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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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the black phoebe on the left really wanted to get its portrait taken that day, it sat on the lowest wire right outside my front door and posed for several minutes.

I guess the green heron is kinda the opposite, it would probably have preferred not to be seen, on account of it was hungry

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current events, but like, mostly as a concept 

how do I get the ambient realtime awareness of what's happening in the outside world of being on twitter without being on twitter

oops, forgot descriptions, I'll tuck them in here 

first photo is a small black songbird with a gray belly perched on a metal chimney (a black phoebe, I think)

second is a female goldeneye, a brown patterned duck with a severe beak and a huge yellow eye, swimming.

third is a group of four mallards, the common ducks with green heads and brown bodies, on the water

last is a black and white duck (bufflehead I think?) on the water, wings outstretched and head back like it's about to burst into song

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oh I forgot to include the one I'm actually having trouble with, which is the duck on the left here. it hangs out with the mallards but doesn't look like a mallard. (not even a lady mallard, like the photo on the right.) best guess I've got from photos is lady redhead but I know those aren't common so I'm not confident in it. who knows ?

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I bought a tiny zoom lens for my phone -- it's just a cheap telescope and a cheaper plastic clamp. not expecting to take art photos with it, but I've been dabbling in birding and thought it might be handy for faraway IDs. I took it out for practice yesterday and mostly learned that distance is not usually the limiting factor (position/movement and lighting are) but still had fun learning to use the thing.

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ah yes, the season in which I absolutely refuse to change my habits for the better in ways I might normally try out of spite for concept of new years resolutions

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recommend comics to me?

my prefs are like queer, horror, sci-fi, lefty/anarchist, but I'm open to whatever

faves include sandman, saga, locke & key, bone, descender/ascender, lumberjanes, clean room, tons of others

vibes I'm interested in are like china mieville, victor lavalle, joanna russ, katie skelly, clive barker, kathy acker, angela carter

reading low low woods rn but there isn't a ton of it

or just ignore all of that and recommend me something you loved

also please boost? tyia

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Heyo! Just popped in to let you all know I've got a new game out and it's free. Hope you'll check it out and that you like it! vectorhat.itch.io/sradsol

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πŸŽ‰ Owncast 0.0.3 is out! πŸŽ‰

This is pretty amazing! An open-source video streaming service that comes with batteries included: live chat, adaptive bitrate streaming, an admin interface.

Think of it as a self-hosted Twitch alternative!

Website: owncast.online/

Sources: github.com/owncast/owncast

Check out the demo instance: watch.owncast.online/

uspol shitpost 

still waiting to see who's going to make America great for the first time

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If anyone's looking for some illustration/merch design before the end of the year, I'm pretty free and my bank account is pretty empty, so..hit me up?

artstation.com/marysafro
mary. safro@gmail. com

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my nineties coworker: another day slaving away in the cubes, eh?

me, thinking of the six-sided nanocrystalline containment cell in the distant future where I was subjected to forced cyberlabour for my crimes against the TimeWeb: what? oh haha, yeah

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I was in math club in high school and have multiple degrees in math so I think I'm qualified to say that pure mathematicians are the sickos of the math world. they see n^(log(n) + sqrt(1+n)) or something in an equation and it gets them off

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If you have $4 and like cyberpunk, help me put some food in my kids' mouths!
"This is secretly the greatest and also funniest cyberpunk point and click adventure game on Steam. Very low-fi art style but the gags are just too good to pass up, and a lot closer to a "real" cyberpunk dystopian future than most favorites of the genre."
Itch: silverspook.itch.io/neofeud
Steam: store.steampowered.com/app/673

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you call yourself a believer in the free market and you're not even bisexual? suspicious

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today's bit of learning via etymonline (as usual) is that early is adverb form of ere.

this is blatantly false honestly, the two companies I was thinking of are Nearly Free Speech (which is intentionally barebones webhosting to keep costs down, and their FAQ is pretty good) and You Need a Budget (which puts a lot of work into documenting their extremely confusing product, they just put a lot of it in places like videos and workshops where I'll never see it)

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if your support page links to your user forum, you are not prioritizing documentation enough

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