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A second mega-bundle effort, raising funds for the National Organization for Women and the Center for Reproductive Rights:

itch.io/b/1471/worthy-of-bette

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Another extraordinary charity bundle effort by the indie gaming community. $100K raised so far, I hope it'll go into the millions:

"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":

itch.io/b/1472/indie-bundle-fo

My Free Python Books GitHub project, a simple list of Python books free to read or download, got 3.5K stars, almost 450 forks, and about 150 watches.

Which is mind blowing and humbling, yet there's something that resonates with many Python developers and enthusiasts. My deepest thanks to all.

github.com/pamoroso/free-pytho

covid 

That spike protein we targeted with mRNA vaccines? There had been some minor drift in that area with variants, including the versions of omicron that were showing up late winter, but for the most part if you had some fresh antibodies kicking around, they were pretty suited to the job.

BA.5 is different, and it's becoming the dominant strain. In BA.5, that spike protein has changed dramatically, and your vaccine, and even an infection from late winter or spring with an earlier omicron variant, might do fuck-all for you. It's also seeming to escape at least one treatment option.

Masks maaaaasks masks :flan_mask2:​ please if you're inside

Hey tabletop rpgamer friends!

What are your favorite open-source tools for remote games? 🐉✨

The fact that is considered legal for a corporation to compile perfect records of your private life simply because you had to "click OK to continue" to make your phone work is a perfect expression of who holds the power in society and why they should be cast into the sea.

This is Alan. Alan ended his own life on 7th June 1954. He laced an apple with cyanide and ate a bite from it. He did this because the British government chemically castrated, humiliated and prosecuted him for being gay.

Alan is the reason why a chunk is bitten out of the Apple logo…in honour of Alan Turing.

Ok so what did he do? He invented computer science and using his first designs he decrypted the Enigma code - the machine base encryption that the Nazis and the German military used to communicate secret commands to each other in world war 2 - and hence he both saved millions of lives and brought us into the modern age of computing.

Pride month isn’t just about dancing on floats in gold hot pants or flying a rainbow flag. It’s about remembering that everyone has a right to be happy, love who they want to love, and recognise the outstanding contribution that everyone can make in a society free of fear or prejudice.

Remembering Alan……
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Tur

Star Trek SNW Episode 9 

So… I tried to watch Strange New Worlds episode 9 to relax yesterday and... NOPE!

It is an excellent episode, BUT do NOT watch it to relax haha 🙃

Paraphrasing "I know a lot of people stopped using #Thunderbird because it seemed to have few updates".

This is precisely why I love Thunderbird. Move slowly and fix things.

It’s been a long time since I’ve built anything with an Arduino. Perhaps too long. Are those still cool? Or did we all switch to Raspberry Pi?

What is the most important Mastodon feature?

Other = comment
All = ⭐
All plus federation = :boost:

#Mastodon #Fediverse

What do we want?
Now!

When do we want it?
A reliable way to avoid race conditions!

Doomscrolling Save Point

Just stop for a moment and watch the cat. (If you are on a text reader, listen to the description and then think about the cat for a little while.)

Privacy is not hiding nefarious activity, it's an innate right. A superb article from @danarel on why privacy matters:

privacyguides.org/blog/2022/06

If some people want to contribute to @torproject but don't know where to start, this week is hackweek ! This means peoples will work on smaller projects, some of which are technical, but some of which aren't, like a project about making comics that draw analogies on Tor.

You can have a look here for more information hackweek.onionize.space/hackwe

My ebooks and audiobooks (from Tor Books, Head of Zeus, McSweeneys, and others) are for sale all over the net, but I sell 'em too, and when you buy 'em from me, I earn twice as much and you get books with no DRM and no license "agreements."

craphound.com/shop/

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My first picture book is out! It's called Poesy the Monster Slayer and it's an epic tale of bedtime-refusal, toy-hacking and monster-hunting, illustrated by Matt Rockefeller. It's the monster book I dreamt of reading to my own daughter.

pluralistic.net/2020/07/14/poe

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