Have you heard of StreetComplete? It's an Android app that shows you open questions/issues with OpenStreetMap in your area, and asks you to answer them.
It's made for people with no experience with #OpenStreetMap, so it shows only very simple questions that can be answered very clearly. ("What is printed on this street sign?", "What's the number on this house?")
(this isn't a subtoot, just something that's been on my mind for a few days)
Seems to me that using jargon in content warnings kinda runs against their purpose. I only learned what + and - meant a few days ago, I'd assumed + meant etc. or something. And I first thought mh stood for Monster Hunter :0
Warnings should be clear.
Not trying to tell people what to do here, just think it's worth thinking about.
Counterpoint?: initials and symbols cross language barriers more easily.
if you're nostalgic for playing scorched earth on a 386/486, I made a thing to play it through twitch, either against CPUs or against other people in the unlikely event two different people view the stream at the same time:
to make this I hand-rolled an ocr engine in python/opencv just to read the scorch font
Wanna help out with Documentation for Mastodon?
We've just made a little check list for stuff we could use help with right now:
Also, feel free to let me know if there's any other documentation related stuff that I could toot about (write it in a boostable toot with info + links)
That said, I think I'll do this live. Going to turn on my Twitch stream. https://www.twitch.tv/jackyalcine
(one day I could even consider self-hosing THAT?!)
Is there a hashtag that people use to invite people from the fediverse to their instance? Something like #introductions but for servers?
While I'm thinking about mastofeatures: it'd be cool to have an easy way to view all the #introductions posts on a specific instance.
Hi there! #introductions
I'm working on a visual programming language, and I love empowering non-expert coders to make games.
I'm just happy to be here and get to know the community.
nzoz's 1983 channel put up a bunch of great live clips from gigs at the Crystal Ballroom. So many recordings of bands from that time really really don't do the bands justice, so this is a real treat (I'd say that about the 2000s when I was super actively going to gigs too).
One of the best (foss) games of all times "The Battle for Wesnoth" got a new major release and is now available on steam. I hope this will have a positive impact on the Wesnoth community and raise some awareness for Free Software/Open Source.
There's a digression about a predecessor named...Scharl?...a poet who specialized in bad poetry he'd recite with great focus. His system was for transmitting images to aliens, in binary, with run length encoding
Anyway Freudenthal's deal is a language, Lingua Cosmica or LINCOS, which is meant to describe human concepts to any conceivable alien intelligence which may not understand what time is, or what it's like to move
Hey @Mysticamused I'm curious about the process of making this stuff with Excel and VBA, don't suppose you have a link to somewhere I can read some stuff aboit it?
White Noise Generator, but it's all about the sound of a cat purring :3
here's the play-scorch-through-a-stream thing I made, I'll probably keep the stream up for a few hours today:
yes mixer requires a microsoft account and that's terrible, but the latency and other features are so much better for this sort of thing
Does anyone know a good site for pictures of and info on prehistoric animals? Other than Wikipedia?
Not dinosaurs; I'm more interested in Pliocene onwards (well based on what I've ended up saving to far). But a lot of the most interesting Wikipedia articles don't have any pictures; not sure if that's because there are no reconstructions/artistic interpretations yet or not.
Mostly tooting privately.
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