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regular PSA to mark 18+ and stuff as such
not "kink", not "boobs"
an underage user who comes across your post on the federated timeline should know whether that content is safe for them or not
they won't know what your bdsm jargon means


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follow my very cool partner in crime:
ve does art and needs the pressure of having followers to improve even more πŸ˜›

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quick psa about my emoji usage
πŸ’™ : friendly, not romantic
❀ : probably romantic
so, if I toot a blue heart at you, it's not intended as romantic affection. I thought I should clarify that, since some people might feel uncomfortable with hearts being thrown at them.

PDF (low quality scan made by Placing ancient Documents on a shitty scanner and setting the output format to jpeg embedded within pdf Files which kinda defeats the purpose of a pdf)

yes the acronym contains itself twice. do not doubt my intellect

introducing my new image format, OPTICAL

Organised set of
That produces an
Image when de
Coded in
A certain manner

we called it brotli because honestly we're running out of names and nobody else was using the swiss german word for bread roll

computers can still tell what format a given file is in, even if the extension is wrong

(screenshot shows me copying a .ogg file to .jpeg, but i can still check its filetype and see that it's an ogg despite the wrong extension)

also if you're wondering why so many files use three letter extensions, like how JPEGs are often .JPG: it's because of MS-DOS. DOS allowed for filenames with a maximum length of 8.3 - that is, eight letters with a three letter extension. so FILENAME.JPG is okay, but FILE_NAME.JPEG is too long on both accounts. everyone just kinda agreed that 3 is a good number for file extensions and here we are still using it for pretty much everything even though it hasn't been required for decades


ooh and the fourth gender, which is when you need to change the meaning of the acronym and it comes out awfully

like SWF (previously ShockWave Flash, now Small Web File)

the two genders of technology names:
- we called it wi-fi because it sounded cool
- we called it compact disc because its a disc and its compact compared to other discs

IEEE P1394 Working Group: we called it IEEE 1394 because it was made by the IEEE P1394 Working Group
apple: we're gonna call it firewire because that's a horrible name

did you know that MP3 doesn't stand for MPEG 3, it actually stands for MPEG-2 (or MPEG-1) Audio Layer III

@lynnesbian I had a professor who once sent us a PDF study guide at the last minute and no one could figure out how to repair the corrupted files we got. It turns out they were just JPG files renamed to PDFs. πŸ˜† Thank god for the "file" command! πŸ™‚

Taking pictures of women’s bare legs is fucking creepy, it’s not harmless fun. It’s weird and uncomfortable and makes us uncomfortable with showing our legs or whatever even when it’s boiling hot outside. Let women exist without being weird about it

Helped a woman in her 60s set up her new smartphone and that was a strong reminder that UI we take for granted isn't that obvious at all: I tried to show her how to open an options menu by long pressing a list item and she kept short tapping it and getting confused.

And she's not stupid or dim, to the contrary - she's very sharp. But these sort of UI elements kept confusing her.

Something to keep in mind when designing software that'll be used by people over 50.

Does anyone own a Purism laptop? Are they actually sturdy? How's the battery life?

ANYWAYS here's my entry from the Modern Graphics compo, "riscv32-unknown-elf-gcc", modeled over a long time (first time doing a character!) in #blender and textured using #substance and #inkscape ! #revision2019 #svatg


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Happy #EarthDay, mes chéries. Take a moment today to appreciate the beauty of the planet we share. And try to do something good for the world, if you can. 🌍

wish linux demos targeted more libre-ish systems but whatever

- building a screen out of LED strips
- using an FPGA to address it


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