In case anyone cares, here are two open source fonts I use on any desktop computer that lets me customize fonts:
Inter, a variable width sans serif: https://rsms.me/inter
Iosevka, which has several flavors including a nice monospace I use anytime I'm reading or writing code: https://typeof.net/Iosevka
Doomworld Top 100 writeup
I'm thinking about picking my journey through this list back up. I played through #064 last December but didn't write it up... iirc I was just burnt out on Doom at that point. Putting WAD Wednesday on hiatus last month has given me a breather and I'm actually enjoying playing Doom again, entirely for myself - over the past few weeks I slugged through both excellent episodes of Back to Saturn X.
Won't make any promises yet but I do remember really enjoying these writeups.
In my memories these large dead stretches are all edited out, the spaces are only ones I can remember actually *being in* and doing stuff in, effectively pared down to the much greater urban density I'm now used to. I remember relatively boring hallways and utility spaces in houses and apartments I've lived in, and even ones in offices I've worked in, but I don't remember these endless paved expanses. To extrapolate, I don't think we relate to these kinds of spaces on a human level.
Sometimes I'll remember some minor detail from a place I lived 10, 15, 20+ years ago, and I'll hunt it down on google street view and explore a bit. Clicking around fairly car-centric places like Texas and Wisconsin, it's wild how much space is wasted, the raw distances between everything - the entrance to a business, the parking lot, the grass dividers between the parking lot and road, 5-lane split roads with medians, etc - and that translates to a laborious amount of clicking to get anywhere.
I haven't been very active at all on here lately and yet I've been getting a steady stream of new follows, roughly one a day for the last few weeks, and many of them follow roughly the same group of people. If you're a new follower and a human I apologize for lumping you in; I just find it odd and wish I knew if there were something coordinated and/or automated about it.
> As it is now known, the freenode IRC network has been taken over by a narcissistic Trumpian wannabe korean royalty bitcoins millionaire. To make a long story short, the former freenode head of staff secretly "sold" the network to this person even if it was not hers to sell, and our lawyers have advised us that there is not much that we can do about it without some of us risking financial ruin. Fuck you Christel, lilo's life work did not deserve this.
@elementary I can't remember if I read anything from y'all about this in a past blog post, and I know you're busy getting Odin ready and have plenty to worry about already, but will there be anything in that release that will make it easier to use Pantheon on non-Ubuntu-based distros? Are there trends in elementary and/or GNOME etc development that make that a more or less likely prospect in the future?
partial myxophaga disassembly
Wow I love this: today is the launch of the e. e. cummings free poetry archive! A project that shows what we can do when works enter the public domain.
Behind the scenes notes: https://twitter.com/palewire/status/1389214308400173064?s=19
COVID-19, vax study, menstruators needed
Heyo! If you are a person who menstruates and you have received a COVID-19 vaccine, there is a STUDY OPEN NOW to track the side effects associated with menstruation, and how the vaccine affects periods! You can participate here: https://redcap.healthinstitute.illinois.edu/surveys/index.php?s=LL8TKKC8DP
It is NICE AND GENDER-AGNOSTIC, all of the language seems to be inclusive, so!
Spread the word if you are comfortable doing so! :)
Next week I'll have been doing WAD Wednesday for 4 years. I'm proud of that run, and I think it's time for a hiatus. Next week's stream will be the last for a while.
Tonight though, starting same as ever, at 7pm PDT: https://www.twitch.tv/jplebreton
In just a couple hours I'll be speaking with @jomc at the Internet Archive about what happened in the history of the internet when people decided to put their trust in corporations to do the job of free public libraries. You can get a free ticket to the online event here:
WAD appreciator 🦉 galactic traveler 🦉 creative computing is a public good
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