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Just did the migration thing but wanted to let you all know: migrating to freeradical.zone so please find me there!

(btw, sorry for the inconvenience!)

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Here is a roundup of recommendations of the best (IMHO) software one can find for gaming/&c.:

- : puNES (github.com/punesemu/puNES)
- : bsnes (bsnes.byuu.org/)
- GB(A)/Genesis: higan (higan.byuu.org/)
- : Mednafen (mednafen.github.io/)
- : DOSBox (sourceforge.net/projects/dosbo)
- : WINE (winehq.org/)
- Others: VirtualBox (virtualbox.org/)

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salvete omnes Latine loquentes apud Mastodonta! fac me certiorem, quaeso, si mecum Latine colloqui hic velitis; valde gaudeam.

si quoque fautores/-trices linguae Graecae sitis, tecum colloqui valde gestio; Ἑλληνιστὶ μὲν κακῶς λέγω, κάλλιστα δ᾿ ἀναγιγνώσκω τε γράφω τε.

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Wise words from Princess Nausicaä on showing kindness to refugees and foreigners, 2000+ years ago: "But this man is lost, poor thing. We must look after him. All foreigners and beggars come from Zeus, and any act of kindness is a blessing. So give the stranger food and drink, and wash him down in the river, sheltered from the wind" - Homer, Odyssey 6.205-10 (tr. E. Wilson).

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I really like this and have to share with others. "Kyriarchy": "the general term for a social system which relies on systemic oppression, such as classism, patriarchy, racism, &c. &c." (adj. perh. "kyriarchical") (< Gk. κύριος, "lord" + αρχή, "rule") (thanks @emsenn!)

Just did the migration thing but wanted to let you all know: migrating to freeradical.zone so please find me there!

(btw, sorry for the inconvenience!)

I just installed AUCTeX for Emacs, and pulled in base TeX packages, along with XeTeX. Memories of diss formatting abound.

This just popped into my head:
"One taste of the old time sets all to rights," as Browning once wrote ("Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came").

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I found it crazy when I looked at the Firefox Wikipedia article last night and it said that Firefox has only a ~10% market share. I had no idea that Chrome-based browsers were *so much* more prevalent.

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open source software development is essentially the greatest cooperative mmorpg ever created

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To the ancient Greeks the giraffe reminded them of a camel because of the face, and also a leopard because of the spots. So their name for the animal was "Camel-Leopard" which is the literal translation of the constellation name Camelopardalis.

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> A lot of Chromebook and Chromebox users don't realize this, but all ChromeOS devices have an expiration date.

arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/0

🤦‍♂️ put linux on it or don't buy this kind of stuff.

A little Homeric Nachleben, courtesy Emily Wilson, who recently produced a lovely translation of The Odyssey, to brighten your day! emilyrcwilson.com/poems-inspir

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Over the last couple days, I have noticed a new breed of Mastodon spammer, one that compromises old and unused/abandoned accounts and then adds a spam URL in the profile and starts following users.

I have three examples so far, all of them on mastodon.social (I have reported the accounts to them already):

IronChitlin@mastodon.social
onionfriend@mastodon.social
Adam_@mastodon.social

Notice the join dates, 2017 or 2018 and also the URL format.

#mastoadmin

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Do you want to see a free open alternative to Goodreads? (Goodreads is owned by Amazon btw.)

There's a direct alternative under development by @Alamantus , and you can help out at:

gitlab.com/Alamantus/book-trac

#GoodReads #Alternatives #DeleteAmazon

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Some Chromebooks mistakenly declared themselves end-of-life last week

When your Chromebook or Chromebox approaches its built-in expiration date, it will warn you that it's time to go buy a new device entirely. Not long after that, it will refuse to apply any further security or feature updates. In addition to leaving users vulnerable to unpatched security exploits, this means that constantly evolving services such as Gmail will eventually stop working entirely.

arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/0

At Latin dinner last week with friends, we blazed through some Fabulae by and they were amazing and easy and fun. Very sightreadable Latin and I need to read more. Available free at PHI, like many others: latin.packhum.org/loc/1263/1/0

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@greyor There's a real joyous freedom to both Emacs and TeX. Like having a painting studio (on a cliff overlooking a beach) stocked with all the finest brushes and canvases, all the rarest paints and pigments.

Working in a word-processor (even a free and open one) is like scrubbing bathroom floors. It's just miserable drudgery.

Exhausted after a long day. Hope everyone is well!

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I'm still pissed about the destruction of the Library of Alexandria.

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Milo Dipshitopolous, deplatforming works 

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@terryenglish @isolategab I do think that gab must be isolated. I don't want to use a fediverse software maintained by fascists. PERIOD.
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