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concept: get on my lawn software.
a software design philosophy that believes good software ages like a fine wine. it shuns trends and salesmen disguised as programmers, shuns the fancy new framework. instead, gomls curates quality old software like a carefully tended forest. software that has stood the test of time, and, though it seems antiquated, it’s as robust as cast iron anvil.

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Principles of UI, A Thread:
1. natural mapping
2. visibility of system state
3. discoverability
4. constraints and affordances
5. habits and spatial memory
6. locus of attention
7. no modes
8. fast feedback
9. do not cause harm to a user's data or through inaction allow user data to come to harm
10. prefer undo to confirmation boxes. For actions that can't be undone, force a "cooling off" period of at least 30 seconds.
11. measure using Fitt's, Hick's, GOMS, etc. but always test with real users.

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big list, nerd stuff. 

list of things people like about command line interfaces/unix, for @dredmorbius

- nearly everything is ubiquitously text based, so everything people like about text applies to CLI
- everything that you can do in a CLI can be turned into a script with virtually no friction.
- many programs produce detailed logs of their activity which are more useful for diagnosing issues than opaque progress bars.
- everything is forced to be keyboard accessible by its text based nature

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I spent half the morning trying to remember what this cool little bitmap compression tool I found once was called. you store bitmap pixel art as an efficient stack based language optimised for generating glitch art through corruption. The art is converted to plain text ascii, and was made by someone very talented. I didn't expect to make pixel art things. @Quasimondo
it's entropx
codepen.io/quasimondo/full/PZm
this toot loaded with keywords so I can find this again.

hey everyone! please welcome @voxel to mastodon. He’s a chill dude who writes DOS games sometimes. he wants to ween himself off birdsite so give him a hand.

why is baby groot cool but ewoks are terrible ?

i can’t quite crack getting ink drawings to look crisp tidy and not visually confusing

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is Hsrley Quinn a good role model? She’s certainly an interesting character, and the version of her in the. movie Birds of Prey, where she leaves an abusive partner and forges her own path, and is an expert psychiatrist despite not looking like one- that’s good. the version where she keeps going back to an abusive partner in response to lame half hearted gestures sucks- and i once got blocked on twitter by a female hollywood director for saying so. what do you think?

i decided to give this “archangel” drawing another try

it’s only bitcoin if it comes from the bitcoigne region of france. otherwise it’s sparkling ponzi

ok, for the sake of argument let’s say my media landscape has been manipulated to UNFAIRLY cast cops as violent fascist bastards who have been going to peaceful protests and starting shit, escalating for no reason, boxing people in and telling them to disperse, and doing unprovoked attacks on media, and kidnapping people into unmarked vans.

where would i go to find out if all those videos were faked? and i don’t mean assertions, i mean calm rational on the ground reporting.

bi visibility day 

i would prefer a bi invisibility day so we can go out and do crimes, like an extremely one sided The Purge

Setting, Curscant, Cafe.
A group of cosmopolitan human women complain about being unable to get tickets to the Jizzway show “Tarkin”, a multispecies cast reenactment of the rise of the empire by Zim Hanlo Mandaloria

Australia might not have a “first amendment” but the supreme court ruled that it’s legal to call the prime minister a cunt, and really, maybe that’s good enough?

will voting fix everything? no. but fucking vote anyway, what’s wrong with you? accellerationism is a death wish.

Ah yes, the video paint console from vtech, released in 1991. it also comes in bright red and green.

Simple UI, Bold shapes, obvious operation, completely observable, tactile, colorful, playful, invites touch. Wonderful design.

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