I've moved here from mastodon.social, 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.
We went to the birthday party of twin boys of friends of ours today at Bungarribee Park. It's only 20 minutes drive from our house and it's absolutely fantastic! It's _enormous_ and there's a massive constructed playground climbing thingo there too.
(Naturally there were photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/virtualwolf/sets/72157712731180726).
I mean, all this was pretty common before social media ate the internet. People hosted things that was personaly valuable to them, and that stuff turned out to be valuable to other people too. It was neat! Authentic , interesting people sharing their passions!
The landscape changed. The primary values are not personal, but ad placement, views, viral-ability, SEO, and commercial platforms. There's a great reluctance to publish something that doesn't hit most of those targets.
Earlier I shared my family pickle recipe. It reminded me of some neat things the internet can still do.
It's on my blog, which has become a sort of long-term reference to stuff I've done. Some of my self-hosted stuff is older than Google.
It's also "refined" information: I took something that was handwritten and vague, I did some research and practical experimentation to make the information better and shared the result. So, not new, but lifted up something that was obscure and nearly lost.
If science fiction/fantasy is not for you, it's not for you. But if you liked the idea but gave up on it because it was the province of straight white men, let me recommend you take another look: the Hugo and Nebula award candidates are full of amazing stuff like N. K. Jemisin's Stone Sky series, Yoon-Ha Lee's Machineries of Empire, Aliette de Bodard's The Tea Master and the Detective, and Naomi Novik's Spinning Silver.
Finland ends homelessness and provides shelter for all in need
All homeless receive a small apartment and counselling – without any preconditions. 4/5 people a make their way back into a stable life.
All this is cheaper than accepting homelessness.
CWs, Blocks & Mutes are the Knives, Forks, & Spoons of the fediverse. Expecting everyone to eat w only 1 utensil isn’t realistic. Use all the silverware you were given and stop eyeballing others’ plates.
@jimpjorps Mastodon is succeeding at being inaccessible to the type of people who wish to invade and ruin it.
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