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vintprox

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BrodieOnLinux, to random
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Looking into what happened with the Github CSS injection bug I'm realizing this is so much dumber than I originally thought, the bug was patched a year ago but the library never shipped a new release lol

vintprox,
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@BrodieOnLinux Sometimes, it be like that 🤣

beeoproblem, to gamedev
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It's TOOLSday on Sunday.

I'm making a custom package manager addin for Godot. The goal is to allow sharing of code and changes across projects using linked directories.

https://twitch.tv/BeeOProblem

#gamedev #godotengine #livestream #twitch

vintprox,
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@beeoproblem Excuse me for ignorance, but is this like git modules, but without git part? 😅

thelinuxcast, to random
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I get a little judgy when I see someone who doesn't change the default wallpaper.

vintprox,
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@thelinuxcast I actually changed from my custom wallpaper to Fedora 40 night, because I almost never surface it to keep things clean.

GameFromScratch, to gamedev
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The excellent 2D game engine Ct.js has recently gotten an awesome new feature... CatNip, a new visual programming system.
This makes Ct.js an excellent choice for beginning #gamedev.
https://gamefromscratch.com/ct-js-game-engine-gets-new-catnip-visual-scripting-language/

vintprox,
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@GameFromScratch

Considering that I've learned about this shiny new feature only through you, really is underselling itself and there is even zero word about visual programming language on GitHub. Plus yet another tool network effect of which is confined in Discord. So, branding attached to favorite programming language isn't the end of the story. :ablobthinking:

I love what the maintainer CoMiGo is doing, though. Can't believe there are mere 3 paying subscribers on Boosty. I wanna make the number go up after my paycheck! ;)

Evv1L, to random
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vintprox,
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@Evv1L "Kaon" from HL2 OST plays (reference for intellectuals!)

Evv1L, to random
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WOOO PE DOO

vintprox,
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@Evv1L That's a joke, lads.

th3rdsergeevich, to random
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That's... that's an interesting advice.

vintprox,
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@th3rdsergeevich I also think so! The chase is overrated.

jacqueline, to random
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using linux will save u from microsoft recall, but only in the sense that microsoft's best engineers can't work out how to record your screen in wayland

vintprox,
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@jacqueline As people say: "Try your worst!"

thelinuxcast, to random
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The Plasma guys work really hard on Plasma. You can tell. And they're all great to talk to and deal with. I've not seen one person there who isn't at least professional about what they do. Most are astonishingly friendly and helpful.

But Plasma just isn't stable enough for me. I'm sad about it, and I'm glad I tried again, but it's just not stable.

vintprox,
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@geos It works. But I think what @thelinuxcast is referring to is the stability with which UI defaults change. One month settings are there, another they are under some other category. Edit Mode where desktop preview changes size because of appearing and disappearing panels. Well, I can live with that.

itsfoss, to privacy
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You're missing out if you haven't tried the DDG browser yet! 😳

https://news.itsfoss.com/ddg-private-browser/

vintprox,
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@AccurstDemon @itsfoss It's the other way around. The search is just a frontend for Bing that you can't trust and their browser is but a useless branding stunt.

I'm on Waterfox, so far nice mobile browsing!

vintprox,
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@itsfoss Only that it's missing out on being trendy for trendiness' sake. Want a privacy? Waterfox, pretty fast browser.

vintprox,
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@johnglass @itsfoss That's a default setting, which I forgot to mention, hm... Sorry!

It basically never worked for me and even managed to temporarily modify the connection while browser is in use, so I switched DNS proxy off in and I now use an extension for my trusted proxy that is never slow.

Upon the reflection, I would recommend WF less than, say, Librewolf. Mobile version doesn't appear to have the highlighted problem, though.

vintprox, (edited ) to TeamFortress2
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Only if #TeamFortress2Classic had some sort of future matchmaking, it would throw #TeamFortress2 on its ribs. Potential players could flood in at the appointed times, do raids and generally have fun without overbearing deserted atmosphere.

No, I want this feature RIGHT IN THE GAME, not some cesspool of a Discord server filled with "events". An ability to book your gaming spot on servers and times of choice.

Privacy footprint is small if you don't shove your entire schedule into the thing, so I don't see trouble on that end. Only technicalities and #matchmaking instance that would book the spots or others servers will need to have some tiny bits implemented. A matter of updating and opting in to future matchmaking. I'm definitely not asking all #TF2C servers suddenly have this by default, just those that allow such batches of players.

1/3

#TF2 #TeamFortress

vintprox, (edited )
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OK, maaaybe there is an issue of notifying the players. Maybe you wanna make it an "event" in Discord or whatever planning app your friends use.

Then, how about we don't reinvent the wheel and use calendar? There is a file format for describing what is, where and when to come. The game could drop you that to add in your personal calendar. No hassle with bots, no hassle with emails, no proprietary systems with shady unreliability. Just a grassroots planning of your game session with random strangers or buddies on the Internet.

I think this will drastically improve the deserted situation with Team Fortress 2 Classic where players have to roll snowball of entry. Give your players simple tool and they'll grow interested in the online game!

2/3

vintprox,
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But I also consider that idea of future matchmaking falls apart when players change time and have no means of communicating it with peers. Reissueing ICS (calendar) file is no-op, because by the time it's received it's already late.

Plus it doesn't have to be all about consistency with your personal calendar, it's just a game. It could become a calendar client of its own if that really was necessary. But this adds an overhead of authentication and making sure time periods are kept in sync between people.

For example, in case of Team Fortress 2 Classic, we could emulate event planning via means of Steam. Or could we? Does the game have an access to such API as group DMs? Unless it does, we can't have such feature without hoops. And don't forget how it misses the point of private booking entirely.

3/3

itsfoss, (edited ) to linux
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Comment 💭

#linux #windows

vintprox,
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@itsfoss Installing Ubuntu was a pain. First attempt created a black screen, second was the same. Had to dig up several tutorials which involved tinkering with command line. Turns out some Nvidia drivers problem. Another challenge is a limiting nature of GNOME desktop environment. Never got used to popups moving literally an entire parent window stack with itself (???).

itsfoss, to random
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Unlock the potential of your ideas with these 8 open-source Second Brain knowledge base tools:

https://itsfoss.com/open-source-second-brain-apps/

vintprox,
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@itsfoss I was a bit disappointed with formats introduced by Logseq and Joplin, so I wanna give #TriliumNotes a try! Interface looks clean and fun to fiddle with so far. It has canvases, relations and even page blocks. Now, that should be interesting.

It is enough for me that Linux and Windows are supported. I wouldn't expect a FOSS app to have build for macOS. ;) On mobile, it seems that #Obsidian takes the lead, and I recall that it does not wrangle my files, with right settings.

khalidabuhakmeh, to CSS
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I hard-coded in a style attribute, and I’m not even sorry about it.

vintprox,
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@svelmoe @khalidabuhakmeh I mean they certainly have use in lyrics and other verses. Wouldn't want an entire paragraph for each line...

GameFromScratch, to gamedev
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What game engine should I start with?

A good question since... you don't know what you don't know.

Obvious answers are , or .

IMHO there are better choices for beginners.
https://gamefromscratch.com/choosing-your-first-game-engine/

vintprox,
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@adriaan @GameFromScratch The solution: learn concepts, not just the engines.

thomas, (edited ) to random
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I'd like to remind all Mastodon users that you can add a language filter to any follow relationship on Mastodon.

If you follow me and you don't speak German, you can easily remove my German posts from your timeline by adjusting the language settings.

Go to my profile page, select the dot menu and click "Change subscribed languages". Then select the languages that you speak.

This really is a hidden gem 💎 on Mastodon and not many people seem to know this feature :awesome:

vintprox,
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@thomas Because of how hardly it's implemented across fediverse software is probably why I have separate accounts for languages. But the trick is good!

vintprox, to random
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Any implicit standard on how to contribute on someone else's media, that apps like load up from replies? Any of the apps that are about to implement similar thing?

vintprox,
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@jupiter_rowland The intent of my request doesn't include technologically modifying someone else's post, no-no. What I meant is a form of suggested content: alt-text contributed in replies. When I think about it twice, such system is prone to bad acting, but so far immediate suggestion and fetching in replies seem to have benefits that outweigh disadvantages.

At least, it's better than to disregard entire posts just because author had no time for descriptions or missed a cue. Plus TIL there is an entire bunch of people that want to help caption things and it's already so integral to fedi that it feels less-than-modern to have no standard of displaying such suggested content in place where you really want it (alt-text right next to image, captionista's name included).

Thank you for the hashtags, though! They look like a step forward that apps can boot from. Again, it's not exactly a feature I'd expect to see in every client, just more specialized/advanced ones.

vintprox,
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@jupiter_rowland What I have described is flawed in lieu of common delimiter for several media files in alt-text and definition of such text, so I understand why we might not be quite there yet! It is ultimately better when authors are considerate of captioning.

itsfoss, to linux
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Take a look at this minimal audio player. Have you tried it yet?

https://news.itsfoss.com/decibels/

vintprox,
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@itsfoss The thing is I'm not sure how to call those myself. By "buffered" part I mean that is preloaded into memory, there is a good indication of when the sound starts and it can be replayed on top of itself. It sounds like a , but all I really need is a player for arbitrary files, preferrably loaded in a batch.

Rowedahelicon, to random
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Mind you, I don't want to sound like I am pessimistic about , because I would really love to see the bot problem be solved; but I want people to realize they're really just asking to save Valve servers.

TF2 has a lot more problems that people don't talk about.

vintprox,
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To be fair, #FixTF2 is a good opportunity to gather all evidence of how aimbots affect the whole #TeamFortress2 and it's not just the major places that are at risk. Distributed moderation is kind of an idea that popped up in me when I was reminded of bad actors ganging up on servers of different sizes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-94ZQIJ_gM

As @tijuu_ has pointed out, though, the ultimate and more realistic goal is to get #Valve to communicate at least some news, good or bad. And another insight that you can glean from the video is that players are self-moderating the space with reactive kick-voting, which is definitely awesome and contributes into distribution of power. Obviously, it can be abused by bots if they join in a batch, so developer needs tell the community what is needed to prevent this.

All that #SaveTF2 people ask is a tiny inkling of participation with basic feedback from the developer, not yacking the lootbox cash-cow or other masking updates.

#TF2 #TeamFortress

huuishuu, to tf2

A VERY important video. Relevant to EVERYONE who cares about #teamfortress #tf2

This NEEDS to be more widespread. Say what you will about Zesty Jesus, but regardless of your opinion on him - this is a VERY important video he & his collaborators have made.

THIS VIDEO NEEDS TO BE SPREAD AROUND.

I strongly implore you - watch this video. You will very, very quickly realize how absolutely horrible of a state Team Fortress 2 has been in for YEARS.

This is not a joke.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2stmQfv93oQ

vintprox,
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@huuishuu Great point there. I'm recently engrossed in microblogging about TF2 and bot crisis, so saying I found this relevant is like saying nothing.

I'm positive about Team Fortress 2 Classic, as it strips out all the junk that Valve has added after the golden period of TF2 and provides an installer for Linux. The game is well optimized and I simply can't get over how underrated it is... Realizing that it will take a snowball effect to roll in players and new servers with proper moderation, which is hard.

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