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Menno Finlay-Smits @menn0@mastodon.nzoss.nz

Please consider writing your hashtags in upper camelcase so screen readers have a chance at figuring them out.

#whyistayonmastodon sounds like an giant undecipherable mess of sounds.

#WhyIStayOnMastodon reads out "Why I Stay On Mastodon" 😄

(Reason #44 I stay here: my previous requests like this have been generally well-received, proving that most people are awesome.)

Duke Of Defense / crowdfunding.

Downloadable Ubuntu Linux demo already available on the page!

Duke of Defense is a tower defense game where you play as a knight directly on the battlefield.

Cunning strategies and clever resource management skills to construct towers that fend off hordes of enemy goblins, ogres, and golems.

Slated to be released October of this year.

$516 / $5,500 goal funded.

--> kickstarter.com/projects/seaba

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#DukeOfDefense #TowerDefense #Kickstarter #Linux #gaming #Ubuntu

Vet: You'll need to give him half of one of these tablets each day. They're quite small, it can be tricky ...

Me: It's OK, I know how to break a pill in half thank you. Can you direct me to the nearest nightclub toilet cubicle?

Sometimes I take solace in the software giants (?) that came and went. Nothing is forever. This too shall pass. dBase. WordStar. WordPerfect. Borland. Lotus 1-2-3. DOS. Sun. Nokia. Palm. Too see the struggle, to be the struggle, and to let go. It doesn’t matter if their ideas were good or bad. Capitalism churns on.

Q: What do you give the person who's got everything? A: Antibiotics.

On en parle depuis longtemps dans de très nombreux contextes, je l’ai enfin trouvée: la fameuse “poche de résistance”

RT @JamesBSumner@twitter.com: Yes, it was me who smuggled a large seabird into the plenary and launched it at the speaker's head with the words "Actually this is more of a cormorant than a question." I am to be considered for possible readmission to the society in 2038, which seems fair.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/JamesBSumner/statu

RT @crazyKiwiClare@twitter.com: Late night presentation writing leads to creative but crazy ideas...See you at iTx tomorrow 3:20am to find out what we are really working on right now.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/crazyKiwiClare/sta

RT @sakeriver@twitter.com: Today as I was walking home after my run I saw a large lemon rolling down the hill. It kept rolling for about a quarter mile. And now you can see it, too.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/sakeriver/status/1

RT @voidspace@twitter.com: New website, new tech blog. Agile Abstractions: Michael Foord. Python training and consulting. "Hello World" agileabstractions.com/Hello-Wo

🐦🔗: twitter.com/voidspace/status/1

RT @sturdyAlex@twitter.com: It’s a bold look from May this morning. Scalping your enemies and wearing the trophies is a barbaric practice, but in the case of Boris Johnson, I approve.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/sturdyAlex/status/

The performance numbers here are quite impressive. Some caveats and limitations though, but djb claims they can be mostly overcome with more development effort.

RT @hashbreaker@twitter.com First release of djbsort: super-fast constant-time automatically verified AVX2 sorting code for int32 arrays. sorting.cr.yp.to (Next target is ARM NEON.) Verification starts with the toolkit for symbolic execution, which in turn uses libVEX from Valgrind.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/hashbreaker/status

RT @crazyKiwiClare@twitter.com: A big shout out to our wonderful bespoke battery builder extraordinaire Chris Forne. Thanks for these little Li-ion beauties that mean we are now going battery powered at Cacophony.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/crazyKiwiClare/sta

RT @emmamaxleawell@twitter.com: I lied about being a vampire, I'm a VampLiar.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/emmamaxleawell/sta

RT @atroyn@twitter.com: Things that happen in Silicon Valley and also the Soviet Union:

- waiting years to receive a car you ordered, to find that it's of poor workmanship and quality

- promises of colonizing the solar system while you toil in drudgery day in, day out

🐦🔗: twitter.com/atroyn/status/1014