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shuddering at the realisation that someone, somewhere is trying to monetise sleep.

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In addition to doing Bonesweeper stuff, I've also been working on a little patch for 's birthday next month. I've tweaked the Foraging and Defence screens to be a little less cluttered and offer some some extra functionality

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Creative Commons is now in on the NFT scam. The tech industry has really lost any moral compass it may still have had. (via twitter.com/davidgerard/status)

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A friend's partner suffered major injuries to her arms/legs after being hit (while riding her scooter) by a hit-and-run driver. Without the driver's insurance, medical bills + lost work time are adding up. Any bit helps. A GoFundMe organized by her daughter is here: gofundme.com/f/support-lanie-d

also gosh I am so so glad that a) she's out of the hospital after nearly a week and b) her helmet protected her head and c) her spine was ok because it was scary at first

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Hey y’all! We’re trying to get out of a toxic living situation that is only getting worse.

I take commissions, and I also have a go-fund me that explains the situation better!

gofund.me/e9e10ef0

Shares help so much! I want my little family to be safe

I take tip donations here
ko-fi.com/sockeye
And here
$chestnutcham

Commission info here! I’ll accept go-fund-me donations as payment!
trello.com/b/zkyhbvJ8/dandy-li

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What does anti-bias training have to do with audio engineering? 

What does anti-bias training have to do with audio engineering?

One time, a film maker called me up because she wanted to use a hubub of voices as a music statement but it wasn't coming off. I listened to the audio and knew just the thing! A resonant 70s style low pass filter would keep the timbres but jettison the words. I ran her vocal recording through my synthesiser and proudly returned with the improved audio.

She listened. "This does sound a lot better," she said, "but you've completely prioritised the men's voices and removed the women."

Cis normativity aside, she was right. My process had made altos much softer and pretty much nuked sopranos. I had to go back and organise each audio sample by vocal range and run the filter multiple times. It was time consuming, but the result was much nicer.

She noticed this because she knew what it was to be silenced according to vocal range - something that has gradually faded from my mind as its no longer a regular occurrence for me. If I'd been working with a fellow tenor or a bass, we might never have noticed. The audio would have been worse and the while project subtly effected by unconscious bias.

Instead, when the film was released, a reviewer praised the sound in that section.

Unconscious bias isn't just unfair, it makes *your* work worse.

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Do you know of a good resource for drawing procedurally generated shapes in Unity? I want to do things like draw alpha-blended overlapping circles without the overlapped portion being blended twice, or drawing just the outline of the combined shape.

I can think of a few ways to approach the problem, but I feel like there must be a drop-in solution for this in the Asset store, and I just need to come up with the right search terms.

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I was joined by this friend today while I did some yardwork. I enjoy how they're a squat fat little bug in a bigger bug's clothes.

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Looking back at some old stuff and wanted to re-highlight my first good video game, and so far my only ludum dare entry, Dead Girls In Space
fenreliania.itch.io/dead-girls

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if you were looking for a browser-based incremental game with enigmatic narrative elements and an experimental folktronic soundtrack have i got the that for thee.

petertalisman.quest/

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Lizards have been active today - or inactive. Let's say "present." They've been present. The dark one seemed to be enjoying chewing on my rosemary. The fat one was content to just bask. I love them both.

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The #pico8 #tweetcart gallery at
@wondervillenyc
is coming back for a 4th installment!

🖌We want to show your 280 byte carts!
🗓Submit by 12/1!
🔄Retweets appreciated!

👇👇Super short form to submit your cart👇👇
forms.gle/sjkQHmwUEmDzk5kWA

👇👇Full src of announcement gif in the replies👇👇

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birbcam.online > Birbs!! They might be a bit quiet today, we've had a few days of builders back and forth through the garden - they're done now but the birbs have to see that it's quiet here again ^.^

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Anti-remembrance day, anti-war 

My grandfather was drafted and went to Germany right at thend of WW2. He never liked remembrance day, he felt we should move on from the war. He didn't like going to the monument and didn't like wearing or buying a poppy. Don't let people give you shit if you feel the same. It's not 'being disrespectful' or any of that crap. You can be anti-war and conscience of the horrors that came in previous wars without buying into poppy day.

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"woke" as stolen AAVE vocabulary, anti-Black racism 

it is so incredibly important to recognise "woke" (when used as an epithet) as an anti-Black dogwhistle. it doesn't have a neutral non-racialised usage. it originated in AAVE and then white people stole it to sneer at Black people - that's it.

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"woke" as stolen AAVE vocabulary 

the guardian did an ill-advised "so what does 'woke' actually mean" compilation interview and it's notable how the Black contributors 1) were the only contributors who understood the assignment and 2) used the prompt to write illustratively and emphatically about white expropriation of Black social consciousness; whereas the non-Black contributors were on some complete nonsense shit about "'woke' is when people are mean to me on line"

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Friends, recommend me an artist you know. I need someone who can draw a slime furry, and preferably someone who has a bit of an elegant, wistful, ethereal art style.

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i turned the ZineCamp workshop into a blog post so that you can explore all the links and tools that i demoed.
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"using tiny open source tools in your own work, the values of preservation, and building your own tiny tool box"
nathalielawhead.com/candybox/z
thank you!! hope u enjoy.

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