I really wish it was as easy for little indie websites to get eyeballs as it used to be. Back in my day you could join a banner exchange or a webring and get some hits to your webcomic or game or blog fairly easily - there really isn't a comparable ecosystem these days that isn't horribly expensive, a pain in the butt or both.
Google literally reduces your site ranking for exchanging links with other sites - and then suggests you use AdWords instead.
laughing at people who think that “what about disabled people” is a huge gotcha argument in favor of personal cars. do you know how much a personal car or van with accessibility features costs? do you honestly think disabled people are not already taking public transit, and would not greatly benefit from its expansion?
This is an extremely simplistic way to view the world, but.
hot take I guess: There are too many games in the world for subscription models
I play a video game for a period of time between a day and a few months.
A few persist. I come back to many. But none *consistently*. If I want to buy TM, it's so I can play it for two weeks now, another week in december, and four single days between 2021 and 2035
That is an amount of time I am willing to pay a requested price for. Not continuously. I know TM is intended as a lifestyle game, I get it. But the rest of the world will not play it the way your fans play it. You should not have asked just your fans if a subscription model was a good plan.
Does anyone else who is trans tend to feel far more euphoria than dysphoria? Getting the feeling it's rather uncommon to have mostly low level physical dysphoria but instead more euphoria at potential of what could be.
The most dysphoria I get is from how others treat me, so more social than physical.
The EU has just adopted a set of guidelines to determine how repairable something is!
This is the first step towards mandating repairability score labels on new products, which is the first step towards a future where electronics last as long as they did in the past.
I've mentioned this before but I'll say it again: if you want some wholesome / nostalgic internet times, check out Wiby, the "Search Engine for the Classic Web". It's based on (moderated) user submissions of old school websites. Use #WibyFinds to post the good stuff you come across!!!
I just found Zack's Snake Page, which is actually just a giant image with hot zones you can click to go to other images???
itch.io bundle for racial justice and equality: lists of games that are accessible, have representation, etc.
Today, along with small additions to other sections here and there, I'm adding whole new sections listing games and other materials in the bundle that feature this stuff:
- physical disabilities
- mental variations (there are games about ADHD, anxiety, and depression)
- religion and spirituality
You can browse and add to the list at https://docs.google.com/document/d/11eKwMOMPoTMIx6D5-Cv-YRHtEGyaiWQ-20BzDDa5SM4/edit?usp=sharing
"Juicero failed because they didn't properly target their demographic, didn't account for inconsistency in their supply chain, and ultimately delivered an idea that was premature" no they didn't you techbro fuckstick they failed because needing a massive, expensive, internet-connected machine and a subscription service to make juice is a fuckass stupid idea
Incrementalism is playing a finite game, focused on finding an asymptote of optimization that doesn't require an identity change. It chips away in hopes of unearthing a final ideal so that it can then stop.
Abolitionism is playing the infinite game, obsessed with seeing how far the changes can go and challenging established identities at every turn. It spins the flywheel until it achieves liftoff and then aims for the stars.
computer nostalgia, computer goals
It's weird how our Mac SE outperformed current computers in so many ways, aside from graphics. (Its graphics were charming and well designed, just not color.) It lasted for about 15 years of daily use, always worked, and never broke down until it literally melted from being stored in a very hot place. That's like Nintendo Gameboy levels of durability. I miss it.
My goal is to get 15 years of use out of my new desktop PC, at least as an art tool, since I'm tired of needing to replace them. I've looked at a few articles about making computers last:
Share anything else you know about how to do that?
Yeah, in case anyone forgot, the admin of witches.live, Anna, is hella racist and just all around awful. What started as me calling attention to a racist message I got from one of her users, in which several ethnic slurs and a sentiment that this person was glad for the genocide of my ancestors were used, turned into months long backlash that eventually escaped the fedi and began to follow me around the internet and offline with threats to call ICE on my immigrant family. I never found out if Anna did this or her kiwiifarms friends did but it was a direct result of her villifying me. The last I saw of her, she was having a meltdown over barbaric savage Mexicans and how the scary brown people wanted to drink her blood and if you don't know why that's upsetting please read up on how the Catholic Church justified what they did to the indigenous of Mexico.
Don't fucking federate with witches.live and if you do, please let me know so we can defederate from you.
I'm getting increasingly frustrated at the primacy of twitter among the social media platforms, especially in sharing screenshots from it constantly as a source. Reading a bunch of pictures of a twitter thread is really inaccessible. Half of the time the screenshots aren't even cropped so you read the same thing over again and it cuts off mid sentence? A tweet's structural format does not require this much misplaced respect, just transcribe or paraphrase it into whichever medium you wish the share the info on. You can still credit the author.
Here lies something that might have been a pigeon in an alternate dimension.
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