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Eye contact, Cyberpunk, cleavage 

Behold! My cyberpunk novel's commission!

Ladies and gentlemen, the cover for "Pandora Downloaded"!

Congrats to Matt Zeilinger for the hard work.

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Gen-Xer born in ; since kid I was a and liked and , so it was logical I'd eventually discover the genre (, , , , , ...)

Aside from that I've done and ; have gnu/#Linux on my PC and recently I discovered .

Currently a scifi novel about and and it's my life's dream to get it published!

(Also I've been recently exploring my sexuality and it turns out I'm trans :transgender: ; specifically, nonbinary :nonbinary: and probably genderfluid :QueerCat_Genderfluid: ; it's... complicated.

Perhaps another way to explain this is that I have a "femsona" and I feel more comfortable wearing her than my male-self when talking to my close friends.

BTW, I don't know if I'll get to be comfortable with using "she/her", so it's "they/them" for now.)

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I'm Working on a neo-noir novel! πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

Tentative title is "Pandora Downloaded". It's about AIs, androids, a detective with a memory malfunction (brain implants screw you up) and a mysterious murder whose main culprit is a rogue android, in a "Blade Runner meets Ghost in the Shell" style.

Chapter 1 available here:

ko-fi.com/post/Chapter-1-for-m

Donations appreciated πŸ™ , check my profile for details.

Relevant news for people who build decentralized software 

@darius The Tor DID spec actually looks pretty interesting tho: blockchaincommons.github.io/di since it's self-validating (the DID uri is literally an Onion site url aka public key) and builds upon an existing decentralized registration system that does not require use of a blockchain.

And there's a web-based spec as well, which appears to use DNS for validation.

It's #AmazonPrimeDay! If you're looking for a comic that scrapes out the disgusting grease trap of tech-driven hypercapitalism AND doesn't cost a cent to read, check out my series CROSSED WIRES at crossedwires.irisjay.net!

Intro to SFFBookClub 

Adding: We have a crowd-funded pot to help everyone be able to participate. Contact me directly if needed. #SFFBookClub

Computer optimists:

In the future, you won't need more than one disc to run your software! Solid state nanoscale memory will solve everyone's storage problems!

Videogames today:

Please insert disc 2.

Discovering security flaws is only half the battle. Our Coder's Rights project has information that may help security researchers reduce their legal risk when reporting vulnerabilities. eff.org/issues/coders

cyberpunk 2077 disappointment 

With all and all, I was thinking that maybe even one mission in a flying car would make it worth it.

But nope. No flying cars.

As said in a reddit thread about it:

> I haven't even bought the game and I still feel robbed.

childhood logic 

Me when I was little: Mom, I don't like mayonnaise in my sandwiches! 🀒

Mom: You have to eat it! Don't you know that poor children have to dig in the trash to get food?
Me: 🀨

Me later: πŸ€” πŸ’‘πŸ˜ƒ

(A few days later...)

Me: *throwing yucky sandwich in garbage bin* Mail for the poor children! 🎡 ☺️

#OtD 19 Jun 1865 during the US civil war Union Gen Granger proclaimed in Texas that enslaved people were free. Many of the enslaved began to desert their plantations. They later decided to celebrate Juneteenth on its anniversary each year. Learn more: blackpast.org/african-american

β€œI’ve told the kids in the ghettos that violence won’t solve their problems, but then they ask me, and rightly so; β€œWhy does the government use massive doses of violence to bring about the change it wants in the world?” After this I knew that I could no longer speak against the violence in the ghettos without also speaking against the violence of my government” - Martin Luther King Jr.

reddit, racism 

Great, another super straight asshole on reddit who suddenly claims he's black to claim BLM people are rioters. πŸ™„

Ny minute started behaving erratically, and while I was trying to move it to make it work it clicked itself on the power button.

Well, that's ONE way to fix the problem! πŸ˜›

NHS Confederation on LGBTQ+ allyship:

twitter.com/NHSE_Paul/status/1

nhsconfed.org/articles/trans-a

"The human rights of LGBTQ+ leaders, staff and patients are not negotiable, and all human rights are compromised if any one group is excluded."

mh, poverty, videogames 

An unfortunate side effect of becoming realistic in this economy is realizing that no matter what you do, you can't escape poverty. And with that comes pessimism, and videogames that offer you fictional rewards for your efforts become... futile. πŸ˜”

Fantasy games? Sure. It feels nice to ride a dragon or something.

But those imaginary rewards in RPGs? Wasted effort. They don't help you get richer in any way.

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