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In general, if you have any specific questions about:

1) Cooking, including breadmaking, yogurt and cheesemaking, and fermentation
2) Gardening, especially urban and guerrilla, as well as composting, vermiculture, soil remediation, and apiculture
3) Workplace organization and unionization
4) Emacs or Elisp
5) Protesting or Direct Action

I am probably happy to help answer them!

Please, always feel free to ask. Not just one question, I'll be your tutor in any or all these topics.

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Our mouths
were made for praising
that sweet by-and-by
but it's hard speaking
so our voices need a rise
above our toil and trouble
towards our justice and summer nights

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Here's to my sweethearts,
And here's to my friends.
Here's to our means,
And here's to our ends.
Sing a verse of Guthrie,
I'm sticking with our Union,
And bound for glory.

Unexpectedly easy success updating the talker code. Need to extend it so players can add new channels (and stop listening to channels, lol)

What's ?

MUDs are a way of hanging out online, a precursor to MMORPGs & chat rooms, where everything is handled via text.

> look
This is a tavern. Becky the Bartender stands here.
> sayto becky Howdy!
You say to Becky: Howdy!
Becky looks at you. "Want a drink?"
> order cider
You don't have enough money for that.
> cq Anyone wanna buy me a round at the tavern?
(CQ) emsenn: Anyone wanna buy me a round at the tavern?

Learn more at gitlab.com/emsenn/racket-mud

In my fantasy canon there's a Marlbreen River and the area around it is known as Marby County, but it's never specified if the latter is another way of spelling/saying the former or if they're different names or what, and that's very representative of where I live in real life, where like, we'll spell the name of the same thing a few ways, like how the native tribe that once lived here were the Chaakoree, but the geography is called Shakori.

In order to appeal to current trends I'd like to point out that nothing in my MUD's code says you aren't a communist goose.

There's this really loud POP sound I keep hearing now that the rain has died down and I just figured out it's a drop of water hitting the very very top of a cactus which is making it go PLON... PLON... with each drip

I'll probably have road-blocks put up on the far side of Bellybrush and south side of Ack, and storms have washed out the roads in Arathel County, that way I can keep the explorable area to ~200 rooms for now: more than enough to push me to need to develop all sorts of game features.

(If you didn't know, the game world I'm making is based on my fantasy world, Teraum.)

Almost all of the rooms I'm writing now are very simple in description:

This is the road between the city of Ack and Arathel County, its northern neighbor. The road leads southwest to Ack and northeast toward Arathel County. Near the road is a blacksmith.

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But then when I want to actually fill it in with nice writing, I've got the basics there.

Right now I've laid out 36 rooms - about half of them are the various districts of Ack, the largest city in my fantasy world, and about the other half are roads in southern Arathel County, an area directly north of Ack.

I'm currently laying out Honeyfern Laboratories, which'll be ~20 rooms according to the map from the tabletop session its from.

Then I'll probably move east of Ack to Bellybrush, a larger town with ~50 known rooms.

One cool thing about MUDs and their lack of graphics is that I can make a room an arbitrarily sized area.

For example, the entirety of the Copper Ward in the city of Ack is one room, despite representing nearly 2 square kilometers of dense urban settlement.

But the front porch of a single house in a rural part of the game is ALSO a room.

And like, that's not a bug or "missing" content, necessarily, it's just... how things can work, without graphics.

I'm mapping out the rooms of my fantasy world and I feel a bit like slime mold. I started in eastern Ack, a city, and made a random street. Then made one of the rooms it exits to, then one it exits to, etc, and so on.

Currently I'm moving through Honeyfern Laboratories in Arathel County, lining up the exits so folk can go from the foyer to the sitting room and back and upstairs and so on.

Oh! I feel like the project is about far enough alone: Would anyone with the capacity and know-how be willing to host a demo version of my MUD? It's written in Racket; I don't know how to properly package that to make it easily deployable but I'll happily learn, if I know I have someplace to deploy it.

Do you know any non-profits in the Orlando area in need of website help? WordPress Orlando is organizing an event in February to plan, design, and build a new professional website for local non-profit organizations! meetup.com/WordPress-Orlando/e #xp

What's ?

MUDs are a way of hanging out online, a precursor to MMORPGs & chat rooms, where everything is handled via text.

> look
This is a tavern. Becky the Bartender stands here.
> sayto becky Howdy!
You say to Becky: Howdy!
Becky looks at you. "Want a drink?"
> order cider
You don't have enough money for that.
> cq Anyone wanna buy me a round at the tavern?
(CQ) emsenn: Anyone wanna buy me a round at the tavern?

Learn more at gitlab.com/emsenn/racket-mud

Wrote a helper procedure so I can quickly map out areas, now making a room can be:

(define teraum/ack/angers-place
(quick-room 'teraum/ack/angers-place
"Anger's Place"
"This is Anger's Place, a district in the city of Ack. To the north is the Brass Ward. To the south is Piketown. To the west is the Copper Ward."
'(("north" . teraum/ack/brass-ward)
("south" . teraum/ack/piketown)
("west" . teraum/ack/copper-ward))))

I've pushed the latest updates to

User-facing changes: The village of Eridrin has background noise.

Background changes: Addition of "actions" quality and "action" service.

gitlab.com/emsenn/racket-mud

Attached screenshot demonstrates new features.

ukpol 

I've pushed the latest updates to

User-facing changes: The village of Eridrin has background noise.

Background changes: Addition of "actions" quality and "action" service.

gitlab.com/emsenn/racket-mud

Attached screenshot demonstrates new features.

This is a great milestone!

Players can now walk around a world, look at things, and hear things that are passively going on.

I'm going to go back and reimplement the in-game chat channels (a lot of core APIs have changed since I disabled it for testing,) but then I'll have like, just about everything beside monsters to fight, for a basic "game."

folks who do streams and recordings of console video games, are elgato capture cards still the goto for that?

#gameing | #gaming

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