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    Just finished reading the spec. Very interesting. Very well written.

    edit: it looks like the only medium for discussion mentioned in the docs is the vaporsoft email address. Is this correct? There is no irc channel or mailing list?

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      Good idea. I’ve created a private mailing list. pigeon_developers AT vaporsoft.xyz

      I typically don’t do mailing lists, but am willing to learn and I’d be open to advice.

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      TIL datalists

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        RSS /feeds aside, I love these /uses and /now ideas, because it makes your homepage more “social”, and I just love the idea of social homepages. Keeps people out of things like facebook, instagram, etc.

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          true!

          I added one: https://chrisman.github.io/feeds.html

          I have a /now page on my gopherhole I should copy over.

          Started writing a /uses a while ago.. I should finish that one up :)

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            Yesss. I’m gonna try and do similar stuff! I just have to figure out how to do it without my navigation links looking crowded. I’m already on the brink of not liking how many I have right now hahaha

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          I was just browsing this the other day! Downloaded a dozen math and science books. Now the hard part: let’s see if I actually read any of them!

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            go vegan 💚

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              been playing lots of tabletop sim lates

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                  very nice!

                  I’ve been a fan of jaromil and dyne since the early days of dynebolic.

                  Looking forward to digging into this!

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                    Unfortunately, this article requires a Medium subscription to read. Or at the very least, will cost one of the 3 freebies users get each month (if they have not all been used up already).

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                      Can you use your browser’s private mode to view it?

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                        Good call. Didn’t think of that. Here’s an archive:

                        https://web.archive.org/web/20190717145658/https://onezero.medium.com/the-dark-forest-theory-of-the-internet-7dc3e68a7cb1?gi=d272d1fa2701

                        Medium is such a terrible little walled garden of its own now…

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                          Yep… Speaking of dark forests…

                          Interestingly, the tilde verse, I believe would count as one too.

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                            It definitely is for me! It’s one of my main (online) social outlets at the moment. I have certainly retreated from the larger Web into my cozy, tiny tilde.town.

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                        spoilers: this is NOT about gopher the protocol.

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                          …sneakernet?

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                            Pretty neat! I’m glad there’s a cyberpunk MOO, as the “D&D” themed ones get kinda old after a while :)

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                              so this kid came into the library one day asking for a fantasy book with absolutely no magic and absolutely no non-human races, and the librarians were scrambling and struggling to find something for him until they realized that he just wanted medieval fiction about valiant knights and not any “D&D themed” stuff.

                              it’s funny how you can kind of trick yourself and trap yourself into a genre sometimes.

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                                That could even work too…

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                              getting off all google services (i’m mostly there) is almost as hard as giving up cheese

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                                this is actually a super interesting analogy. because I used to think I couldn’t give up cheese, until I did.

                                And I suspect that the way I currently feel about google services (Oh, I couldn’t possibly give them up!) is similar.

                                I mean, I have to use them for work. but I bet if I cared enough, and had enough resolve, I could just stop using google in my regular, day-to-day life.

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                                  hah yeah good point!!

                                  I’m vegetarian and don’t think I’d actually want to go vegan because of cheese.

                                  I’ve made pretty good progress getting off Google though. haven’t been able to get everything off they so maybe I’m a tech vegetarian for now too :)

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                                I guess I’m a tech vegan lol

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                                  and, TIL, kimchi is not vegan…

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                                    It’s traditionally made with fish sauce and/or shrimp paste. but a whole lot of it anymore is vegan in the american supermarkets.

                                    source: am a kimchi lovin’ vegan

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                                  this is cool. so who’s playing on the grapevine??

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                                    I love this. I appreciate roguelikes. I’m going to go play relarn o/

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                                      which means that it is also extensible with Lisp thanks to fennel-lang.org

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                                          aw shit what SHOULDN’T go in our zine???

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                                            i’ve been playing elephantmud (elephant.org) off and on for well over a decade now. it’s the only one i’ve played seriously.

                                            i’ve played a little discworld casually, and a little achaea so I could play a jester, which I found to be a very unique class.

                                            I’d be excited to all get together and play a new MUD, all starting out as level 1 and play for a couple weeks or longer. that could be fun

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                                              Elephant looks interesting. I think I’ll give it a try!