[since it's not on mastodon anymore I should (re)share it here]
For some time now, I've been buying some cheap old cameras on flea markets
One of the most recent camera I bought is the first digital one I ever bought myself.
It's a Mavica MVC-FD7; a late 90' camera using floppies as a storage medium.
So, it comes with lovely floppies, perfect resolution and chunky comfortable design.
With that, I've made myself (for now) a photoshop template file to transform them with my usual aesthetic.
I'm really impressed to see things like the #hyperjam happening.
I'm not sure if I will find time to do a little something interactive for the occasion, but I've been toying around macpaint for the last few days and oh dear, I'm loving it.
In the meantime, I've got this fantastic book around entirely made on a Macintosh in 1986. So I will post some photos of the pages. Maybe it can give you some inspiration and tips.
enjoying learning c and opengl again
c was the first programming language i actually went and learnt, i bought k&r's book and all
i haven't touched a c program in around ten years, a lot of it is rusty, and i'm taking things nice and slow
i'm a little more patient and thoughtful these days too, setting up the toolchain properly, learning to use cmake and all that guff
it's nice, I'm having fun...
if you want to take a look at these humble beginnings, the source is up on my git thingy
A C version of a 3D version of a particle life simulation. (Still *very* much a WIP)Pier
You know I'm very pushy when it comes to journaling, but it's something that if you have not yet tried might really help you when you feel like you've lost your focus or creative spirit.
Understanding your own cycles of stamina might help you plan better, and might offer some comfort, by reminding you that it eventually comes back.
United States federal student loan payments are being deferred until Sep 30. Don't pay your federal student loans until then. No interest will accrue and it won't affect your credit score. (Most student loans in the US are federal but uh make sure yours are before doing this.)
Nerding out over an organism that came out to play during the creation of a "particle life" simulation
While working on a "Clusters"-style particle life system one of the random...YouTube
i shouldn't have to opt-out of being followed or interacted with by bots
"this bot respects the #nobot hashtag in your bio", cool, but why do i have to go and edit my bio and have an ugly hashtag in it because you want to spy on people?
I gave an online classe for the first time ever yesterday
It went quite well, it's a little hard to keep my own energy levels up, but the students were mostly quite communicative, which both helped me guage how well they were following, and also made it easy for me to help, and for them to help each other
They usually don't ask quite so many questions, probably out of fear of disrupting the class, but because of the text format, they felt more comfortable letting me know when they needed more explanations, so I really appreciated this format
Stumbled upon this lovely little modular jam cover of J Dilla's "Fall in Love", with an interesting take on Dilla's signature loose groove
Some afternoon impro based on the Fall in Love theme by J.Dilla - also...Vimeo
covid-adjacent, folding@home team
I started a little folding@home team If you want to join it here's the id: 240774
It's called "Good Morning Dab", and for now it's just me, but I figured some other people might want to join in
“Prodigal tech bro stories skip straight from the past, when they were part of something that—surprise!—turned out to be bad, to the present, where they are now a moral authority on how to do good, but without the transitional moments of revelation and remorse”
Projekt:ONI fundraising LONG
Projekt:Oni is a development effort to secure your privacy and restore the future. We have many offerings coming, but two things we can talk about today.
The first thing to come out of Projekt:ONI is a browser extension that was rejected by DuckDuckGo as too risky of a plan. Developed by our very own @c0debabe Whatcampaign poisons the tracking data collected by those whom would snoop upon you. This is particularly effective because it uses a standard response to reduce the amount of entropy in your browser fingerprint...
The second project is a DNS over HTTPS service based out of Amsterdam (because the GDPR is good, actually) that keeps no logs of DNS requests. This can help you to evade snooping by your ISP. It is currently in Beta, and we hope to release it to production in the coming weeks.
These things cost money to maintain and grow. as such, I decided to do what we always do around here, and sell T-Shirts(sometimes hoodies)! I reached out to @Cryoclaire because I knew if any artist would get us it would be her, I was not wrong.
So, who likes Drugs and Wires?
Who likes privacy?
This is your chance to help support some good work, and own a piece of art produced by the Fediverse's favorite comic artist.
even on 50mg methylphenidate i'm having trouble maintaining any sort of focus, it's really a pain in the arse
when i first started at 20mg i had a really good reaction and figured i was out of the woods, but that only lasted for a couple weeks until the first upset
then my psychiatrist said he wasn't surprised and this was normal, and gave me a prescription for up to 50mg a day (quasym, 40mg in the morning and 10mg at lunch if i feel like i need more), and it really doesn't feel like it's working at all
he also said if methylphenidate didn't work we could try another molecule, and like, i want to hope either this or another med can help, but right now it just feels like my brain is broken
Last night, I was in a shared VR world, learning a version of American Sign Language optimised for VR hands
During a lull in the conversation, I opened my virtual desktop, and read an article someone wrote and posted from a home-made computer, that was shared via the fediverse to my self-hosted endpoint
I don't know what this means, if it means anything at all, but it made me feel something. I love that these things are all possible. I love that I was using technology that was sci-fi just a few decades ago, to interact with both other VR avatars and tiny 70s-era computers