Shoutout to Patreon for talking to TechCrunch before talking to creators

And a reminder that I have a standing offer to host fosspay for anyone who would like it:

It's the software that runs my donation portal:

@fitheach Of all the things I hadn't seen coming, this Bercow thing had me, I confess.

dear hackers, why are none of you hacking and deleting student debt records?

The New Yorker has not touched Brexit for some months (its rating in European and American newspapers and journals gives some indication where it may lead), but when it hits, it hits hard. Cadwalladr and others (Peter Jukes, J J Patrick of By-Line) have done some good work, and it may be that the London Review of Books kept on it, but this is what well-funded public-minded journalism looks like.

@natecull Airwolf2! I was all about Acorn and Superior Software back in the day, but it all brings me back all the same. Nice one!

Meanwhile on the nicer parts of the Internet, it's 1983 all over again and C64 software on C60 cassette is the hottest new thing

Can I have suggestions/links of CC music from artists that happen to also be on fedi, please and thank you? :blobaww:

#askfedi #askfediverse #lazyweb #CreativeCommons #music #help

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@scanlime Started it once and it seemed fun but I'll have to return to it someday... It's been years (decades!) since I've been a gamer, but I always thought nothing beats the games I played on the BBC Master as a kid: Repton, Pipeline, Exile :D

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Added a little spalt and a brief sourdough fermentation to my oat soda bread. Awesome. It's much lighter, though we liked it heavy. I'll read up on it a little but done it intuitively so far and it has worked out great.

@garbados I'm worried this is the direction things are going. Tech platforms are natural monopolies. Also, governments increasingly see social media as an issue of national security. And as Cory Doctorow has said, they may be "deputized" to fight misinformation campaigns from foreign governments, censor content the government doesn't like, "secure the integrity of elections," etc. But I don't know if I want the government to crown a winner, or for each country to have their own social network.

@pixelpaperyarn No probs. If I think of something else, I'll let you know, but I think for me it will mainly be about telling myself there's no reliable way to make that time consistently comfortable and that I'm just going to have to treat it as what it is, a long shift at work. After that, you unwind. I mean, find strategies to hide by yourself where you can etc., but most of them can impact your success on the day so may not be ideal.

@Cyborgneticz If that is supposed to make me not want to listen to said podcast, it's kind of failed :D

@wizardofosmium @fitheach I used to live in Llanwrst in North Wales. The English-speakers and Welsh-speakers would get together on weekends and fight. I wonder if such things influence these stats. Also, though, the numbers of English people moving to Wales are pretty high as a ratio of the population size of the country.

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