I watched my wife play the first half hour of Breath of the Wild and it is really cool so far. a lot of "what if I do this?" moments work out exactly like you'd hope them to, like throwing an apple on a fire to get a baked apple. also climbing a random tree to find eggs in a nest at the top was really neat.
Want a lightweight, fun @librelounge episode? This week on @emacsen and I talked about some of our favorite games in free software: https://librelounge.org/episodes/episode-6-free-software-video-games.html
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watching all these new congresswomen effortlessly own all the conservative men who attempt to attack their character is the most refreshing thing I've ever seen in US politics.
the Switch arrived today. first thing I did was buy Ikaruga. one of my favorite games and hands down my favorite shmup, even though I've never been able to beat it without using continues. it's easy to play the game in vertical mode, as it was meant to be played, by just rotating the switch display and detaching the right joycon to use as the controller. serious play will require the "pro" controller, but this was a good enough way to try it quickly.
Details, with pictures to illustrate, of how to set up a small greywater system.
oh boy, I found about a greenhouse not too far away in Connecticut that sells hardy banana and maypop! I will have to take a trip down sometime.
so I bought a couple of pawpaws, a fruit tree native to the eastern US that I had no idea about until recently. they are one of those anachronistic plants that still exist despite losing their partners. they relied upon mastodons to spread their seed and attract carrion flies to pollinate their flowers. if/when my trees are old enough to produce fruit, I will need to hand-pollinate them, which will be interesting.
just look at these things! they look tropical!
#permaculture problems: all of my good, sunny zone 1 space is on the west side of my house. I believe this sun exposure is a big contributor to how hot the house gets on summer afternoons. I need a way to shade the side of the house without shading out my wildflowers, herb spiral, and annual beds, but I'm not sure what to do!
Just got in my donation to Conservancy. Our donation is much larger than usual in order to reflect the proportionally important role that I think Conservancy is taking in the software freedom space. I hope you might consider donating also! https://sfconservancy.org/supporter/
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