Help us Sad Bastards!

Amazon in all its wisdom has taken down the Sad Bastard Cookbook. They won't tell us why. They won't tell us how to fix whatever tripped the algorithm. They won't seem to let us appeal. Reaching a human at Amazon is a Kafkaesque experience that we haven't yet managed to do.

Not only does this affect our ability to distribute it free to depressed, disabled, and broke folks, but the paperback is a big source of income for us. Anyone fought the 'Zon and won? Help!

Mastodon is incredible. I can't believe I had my doubts at first *happysob*

Well, we are at 400k views for my mario open world video made with Godot 😎 That's INSANE!

#godotengine #gamedev #indiedev

Thank you to everyone who bought a Scalzi Humble Book Bundle! You all collectively donated more than $30,000 to literacy charity First Book, and half my eventual take from this will go into the Scalzi Family Foundation to fund various charitable and community-focused endeavors. You're all awesome.

Here's my (very long) treatise on game architecture:

It's geared at #godot and #csharp, but it applies to more than just that.

#gamedev #indiedev

Like so many others here, I recently passed my one-year anniversary of joining Mastodon. It's been a joy.

I have slightly more than half of the followers here that I had on the deadbird site when I stopped posting there -- and conservatively, 10 times the genuine engagement in boosts, favorites, and replies with the Mastodon account.

My thanks to @Gargron and his team for their hard work.

(Advice: If you aren't donating to your instance, please do so.)

OFFICER: The victims were dismembered and sacrificed on an altar made of antlers


OFFICER: Most likely yes

Residents of tourist hotspots in Japan are expressing their frustration as overtourism causes congestion and creates safety hazards. Learn how Japan's Tourism Bureau and local governments are responding - and what that means for your next visit. #japan #unseenjapan #ujpost #news


Good morning #peertube

This script is automates the initial deployment of Peertube and its related components using Docker & bash scripting.

The script handles the entire Peertube installation, including activating the admin user.

It ensures the security of your peertube server by changing the SSH port, installing a firewall, and automatically updating the firewall rules to reflect the new SSH port and installing Fail2Ban with progressive blocking rules.

Scientists discovered a small 30 million-year-old 'Praying Mantis', frozen within a pristine clear piece of amber from Dominican Republic. It was discovered to have been from the Oligocene Period, placing it anywhere from about 23-33.9 million years old.

Reviewing our record-breaking September...

🟥 - warmer than average
🟦 - colder than average

Overall, the average September global air temperature was +1.47°C above 1951-1980 climate baseline (+1.72°C above the 1880-1920 baseline). Data code:

Differential erosion on a red sandstone mask on the Trustees Savings Bank in Springburn.

The lines across this scultpture are created by layers of different composition and hardness within the 270 million year old sandstone, which means they weather at different rates. In this case, the effect is quite striking.

#glasgow #glasgowbuildings #urbangeology #sandstone #sculpture

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