Pinned post

If you're following me here and not toot.cafe, you should follow me there! I'm at @qonnyr@toot.cafe now.

If you're following me here and not toot.cafe, you should follow me there! I'm at @qonnyr@toot.cafe now.

LB: Sorry for the self-boost, but it would be incredibly sad if Vi Hart couldn't keep producing her content independently.

patreon.com/vihart

youtube.com/watch?v=4niz8TfY79

This video is super cool and continues to inspire me four years after it was originally published. patreon.com/vihart

#FundViHart

If you have the resources, you should consider supporting Vi Hart on Patreon. patreon.com/vihart

Her research group (elevr.com/) just got defunded, and now faces the possibility of having to work for a for-profit company instead of doing cool weird research. That would be very bad. #FundViHart

GOTG2 spoilers 

Guardians of the Galaxy 2: Immortal Octodad screws stuff up

Gonna try using @qonnyr@toot.cafe as my main for a while. Feel free to follow me there if you like. :)

#DoctorWho S10E2 

I guess tags don't work in CWs. :P

Show thread

#DoctorWho S10E2 

Capaldi and Mackie are *fantastic* together. IMO Bill is like a more likeable Donna (and I really liked Donna!)

I thought the storyline was good, but the resolution was way too rushed. Almost felt like it should have been a two-parter.

The soundtrack was AMAZING. Murray Gold keeps outdoing himself.

@photopuck Heh. :P

Not trying to say that criticism or poking fun is bad ALL OF THE TIME (because I am sarcastic as h*ck), but I worry about how easy social media makes it to be needlessly mean to people.

Trying to say constructive things on here because the platform deserves better than birdsite-style hot takes and roasts.

It's really hard sometimes. :/

@LanceUlanoff I think having nearly half a million accounts probably helps, Lance

As a computer science major,

wired.com/2017/04/hey-computer

THIS

IMO, the coolest/most important/actually beneficial stuff comes from a multidisciplinary approach.

With news of Unroll.me selling user inbox info to Uber, lots of people are repeating "if you're not paying for it, you're the product."

I've said before, and will continue to say, that that is the wrong formulation. Sometimes you pay for it and you're still the product – look at US ISPs. Sometimes you don't pay for it and you're not the product – free software.

The real question is whether a software or service empowers users, which can't be boiled down to whether you paid.

Got my VR setup up and running again today (i.e. people cleared their stuff out of the VR room)! Playing with Tilt Brush makes me feel artistic even though I'm terrible at drawing anything except typography <3

Show older
Mastodon

The original server operated by the Mastodon gGmbH non-profit