"There are some paths in this forest, if you walk them you'll find yourself."
I smiled nervously. "Hah, yeah."
The old stranger took a step off the path to let me pass, and looked intently at me as I did. After a few steps I realised who it was, and turned around.
"Take care."
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"We should all own the content we're creating, rather than just posting to third-party content silos. Publish on your own domain, and syndicate out to silos. This is the basis of the "Indie Web" movement."









Discover some of the great new features in LibreOffice 7.0 – released today – in this quick video! (Or if you'd rather see it on PeerTube, go to

I’ve composed over 150 songs and sound effects and released them under the CC BY 4.0 license which you can use in any personal and commercial project and they’re all free!
– One Man Symphony
I’ve composed over 150 songs and sound effects and released them under the CC BY 4.0 license which you can use in any personal and commercial project and they’re all free! from opensource

adam balusik: tiesňava

Outstanding piano release by adam balusik on tachyon netlabel. The collection of various original compositions contains 19 original songs.

For more than a decade, I've doted on Haunted Dimensions, Ray Keim's incredible, Haunted Mansion-themed papercraft site, home to many download/print/assemble models of Disney's Haunted Mansion (they make GREAT gingerbread templates!).


As @Argus mentioned is an amazing resources for free Public Domain audio books:)

As an experiment I'm re-uploading them to this funkwhale account for a fun daily Sci Fi short story that you may not have heard.

Follow it here: @librevox_scifi_shortstories

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If any clever person figured out how to automate this, I'm all ears:)

Berthe Morisot - Girl on the grass 1885
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Nearly 500 CC-licensed Education Images are Now Available!

The Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) just released the second edition of their openly licensed digital image collection, “American Education: Images of Teachers and Students in Action.” This edition features nearly 500 high-quality images of teachers and students licensed Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 (CC BY-NC 4.0).
A screenshot of the digital collection from the Alliance for Excellent Education.
Captured by Allison Shelly (photojournalist and co-founder of Women Photojournalists of Washington) and funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, these images portray “deep learning” both before and during the COVID-19 pandemic at the UCLA Community School in Los Angeles and Sutton Middle School in Atlanta.

“These are some of the final images we have of classroom-based instruction prior to the coronavirus sending students and teachers home for months of online instruction,” said Deborah Delisle, All4Ed president and CEO. “The idea of deeper learning is evolving as schools across the country rethink how they deliver instruction, and we are excited to see what that shift produces in thoughtful, innovative ways of engaging students.”

Browse the free collection!

Here at Creative Commons, we’re especially excited to use these images in relation to our work in Open Education. As we continue advocating for and supporting the development of OER policies globally, the images we use should accurately illustrate the messages we send. That’s why openly licensed stock photography collections (like this one!) that are inclusive and representative is imperative.

Congratulations to the Alliance for Excellent Education on a great collection!

The post Nearly 500 CC-licensed Education Images are Now Available! appeared first on Creative Commons.

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theCAUSE Live at Feel Good Farms on 2020-08-01

theCAUSE appearing as Reuben's Painted Mandolin Jerry's Birthday Party Feel Good Farms Evans City, PA August 1, 2020 1) The Way You Do The Things You Do 2) I'll Take A Melody 3) Sugaree 4) Simple Twist Of Fate 5) You Can Never Tell + 6) They Love Each Other 7) Knockin On Heaven's Door 8) That's Wh....

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Here's a direct link to the MP3 (hosting courtesy of the Internet Archive - they'll host your stuff for free, too!):

And here's the podcast feed (now with timecode, thanks to Lee Maguire!)


Gamer+ News August 3, 2020

Gamer+ News August 3, 2020

Tonight on the Related To Geeks Podcast we will talk about Dungeons &
Dragons as represented in other media like movies, television, books,
and music. This is an open game chat and everyone is welcome. The
Related To Geeks Podcast will be held at 9:00 PM Central in the
gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord.

The Related To Geeks Book Club podcast about Brandon Sanderson's
"Warbreaker" has been posted.

Alan made a couple of announcements about his Chronicles Of Ember
Starter Set that should be available now. This looks like a good way to
get into this cold, dangerous, fuzzy RPG. If you like games where you
actually get scared The Chronicles Of Ember is for you.

And added to Links:

Here's an interesting Youtube channel called Tabletop Bellhop, your
cardboard concierge. Interesting videos about all kinds of tabletop

If you haven't read Order Of The Stick you've got hours of fun in front
of you.

Let me know what's new in your world of gaming. Message, email, or,
best of all, post about what you've been doing at Gamer+.

Hairy Larry

Lise diaspora
Thank you for reshare

Related To Geeks Book Club - Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson


You have been listening to the Related To Geeks Book Club, recorded July 20, 2020 on the Inspired Unreality open game chat held at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. For more about our geeky family visit For more information about Inspired Unreality visit Gamer+, a social network for gamers, at

Megan, Vivian, and Larry discuss "Warbreaker" by Brandon Sanderson.

The music for this show is "At The Speed Of Love" by Paul Nunis from the Bebop Beatniks album, "Leaves".

Moose Lake Cartoons

Free Culture cartoons on a variety of subjects. CC-BY

Here’s one more.


Sorry. I just like this kind of stuff.

Logical fallacies explained by robots!

By Michele Rosenthal. Source:
A list of logical fallacies, each explained by a two-line dialogue by pair of robots.

She knew the advice for confronting tigers. Never look away first. But this was no tiger.

The dragon's eyes, amber with gold flecks, felt like they pierced her soul. In that moment, they knew each other.

She remembered a leaping from a mountaintop nest and spreading her wings for the first time. The dragon remembered training with a spear as a young girl and learning to hunt.

And they both remembered gazing at the stars and wishing for companionship.

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The princesses each received a kitten from their fairy-godmother. All were aghast, except for the oldest, who couldn't have been more delighted, and ended up adopting all six.

They rode in her sleeves, on her shoulders and in the pockets of her skirts, if they weren't running under her skirts; thankfully she was too graceful to be tripped.

They soon grew to be the size of horses and sprouted wings.

Her sisters really missed out!

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** Many congratulations to the winners of the Lodestar, Astounding, and Hugo awards. So many great acceptance speeches. *applauds*
(Also, many thanks to those who nominated me for "Fan Writer" - I made it to the long list! It really means a lot to me.)

Last night, Conzealand hosted the first-ever all-virtual Huge Awards! Congrats to all the winners, a collection of outstanding works that I commend to your attention:

Best Novel: A Memory Called Empire, by Arkady Martine

Best Novella: This Is How You Lose the Time War, by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

Best Novelette: Emergency Skin, NK Jemisin

Best Short Story: “As the Last I May Know”, by S.L. Huang

Best Series: The Expanse, by James SA Corey



“More secure, more flexible, and completely free video conferencing.”

They have apps for phones and also a web interface.
Jitsi meet is a fully encrypted, 100% open source video conferencing solution that you can use all day, every day, for free – with no account needed.

Why we open sourced our Python platform

neon sign with head outline and open source why spelled out
The team at Anvil recently open sourced the Anvil App Server, a runtime engine for hosting web apps built entirely in Python.

The community reaction has been overwhelmingly positive, and we, at Anvil, have already incorporated lots of that feedback into our next release. But one of the questions we keep getting asked is, "Why did you choose to open source such a core part of your product?"

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