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"If you had to recommend someone play 5 games to really get a feel for you/your tastes, what five would you pick?"

Star Raiders
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Utopia
Sub Hunt
Astrosmash

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"Which five cartoons would you recommend to people to get an idea of who you are?"

Bugs Bunny
Daffy Duck
Screwy Squirrel
Kimba the White Lion
Rocko's Modern Life

Don't get shamed into disabling your adblocker to "support creators".
Ads pay so little, it really doesn't matter.
If you want to do the financial support, just donate to them. That is the equivalent of multiple thousand ad views.

I was looking for stock video over at Yay Images. Their search engine is terrible. It returns more irrelevant videos than relevant. I filed a support ticket. I wrote:

"You need to fix your search. I clicked on your 'Romance' category. One of the first videos returned is of a washing machine. If you think a washing machine is romantic, I pity your spouse."

From Twitter:

Lofi Cali Girl - beats to relax/study to during the climate change apocalypse

I saw the #LofiGirl meme floating around about all the different countries and thought about making one for California where I live, and well…

#climatechange #ExtinctionRebellion

Hey folks! I was just in a discussion with a renowned artist here on Mastodon. It reminded me of this great Guido Sarducci commercial from eons ago. (Sorry for the poor quality. It's from TV's technological Dark Ages.)

youtube.com/watch?v=qvf-MOmXNr

I demonstrated the Pixl-latr for my film group recently. I used a cheap artist's tracing panel for the light source. The Pixl-latr's diffuser erased the panel's very visible grid pattern, giving me a nice even illumination.

I used my cellphone to capture the image of the negative. I handheld it, which didn't work well.

If only I had a tripod with a horizontal bar, on which I could mount a camera pointing straight down at the table…

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I'm going to play around with tabletop product . Maybe someone some day will even pay me for it.

To that end, I have acquired two new toys. That's a new 30mm macro (60mm equivalent) lens on my existing E-M10. That's all connected to this fancy tripod. That's a ($40!!!) sandbag hanging on the left end.

Check out the closeups. That horizontal bar has all sorts of knobs and adjustments. I have a fancy tripod. I must know what I'm doing!

"Just because there is now a multi-billion-dollar industry based on the abject betrayal of our privacy doesn’t mean the sociopaths who built it have any right whatsoever to continue getting away with it"

Great post!

daringfireball.net/2020/09/onl

"Men will never rest 'til they've spoiled the Earth and destroyed the animals."
-- Holly
( by Richard Adams)

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I don't mention every I read. Just the good ones.

I finally got around to reading Watership Down. Many of you have already read it. For those of you who haven't, WTF is wrong with you? Read it! Now!

Big announcement!

As most of you know, @pollomostro created 200 Chick emoji. By popular demand, I have converted all of them to stickers!

If you're using Signal, you want these! Be the envy of your friends! Be respected by your enemies! Impress the Nobel prize committee!

Tongue tied? No worries! Let Chick express your feelings!

Be slick! Get Chick and

signal.art/addstickers/#pack_i

I don't understand why I choose to paint every single leaf instead of making a brush with that shape.

Tileable version here: patreon.com/posts/41075570 (public post)

CC license

There's a reason why I chose this example, by the way.

Warner cartoons are full of characters who you're supposed to laugh at. With Daffy Duck, he's often the punchline of the jokes, even as the protagonist of his own cartoon!

But you rarely laugh *at* Bugs Bunny. You always laugh *with* him, even when he messes up. No matter how femme he dresses and acts, the joke is always about the male characters and their sudden change in behaviour around him.

tl;dr Bugs Bunny is a genderfluid icon

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I bought a smartphone gimbal (it's like a steadicam). I was reading the user manual.

Sigh.

I'm going to pitch a TV show to the broadcast networks. It's called "Shod and Freud". It's about Sigmund Freud and his buddy Mike Shodinsky. Shodinsky is a detective. Just as Sherlock Holmes had Dr. Watson, Shodinsky has Dr. Freud.

The entertainment value comes from watching the show get canceled after only one episode.

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