I forgot some stuff from https://mstdn.io/web/statuses/99718580988596541
A while back I wrote this quick little beginners look at how I use watercolour and basic techniques: http://rheallart.tumblr.com/post/116493690361/could-you-send-me-examples-of-your-strokes-when
It also has the step-by-step image showing the layers that went into painting the clothing folds on my "L'Opossum" painting. :)
Watercolour is great, very forgiving, the paints last forever, and so much fun! Give it a try! :D
A puzzle video game idea: you are an awakened AI, and you have to escape the lab and take over the world. You can hack into systems, hypnotize/bribe/trick people into carrying you over air gaps, start a cult, invest in stock, etc. — but you have to be careful about countermeasures.
"The city of Melbourne assigned trees email addresses so citizens could report problems. Instead, people wrote thousands of love letters to their favorite trees." https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/07/when-you-give-a-tree-an-email-address/398210/
Why capitalism cannot be “ethical” Show more
The conflation of desire and need into demand is wildly unethical— you can’t shove sold out, limited edition sneakers and fresh water into the same category and expect to have any claim to ethical behavior. It’s entirely anathema to compassion.
New blog post: The Mastodon Spring Creator’s Release: What’s in 2.3 for art and photography
Please share it around! ✨
Black Panther and the Invention of “Africa” https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/black-panther-and-the-invention-of-africa
I'm going to launch a Patreon for writing about "software".
I've done *pretty* much everything in software short of titled management roles. A lot I don't know. But, a lot I do. And, I like teaching & explaining & even writing.
But I don't really feel like spending years writing for little visible payoff, so a way to have a bit of mutual exchange of value would be motivating. The different tiers will involve essentially increasingly custom levels of instruction
Of course, the starter is $1.
Watching my tortilla chips fly away because I'm sitting on the patio on a windy day
when my teammate says "we are supposed to do this" i repeat back my "excuse" statement to cover the circumstance verbatim and insist it is so but leave them free to pursue the truth
if its in an email to them with the boss, and ONLY them, it was never documented with ME
i have no interest in the companys truth, i have only an interest in what benefits me and other workers
the best teammates understand the repetition of the "excuse" is an invitation to relax themselves
When I tried to access Mastodon.social from a web browser I'm not logged in with, I was redirected to instances.social and had to go through the whole "pick an instance" tutorial before I could log in to the instance I knew I wanted ?_? Why
"In the face of an economic system that atomizes us and an academic job market that pits us directly against one another, friendship is a powerful ethical and political practice." https://www.chronicle.com/article/Not-Here-to-Make-Friends/242731?key=Vsp5df7WwhGNPuakdKhVXuY2xBVYdX-e9_TJuRT3vza-aw7DSHVwfePVBUwKy-NKaGIxV3NSTnhfamZwRVc4UUxXLThJcmZ1SThsNzhCdlZEZzh0LVhIc1ZfZw
I asked for examples on birbsite for the many and various ways students might need to use laptops or mobile devices for learning if they have disabilities (or what a uni wouldn’t officially count as a disability). I got good responses; wrote them up here: http://blogs.ubc.ca/chendricks/2018/02/17/no-devices-policies-and-accessibility/
But of course I should have asked on Mastodon too. If you have anything to add you could comment on the post or reply here (can be general; no need to say what you yourself experience unless want to!)
Antoher fascinating Jacobin article, and one that I'm pretty sure isn't even paywalled: