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A mature fellow, with a hankering for control over my own computing.

I've admired Linux over the years & have moved my main box over.

My distros:
Desktop: MX Linux 18
Laptop: MX Linux 18
Old Laptop: Bodhi 5

Previously bewitched by OpenSUSE, Peppermint, Porteus, Lubuntu, Linux Lite.

Simplicity, Choice, Freedom and Control - along with Ethical, Sustainable computing all figure into my love for Linux.

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is in my blood

I enjoy playful flirtations with my imagination, inspired by gaming. The emotional adventures that can be had.

I enthuse, I write, I podcast, and champion the niche in almost all forms of entertainment.

I prefer communities that support consideration & mutual respect, maturity & passionate discussion.

I'm a Dad & a Kid (at heart).

Games, even at their most basic, can unlock realms of excitement and untold adventure.. bring it on..

Game On!

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You can also follow me on Itch to get notifications of when I release new stuff (or to check out some of my past work)

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Been listening to a playthrough called recently am about half way through Season 1 & the characters have backstory summaries & the action is often frantic, full of comedy & sweary.

Good drek chummers!

The epsiodes are short enough not to get bogged down in roll by roll issues, so the story flows quite well & the characters personalities start to show through.

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The mood flowing through me..

"Through the cables and the underground now...."

"Too much contact, no more feeling"

The Body Electric...

The Sisters of Mercy..

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People who can't distinguish between etymology and entomology bug me in ways I cannot put into words.
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Did you ever wonder which software was eating so much bandwidth on a host? Well, you can resort on Wireshark to investigate the problem. But if you just want to find the culprit, there are simpler solutions:

"3 Simple, Excellent Linux Network Monitors" by Carla Schroder.

#Network #Bandwidth #Monitoring

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These digital magicians are "reshaping the fabric of our society" & not necessarily in our best interest..

A one on one discussion about what's happening and how can we rethink it and campaign for change. I enjoy Tristan's clarity about how our attention is finite and currently the resource big tech is competing for.

Centre for Humane Technology

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I thought I would share this 1-bit tile-set by KenneyNL over on bird-site.

It's a CC0 licensed #gameassets pack containing 1,024 tiles/items/characters. I love its aesthetics and _will_ be making some things with it.

#gamedev #pixelart #1bit
An example of the 1-bit tileset…
A top down representation of a …
An example of the set used to b…
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🐧 New version & Review: Cursed Pl@tformer v1.5
Conclusion: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (excellent!)
✏️ Changelog:

πŸ“• Summary: A free/libre ASCII art platformer game, where @, our legendary Dungeon Crawlers hero, is on a journey to rescue "&", the Princess kidnapped by Tuthankhascii
🏠 HomePage:
πŸ”§ Dev:
πŸ”– #Linux #freeGame

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πŸŽ‚ It's been one year since posted its #Introductions, so cake for everyone! 🍰 🍰 🍰 :blobcheer: πŸŽ‰

Wow. On the one hand it seems like just yesterday, but on the other it feels like a *lot* has happened since then.

Thank you for all the suggestions and feedback, and thank you to those who make #Alternatives that give us back our privacy. You are all heroes πŸ‘

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:WeAreNameless:​ Well that was #Hardware everyone. Thanks for watching with us! I hope you enjoyed as much as I did.

Whispering: Thank you @ella_kane for trusting me with this one.

Thanks to @thegibson for hosting us at!

See you next time #WeAreNameless

theres not much you cant solve with a cybernetic hand and a shotgun! but drug injecting vampire warbots can give you a good send off.. :)

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