My AxiDraw showed up today! So far, I've just tried little things, but over the weekend, I plan to do larger plotter-ey experiments.
With all the new people coming to Mastodon, I'll do another quick #introduction Show more
I'm Getty. I'm a bi cis dude living in #pdx; programmer by trade and hobby, linguist by training (and speaks French, Italian, Mandarin, Esperanto, smatterings of Russian and Japanese), also interested in fiction writing, digital + traditional art and design, music, cooking, cocktail-making, and various intersections and combinations of the previously listed things.
I have finally resolved to get a plotter—leaning towards the larger AxiDraw—and I am real excited about dipping back into algorithmic art, which I sadly haven't been doing for a while now.
@wilfredh (Unfortunately, I think this means that you won't get any information about boosts/favorites; it'd be nice if you could have two notifications tabs with different local preferences about which notifications they show, so you could have one that shows just replies/mentions, and another with the other information!)
I was watching something long on YouTube last night and stopped it to sleep. I resumed the video at the airport this morning, and it started playing mid-sentence with someone saying, "…the only way is to juice a space-weasel."
I should write a Unix utility that runs in the background and plays Neil Cicierega music. I would of course call it lemond.
pop culture grousing Show more
I hadn't watched any of the MCU movies for about four years, so I'm getting caught up on the ones people said were decent. So far:
· Thor: Ragnarok was weirdly paced but pleasantly lighthearted
· Doctor Strange was an alright container for some cool special effects with an unfortunate dusting of orientalism
· Guardians of the Galaxy 2 was an abysmal movie, oh my god. Half of the jokes were second-rate slapstick violence, and the other half were sexism
(To be clear, I do very much enjoy Overwatch-the-game as it exists! But I would also love to somehow explore or experience the world in other ways.)
My brother's birthday gift for me was the Overwatch art book, which is lovely (and has some amazing concept art), but also it throws into sharp relief for me how disappointing it is that people put effort into a beautiful world and colorful characters and then build a game around those things where the only verbs are "jump" and "gun".
I'm trying to suggest naming the conference rooms at our new office after categories from the "Celestial Emporium of Benevolent Knowledge", mostly because I want to have all my meetings in 'Those That, At A Distance, Resemble Flies'.
✏️ Some of the problems I have with the book Gödel, Escher, Bach: https://blog.infinitenegativeutility.com/2018/7/why-i-dont-love-godel-escher-bach
Proposal: a Harvest Moon-like game with a calendar that, like the French Republican Calendar, features a unique plant, animal, or tool for each day of the calendar year, c.f. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Republican_Calendar#Rural_Calendar
Some quick four-color pixel practice.
✏️ a blog post about Rust, special cases in language design, and why I don't like the `try fn` proposals: https://blog.infinitenegativeutility.com/2018/6/the-rust-language-and-special-cases
There are a lot of ridiculous bits of Overwatch lore, but my favorite is that, in canon, the substance that Roadhog huffs to restore his health is called… Hogdrogen.
@enkiv2 @jamey @natecull @alanz After this conversation yesterday, I decided to write up a blog post that has some concrete code examples and a slightly longer but still introductory explanation of what row types are specifically: https://blog.infinitenegativeutility.com/2018/5/structural-types-and-duck-typing
My favorite part of @keweddji's newest blog post about programming (https://blog.infinitenegativeutility.com/2018/5/structural-types-and-duck-typing) is the sample program which is valid Ruby source with duck-typing but can also be statically type-checked by the Crystal compiler.
My second-favorite thing is it's a post about duck typing that uses animals in examples but doesn't mention ducks anywhere.
Don't listen to the graph paper in your head!
http://what.happens.when.computer/ and also @aisamanra on birdsite
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