Graveyard Leprechaun
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Joined 2Y ago
Cake day: Apr 07, 2020


This is what I currently have on rotation:

  • Conan: Exiles
  • Project Zomboid
  • Lord of the Rings Online
  • Song of Iron
  • Generation Zero

Does the SimpleX terminal app sync with the Android app?
Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I was hoping that the desktop version and the mobile version would be able to sync messages between users without having to create multiple accounts. Is this even possible with SimpleX's current architecture? Aside from all that, I'm really liking SimpleX - clean, simple and SECURE!! =)

The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings trilogy. You can’t go wrong with Tolkien.

I’m a huge fan of this show! Hands down the funniest show I’ve ever seen, with TONS of little hidden things (that are hilarious) scattered throughout each episode. Every time I watch it, I find something new that cracks me up. I really, really wish they would have continued the series, but sadly we will only ever have six episodes of this gem… :(

Just discovered this duo a couple of days ago, and can't get their music out of my head. Kind of a throwback to 90's alternative with a great sound. Check them out and give them some love! :)

I think any person or group who actively works to harm the people or institutions of a democratic nation through illegal or violent means should have their citizenship revoked.

Oops…I misunderstood the OP. I am currently running a bi-weekly Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay campaign using the Zweihander ruleset. We’ve been doing it for about three and a half years now, and have had loads of fun. :)

I’ve gone back to good ol’ Skyrim with mods. They just don’t make RPG’s like they used to, anymore… :)

You don’t have to worry about that. Microsoft will continue to make inroads into the Open Source community, hiring away all of the talented programmers and quietly assimilating the most useful projects and then turn around and make it all proprietary. If you think I’m full of it, let me remind you that this is EXACTLY Google’s business model - and it works.

The Most Important Thing
You know, it's funny. I can remember a conversation between two elderly people that I overheard probably 30 years ago while riding a city bus. I don't recall the topic of the conversation, but one of the people made a statement that has always stuck with me. *"Everyone keeps making money the most important thing and pretty soon, money will be the most important thing."* That statement has always been in the back of my mind, reminding me that I'm supposed to care about people more than things, relationships more than influence and compassion more than personal benefit. It's a way of thinking that I always took for granted. People are smart, everyone wants to be kind and compassionate, don't they? I mean, who wakes up in the morning and decides that they're going to be selfish and oblivious? Fast forward 30 years to today. Marketing and the marketing mindset has so insidiously infiltrated the public psyche that we don't even notice it. Social media, instead of being the place to FREELY share knowledge and ideas in the spirit of community that was promised, has instead become a shopping mall of human psychosis. *"Check out my content stream!"* *"You have GOT to see my next video - here's a link to my patreon so you can fund it!"* *"I have a website with lots of useful information that can help lots of people - and for $20 a month, you can have access!"* *"Like what I'm wearing in this picture? It's for sale!"* Obviously, there are exceptions to this. There always will be (I hope), but late-stage capitalism and consumerism certainly seem the order of the day. It wasn't always like this. At least I certainly don't remember it ever being like this before. Somewhere along the line, we became conditioned to market and brand ourselves. Somewhere along the line, everything went up for sale and if your idea, knowledge or resource was freely available, someone would come along and - after a few slight tweaks - slap a price tag on it and call it their own. I suppose there are those (most?) who will say that I'm just 'crying because it's raining'. Maybe I am. Maybe I'm just whining and wishing for an ideal that will never manifest. But I still can't get what that elderly person said out of my head.

I use the EXCELLENT ‘Feedbro’ addon for Firefox on PC, and the similarly EXCELLENT ‘Feeder’ on Android. Both are open source with no ads, no subscriptions and no bullshit. Check them out!!

There are a lot of free and open source alternatives out there. This sounds like an excellent time to check them out.

The pandemic woke a lot of people up in more ways than one. The re-emergence of unions and the struggle for worker autonomy after a nearly 50-year hiatus all across the country is a direct result of workers realizing how little their health and wellbeing actually matter to their employers - and they are (rightfully) pissed off about it.

I fully authorize (and beg!) for anyone to put this to music! =)

Stop Listening
They tell you that you're unskilled, even though learning how to do your job requires training. They tell you that you're uneducated, even though everyone has something to teach. They tell you that you're essential, but unaffordable. They tell you that you have a voice, but you should keep quiet. They tell you that your opinion matters, so long as it lines up with theirs. They tell you if you work hard, you'll have just as much as they have - but not yet, just keep working. They tell you that if you pray harder, you'll be blessed with prosperity - but not yet, just keep praying. And working. They tell you so many things; they want you to believe so many things. But mostly, they want you to believe one thing above all else - that you need them. You don't. ***Rise up.***

It’s pretty difficult to truly understand circumstances that one has never experienced. Sure, you can read about them or watch a movie, etc…but there will always be something lacking that will likely prove pretty jarring if one should ever be in a position to experience the real thing. At best, we create elaborate fantasies in our minds to accommodate the gaps in our experience - and that’s usually when reality slaps us in the face. =)

I’d love to see more positive news/posts on lemmy. There ARE good, even great things happening out there that never quite seem to get the attention they deserve. You’d be surprised at what a difference a little positivity will make in one’s life.

Most definitely. There is a lot that is wrong in the world right now, but being bombarded by hundreds of posts about the same terrible things every day is just not good for anyone’s mental health. These days, I just steer-clear of overly negative groups and posters.

#VivaLaDirtLeague #MentalHealth #InternetLife

To be fair, Matrix has been around a lot longer than Revolt. I remember the early days with Riot - and it was absolutely horrendous. Give Revolt some time, and I think it will improve quite a bit.

The Capitalist model of commodifying absolutely everything is abusive, pathological and destructive. We've got to stop this before it kills us.

DSA Leadership Dissolves BDS Working Group
Yet another example of how reformist lesser-evilism undermines workers and the cause for Socialism in the US.

Happy holidays, everyone!!!