I've been reading This Is How You Lose the Time War, by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone. It's 50% correspondence, between rival time traveling agents, and 50% vignettes as they discover the letter that's been left for them.
It's wonderful, and beautiful. I know nothing that I said above would lead you to believe that, but it is. It's the most romantic prose I've ever read.
And I've wanted to say more but don't know how? It's definitely stirred up Feelings.
accessibility UI/web design reminder
light and dark themes are both accessibility tools for different people. neither is more accessible than the other, inherently.
however, do mind your contrast ratios
having a good imagination is so important, even on a personal level. you can't see a way out if you can't imagine what it might be like, some horizon for your heart to fix on.
and this is something you can build! stories and experiences and travel and music and art; each of these make the inside of your head a bigger and bigger place that in the end, is yours to both attune to and direct.
belief without imagination is a surefire recipe for a nosedive.
The creators of Untitled Goose Game intentionally didn't include cops in their game, or put a crown on the postboxes.
This was linked in a chat I'm in; I don't know anything about it other than it's a fun puzzle game.
(I was stuck on the second one for a while because I didn't understand the interface: choose squares with left click, submit with right click)
Merriam-Webster has a feature that shows what words were first attested in any given year.
I am as old as 3D printing, augmented reality, HTTP, HTML, VOIP, nanotubes, PDA (the technology), PDF, autocomplete...
AND polyamory, top surgery, and transphobia. The 90s were an interesting time.
Nice! Thousands of scientific findings are invalidated because of a misunderstanding in how a Python function works
“Activists and tech critics sometimes use the word complicit when talking about companies that look the other way when their inventions are causing harm. Assistive might be more accurate. Providing database and web services—even just email—to a cruel immigration regime assists in the cruelty.”
Learned html by making a Wheel of Time fansite on Geocities.
They/them. Genderqueer pansexual of little renown.
#nobot / 18+
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