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.
@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)
@elfi DigiKam. I wrote an article on using it to organize embroidery designs and sewing patterns: https://silverseams.com/organizing-digital-patterns/index.html
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.
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.
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.
I have now invested so much forced time in determining if #Coreldraw 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.
We have an owl!
Now its time to name it. Do you have any suggestions?
If so answer to this post or in the following forum topic:
Artist, graphic designer, photographer, fiximalator, bad coder, and likes playing with electricity.