talkgroup 2019 in review: https://talkgroup.xyz/t/2019-the-year-in-review/4311 ^_^
@micahflee Discourse. I use multiple instances in multiple communities each day to process a lot more messages I'd normally be able to. Keyboad shortcuts help. But it has a lot of other stuff going for it as well.
The end of 2019/start of 2020 is going to be synonymous with my CD collection being shredded. Ive mulled on it a bit and I decided against paying the ransom fee. Lesson learned.
Clover and I made pixel art!
I have a family member setup with Firefox with ublock origin etc. They don't have any issues traveling the web. But they run Windows. This morning they somehow launched Edge, visit a National Geographic best of 2019 photos page, and something on that page took 'em to one of those security scam pages that pops up a modal dialog that locks the whole browser UI with scary warnings and a toll free number. That was just seconds with an inferior browser. How are people able to use the web these days?
@cstanhope I turned off my home net connection, and have been really observant of how I use the web the last few weeks.
My answer: mostly via websites *I host*. Which is great for me, but does not bode well for folks not into it as I am...
Today I finished. I'm not done, this is just the clay; now I make art. But it is a milestone I feel really great about! And the raw materials are still useful, at least for some sort of human that appreciates maiki-sarcasm.
Help finding depictions of positive masculinity in media, Please boost
Hey, so it's not too difficult to find games, movies, comics, etc that specifically depict powerful female protagonists and/or trans women because these works tend to specifically be labeled as such.
I have a friend, who is a trans man, that's trying to find works that depict inspiring male role models. He's trying to find works to better help him understand positive masculinity. Does anyone have any ideas?
My student @LingdongH@twitter.com has released 文言, or wenyan, an esoteric programming language that closely follows the grammar and tone of classical Chinese literature. There's an online IDE, and it compiles to JS or Python. Github: https://github.com/LingDong-/wenyan-lang Site: http://wenyan-lang.lingdong.works/
I particular enjoyed this one, though I think I can't even pronounce #platform in my head any more...
Semiotic Standard: the icons from Alien
Following on from our Solar System transit map, we settled on this as our next vector art project: recreating the "Semiotic Standard" icons used to decorate the Nostromo spaceship sets in the 1979 film Alien.
We also thought it'd be fun to make them usable as fediverse emoji, so we did that.
Find the full set in emojo form here: https://lexie.space/post/blogstuff/2019/12/16/semiotic-standard.html
See the attached image, or https://noisy.lexie.space/@alexis/103322172832060183, for examples.
We'll be publishing large SVG files of these, too - as soon as we get the source file sorted out so we can export them easily. (we still suck at illustrator lol) In the meantime, we hope you enjoy these, and watch this space for more!
@mattcropp I'm expecting the follow up image post explaining the people reporting on this story had been commenting from alt accounts and have been sacked, and then Holy Grail begins...
Notable attributes: PTSD, compulsively open, webcrafter. Renders in Oakland, documents at https://interi.org.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko