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most of the stuff I've been working on the last couple of days has been under the hood, apart from one of the most satisfying gifs I've ever recorded

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pro tip: stay out of their way. or, at the very least, get something else between you and them.

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Today in smartass computers: I hit `Ctrl-A` to increment the number in a selector id, and #vim dutifully incremented `id-thing-1` to `id-thing0` 😑

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I cheerfully sign my brainscan over to Elon Musk. When I wake up in cyberspace, cyberMusk is pointing a gun at me. He gestures to a Tesla. "Get in."

I climb into the driver's seat, and a route pops up. Despite my best efforts, my limbs just aren't providing the feedback the same as I'm used to, and I scrape a curb while negotiating a right turn. Musk shoots me in the head.

When I wake up again, he gestures to the same Tesla. "Get in."

Several hundred gunshots later, he declares me ready to be an autopilot. I never see my passengers; only Musk, with the gun.

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@shoofle my current rate of progress is 1cm per minute, or 1 stitch per 4 seconds (60cm/hour, 900 stitches) and it's about half done, so that's like... 12 more hours? when I was 9, 24 solid hours of knitting sounded like a lot but in my 30s it's like... I've got videogame achievements that took longer than that

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when did corporate social media begin to define our relationships? How different would your friend network be if Facebook wasn't there? Breaking out of that type of hold on our relationships is daunting.

How will I see pictures? How will I organize and attend events? How do I build an entire social life outside of the purview of silicon valley? Has this whole generation lost the ability to form relationships like that?

you can't really take a picture of it with a phone camera because their software has a very firm idea of what kinds of colors the sky is supposed to be and will adjust everything to match

but the sky's orange right now

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it's ten in the morning and it's so smoky from the wildfires around here that it's nearly dark outside -- I woke up confused about what time it was.

for a while I was leaving a morning alarm set just for the sake of staying diurnal when I don't have a schedule. not worrying too much about it, slept later if I was tired, but at least woke up enough to consider getting up

luckily I still had time to stop that immediately once I realized I was *training myself to sleep through my alarm*

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lifehack for cis people 

@rabbithearth When I started doing this last year, I was really struck by how different it felt to say "Thank you for reminding me," even if I didn't say it immediately. I felt like a person who had made a mistake, rather than a total failure as a would-be ally.

I definitely have problems with needing to be Correct and feeling bad when I'm not. So ultimately, I hope to extend this habit of gratitude to other areas of my life as well.

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found a dangerous team of ANTFIFA but my camera can't focus that small so I drew a picture, hope this helps the fbi

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refer to your most commonly used phrases as your bread-and-butterances

I've been slowly losing piercings this year. I replaced the metal jewelry with glass retainers before surgery in January, left them that way for another surgery in June, then replaced the ones I could easily do myself, but of course haven't been able to get to a shop for help with the rest. The loose retainers have been slipping out and disappearing and, tired of that and the look, I just took out the last two.

For the first time in about a decade, I only have jewelry in my earlobes. Weird.

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A thing that I've wanted to do for a while is take a recording of me playing a 2D platformer (Celeste, Hollow Knight) and use it to reconstruct essentially a giant image of the world and my path through it.

It seems very doable with the kind of point-tracking/stabilization tech that's readily available. Has anyone come across anything like this? I've done some searching around, but I haven't come up with any good terms to describe what I'm looking for.

#askmastodon #gameing

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hockey, quarantine life 

these guys are used to living with their teammates for like, maybe a week on a road trip at a time? it's been three weeks, and the first of four best-of-seven rounds is almost over. lots of them have families far away dealing with quarantine shit without them. some of them have families *in town* they can't see. oof.

one high-profile player has opted out, with conspicuous support from his team. I'm glad he could, and hope other guys will feel safe to if they need to.

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hockey, quarantine life 

mountain of respect for the Dallas Stars coach who, in the presser after an 0-3 to 7-3 comeback, spoke plainly and at length about how hard it is living in one of the two NHL-designated bubbles (of covid safety measures) in which the entire playoffs are taking place. the message was basically: we're safe, healthy, and lucky to be here, but this is emotionally *hard* and you're gonna see lots more big swings like this.

I just saw someone wearing one of those folded-ribbon lapel pins in a pattern I didn't recognize, so I googled it, and it's to raise awareness about a syndrome that I had never heard of

that's the first time I've seen the awareness-raising concept succeed that directly!

hadds.org/product-page/hadds-p

"post your photos and videos on any social media platform" wait hold on, are Hurricanes social media folks actually checking the fediverse? because I would be very impressed!

how much does your daily routine (waking up and going to bed rituals, food, etc.) vary from day to day? particularly things you do solo (not depending on coordination with anyone else)

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