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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.

I have a 4 foot Elmo doll and it has no means of holding itself up. So no matter how you place him, it becomes a whole-ass mood.

We didn’t realise, in the 90s, when people said ‘information superhighway’ that it would be like an actual super highway, which is to say horrible and dangerous

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:

if i blow past the "danger: quicksand" sign and fall into the quicksand, i gotta say that one is on me. i, a dipshit, saw that sign, read it, & decided that i had to see the quicksand for myself. and guess what happened. well i'll tell you. the ground was fucking problematic

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.

Food, bread 

The State Library reno is nice but I judge these things on the small details. For example, how the fuck is this supposed to work?

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.

'marketplace of ideas'
imagine a world where people are so hopelessly trapped inside capitalist thought processes that even the very concept of ideas must be thought of in terms of a marketplace


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.

It’s Saturday, which means it’s bread time!

What you should never ever say while changing a nappy “Come and have a smell of this babe!” Just don’t say it. Thank you.

"Bugfixes and improvements" is the "Thoughts and prayers" of the app development community.

Don't @ me

Tusker (my iOS app for Mastodon) is going to need an app icon soon. I can make something crappy to use in the short term, but in the slightly longer term I'd like to commission. someone to make a nice one. So, if you are or know an artist who does app icons and are open for commissions, please let me know!

(boosts appreciated)

@jimpjorps Mastodon is succeeding at being inaccessible to the type of people who wish to invade and ruin it.

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