To use 's functionality, you kind of have to know how the system works anyway, and it didn't seem too difficult, plus I was getting really inspired and excited watching all those storyboard videos, so I took the plunge to animate the character I've been working on.

No inbetweening yet, but I think it turned out decent! Animation is really time-consuming, but the results are also very satisfying!

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So, I've been doing storyboards for a client project, and it was my first time messing around with 's feature, and I've also been watching quite a few vids on camera movement and storyboarding and .

Conclusion: it really sucks how troublesome this is for the average user, and that the default mode of interacting with the tech so dominant in people's lives is what it is. :/

(and I still need to spend more time switching out Android...)

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Was doing something else then got sidetracked by some , but was worth it.

privacy.do/degoogle

Have already been using ProtonMail (vs Gmail), Firefox (vs Chrome), and Ecosia (vs Google Search) for a while (of course as far as security/privacy/ethical considerations go, there are still caveats for each)

Youtube (mobile) - NewPipe
Youtube (desktop) -> FreeTube
Google Play -> F-droid
Google Maps -> OSMAnd+
Google Translate -> DeepL

Also gonna try out metager

If I'm going to invest anything, I'd invest in this whole vision of the and bs going to shit.

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The rest of the article continues on in a similarly vague and hand-wavy fashion. The only significant thing to note is that lots of companies are" jumping on the bandwagon" and you should "be aware of the risks" but "continue paying attention to the metaverse". Absolutely no critical analysis in that entire 2 page spread of what the whole damn thing is actually built on and what it entails, and whose ideologies and agendas are being promulgated by its glorification and mainstreaming.

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"If so, and if the is easily accessible on computers, smartphones and game consoles, then the whole market could be worth between US$8 trillion and US$13 trillion ​by 2030, Citi estimates."

IT.
SOUNDS.
SO.
AMAZINGICAN'TWAIT

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"According to Citi's research report, the metaverse 'would combine the physical and digital worlds in an imnersive manner.' Uses will include 'everything we use the Internet for today with gaming, commerce, art, media, advertising, smart manufacturing, healthcare, virtual communities and social collaboration. "

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Wow, saw this in the mainstream English papers today and got pissed. I'm sure various people on Fedi could have come up with a better title. Like "Making money in the scamverse" or "Making money in the burning-this-planet-with-blockchain-verse" or "Making money in the let's -help-fucking-rich-white-dudes-become-even-richer-verse".

Jesus 😑

Might one even stop to ask whose pockets that estimated "18 trillion" is mostly going to end up in?

So I've discovered that my phone's built-in note-taking app is pretty good for doing rough thumbnails and sketches on the go.

Narrowed down on the second from bottom left of the previous (second image), but also liked the smaller eyes of the one above her.

Okay, I'm curious, when did you guys first hear about/join Linux? Please boost for a wider data pool. :boost_love:

So I finally deleted an old facebook account that was sitting around unused for years.

🖕 BigTech, conventional social media, metaverse, web3 bullshit.

Was going through old files and suddenly stumbled on this illustration that I vaguely remember doing for some math project in high school many years ago. I lost the report, but I think we were learning about polynomials or something, so I graphed a bunch of functions to produce the outline of a penguin, and rendered it 😂

Don't ask me what Tux 2.0 is supposed to be. Maybe that was back in the day when everyone was still talking about web 2.0 lol.

昨天在高公园玩玩走走,看到一对亚裔情侣穿了一身非常夸张的衣服在拍照。男的穿了一身黑底印黄色花纹的龙袍,女生穿了一套半旗装(?的裙子上面绣的是凤纹和祥云。路过两次发现这群人是CBC,英文说得比我都好。
友:这就是culture appropriation。
我:it's so fucking not!
友:????how is that not??
我:because it's not their fucking culture!they just look asian!
友:????Yeah that's why I said it's cultural appropriation
我:??how is that appropriate!!that's so fucking inappropriate!!
友:(沉默三秒钟)wait … what do you think cultural appropriation means?
我:being appropriate culturally?
昨日又是文盲出来丢人显眼的一天 :0190:
我现在知道cultural appropriation啥意思了 :0190:

When I saw the doom grey challenge, the first scene that came to mind was someone in a dark spooky forest. The lantern in @davidrevoy 's original made me imagine someone carrying a lamp too, but then it became...

1. Hmm, let's make that "someone" Kiki (the Krita mascot)
2. Instead of a lamp, she can be holding a staff, which can be her stylus!
3. And her stylus eraser is a shiny blue orb that seconds as a lamp!
4. And throw a mage's robe on top, why not.

正面连接今天发了一篇《在疫情中做妈妈最重要的是什么》,作为母亲节特刊。母亲节作为一种母职赞美的节日,已经被附加了太多对女性被家庭剥削这一事实的美化,任何在描述母职艰辛的文字里,如果不能直面并刺破这种美化,其实仍停留在封闭的叙事里。那些“说出你的苦”大家来互相共情的意义,也会被掩盖在“妈妈很重要”这个先导的概念里,反而显得陈旧。

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