For #inktober my friend @firstname.lastname@example.org is doing one panel a day of a story his wife wrote.
These aliens are some of my favorite characters of his.
If you like the look of it, consider ordering the book: https://gumroad.com/l/INVADER
nycpol, transportation, activism, query
is there a worthwhile organization out there that advocates for radical progressive transportation policy in NYC? one that could use my money and/or volunteer labor?
(by radical progressive transportation policy I mean stuff like "make all subway rides free" and "ban all private cars within city limits" and "literally demolish the BQE") (I see Transportation Alternatives but it looks like it's mostly focused on cycling specifically?)
Read Alastair’s post on the whole white/black text thing.
@aardrian Oh wow, that’s pretty out there.
1. varies depending on context (https://alastairc.uk/2019/04/oddities-in-color-perception/)
2-4 & 6 Huh? All addressed in the guidance.
5. That’s the whole point of a flat algorithm, contrast = brightness difference.
NYC folks: if you'd like a free ticket to my day long workshop this Friday about, essentially, how to run a great Mastodon instance for your community, I have discount codes!
It's based on my https://runyourown.social guide but it uses the guide as a jumping off point and I get into some of the nitty gritty, including things like "how to stay on top of Mastodon releases and keep your community informed of new features if you don't know anything about programming"
Do I know anyone out there with experience working with #CouchDB?
Looking for advice on managing design docs in version control. I found CouchDB Bootstrap, but I’m not sure if the project is still active. I’ve had trouble finding anything written recently with recommendations for structuring CouchDB projects.
Need a Halloween costume idea? Here are some ideas generated by a neural net
I made a simple, weird image editor called Freeconfig that let's you push image pixels around in blocks.
my department (ITP/IMA) at NYU is hiring Assistant Arts Professors https://tisch.nyu.edu/itp/itp-people/we-re-hiring- this is a hands-on program, primarily oriented toward making things—the professor position is especially suitable for individuals with an enthusiasm for teaching and an active professional practice in arts, design and/or technology. please share with people you think might be interested!
How do you to two feel about moderating hashtags? I'm inclined to disable moderation of hashtags, since (I think) users can block hashtags they don't want to see. And we can rely on reports of awful hashtags.
I'd also be ok disabling trending hashtags altogether, but maybe we could poll our members on that?
-, privacy, software
So tired of scrutinizing #privacy policies for every piece of software I want to use and finding it so vague or inscrutable that I can’t comfortably use the software.
I just want to have nice things without some corporation hoovering up all of my interactions.
Work ↓ http://feed.grantcuster.com/post/20191004T145326728Z Moire lets you generate angular skyscapes using Asteroids-like ship controls. https://moire.constraint.systems/ from https://moire.constraint.systems/
Got my copy of the new Parks book from https://standardsmanual.com/ yesterday. The US National Parks Service has had such beautiful photography and graphic design throughout its history. And it’s such a treat to see pamphlets from the parks in my home state of Colorado. There’s one cover for a Mesa Verde pamphlet from 1916!
This is definitely giving the EPA style guide a run for its money as my favorite Standards Manual.
@nervous_jessica any idea when you’ll be printing more hyphae lamps? We bought our first house earlier this year and have found the perfect spot for one. I’ve wanted one for years and am just so excited 😆
UNO® coming out in Braille:
Two years ago UNO® got a color-blind-friendly deck: https://news.mattel.com/news/unoR-introduces-the-first-card-game-for-the-colorblind
(I wish Mattel dated all its releases.)
Work: I design & build websites as part of NOAA's Science on a Sphere team.
+biking, hiking, & skiing (I'm a CO cliché); fiddle; board games.
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