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I've moved here from, am entirely new to the world of all things art, and am merely aspiring at the moment. Got myself an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil and have been doodling around in Procreate. I'm hoping to get inspired and learn from all your amazing pieces of artwork.

Fashion doggo. First properly cold morning today, someone was not happy about it ·

Every time you think: "But what about all the good things he did", consider: "What about all the people and potentially great contributions we lost because of him."

#RMS #FreeSoftware

We don't need leaders any more. We never did.

Do you help run a federated or decentralised service in Europe -- or know someone who does? Please pass this link on. It's the application to meet politicians to discuss how the EU's copyright filters (Article 13/17) will be implemented. I worry about a backroom deal struck between Facebook/Google that excludes the next generation of open Net services: .. Please speak up!

aaaaaaa cishet white men are being held accountable for their decades-long abusive patterns of behaviour! This is cancel culture run amok!!!

Linux is more than Linus.

GNU and the FSF are more than RMS.

How about we see what kind of movement we can build if we centre the kind of people that the assholes and creeps of F/LOSS drove away?

Are you a Mac developer that believes in our project? We have hit a brick wall with our macOS #Glimpse port and have a severe lack of Apple users in our project to unblock it!

More details here:

Contribution links:

Just re-upping this offer: because being comfortable with git is a barrier to entry to many FS/OSS projects, and because I care deeply about lowering those barriers, I will tutor anyone who asks for help with git, and/or connect them with any mentor(s) they might prefer.

I'll do this while I put energy and work into making the tool more approachable, and into making better tools and learning paths.

Boosts gratefully appreciated.


[New Finer Tech] Google Reader’s death gave life back to RSS newsreaders

Wherein I finally collect my rant into a post about how I’m glad Google Reader died.

TW suicide mention, resources request 

Poor Beanie had to get seven of his teeth removed at the vet today. :( (Fortunately six of them were the tiny front bottom teeth so it won't have any effect on his chewing; the seventh was a molar). He's currently lying very groggily next to me on the lounge.

Look, I’m just doing my incredibly racist and harmful job. Stop being mean to me!


More Viking buildings. Two iterations of a hunting hut and a Jarls house

selfie, kinda eye contact I guess? 

Leaked photo of NASA taking the sun down for maintenance

I started playing Alien Isolation again, then quickly remembered why I stopped. I’m not even very far into it and came across the first batch of people I’d seen, and they immediately shot and killed me. No in-game indication of what I’m meant to do or how to avoid them, just bam. Dead. Fuck that, I don’t have time or patience for games with that sort of mechanic. (Yes, Dark Souls sounds like my idea of hell).

We went to the Sydney Contemporary art exhibit at Carriageworks today! It was pretty cool, there were SO MANY paintings! Some of it was pure art wank ("Here's a painting that's indistinguishable from what a five year-old could do!") but not much. Naturally I took some photos of my favourites!

The sunset on the way home from the station last night was pretty nice!

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