In other news, here's my lexiconga for ehw, my simple, air-limited #conlang. There are only 25 words so far and not all the grammar is in place, but this is kinda the direction I'm going with it:
I'll still post updates and things I like about what I'm doing with it here, but this is in case anyone ever wants to check out what I've done so far. 😄
I'm gonna try to make a super simple conlang like toki pona but the entire phonology is just the consonants that are easiest for early childhood speech development to use, a collection of mid-mouth vowels, and as many single-syllable words as possible, designed to use the smallest amount of energy to speak words.
p, b, m, n, w, t, d, h, ʔ (unwritten, only for preceding vowels without consonants)
ə <a>, ɪ <i>, ʊ <u>, ɛ <e>
Oh my GOD, z-index is abused SO egregiously in this website. Throwing 9999 and 999999 all over the place like damn just use regular numbers, guys!
Just found out about FireChat, it's a chat app that can use wi-fi and bluetooth to create a p2p mesh network if there's no internet connection. People in Asia seem to be using it during protests or concerts.
Anyone familiar with it? Sounds really interesting.
A fan sent me a box of his old disks, but he didn't know that one of the floppies contained once publicly released, but then thought to be lost source code of CornCob 3D! Grab it here: dosnostalgia.com/files/3srcj12.zip
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I wrote a short thing by combining a some writing prompts yesterday:
'S kinda cool I think.
So hi! Could folks who are making jokes about Mark Zuckerberg please be aware that comparing him to a robot can be hurtful because
a) if he is autistic you are repeating the same tired old jokes about autistic people having no emotions just because you can't read our facial expressions, and
b) if he is not autistic then you are still doing that, and reminding autistic people of jokes people make about how we're evil/heartless - and at the same time you're comparing us to Mark Zuckerberg. Rude.
Funny birdsite rant-thread about "smart" phone permissions, usage models, and "social" media apps.
Somewhat lewd and NSFW, though
oh you think necromancers are cool?
i control a skeleton every day, every time i move, and you don't see me bragging or wearing bones and raven feathers or raising an army of the dead and whatnot
and i'm plenty cool and so are you
It bothers me that one can't move their eyes in a smooth sweep...
Anyway, good night!
Dear google: how to be creative? Love, Robbie 💋
LB: to save you a click; Curiouscat has been bought by the company that develops "useless apps" to gather private info for facebook.
Might be a good time to delete that there account 'w';;
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Pinafore is an alternative web client for Mastodon that I'm releasing today. The goal is to make a lightweight standalone web app that can plug into multiple instances, with a UI focused on speed and simplicity.
Pinafore is still beta-quality in places, but it's already the main client @ElfLord and I have been using for the past few weeks. I've been working on it since the start of this year. Hope y'all like it. 😊
New blog post: "Introducing Pinafore for Mastodon" https://nolanlawson.com/2018/04/09/introducing-pinafore-for-mastodon/