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OK, so you want to move to Medium because it'll be more rewarding. I get that. But as someone who follows via RSS from your own site, I don't understand why you would not also post there. I don't care whether you POSSE or PESOS, I do consider myself dumped.

Wow. This will so backfire when Medium changes it’s course _again_. And it is already well known for being a pain in the neck.

I mean it’s okay to do this to find more readers but making Medium the source of truth for your stuff? Na. Never.

Should I Kill My Newsletter? - Kev Quirk (Kev Quirk)
So I’ve been running my newsletter for around 5 months now, but I’m thinking about killing it off. Let’s look at why… My newsletter, Craving Coffee, has been a thing for close to 5 months at this point. In that time I’ve accumulated a little over 100 subscribers and have sent 4 editions. Sounds ok, […]

I know nobody interested in newsletters (for real) at all. is fine (and this is what I’m using to read kevq too 😅).

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And the final render (again by Ron Lussier) of the TIE Fighter cover art, without logo. I think I did more Photoshop tweaking to it for the final box art, but Ron made my sketch come to life.

@jonk1969 Thank you for your awesome work. This game (and others in that line) are a huge part of my childhood memories and there is something satisfying to have this still sitting on my shelf that modern virtual only copies will never provide.

Challenging turn-based RPG 'Stoneshard' has a huge overhaul update out, price rising by an authoran author ( )
Ink Stains Games have released a major upgrade to the challenging turn-based RPG Stoneshard, one they've been working on for some time now and it's quite the overhaul. Sounds like it's almost a different game too, all the big main parts of the game have been changed in some way. Here's the highlight...

Absolute lovely. Looks like someone made the homework on mediaeval buildings and stuff and mixed everything in a nice looking fantasy RPG. Getting Death or Glory: Das Erbe von Morgan vibes from this. Stoneshard goes totally on my wishlist.

How can I get consistent sizes with physically different monitors on Linux? by @edent ( )
I can’t think of a concise way of wording this. I have three monitors. Each has the same resolution – 1920x1080px. But each one has a different physical size – 61 cm monitor, 39 cm laptop, and 48 cm monitor. Three monitors. Here’s my problem. When I move a window from one screen to another, ...

Sounds like you want to go back to tweaking an Xorg config file 🙂 A Monitor section has an option for a DisplaySize (in mm) that may be used (overriden by dpi from DDC file so may have to be disabled) but since the dimensions seem to be detected fine already I’d fiddle with xrand and if you’re happy with the results put that in ~/.xprofile or whatever. Here you can set anything without restrictions from the GUI. Example:

xrandr --output DisplayPort-0 --scale 0.8x0.8

Sadly this doesn’t seem to work with Wayland (I tried it even with XWayland for you). There was a project to rewrite xrandr but looks like it never flew. Latest solution to this seems to be wlr-randr that has according to source a --scale parameter but this requires wlr-output-management-unstable-v1 and while this may be in wlroots by now it’s not shipped (for me!) yet. Your mileage may vary.

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I watched “The Social Dilemma” on Netflix today. I like the movie! A good movie with a lot of things people from within my bubble probably already know. And a lot of reasons to stay away from (classic) social media.

Watched The Social Dilemma now as well. Background music was annoying and distracting but overall a good one. Absolutely nails my own aversion against especially FB.

Kinda sad that there was zero talk about alternatives that do exist nowadays but I understand that the focus is on the big ads driven ones.

Rain Games launch a Kickstarter for Girl Genius - Adventures In Castle Heterodyne by an authoran author ( )
Based on the multi-award winning Girl Genius comic series, Rain Games (known for Teslagrad, World to the West) have launched their first Kickstarter for Girl Genius - Adventures In Castle Heterodyne. What is it? Their plan is to create 3D action-adventure metroidvania, where you play as the main pr...

Ow wow. Huge fan of the Girl Genius comics. Hope this Kickstarter for a game will make it. For science!


The Dangers of Self Sabotage by an authoran author ( )
oil pastel sketch of me crying in gray with red eyes and blue tears The expected results are always easier to deal with than the unexpected. Consciously or not, I have had a tendency to throw myself under the bus. I know how to deal with failure and defeat. Success, in my mind, is just postponing th...

Oof 😕