Gutted I missed seeing this...
What appears to be a white emu stopped traffic on the A82 trunk road just south of Fort Augustus.
Apparently, white emus are pretty rare, and I can assure you emus of any kind are even more rare in the Highlands of Scotland.
work in progress art thingy that discusses e.g. suicide and depression Show more
i've been making some little "art" pieces about depression in the information age. the idea is that a lot of the systems we use feel overly friendly and cheerful as if they were conversing with us, such as facebook greeting you with a "good morning" or how phone voice assistants respond with witty quips when asked questions like "do you like me" or "what's your favourite colour".
the images i'm making imagine a future where this trend gets out of control, and the cold, analytical nature of tech takes on a much more sinister and negative form. they deliberately evoke both modern (material, fluent, flat) design trends and potential future ones (brutalism).
Just made a small donation towards the Scottish Green party's campaign to elect an MEP assuming the UK holds EU parliamentary elections this year, as looks likely.
It's possible; last time [¹] UKIP got a candidate elected with 140k votes, the Greens were next with 108k votes and so next but below the cut-off. Since then there's been a swing generally in the UK away from UKIP and towards remain.
Whatever, an increased vote for the Greens would be a good message.
@KitRedgrave Yep, the computer industry went off the rails when Bill Gates and Steve Jobs visited Xerox PARC and saw the Smalltalk environment, Ethernet and WIMP interfaces and thought the WIMP interfaces were the only important bit.
Pronouns (+/-) Show more
Confession: I dislike what the non-binary pronouns thing does to language. Language and communication are hard enough without adding per-person exceptions!
I'll still try. Not because I like it, but because people deserve kindness.
On the other hand, I do quite like they / them pronouns (in English), because they de-emphasize gender entirely. I think that's usually appropriate.
If fucking isn't on the menu, you don't really need to know my gender, and I don't need to know yours.
Remember folks, April 1st lasts 50 hours. Show more
Hint, there are 27 timezones (UTC+14:00 to UTC-12:00).
9 Youtube channels now added to my Liferea. Very neat. Thanks @switchingsocial
Did you know you can bypass YouTube's broken subscription system by using RSS instead? Find out how in this thread:
If you're unfamiliar with RSS, you can see a beginner's guide here:
1) Liferea rejects it but, unfortunately, doesn't give a message to say why. Usually it's because of not-well-formed XML but in this case the basic XML seems OK; Python minidom parses it happily enough.
2) Viewing source, it seems to include RPG posts.
Tried to play a video on my netbook in the kitchen. VLC seemed to run OK but no video showed and the audio was very quiet - could only just hear there was sound. Took a little longer to work out what was happening than it should. Show more
Was SSHed into the laptop upstairs in my study.
My views on Brexit eloquently put: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/feb/18/britain-brexit
Is this what this gargron thing is all about?
Programmer who likes gliding/flying/astronomy, etc, but is focusing for now on the construction of an off-grid house.
Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more