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Boosted: Netflix acquires the rights to all 22 Redwall books, plans film and series

The film will be written by Over the Garden Wall's Patrick McHale.

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/02/netflix-will-adapt-brian-jacques-redwall-into-feature-film-tv-series/

I loved the Redwall series as a kid so this is really exciting. But I can't shake the dread that Netflix will just cancel it after dropping the first half-season and that'll be the end of the series on TV.

media

Boosted: Rust Foundation - Hello World!

https://foundation.rust-lang.org/posts/2021-02-08-hello-world/

Congrats to the Rust team and Mozilla for this milestone! I wonder if Mozilla could further its mission better by being an incubator instead of trying to develop its own products. They could develop technologies and build them into sustainable foundations. I trust Mozilla to think about the right things when starting a new technology, but I'm not so sure about their expertise to develop end-user products.

development tech Mozilla

Boosted: PERCEIVED RELATIONS BETWEEN GOPHER GEMINI AND HTTP

http://len.falken.ink/web/perceived-relations-between-gopher-gemini-and-http.txt

The argument which is then made (and acknowledged by the FAQ) is: why not just use a subset of HTTP? It seems the answer boils down to enforcement. I don't see why this is a problem though, because people need to force themselves to use Gemini clients.

This is one of my biggest frustrations with Gemini. There's no reason all of the development that is going into it couldn't happen in the Web space. You could build your own tiny browser that work with a subset of the web. Other people could build really basic, text-only sites for your browser's users to visit, and they would still be available for anyone else using other browsers. Building Gemini servers/sites is just a lot of work to build another niche silo.

tech

Boosted: Xbox Live Gold no longer required for free-to-play games, prices not rising

Xbox Live Gold is no longer going up in price. Additionally, Xbox Live Gold will no longer be required to play free-to-play games online, such as Fortnite.

https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-live-gold-price-increase-reversed-gold-no-longer-required-free-play-games

This is good news. I was definitely planning on not reupping at that price when my current sub expired.

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