While searching old boxes for something completely unrelated, I've dogged out my old Nokia #N810. Which still amazingly works decently.
Most of the things installed still worked, except Skype (the included client is pre-Microsoft acquisition), and it was amusing to load contemporary websites in a browser that predates HTML5. Those which use the markup in a more or less semantic way are rendered well enough, though.
Finished polishing the reader mode styling for @gnome Web browser, now the settings are applied immediately and there has been some small visual tweaks. The merge request is now ready → https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/epiphany/merge_requests/23
Another great thing is discovering partly hidden places where not many tourists get to go.
This is what the holiday looked like. Gotta love the Greek islands.
Today I spent some time polishing the styling improvements for GNOME Web's reader mode. For those brave to try it, there is a WIP merge request here: https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/epiphany/merge_requests/23 — Just add “.patch” at the end, save it, and apply it to a local checkout of the code with “git am”.
Schwebebahn Show more
The track is over 13km, and the full journey (one way) takes about 30 minutes, which makes it quite speedy for 1901. Due to the wagons being suspended, they swing naturally on the curves due to centrifugal force, and they come back to their vertical solely by gravity—this makes the Schwenebahn probably the first “pendular” (or “tilting”) train designs, way before Pacific Railways tried the first “pendulum cars” in the 1940s.
Schwebebahn, food Show more
I'm on location having flammkuchen and a beer. While in Germany...
Back to the Schwebebahn: it's a suspended monorail, which means the wagons hang below the rail, and the propulsion mechanism and traction wheels are overhead. It has always been electric since its inception. The track runs mostly along the river, and it often passes above roads, ground level train tracks and even a motorway.
Having some “me time” on a chillaxing Saturday. Lately I'm trying to read mostly books written by women to counter the existing gender bias in literature. There are more successful men writers than women, and among male readers is overwhelmingly uncommon to read the works of female authors. I know it's not much, but being careful choosing the books I buy is my itsy bitsy contribution towards equality in literature.
Also, I revisited some bits of the front-facing animation and figured out a way of making the back of the cape/coat visible thanks to my SO (who is into clothing and fashion), so I'll be updating that animation at some point, too.
It still feels like baby steps, but is nice to be able to show results 💪
So, I took my wizard mugshot, made a 16x32 front-faced sprite, and then went head and made my first ever #pixelart #animation — Still a long way to go and learn how to make the best use possible to #aseprite but it already feels like I am already learning new things. Probably next I'll try making a side-facing walking loop for the same character.
Blockchain or bullshit?
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