Everything is so stupid right now:
Hi fediverse! Boosts appreciated on this one.
I’m part of a co-op building a platform for artists to sell art without getting exploited. I’ve been working on it for a while but there’s a lot of work to do and I could use some help. A ton of the main features are in place, but there’s still some big gaps and a lot of polish left before it can launch.
The platform is fully open source and developed in the open. It’s built on Phoenix/Elixir and Tailwindcss. Our co-op is already incorporated and established and it’s open to members that want to actually commit but you don’t need to be a member to contribute or help.
Does this sound interesting? I’d love some help! I’m also happy to answer questions. And no, you don’t need to know Elixir already. It’s pretty easy to learn for the things you’d be using it for. Even some design help would be welcome. Feel free to reply here or DM me!
And thus were born The Adolescent Genetically-Modified Black Belt Hamsters.
Johnny Cash as the Manneken Pis I guess to put out the Ring of Fire? Who knew Arkansas vandals were such cultural synthesists?
“We got it! ... We were stunned by how well the size of the ring agreed with predictions from Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity.”
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