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to all of you joining vis.social. Excited to see so many new folks on here, and the return of some folks who’ve been absent!

I’m one of the moderators on vis.social, assisting our esteemed admin, @kristinHenry. I’m a web developer in Colorado, USA working at NOAA for Science On a Sphere (sos.noaa.gov/).

I look forward to seeing your visualizations, GenArt, SciArt, blog posts, etc.

Welcome!

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A sincere tip for longtime fediverse people who would like their friends to stick around here longer than a week:

If you're on Mastodon or Hometown, you can click the "bell" icon in the profile of someone you follow. This will make it so that every time they post, it will appear in your notifications like an "@". I am enabling this temporarily for friends so that I remember to interact with them. This is important for making this place feel more lively and helps people stick around!

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Hey friends just a note that Mastodon instances are usually run by just one or two people, and generally in their spare time. If you can spare a buck or two a month to support the hardware/internet costs, it sure helps. Check your home instance to see if they're accepting donations!

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Applications are open for the 2022 Processing Foundation fellowships. You can apply to work on any part of the Processing ecosystem, or apply for a teaching fellowship.

processingfoundation.org/fello

(This is not something I'm affiliated with, so all I know about it is what is at the link.)

Beginning to think it's time to abandon GNOME as a desktop environment since both Alacritty and GNOME blame each other for Alarcitty's wonky window decorations…

github.com/alacritty/alacritty

gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/mutter/

Open to suggestions. Maybe take another look at i3. Possibly via Regolith 🤔

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Why’d we call it capitalism when greed is so much shorter?

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Everyone: I can’t wait until Silicon Valley’s cars drive us around everywhere.

Meanwhile, Silicon Valley:

Snark, time change 

I'm so excited for all the daylight we're going to save after tonight. I can't believe how profligate we've been with our daylight for the last six months. It's unconscionable that we've wasted so much

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Haven't read the whole thing yet but I appreciated this excerpt from this podcast about the rise in pedestrian deaths. (via gregbrown on Twitter)

newrepublic.com/article/165661

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Software question for people who remember Yahoo Pipes 

Is there something like Yahoo Pipes (RIP) but for piping text between standard Unix shell programs? I mean a visual interface like Pipes had and then it executes everything and also generates a shell command you can copy and paste for further use.

Here’s a blooper from the sketch that I very nearly kept.

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Writing alt text for these daily sketches is a fun challenge.

I'm beginning to think I need to find a different cadence for these. Trying to do one every day has been keeping me up later than I'd like and it's starting to take toll.

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vis.social is an open social platform for creative people, especially anyone in SciArt, SciComm, data, visualization, creative coding, and related arts and research. English is the common language of the instance.