Making is all about screwing up.
It's about having the confidence to screw up in increasingly creative ways.
It's the art of getting it wrong with such flair and panache that you can't help but be entertained by your own ineptitude.
It's the ability to foil so many of your own plans that you are left with no option but to stumble into a solution that works.
A solution, that when found, leaves you awestruck by what you have accomplished.
And it is in pursuit of that awe that the Maker makes.
Imposter syndrome is the belief that because you are capable of the virtue of doubt, you're somehow less prepared for the challenges of life than the many hubristic arseholes who lack the sense to recognize any consequences of their own poor judgment.
The world doesn't need more overconfidence. It needs more folk comfortable with doubt, of themselves, of their practices and institutions. Questioning our ability or preparedness to do a thing is not the same as being unable to do that thing.
On a related note: @djsundog
Can you find the poor design issue in this modal dialog?
Like, when I was a kid and I built a hovercraft out of trashbags, and a leafblower and old hunks of wood I got in trouble for misusing powertools and making noise and wasting ducktape and trashbags.
But I'm an adult now. If I want to make a hovercraft, I can make a hovercraft.
If I want to put an unreasonably high amount of effort in to designing a hovercraft, no one will stop me.
I had not stopped to consider this until now, but having realized it, I'm afraid I might not do anything else.
My roommate's cell phone has been audibly indicating a new text message for the past two weeks.
They have age-related hearing loss, so my only guess is that they simply didn't hear it in all that time.
Because just about every standard notification tone on this cell phone is in the higher frequency band that is the first thing to go.
perhaps mastodon should warn you if you're about to post an image without a description
Hmm. SO I'm looking at implementing tags and mentions in Agora. Not sure exactly how I want to do it though. I think the way that it automatically @'s everyone is kind of clumsy, but I'm not sure how far I can deviate from that and have it still work with mastodon, or how I'd do things instead. Any thoughts? :/
Listening to Reality Bomb Podcast and now I wanna rewatch Dinosaurs on a Spaceship.
Monetarism is inherently antithetical to capitalism, yet is routinely conflated with capitalism.
Delete and redraft rocks.
That is all.
Everyone, please sing @Gargron a lullaby...
@beadsland niiiiiiiiice - I hope they drew nice banners while they were in there
Morning, lovely people.
Do what makes you happy. Constantly do acts that you enjoy. Reward yourself. Be nice to yourself.
Even if it’s just small stuff. Especially if it’s just small stuff. Take every opporunity enjoy the life you lead.
Hey gamers, Sundog here with a peek at the hot new game from Yahoo Software, CatChum™
Oh "Delete & redraft" -- when did we get that option? Kewl!
I found them.
Microsoft have mis-classified all of these new 17 July updates.
They're classified as 'Updates', not 'Security' or 'Critical'. Even though they are Security updates that supercede Security updates.
Well done, everyone. Good attention to detail, there, in the, uh, patching the flaws introduced by the security vulnerability flaw patching process, process.
The fundamental problem of emoji, from the 'world emoji day' website:
Just spent the last hour backing up a WordPress site with a bunch of plugins
~9000 files, 120MB in the /plugins folder alone 😖
I wrote an operating system years ago that's actually 120x smaller than that. And it played Twinkle Twinkle Little Star when you pressed F7
Is it my imagination, or is the whole of Microsoft Office just a hella lot slower than it ever used to be?