come and tell you off when you wanted to help, honestly. Help yourself and ask around before you flip on your cool new thing, let folks point out what you're missing.

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I have posted a very detailed write-up of my Game Boy Pocket SP mod, including details on design process and fabrication. I also included instructions on how to replicate the build yourself! posts.decontextualize.com/pock

I added the ability to change the display names of the sound cards to my niche software!
And I found out how to change profile priorities and added that information the readme file!
Yay, software sucks!

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I've decided to embrace the cat life: Sleep all day, read emails never!

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#feditips

folks, if anybody is using here the "official" mastodon app, i need you to stop doing that and give something like Tusky or Metatext a try, or if you're adventurous and like info dense UIs, Subway Tooter.

the official app is literally tricking you into anti-community patterns of participation, and otherwise is just Bad, and Janky

just see the thread this post is attached to

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I'm with @beej on this, no horror games ever 😅
(Watching CheckPoint, sorry for no context x_x')

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I need everyone to look at this approximately-1800-year-old horse statue

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Two very useful websites if you like mobile games:

Dark Pattern Games -- rates mobile games based on number of 'dark patterns' (psychological tricks) they include
darkpattern.games/

No-Bullshit Games -- curated list of games mobile games with no loot games/paytowin/excessive advertising/etc
nobsgames.stavros.io/

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They're omnipresent: "Google ReCAPTChA authentication required!" If I see this text, I instinctively tense up because I know my self-sufficient existence on the #internet is going to hit a roadblock soon. If you can see, you can (hopefully) solve the visual challenge; if you can't see, you can (hopefully) solve the audio challenge. Unfortunately, I'm #deafblind - I can do neither.

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A cryptobro DMed me to ask if I wanted to join his mailing list.

I spent slightly too long making this to send in reply.
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Just finished a new quilt, one I've been picking up and putting down for a while now. Quilting the T-Rexes was a challenge, and then figuring out how to do background. I wanted to get the shape and movement.

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