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A mature fellow, with a hankering for control over my own computing.

I've admired Linux over the years, but have only just moved my main box over.

My distros:
Desktop: MX Linux 17 XFCE
(was Mint 19 Cinnamon)
Laptop: Mint 18 MATE
Old Laptop: Bodhi 5

Previously bewitched by OpenSUSE, Peppermint, Porteus, Lubuntu, Linux Lite.

Simplicity, Choice, Freedom and Control - along with Ethical, Sustainable computing for everyone.

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is in my blood

I enjoy playful flirtations with my imagination, inspired by gaming. The emotional adventures that can be had.

I enthuse, I write, I podcast and champion the niche in almost all forms of entertainment.

I prefer communities that support consideration and mutual respect, maturity and passionate discussion.

I'm a Dad and a Kid (at heart).

Games, even at their most basic, can unlock realms of excitement and untold adventure.. bring it...

Game On!

I've kind of found the answer, although it often opens two browser windows for some strange reason..

The Automatic clipboard match regex:


The Command:

`var link = str(clipboard()).replace(/, '')

So, whenever I copy a YT link, it opens a browser window with the appropriate link.

Now to add links to it.

I like the power available to but the UI takes some time to familiarise yourself with.

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Hmph more like "The League of Extraordinary Public Domain Characters"

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Doom was released 25 years ago today. It was about 2.39 MB, the size of an average webpage today. News sites average closer to 8 MB.

Please shotgun the javascript demons and make more efficient & accessible websites.

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He made us all heroes.

If we listened.

Malign him not.

Billions wear the cape because of him.

Billions found their strength beyond strength.

Children raise their hand with imaginary powers.

Grown-ups adorn themselves with the shield.

Every time you make a fist, you feel the claws at the back of your hands.

The Helmet, The hammer, The Armor, The Anger, mutant, mutate, alien, or god.

Modern mythologies.

Billions are mighty.

Rest well.


Bumbled onto this video about and it's defining qualities and influences. Interesting.

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Bit of context and MUD history for you, "Pinkfish Parsing" is a way of adding color formatting to text that a developer named Pinkfish on the Discworld MUD wrote, and it became the standard way of marking up text in LPC-style (and i think now Diku) MUDs. Here's a screenshot of my implementation:

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Does anyone know how to configure an automatic command in clipboard manager?

I'm just plain failing at what seems the simplest of tasks..

When I copy a YT link, I want copyq to replace the "" part of it with "". So I can paste it into a browser window and watch the vid without Google watching me.

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If you're an advanced user looking for #Alternatives, you might like to check out's most overlooked sections:

👩‍💻 👨‍💻 Alternatives For Advanced Users - sites like but aimed at technically-aware people

🔥 Bubbling Under - Alternatives that are close to being listed on the main part of the site, and are already very useful

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Philip K Dick managed to watch a part of #BladeRunner before it aired. This is what he wrote:

"Nothing that we have done, individually or collectively, matches BLADE RUNNER. This is not escapism; it is super realism, so gritty and detailed and authentic and goddam convincing that, well, after the segment I found my normal present-day "reality" pallid by comparison."


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« [...] surveillance capitalism makes it harder to organize effective long-term dissent. In an setting where attention is convertible into money, social media will always reward drama, dissent, conflict, iconoclasm and strife. There will be no comparable rewards for cooperation, de-escalation, consensus-building, or compromise, qualities that are essential for the slow work of building a movement. »

― Maciej Cegłowski

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@emsenn o.o I don't know where it went. Maybe I didn't hit send


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Figured I'd roll some Caves of Qud characters today at Going to start the stream in about 10 minutes. #gaming

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#Hive is a UK-based wholesaler-owned bookshop with home delivery or collection from local indie bookshops (who get a cut of the sale):

You can also adopt a local bookshop, who get a cut of your orders regardless of delivery method.

Pro Tip: If you want to be *really* supportive of your local bookshop, phone/email them to order through them directly. Price and delivery time is the same, but they get a bigger share of the price.

#AlternativesAtoZ #Books #DeleteAmazon

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Google doesn't like that I made profile follower/following pages accessible to logged in users only. #pixeldev #privacy

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I’m starting to think i3 is a rabbit hole. You’re never done tweaking the thing

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I want to promote something a fellow Netizen does.

@Cryoclaire has a wonderful comic:

and some amazing designs available at:

I personally love her work, and would advise you to go take a look...

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