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Article at Vice about the copyright status of books published in the 1923 to 1964, showing that around 80% of them are in the public domain. Follow @SecretlyPublicDomain who is posting the entries.

#Books #PublicDomain #Libraries #Copyright

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/kz4e3e/millions-of-books-are-secretly-in-the-public-domain-you-can-download-them-free

@libreture

@nolan Are you still feeling positive about Svelte? I'm evaluating Svelte 3 for a work project and just wanted to take your temperature on it, so to speak. (I'm liking what I'm seeing so far.)

A few weeks ago I posted here that the #decentralized blogging platform @PlumeDev had some of its right-to-left (RTL) rendering issues fixed by @ahangarha. I myself had also fixed many little CSS issues related to #RTL for @Mastodon in the past.

Well, expect such kinds of things to happen less often in the future, since #GitHub has mass-blocked many accounts of Iranians* at various levels; This applies not only to Iranian residents, but also sometimes to Iranians living abroad.

* And not only for #Iran, but also for #Cuba, #Syria, #NorthKorea, and #Crimea.

#Mastodon #Mastodev #Plume
#SanctionsAgainstIran #Microsoft

https://www.aljazeera.com/ajimpact/locked-tech-company-comply-iran-sanctions-190731081829014.html

"How can our new cleaning eraser product possibly compete with Mr. Clean Magic Eraser?"

"Gentlemen... it's time to turn subtext... into text."

"Wait. We're going with Eraser Daddy, is that what you're saying?"

"Yes, but get a load of this: the boys in accounting have given the go-ahead on our price point."

the thing about digital community software is that setting one up takes about 0.00000001% the energy it takes to actually run a community

@li are you going to buy Garfield Kart for the switch when it comes out

Link: Blog post: Two kinds of constraint 

@michcio is this a new home instead of your other account where I follow you?

so I contributed an introductory essay (computer generated, of course) to the liner notes of YACHT's upcoming album "Chain Tripping" (out August 30th) residentadvisor.net/news/44169 it was a really fun project to be a part of and working with the band was a great experience. I especially appreciated how clear-headed from the start they were about how AI/ML should work (and actually works) as part of the creative process

I love using Friend Camp (the instance I administer) to test out features for Hometown (the Mastodon fork I'm running). This morning I deployed what I'm calling "Exclusive Lists" -- a list where, if you put an account on it, that account doesn't appear in your home timeline anymore.

Link to Hometown, since every time I mention it someone asks for the link: github.com/hometown-fork/homet

Inside you there are two princes: one has diamonds in his pockets, and one wants to buy you rockets. The one who wins is the one you marry.

@danbruno workshopping a Trails in the Sky "Grancel culture" meme. Fisherman's Guild? Newspaper office? Ice cream cart near the plaza where Joshua abandons his life?

Nice article from Rob Zacny about reasons why, 20 years later, Jagged Alliance 2 remains an unreplicated tactics/strategy game. (Disclosure: Rob wrote the foreword to my book about this very game.)

vice.com/en_us/article/mb88wa/

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Friend Camp

Hometown is adapted from Mastodon, a decentralized social network with no ads, no corporate surveillance, and ethical design.