Seagulls sound like cats?!
Can I emphasize one more time how cool Blokada is?
You don't know it but your phone is *full* of trackers. It's not better than the web. I thought that we don't have any tools to deal with it - after all, it's not a browser. But turns out there are!
Blokada works as a VPN but locally. It has a blacklist (which you can change) and it just blocks all connections to trackers or ads. It works wonderfully.
Of course Google wouldn't let it in the Play Store.
In the 90s-era demo scene, rendering a 3D object was called "vector" and rendering a 3D object made of translucent polygons was called "glenz vector." I never thought to wonder what "glenz" meant until recently. It turns out to derive from "gläns," Swedish for "glitter"!
there are some seriously nice people in the free software world
hi i'm a friendly former mastodev; Western MA Sanctuary activist; hobby poet; queer shitposting furry; jack of all trades creative-type; and grad student studying Library & Information Science. Most notable thing I've made is http://sailingroughwaters.com which is a website about coping skills for the mental stress of dealing with daily racism/sexism/homophobia/ableism etc. with a focus on being accessible in all senses of the word.
Also check out Better Everyday on stipes.co
Funny bug story:
Eons ago I had to write a windows application (for work) instead of the usual embedded stuff. I believe I was also learning C++. I'm sitting at my desk, running my program (which is supposed to talk via the serial port) over and over, when an irate coworker comes in with reams of paper printed in gibberish from the network printer yelling "are these yours???!!!"
Turns out I was sending my commands over the network instead...
via our friend, @willrad
PERIODIC REMINDER THAT THE RED HAT LOGO IS ACTUALLY A T-REX PUNCHING A TRICERATOPS
i put together a blog and wrote a post about browsers: https://garbados.github.io/my-blog/browsers-are-a-mess.html
I mentioned I was writing a Mastodon client named Rackstodon.
It's till very WIP, but you can see a screenshot here: https://dustycloud.org/tmp/rackstodon_test.png
Soon I'll refactor it into an ActivityPub client that "translates" itself to Mastodon's API and rename it "Postsaurus".
blender specific Show more
#b3d #python #retimey
So I'm making another blender addon!
I'm having to finish shots, which means lots of retiming...
Unfortunately blender can hide data from you, or it's impossible to offset in one go. I'm making an addon to do it for you: https://mastodon.social/media/JPhWO_t-gwh1NUOfx1I
it should handle
2-function curve modifiers
4-material and texture animation
6-smart NLA stuff incl. stashed actions
(so far it does the first 4 things)
net neutrality, and a call to action! Show more
I called my senators and asked them to overturn today's disastrous ruling by the FCC https://www.battleforthenet.com/
You should too! The fediverse is a place full of folks who are well informed about how critical net neutrality is to the internet as a democratic institution, as it was designed to exist. Make your voice heard!
emacs rant Show more
so I made an attempt to learn emacs again... this isn't a knock on emacs users.. but the tutorial text always gets me so infuriated that I bow out after a few minutes... It's a good reminder not to mix *opinion* with information: ctrl f-b-u-d are not "more efficient" than the arrow keys for everybody, especially if you don't have foot pedals or are unwilling to give yourself rsi - same goes for substituting pgup/pgdn with ctrl combos.