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You youngsters might not remember it, but there was a brief moment around the turn of the century after the introduction of dynamic spell check but before the introduction of autocorrect when people were actually comprehensible

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the shareware CDs that used to come with computer magazines are on and they will cure your false nostalgia for 90s computing

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For all android users out there, what is the best app for mastodon? For my IPhone I use toot, but I need one for my android. Suggestions? #blind #accessibility #android #Pixel6Pro

I used to not tell anyone the stories behind my narrative art. Mostly I enjoyed other peoples' interpretations and I never told anyone they were "wrong". Most other folks' stories were better than my own.
As a conceptual leap from that, since I don't do a lot of non-biz work now, perhaps I'll just describe art that I'd make, and people can now imagine the whole thing for themselves.
I'll bet the theme and execution would be may better than what I can pull off!

Years ago I painted a life-size self-portrait wearing a suit and holding a duck. In the background are ancient Greek ruins. Oil stretched canvas.
My main motivation for painting this was "it was funny". Over the years, I think it has gotten funnier, though others may only grudgingly admit it.
It's part of why it survived the move, and except for the fact that it was only 10 cm too tall, it would have found pride of place at our new house.
For now, it'll keep me company in the basement office.

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@atomicpoet Please be careful with the names you give to things!

These are NOT "private" messages. They are "direct" messages between you and the correspondents, that won't appear in public timelines by default, but they are not designed to be "private".

The server-side software for Mastodon and other similiar fediverse servers is primarily structured around "publishing", not keeping secret. If you do something like @ mention someone in a direct message, they will be able to read it - not what you expected if you thought it was "private".

Some fediverse servers are looking at ways to implement privacy options like this, but for the moment, if you want to have Privacy, use specialist software to get this (e.g. Signal or a carefully-set-up Matrix)

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@elfi DigiKam. I wrote an article on using it to organize embroidery designs and sewing patterns:

Do you ever feel that you've learned plenty of skills, but don't have a good way to tie them all together.
Or perhaps more to the point, you can't find other employment that is actually looking for that specific skill-set? Maybe it's an unrealistic expectation to find something like that.
If I had my druthers (and a clue) I'd try and figure out how to offer that myself, but that seems to be out of my wheelhouse, too.
I think I'd work best as a sponsored mad scientist.

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The things I'll never understand.
Working on some code to wrangle L*a*b colour where the Luminance value should be between 0 (black) to 100 (white). The "a" and "b" are a range of 255 values.
My "a" and "b" values come out correct, but my "L" always returns the wrong number. Why?
Because the API returns the L range also as an amount between 0 and 255. But, but, but... it's only supposed to be 0 and 100.
But there it is. So I gotta perform math on each returned value. Bleah.

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I love the ideology behind free software, but I really wish it didn't seem to begin & end with computers.

Like, Free Software should also be just as much about sharing other types of resources too, not just code. Food, housing, recipes, tools, skills, etc etc etc!

It just seems to weird to me to have this movement of "let's share code" while people using that code are struggling to feed themselves or get out of abusive households or are barely scraping by on shitty job wages.

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In the interest of keeping Pepper&Carrot free, I've decided to take on subtle product placement.

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tired of being unable to right click and save an image? sick of developers using divs with "background-image" instead of an img tag? transparent 1x1 pixel gifs getting in your way?

with the right-click borescope, now everything is possible! links below~

I have now invested so much forced time in determining if is the correct tool to use for our work, it drives me to my wit's end.
Interestingly the study has forced me to look into new parts of the software, which actually shows Coreldraw is far more appropriate for our work than even I thought.
Plus, I can automate the heck out of it.
Folks championing the other software have now asked me to "neutralize" my report so at the very least we can use their preference as well.

"Dad, I saw a sunrise this morning!"
"You're pretty lucky."
The child pauses and looks disappointed.
"I still haven't seen a real unicorn, though."

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In compliance with RFC 2119, the existence of MUSTARD implies the existence of SHOULDARD and MAYARD

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We have an owl!

@davidrevoy designed this magnificent barn owl for the #JoinFediverseWiki (cc-by).

Now its time to name it. Do you have any suggestions?
If so answer to this post or in the following forum topic:

Health issues, government. 

After two years of being careful, the government with lack of any transparency removed all mask mandates. One week later my child has COVID. One more day after that, so do I.
I can't even begin to words.

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Throwing a brick through the window of a Russian deli in Fuckoff, USA doesn't stop a single bullet 5000 miles away. It's a hate crime you absolute dumbass.

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Below the thunders of the upper deep,
Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea,
His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep
The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee
About his shadowy sides; above him swell
Huge sponges of millennial growth and height;
And far away into the sickly light,
From many a wondrous and secret cell
Unnumber'd and enormous polypi
Winnow with giant arms the lumbering green.
There hath he lain for ages, and will lie
Battening upon huge sea-worms in his sleep,
Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;
Then once by man and angels to be seen,
In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.
— "The Kraken" by Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1830