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#TIL #bees #honeybees #almonds
«Every winter, beekeepers from every corner of the United States descend on California to pollinate almonds. Almonds have a window of about two weeks for pollination to occur. Otherwise, the blossoms won’t turn into fruit. The demand is so high it takes upwards of two million hives, almost every commercial beehive in the country to do the job. “This is the largest managed pollination event on earth,” explains John Miller … .»
https://99percentinvisible.org/episode/on-beeing/



 
#ttrpg #gdr #rpg
NARRATIVA VS. OPEN WORLD

Premesso che questa riflessione parte da un vecchio articolo del 2016 sui videogiochi che si può riallacciare al mondo dei GDR cartacei, lLasciamo il link qui sotto:

https://ilovevg.it/2016/09/open-world-puo-raccontare-storia/

Sulla falsariga di questo articolo e sulle analisi che ne sono emerse cercheremo di legarli al mondo dei GDR, portando esperienze personali fatte nel corso di

https://www.koboldinabox.com/2019/08/21/narrativa-vs-open-world/

Grazie ^^



 

The Indie Game Reading Club Presents: #OnRampJam

We’re hosting our first ever game design jam at itch.io. It’s not a competition! Not really. We’ll talk about the submissions we find interesting, and I’m going to pull Club members in to help out. Should be a lot of fun!

The theme of this, our first, jam is: how would you show (not tell!) a complete noob what roleplaying is? You have 10-30 minutes to do it in. The audience might be your co-workers, your parents, your kids, teenagers at your school, who knows?

If you want to show off your minimalist designer chops, check out the Jam page: https://itch.io/jam/onrampjam-igrc .

If you’d be so kind, please share to your friends on Twitter with the hashtag #onrampjam!

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The Eternal Fascism/Ur-Fascism by Umberto Eco


I recently read "The Eternal Fascism" by Umberto Eco. It's a short essay (~50 pages long, I read it in about half an hour) in which Eco analyzes how there is no unified identity to the historical italian fascism, and then points out 14 traits that all forms of fascism have in common.

Here you can find a video where the essay is read out loud.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg0uTHY9OyQ

I think the essay is a very lucid and spot-on analysis on what fascism is at its core. It's also worrying how much of what Eco wrote back in 1995 has similarities with what is happening both in the US and in Italy.

I highly recommend reading/listening to it



#fascism #antifascism #antifa #UmbertoEco #eternalFascism

Absolutely key to understand the right wingers plaguing our world these days, sadly!

It didn't relly tell me anything new, but it was definitely illuminating to have everything written down in such a clear and precise way :D



 
Heyo! I've only got a week left for my magical girl standee Kickstarter! I'm only $98 CAD away from unlocking every magical girl! (Including a secret character from upcoming Volume 2) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/magical-girl-standee/magic-and-muses-magical-girl-standee

#selfpromo #kickstarter



 
For all new (and old) mastoart members:

There is a selfcare bot that gives you little reminders to take care of yourself throughout the day! A lot of different little things you can do from stretching to remembering to breathe.

https://botsin.space/@selfcare

I like seeing it pop up on my timeline because I do forget to do certain things. Take a look and hopefully it can help you too!



 
Super jazzed that my company has just released our award-winning app Mindful Powers for Android. It teaches kids (or anyone) to manage their stress and maintain focus through mindfulness.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.smashingideas.MindfulPlayful

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FYI, all Gab domains I could find are blocked. If I find them more they will be blocked.

If you don't know what Gab is, consider yourself lucky.



 
Okay, I've tried everything else, let's see what happens here. I'm a 56yo IT professional currently facing age discrimination in the job market. My skills are proven and broad. I can do operations, project management, service delivery; am versed in multiple OSs, monitoring systems, ticketing platforms. I'm a technical writer and published author. I'm willing to relocate pretty much anywhere for a job that pays enough to cover my mortgage. I need employment by Sept 30. CV on request. #job #dayjob



 


And For the Alt-Right Hate Mongers Who Will Complain About My Recent Post..... XKCD says much in this little Cartoon:

#XKCD #Censorship #HateSpeech #SocialNetworks #NoNazis

Source: https://xkcd.com/1357/
Alt-text: I can't remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you're saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it's not literally illegal to express.



 
If anyone works in NYC, or knows someone who works in NYC in tech and is hiring please hit me up 👍

Please boost.



 
YouTube is deleting videos and channels it deems containing instructional hacking vids. This obviously has chilling effects for confs and security youtubers.

I'm setting up a 44CON #peertube instance, hopefully later today but moving offices (yay hexchange day!) so it may take a while. If there are any security youtubers who want an account, reply here.



 
Tonight I dreamed that I and another player were playing a #ttrpg called #Pikachu, where the players all play Pikachus. @What Rough Beast was the GM. The game had individual scenes (much like #trollbabe), and in the first scene, played by the other player, he wanted to enter some guarded place, was stopped by two guards and...made them explode into tiny, bloody bits.

I don't know what I should think, but I like games that have a different approach to known tropes and settings, and that game seemed cool xD

#rpg #pokemon #gplusRPG

10/10. Would run this game. Including only being able to Pika Pika at NPCs.

That reminds me of #DetectivePikachu, have you seen it? It could actually be an interesting idea to build a game around!

I have seen Deadpool 3, yes.

More seriously, it was a beautiful and fun film.

Haha, in an interview Reynolds described the plot as "everyone hears just 'pika pika', while this boy hears deadpool". I find this description quite accurate :D
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Interestingly enough, by Marvel Comics Crossover, Deadpool does exist in the same universe as Pinkie Pie the pony.




 
It's been estimated that today's #Cloudflare outage is effecting about 10% of all websites world-wide.

If a lot of your online world is down right now, your word and research topic for the day is #decentralization



 
Thoughts on the Microsoft Bookpocalypse

So, Microsoft shuts down its DRM server, and everyone who bought books from them loses their books. Microsoft is refunding the money they charged, but still, this proves you don't anything that is licensed and DRMed. That is why the Free Software Foundation refers to DRMed products as "Defective By Design", a judgement I completely agree with. The only answer I can see is to vote with your wallet, so in that vein I will mention two publishers I have dealt with that have eliminated DRM on their e-books, and I have been happy to buy books from them. They are Tor (https://www.tor.com/2012/07/20/torforge-e-books-are-now-drm-free/), and Baen (https://www.baen.com/t-drm). You can buy books that are completely DRM-free in a variety of formats form these publishers. I am not say8ing they are the only ones who do this, but I am saying they are companies I have done business with can endorse.
Tor/Forge E-Books Are Now DRM-Free

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Cartoonist loses job after image depicting Trump ignoring dead migrants to play golf

Mr Tyrell said that while cartoonists had previously mocked political figures playing golf and showing disdain for humanitarian issues, Mr de Adder’s work hit a nerve by going viral.

“For a brief period de Adder was the poster boy for the anti-Trump movement. A good place to be if you're a cartoonist, but a bad place to be if you work for a foreign oil company with business ties to the United States.

“A solid reason why an oil company has no business owning newspapers.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/trump-migrants-cartoonist-fired-us-mexico-border-michael-de-adder-a8981216.html

#news #politics




 
I guess except the usual keys, purse, sunglasses and so on?

1. Power bank with universal cable
2. Little box with a bunch of painkillers for my wife
3. reserve pads for my wife
4. a pen
5. tissues. lots and lots of tissues

(i actually had a hard time thinking of five things, last year i cut down a lot on the unneccessary stuff I used to always carry with me)

1. Composition book and orange pen for #MorningPages
2. Root beer flavored licorice
3. A print-out of some small RPG I want to read
4. My son's earbuds
5. A pocket size bottle of hand sanitizer

(Guess how old my son is?)
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RT @ᘛ⁐̤ᕐᐷ rat baby
new personality quiz: describe yourself using 5 things that are probably in your purse/backpack/whatever at any given moment
https://twitter.com/elfishh/status/1143175643129139200

Hmmm
1 Midori Traveller's Notebook
2 Fountain pens (five of them)
3 Tire patch kit
4 2TB harddrive
5 Old Italian military sewing kit, rolled up.



 
"Stop wasting your time on people who don't love you."

I don't remember where I got this t-shirt, but i definitely like it :D

#selfie #motivation