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Feeling kinda sick this evening, hope I'm not catching anything as I have two days of hackathon left.

Fennel tea and bedtime soon, I think.

Please remind me to never, ever run an event that relies on effective videoconferencing, ever.

No, not even then.

And also al-Thurayya (althurayya.github.io/). The basis is the same but there are some important differences - for example, al-T includes a routefinding algorithm that takes some account of settlement numbers visited - this is important, as classic route-finding algorithms often ignore nodes, whilst in practice travellers in any age will of course often want to stop in settlements as often as possible to refuel, rest, and indeed stop off more generally.

We're looking at two basic models, both of which are worth looking at and fun even if you're not a historian:

ORBIS (orbis.stanford.edu/) is a route mapping model sometimes (wrongly) touted as the "Google Maps of Rome" - it's essentially a tool that lets you calculate routes and connectedness around the Roman Empire, and costs based on various input factors like type of transport, time of year, etc.

At a hackathon at Uni Wien for the next few days - we're looking to build a more effective in-a-box system for route and path analysis of historical & humanities maps.

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Latest from our articles section, @JubalBarca on riddles and how to use them as a , DM, or !
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And here's one specially for Masto:

My start smells sweet by any name,
I live where summer's sun's aflame,
You cut, hang, and devour me,
My end bloody or pure can be.
What am I?

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👋everyone -- this is my first mastodon instance/community. I'm a PhD student at the University of Washington in Seattle. I study contemplative practice and technology and public space. I also garden, cycle, and love love love to cook. #introductions

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Our latest Updates from the Forge newsletter - issue 26 - is out! Please do have a read :)

This month, we have updates from three devs including @silverspookgames and @JubalBarca, an announcement of a cool monster designing contest from a friend of our community, and the announcement that we're organising chain writing this summer!

Read on for more:
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Think I'm probably going to be leaving the fediverse, just so people know. Just not finding Masto either super useful or particularly comfortable to be on at the moment.

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Top 5 ways to stop illegal immigration:

- stop illegalising immigration
- stop illegalising immigration
- stop illegalising immigration
- stop illegalising immigration
- stop illegalising immigration

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We already know that automated content filters don't work. They put absolute power over content in the hands of a system that is opaque and broken.

A couple of days ago YouTube took down all of the Blender Foundation's videos from the Blender Foundation's channel due to a copyright claim by... the Blender Foundation.

The BF is an official YT partner, but days later they still cannot get a straight answer from YT about what is going on:

twitter.com/tonroosendaal/stat

twitter.com/tonroosendaal/stat

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@pfigel I seem to be having big problems atm with this account: the web interface isn't logging me in at all (trying this from Tusky), and I've been having loads of toots just vanish when I hit the toot button, and picture attachments pop up with a different previously uploaded image. What is going on?! I cleared Masto cookies yesterday after some issues but I seem to have even worse issues today.

MASTODON NERDS, HEED MY WORDS:

I need your "random encounters for a fantasy warband" ideas again. Specifically looking for "things you might encounter in plains/fields" and "things you might encounter in woods". Ideally not just monsters - I'm thinking sidequest givers, upgrade offerers, or other things with more interesting "hooks" about them.

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"In theory, this is the ultimate product."
He showed a small animal with soft scales and wings. It purred.
"A dragon cat hybrid, which is also a book."
"A book? How do you read it?"
"You tell it. 'Boknir, open'."
The dragoncatbook hissed at him. "Shan't."
"In theory," he sighed.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories