The magazine I run is taking submissions right now for SFF stories about BIRDS. 🐦
Luna Station Quarterly is taking wing!
Feathers, wings, nests, and beaks, we’re all about BIRDS! For this year’s themed issue, we’re looking exclusively for stories featuring birds, filtered through the lens of Luna Station’s mission, of featuring female-fronted speculative stories. As always, we encourage you to dig deep, to go beyond the obvious. Set your bird-related somewhere unique in time or space, give it a unique twist, surprise and delight us! As usual, all of our normal submission guidelines apply, just with a bit more feathers this time!
a comment elsewhere made me realize that part of the reason that seeing people use "gamer" as a catch-all term for "generic bad person" is that it basically feels like it's just "neckbeard", and it still has all the attendant connotational issues even if it doesn't directly imply that head hair choice is a moral failing
i think part of it is that it also feels vaguely defeatist, as if we should just accept that video games are always going to be dominated by shitty people
Gmail is blocking emails with links to Tutanota. Spread the word to help us stop this!
to say that we would be better off without any free software movement is to say that anyone whose needs aren't served by the increasingly hostile dual worlds of proprietary computing - MacOS/iOS and Windows/Android+ChromeOs - doesn't belong
Today I discovered that Ubuntu 21.04 shipped with a major glibc regression that completely breaks gdb.
I also managed to totally break my system while trying to ensure that I wasn't encountering a common system configuration problem.
FYI, you can work around this problem today by manually installing the testing version of the
#Mozilla #CommonVoice wishes to gain 500000 new contributions by July 20th. Sounds huge to me, but maybe it can happen!
Common Voice is a really cool project attempting to collect recordings from people of all ages, genders, dialects, etc. so that future speech recognition can become more reliable, and so that we do not need to depend on things like Google's captioning service. If you care about #accessibility, #privacy or just like reading out or listening to random sentences, please optionally make an account (to help make the data more easily searchable) and contribute.
This absolutely does not go just for English speakers, BTW. English is doing just fine. If you speak any other languages, please help add, record and sort sentences in it, instead. For example, the Slovenian database is growing, slowly but surely!
Edit: Fixing typos. Sorry!