Author Archives: bradfonseca

Google shutting down XMPP interoperability is a sad sign of the age of communication silos

Originally posted on Psy-Q's Braindump:
Google just shut down the last piece of Google Talk, killing XMPP. This means that people using standards-based open and interoperable chat systems can no longer talk to their friends who use Google’s proprietary and closed chat system, Hangouts. For example, people who use Pidgin on any of the…

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Why Government Is Not A Business

There’s more than enough information on the Internet right now about the havoc being inflicted on the United States by President Donald Trump and his associates. However, there are two perspectives… Source: Why Government Is Not A Business

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Setting Mastery

Back when D&D 3 came out, the designers talked about “system mastery.” Knowing the system better always helped you play a more powerful, effective character, but 3e made this an exp… Source: Setting Mastery

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Time to Repartition the Hard Drive? (Maybe not…)

Figure 1: Attribution: Mageia 5 Installer Documentation – Partitioning with DrakX (http://doc.mageia.org/installer/5/en/content/doPartitionDisks.html) It’s been a hairy few weeks. Looking at my WordPress folder on my laptop I see my last post was back in the middle of March! I could enumerate a nice long list for you of why I’ve been away but I’m sure […]

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Nobody’s Ever Reborn

I can’t say enough nice things about this writer. I’m a big fan of his RPG work from the 90s and look forward to his new material. I’m very glad to see him active on his blog again.   It’s true. Great faiths frame it as attachments leaping from body to body. Even dust has […]

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Quick Post About Uploading Images Via Org-mode and Org2Blog

Figure 1: Attribution: By ~~helix84 (2007), Philverney (9 November 2005), David Vignoni (December 6, 2005) LGPL: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl.html or Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons (search for “Icon – upload photo 2.svg”) Today I’m experimenting with image uploads on org-mode and org2blog. I don’t expect to write a lot but hopefully I’ll learn a bit. 😀 I […]

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TILiE (Today I’m Learning in Emacs): PDF Publishing, Text Formatting in Org-Mode, and (Maybe) My Next Big Project!

Figure 1: By Another Believer (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0) ], via Wikimedia Commons Link to original image | Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) The last week or so has actually been pretty busy in my personal life and at work. Professionally, I gained a new part-time consulting client which is only going […]

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