I **hate** talking about work. I also listening about work. I don't exactly enjoy my job, so I try not to waste my free time thinking about work, talking about work or, heaven forbid, doing something for work. However, my friends talk about their jobs all the time and it's painful to listen to.
I told them as much, but the topic keeps popping up. I'm just not that invested in the specifics and minutia of their workday. I either lack the knowledge to understand their work process or, more often than not, just don't care. That is, unless something bad happened and they want to vent, I'm okay with that. But I still get looks, as if I should be interested about their job. Which, I'm sorry, I'm just not.
Am I being unreasonable in trying to steer the conversation into a topic that isn't work-related?
This is probably not a meme, so apologies for that. I do find it funny, though.
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So I recently got this board game. It's sort of, kind of like Magic: the Gathering. You play as a so-called Phoenixborn and you have a set number of hit points. When they reach zero, you lose. There's a bit more to it than that, but that's the gist of it. Alas, it's kind of hard to get a match going with my friends.
Then I came across this neat webpage dedicated to the game. It is:
What I find neat about this page is that it links to not one, not two, but THREE resources where you can practice playing!
- Option 1 (free): [Ashteki](https://ashteki.com/). Play against a human
- Option 2 (free): [Felt Table](https://felttable.com/ashes). Play against an AI (what I mostly use)
- Option 3: [Ashes Reborn for Tabletop Simulator](https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2386753960). The mod is free, but like the name implies, you need to own Tabletop Simulator on Steam first.
As for the rules, they're near the bottom of the page at the Files section. There are also other resources like youtube tutorials and premade decks and stuff. Anyway, just thought I'd share.
This is hilarious. Blizzard created Diablo Immortal with the express purpose of getting their foot into the Chinese market. Then some genius at Blizzard had the brilliant idea to make a post on Weibou (a social network in China) to make fun of Xi Jinping:
[Picture of post](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/b9b4aa88-e394-4821-8944-c6693f5060a7.webp)
Welp, there goes that Tencent money. Couldn't have happened to a nicer company, too.
I was very impressed with how Dragon's Dogma handled battles with huge enemies. The combat was so good. Instead of hacking away at their ankles, you could climb them and hack away at their weakspots. Or, if you prefer solid ground beneath your feet, you could also impale them with an icy spike three times your size using magick.
Speaking of, the some of the spells were insane. I mean just [look](https://dragonsdogma.fandom.com/wiki/Gicel?file=Skill_Sorc_Gicel.gif) [at](https://dragonsdogma.fandom.com/wiki/Bolide?file=Skill_Sorc_Bolide.gif) [this](https://dragonsdogma.fandom.com/wiki/Seism?file=Skill_Sorc_Seism.gif) [madness](https://dragonsdogma.fandom.com/wiki/Maelstrom?file=Skill_Sorc_Maelstorm.gif). And those aren't even the most powerful versions. Very excited for this.
The repository in question:
All it has is a README.md file and they want 8€ for anyone to use this app. I mean, sure, but why host something like this on github? Or am I missing something?
I mean specifically, what criteria does a webpage have to fulfill for it to be considered web3 compliant?
Because all I see around the web are people waxing poetic about freedom, ownership and whatnot without really saying anything. There's no consensus, there's no whitepaper, just... vague, nondescript ideas.
There are so many options out there, it's kind of dizzying.
I'm looking for a cheap solution that I could hook up to a TV and ethernet, so it could run a flavor of Linux (or BSD) and play videos at 1080p. Bonus points if it can handle 1080p@60 FPS. Other than that, it would be used for light web browsing.
I was looking at Raspberry Pi 4, but is there anything else you would suggest?
This is going to sound rather vague, but less than a week ago, I was reading a forum post somewhere about a device that lets you control a machine remotely, allowing you to do stuff like remotely access a machine's BIOS. Pretty sure it was Linux-based.
I thought it was super neat, so I bookmarked it. Or so I thought, because I can't find the bookmark anywhere and for the life of me I can't remember the name of the device.
I do remember it being really small, about the size of a Raspberry Pi. In fact, I remember reading the "recipe" for the device on the manufacturer's website that would allow you to make your own and I distinctly remember one of the components being an RPi. There was also a pre-assembled model available.
Does this ring any bells for anyone or am I just talking nonsense?
I'm just screwing around with the OS, but I have to say, I'm a bit perplexed.
I wanted to install GIMP and LibreOffice, so I clicked on the AppCenter only to find out it couldn't find either of them. Which is bizzarre, because I can install both using apt just fine. As it turns out, the AppCenter only has [51 curated applications](https://appcenter.elementary.io/), completely ignoring the abundance of programs already available in the Ubuntu repositories, making the AppCenter a bit useless.
Then there's the desktop. I'm not entirely sure why I'm not allowed to have icons on it. macOS has desktop icons. As does Windows. Hell, almost every OS with a GUI does. Apparently, there's something called Elementary Tweaks which lets you enable them, but why would anyone have to jump through hoops to enable this basic functionality?
I guess I just don't understand who this OS is meant for.