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Craig Maloney
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For some strange reason I've become completely enamored with the Sinclair ZX Spectrum machine. It's utterly fascinating to me how a small number of chips and some clever programming can make such an amazing machine.

Have been reading through "The ZX Spectrum Ula: How to Design a Microcomputer" and "It's Behind You - The Making of a Computer Game" which has crystalized some of my thinking about development.

It's the first time in a long while that I'm excited about computer development. Who would have thought a computer from 1980s would get me excited again?
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The excitement of early computing is very different from today's software/app focused experience. There's a game that aims to capture at least some of this optimism/work: Kentucky Route Zero. It's amazing.
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https://e14n.com/evan/note/Px2sBUnVSlWFefi9XkWctg

"Just ran our first parent-kid Fate Accelerated game. Worked great!"
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"Women are leaving your tech company because you don’t deserve to keep us around. […] Fuck that, we’re done. It’s not us, it’s you."

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tableflip dot club - flipping off tech since 2015
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A friend of mine replied to this, "It took them a long time to get to what men already know. And it's not just women. They bleed male talent for the same reasons."

I think he's got a point, and it goes back to the main point of what Sandberg said: that women generally aren't as assertive as many men are, and need to do for themselves, and not rely on things to just happen for their benefit.

Sure, there's sexism.  And yes, if you encounter it, you should speak up, and if you want to, just leave.  Yes!  Take the control into your own hands, no matter whether your a woman or a man, and if you are dissatisfied, then look for other opportunities.

I love empowerment of individuals.  But I am put off by the tribalism that this is somehow men vs. women, because it's not.  This isn't about men, and it's not about women, it's about people and dignity and respect, for the people we work with, and for ourselves.
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(Combined video, so no having to flip the album over for side 2).

Presentation from last night where I wax eloquent about classic computers and legal  ways to emulate them.

I'm sure I made mistakes or omissions but overall I think this is a good talk for navigating the issues with emulation and how companies can help preserve our digital history.
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Looking forward to talking about legal computer emulation at tonight's +Michigan!/Usr/Group meeting. Doing it from a personal perspective so get ready for a trip through my memory lane. :)
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Thank you. It was excellent.
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Hapi Buni is a dark comic about an optimistic bunny with terrible luck. Always positive, Buni doesn’t understand that the cute world he lives in is usually out to get him. Hapi Buni includes exclusive Buni comics not found anywhere else online. Started on bunicomic.com in 2010, Buni was named Best Online Comic by the National Cartoonists Society in 2014.
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It'll be interesting to see if algorithmic moderation will make its way to online communities.
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You can still get around those filters...but maybe not for long.
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Handy chart on figuring out what game to play.

(And yes, I think it's a damn fine game).
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I saw "Islay" and assumed it was about scotch. Hmmm...
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Presentation from last night where I wax eloquent about classic computers and legal ways to emulate them.

I'm sure I made mistakes or omissions but overall I think this is a good talk for navigating the issues with emulation and how companies can help preserve our digital history.
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We got new sheets because the old sheets were ruined by a certain little black cat named Pixel. We put the new sheets on the bed.

Pretty sure she was marking them and letting us know these too would be given her special treatment.
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I guess pixel dosent walk through sheets ;)
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Twice I have tried to order Chris Crawford's "Balance of Power" book where he talks about designing the game "Balance of Power". First time I goofed and ordered the game. Got the PC version in the mail.  Second time I ordered from the correct Amazon page. Got the Mac version in the mail. Now I have two copies of Balance of Power and no book.

Somehow I'm not terribly upset by this.
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Computer Scientist. Host of Open Metalcast (http://openmetalcast.com) and Co-Host of Lococast.net (http://lococast.net)
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Host of Open Metalcast, Co-Host of Lococast.net. Just another random Linux hacker. Likes coding, and long walks on the beach. Practicing human being. May contain bad language.
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