reminder: most browsers support *lossless* VP9, which is great for animated pixel art - Mastodon converts incoming GIFs to lossy H.264
you can do this with ffmpeg (preserves alpha)
ffmpeg -i crispy.gif -vcodec libvpx-vp9 -lossless 1 crispy.webm
My grandparents decided to learn Welsh when they were 65. After two years of lessons in it (and talking Welsh with me at home, I was going to a Welsh school and was already fluent), they were fluent. My grandmother, around the same time, decided to overcome her phobia of water and had me teach her how to swim. She'd swim laps with me in the pool up into her 80s.
You're not too old and it's not too late to try something new.
Wait Caravan Palace got hacked? I thought it was just them trying some new aesthetic, now I feel like an idiot. :|
Liberapay is now officially a multi-currency platform! We have implemented support for US dollars in addition to the euro. Blog post: https://medium.com/liberapay-blog/liberapay-now-supports-us-dollars-f9484e3008f8
its interesting that pinterests entire business model is to download every single image on the internet, and put them all on a web page, and when you click on them it tells you to join pinterest
Lmao what the fuck is this nuclear take http://blog.cleancoder.com/uncle-bob/2017/12/03/BobbyTables.html
Yes my dude, I understand the Ruby syntax. Next question
“Transpiled for-of Loops are Bad for the Client - daverupert.com”
Here are two recurring problems for our current era of solving everything machine learning:
1. None of these services have any notion of 'quality'
2. None of them understand emotional context
Youtube keeps reccing me movie critique videos because they look and sound identical to the ones I watch. But they are rubbish made by morons. Same with search.
today What's Good is how the two engineers who designed the Commodore 64's VIC-II video chip chose 16 very specific colors that profoundly affected the aesthetics of the thousands of games produced for the C64 in the decades since. I sometimes wonder what their office looked like, what kind of music they were listening to. Every color choice is a moment in time, only a few echo for decades. https://mastodon.social/media/mJ_06eDZ-Z-amuVrQRg
he was a skater boy
she said "you're a skater boy"
he was a skater who was a boy
now he's a skater boy
skating and he's a boy
that skater boy's a boy who skates
it's nice to know that a perfectly acceptable approach for self-mastering your tracks is:
- Fix it in the mix instead
- Listen on as many different systems as possible
- Stick a limiter on the master channel and call it a day
(this guide goes into more depth)
"choice" is a pretty unhelpful term when programming something where you pick from a list of options, because it's ambiguous as to whether you mean "all the options" or just "the option that was chosen"
Alternative title: "The pains and joys of running LineageOS without Google Play Services, and actually making it work as a viable smartphone"
New blog post: "Living with an open-source phone" https://nolanlawson.com/2017/11/27/living-with-an-open-source-phone/