ahhh hi everyone! i'm shannon, i'm a programmer by day & very tired by night and in between i sometimes draw things!
Need an xmas gift? you can get these designs (and many more!) on tees, sweaters, stickers and loads of other things... right here!: https://timecowboy.threadless.com/
FYI for the new folks: hovering over an image you're about to upload gives you the option to do two really cool things:
◽ Crop - lets you choose where the center of the image thumbnail is (no more unintentional crotch shots on full-body pics!)
◽ Describe for the visually impaired - several mastodon users use screenreaders and describing your images really helps them out! @PleaseCaption is your friend 👍
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hyphen magazine, an excellent magazine centering asian american/pacific islander voices in writing, put out a call for volunteers to mentor work from incarcerated aa/pi folks to put together the second volume of their anthology to amplify those voices!
along with the exhortations to new folks to use content warnings, I would like to exhort masto veterans to be patient with new users, and to *please* include explanations of common abbreviations so the new folks can get a handle on them. examples:
pol = politics
uspol = US politics
mh = mental health
tf = transformation
+/- signs = positive or negative modifiers, so "uspol +" would refer to a story about US politics that is actually good (for a change).
feel free to reply to this with other common-ish examples if you can think of them!
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