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[1 day ago]
my parents are getting into tiktok. i think you should know that
[2 days ago]
are there things that are fun to track just to see how often you did them, not to nag yourself?
[2 days ago]
work morale at critical levels. trying to live up to my pull of the Sun for this week
[2 days ago]
does anyone else have a gut reaction against "I resonate with [that idea]" in place of "[that idea] resonates with me"?
[3 days ago]
[3 days ago]
considering getting postcards printed of the cool drawing I was saving for my someday cult
[4 days ago]
you know, if you don't get a big superiority rush from avoiding it, pop music is really really enjoyable
[4 days ago]
bruh i promise you're still gonna be able to sort out your referents
[4 days ago]
some of the language around pronouns parallels the whole "gay people are bad because how will the species survive," as if the Correct Thinking were that "he" and "she" and all usefully distinguishable pronouns must be abolished altogether for everyone
[4 days ago]
not sure how happy I am about this being a truly accurate depiction of me at the end of Lent https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMemV7nQx/
[5 days ago]
[6 days ago]
I'm not real confident that the social responsibility indexes manage to do the opposite but boy am I confident that this shit makes the world worse
[6 days ago]
did we all know that there are investment products designed to streamline the process of investing money in tobacco, alcohol, and gambling? "Vice" funds is a pretty cutesy way to talk about profiting from lives destroyed. https://investorplace.com/stoc...
[6 days ago]
[6 days ago]
i'm working on a fun effect using hard mix but right now to get something approximating healthy anti-aliasing, i have to size up all the layers to 200%, apply the layer mode, then resize back down
[6 days ago]
anyone know how to get the equivalent of lowered "fill" in procreate for layer modes where that has a different effect than opacity?
[7 days ago]
is there a *fun* dataset I can get from a GDPR export to practice playing with sqlite? everybody always shows exercise tracker data that I don't have
[7 days ago]
[8 days ago]
"one part timeless tradition, one part hyped-up fashion" is an *excellent* formula
[8 days ago]
holy shit i just stumbled across ukraine's eurovision band and it it so good
[8 days ago]
a word peeve i have with myself is instinctively reaching for "alternately" when I mean "alternatively"
[8 days ago]
*douglass
[8 days ago]
"state of washington, douglas commonwealth"? are you fucking kidding me https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/washington-dc-statehood-vote-house-representatives/
[9 days ago]
mental health day
[10 days ago]
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[10 days ago]
aaAAaaAAaaAA
[10 days ago]
@prologic (#<alastnq https://twtxt.net/search?tag=alastnq>) it looks trippy as hell
[10 days ago]
i don't even want to watch soviet lord of the rings i just want to see screencaps without context
[11 days ago]
@prologic it is cool to read through other peoples though so im maybe a free rider
[11 days ago]
@prologic oh my god no i ... cannot probably handle adding that by hand
[11 days ago]
ah sorry to be clear this is necessary only if you want to simulate the look and also have art easily usable for actual printing
[11 days ago]
it turns out if you want to simulate a risography look in procreate, the trick is to have your art layers in black/transparent set to multiply, and use a fill ink color layer set to screen as a clipping mask above each. i am sharing this because i had ...
[12 days ago]
what do we think about anonymous political physical pamphlets these days
[12 days ago]
@prologic ah... yeah... sorry, time zones are the worst #ky3n6la
[12 days ago]
observation that is a lot less catty than it sounds at first I promise: if you go on YT for DIY content, a really good signal is seeing someone in the thumbnail who is not Naturally Hot (some unprized facial features, not skinny, etc.) but still Aesthe...
[12 days ago]
[12 days ago]
"but maya why didn't you just set the color profile and colorspace" ha HA you are like a little baby, who thinks that commands do what they say
[12 days ago]
friday night i learned that if you are trying to handle grayscale pngs in image magick you need to convert them through bmp before they'll work in a pdf
[12 days ago]
@prologic (#<lstfx7a https://twtxt.net/search?tag=lstfx7a>) also does the clock break anything for you? I know it's wrong but I didn't think it mattered a ton to fix
[12 days ago]
@prologic fully agreed, it's very gross, and it's making light of stuff that people still don't take seriously enough.... (#<lstfx7a https://twtxt.net/search?tag=lstfx7a>)
[12 days ago]
briefly discussed with boyfriend how one would code up one's own equivalent and it turns out no programming project gets to be fun after you start trying to account for people being jerks
[12 days ago]
I wish there were USA-only postcrossing. 1.20 for a postcard adds up super quick in a way .36 doesn't ....
[13 days ago]
does anyone know what the etiquette is about sending the same postcard design out a whole bunch of times for postcrossing?
[13 days ago]
[13 days ago]
gorgeous suite of utilities for developing for the command line (MIT licensed): https://maya.land/responses/2021/04/03/gorgeous-suite-of-utilities-for-developing-for-the.html
[13 days ago]
[14 days ago]
squarespace are the medicis
[14 days ago]
[14 days ago]
should home cooks use modified wheat dextrin in fried breading?: https://maya.land/responses/2021/04/02/should-home-cooks-use-modified-wheat-dextrin-in.html
[2 weeks ago]
i don't know why this is cracking me up. ah yes, italian, french, and english. all the languages. https://www.fabrianoboutique.com/prodotti/corrispondenza/ti-amo.html
[2 weeks ago]
content can only be broadcast to the ~10,000 users whose locations are nearest to yours
[2 weeks ago]
a local social network where your device's location information is smoothed such that you can't move your "location" at more than 60mph
[2 weeks ago]
it's too bad that the really fun applications of location information are completely incompatible with privacy
[2 weeks ago]
what the fuck is up with google tasks and google reminders not having merged yet
[2 weeks ago]
Georg Faustus wasn't named "Faust" as a normal surname but as an assumed Latin surname meaning "fortunate"
[2 weeks ago]
goals have historically stressed me TF out so I've always framed what I wanted in terms of habits (be the kind of person who paints, studies a language, etc.) and I'm wondering if it works against, idk, mustering some kind of hustle in some way that'd ...
[2 weeks ago]
how do you distinguish goals from habits
[2 weeks ago]
gonna try and shitpost more to be irritated less
[2 weeks ago]
4x6 photo prints mail decently as postcards but right now i'm scribbling with a white acrylic paint pen to tone down the photo paper branding. there has to be a better way
[2 weeks ago]
most card games that say they're good for two people aren't, but this one is: https://maya.land/responses/2021/03/29/most-card-games-that-say-theyre-good-for.html
[3 weeks ago]
IT ISN'T WROKING WELL ENOUGH
[3 weeks ago]
white collar WFH life tip: https://mynoise.net/NoiseMachines/customForestBreath.php decreases my desire to scream in meetings
[3 weeks ago]
what chinook jargon orthographies should a learner concern herself with?: https://maya.land/responses/2021/03/28/what-chinook-jargon-orthographies-should-a-learner-concern.html
[3 weeks ago]
every time a harvard-educated person misuses the phrase "beg the question" it strengthens my resolve to bring down the "meritocracy"
[3 weeks ago]
[3 weeks ago]
i know everything descends into corporate exploitation or whatever but i'm gonna say this is.... good?
[3 weeks ago]
i know everything descends into corporate exploitation or whatever but i'm gonna say this is.... good? https://pool.jortage.com/occultinstitute/media_attachments/files/105/970/620/565/438/348/original/c63cb75046a3d2ee.png
[3 weeks ago]
[3 weeks ago]
PSA: sticker backing paper is typically not recyclable (it almost always has a silicone liner)
[3 weeks ago]
gen z is super lucky because when I was in high school I was really striving for kawaii/pastel fashion aesthetics but there was so much less available. i salute them and encourage them to take that saved effort and put it into going that much harder
[3 weeks ago]
you know, foxtrot is pretty amazing for not calcifying like all the other newspaper strips seem to do as the artists age
[3 weeks ago]
does anyone know anything about android smartwatches? my vague research suggests now is not a good time to buy (because new releases are forecast to be much better)
[3 weeks ago]
[3 weeks ago]
does anyone know what desk pen stand *does* fit the dp-1000an if the obvious one doesn't????
[3 weeks ago]
UPDATE: I HAVE LEARNED THE TERM "PIGOUVIAN TAX" AND WILL BE INSUFFERABLE IN ALL POLICY DISCUSSIONS HENCEFORTH
[3 weeks ago]
this is a great reason why we should do more pain in the ass fees for externalities like "fees on plastic that can't go in curbside recycling" because there are already paper padded mailers that are good enough for them to use *sometimes*, and if sudde...
[3 weeks ago]
[3 weeks ago]
I get that the economics here must not work out because there's no way they wouldn't have taken that PR win by now, but lord almighty
[3 weeks ago]
not only would I pay Amazon extra for them to only use curbside-recyclable paper mailers either on a per-order or yearly basis, if they made it giftable I would hit everybody with that for Christmas
[3 weeks ago]
it seems like all the houses are too big. if you have a house that is too big, the obvious thing is to have people move in with you until it is not too big. what are other ways to make it less wasteful? let a musician give piano lessons there, giving g...
[3 weeks ago]
no maya no do not purchase an embossing folder
[3 weeks ago]
[3 weeks ago]
remember how i told you my friend was getting vampire teeth for genuinely dentally necessary reasons? yeah well she got them and they look DOPE
[3 weeks ago]
i do not need gen x dad energy!! i do not NEED it and YET
[3 weeks ago]
the strings' ostinato BANGS, friends
[3 weeks ago]
fuck fuck fuck i am so mad about weezer's grapes of wrath
[3 weeks ago]
[3 weeks ago]
.... now I really want to try making a matched pair of these as slightly creepy portraiture https://www.chairish.com/product/2860498/contemporary-lovers-eye-painting-by-susannah-carson
[3 weeks ago]
hatred of fans of the office is overplayed and yet I am still sure purchasing this bespeaks spiritual deadness https://www.etsy.com/listing/669419278/the-office-music-box-tv-show-theme
[3 weeks ago]
i wish people espousing mutual aid wouldn't lean so hard on the "it's not like CHARITY" thing. my family took charity. we needed it and it helped and it didn't degrade us.
[4 weeks ago]
days since I lost my mind internally over inaccurate use of the term "performative": 0
[4 weeks ago]
potentially cursed idea: using special lawyer will presentation envelopes for my normal correspondence
[4 weeks ago]
[4 weeks ago]
i think the scorn i feel for sincerely held beliefs in future space colonization is exactly how aggro atheists feel about belief in an afterlife
[4 weeks ago]
lol ok my script's problem is time zones.... of course it is. feedparser y u gotta be this way
[4 weeks ago]
looking at the plus size section of shein.com and imagining backstories for the catalog images
[4 weeks ago]
my dog is the cutest and best. she runs in order to get under the blanket by my leg. never has there been such a dog and never shall there be again
[4 weeks ago]
kind of confused about what's showing up and what's not... oof
[4 weeks ago]
okay so my timezones are all messed up but I think that's okay?? it would be kind of weird if it were caching tz between posts
[4 weeks ago]
HAHA JUST KIDDING, IT'S CONFIGURABLE, I LOVE YOU INTERNET
[4 weeks ago]
i was planning to start following people on there and everything but now... I Don't Think So, Buddy
[4 weeks ago]
what is this, 2016
[4 weeks ago]
lol i put effort into making a script that pulls mastodon content into a twtxt file... before realizing twtxt only wants 140 chars
[4 weeks ago]
[4 weeks ago]
I'm going to see if I can get a couple ready for whenever the library reopens and I can print on that size paper :)
[4 weeks ago]
that layout is sort of annoying,though--youre gonna have a bad time trying to do it in something like word or Google docs. enter imagemagick! with enough finagling, I figured out a command that lets me even out imperfect scan sizes with blank padding, ...
[4 weeks ago]
this is more meaningful for 11 by 17 inch paper and the micromini one page zine fold that lets you have 7 spreads + cover at those same aspect ratios as the normal letter size paper
[4 weeks ago]
I figured out that if you look at cut-and-fold zines in terms of two page spreads (which makes sense because there's no gutter so you can have content flow across the centerfold) you get chunks the same aspect ratio as full sheets of paper so they can ...
[4 weeks ago]
imagemagick is ....dang.
[4 weeks ago]
ah shit sorry s/contest/content/
[4 weeks ago]
if i were a creative person trying to Build A Brand online i think i'd probably have to put my high-effort contest out on twitter and ig but i think there's something to also using mastodon for chatty nonsense just because it's so much less psychically...
[4 weeks ago]
somebody was telling me, "you know what, that dress is so great, if I were you, I'd buy like three in different colors", to which I got to respond "I own seven (they're all black)"
[4 weeks ago]
wick editor is stepping up to the plate to try to reproduce the beginner-friendliness that made the flash internet magical: https://maya.land/responses/2021/03/20/wick-editor-is-stepping-up-to-the-plate.html
[4 weeks ago]
does anyone have any recommendations for sites like aldaily.com that are as ready to embrace seriousness as their remit, but not as sympathetic to reactionary thinking?
[4 weeks ago]
well,the only one from outside the house I guess.
[4 weeks ago]
the only truly comforting human made sound at night is train or boat horns.ah, yes. someone has it together.thank you for from place to place going.
[4 weeks ago]
finally got new work machine set up enough to use, so i set up my beloved keyboard again. how i have missed its ergodoxical light touch