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Indie Bundle for Abortion Funds is NOW LIVE

100% of the proceeds from this bundle will go to the National Network for Abortion Fund's Collective Power Fund, which moves money directly to abortion funds across 20+ U.S. states, with a particular focus on the South and Midwest.

The Indie Bundle for Abortion Funds includes almost 800 works by over 600 developers, writers, artists, and creators, and you can pick it up until July 13th here;

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I posted the text of "Material Paratexts," my keynote talk for the International Conference on Computational Creativity posts.decontextualize.com/mate

the talk begins with a field report of my own experience with making paratexts for computer-generated works (i.e., introductions, afterwords, blurbs). then I propose "cistextuality" as a concept to accompany Genette's "transtextuality," and apply this concept to various assumptions and techniques that are prevalent in computer-generated text

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presenter at the international computational creativity conference: "i apologize to all the literature people, because this is horrible"

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Please CW your US politics/SCOTUS/bodily autonomy posts 

For the love of fuck, please CW these things. Today of all days.

A lot of us are scared shitless right now and CWs help us engage with current events in a safer manner, on our own terms and in our own time.

Thank you.

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*attempts to dismantle the master's house with the master's tools* why isn't this working

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i don’t really know why github copilot makes me so mad except that it is an unimaginably large theft of labor value and an astonishing way to perpetuate artificially low development costs. we need unions and we get the scabbiest possible scab tool for scabs

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(the fabric is actually dark grey, btw, even though it looks navy in the first two photos. i should have corrected the colors a bit better)

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other than hemming towels, this is the first thing i've sewn since... middle school home economics? i am already brimming with ideas for the second version of this project and there's tons i could improve, but it was really fun to make and very gratifying to start with an idea and a spool of yarn and end up with something i can (and will) actually use

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i couldn't find a gameboy color case on the market that i liked, so i made my own! the case is made from two panels of hand-woven fabric (cotton with an area of weft pile for cushioning, and a cotton/grey linen strip for decoration) which i hand-stitched to together to make the pouch. third pic shows the larger panel after it came off the loom. the button is made from a spare gameboy color d-pad i had hanging around, which i trimmed and glued to an acrylic shank button blank

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hi there! I am looking for references of digital archives that use interesting / less usual navigation systems for 'browsing / exploring' content; it can be through taxonomies, queries, any other ways of inviting for engagement and interaction. Any thoughts? 🖥️ ✨ 🔭 👀 Thanks

i think this ended up just being a poll showing when people in the fediverse were kids, haha

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hey fediverse, help me decide which of my handheld console(s) to take with me on my trip next week

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reposting federated: i stuck chia seeds to the underside of a terracotta saucer, positioned a grow lamp below, and got chia to grow upside down for no real reason except to Spit in the Face of GOD

game boy mods, tech stuff 

similar project using a CPLD to do realtime image filtering on a gameboy advance: insidegadgets.com/2019/08/08/p

(notably both of these projects are using the original boards to supply power to the LCDs, since I think every console in the gameboy family has proprietary LCD regulator chips on the PCB itself... unlike most small LCDs manufactured nowadays, which do voltage regulation on-board)

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game boy mods, youtube link 

always amazing what people can do with platforms that are simple, durable, and well-documented youtube.com/watch?v=gNlBDF8KRf (in this case: controlling an original gameboy pocket screen with an ESP32 and Raspberry Pi)

Google Sidelines Accountant Who Claims Its Accounts Receivable Ledger Is Sentient

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smallest domino: german legislators taxing radios

biggest domino, a century later: Google Sidelines Engineer Who Claims Its A.I. Is Sentient

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