personal reply policy Show more
I’m okay with strangers interacting with me on this account, but if their replies sound like something a concern troll or a sea lion would say, I will drop the conversation and mute and/or block them. No second chance given.
I’m not here to waste time with people who are obviously in bad faith, and I don’t owe them an answer.
(This is not a subtoot, but I wanted to say it after a couple of bad interactions in the past months.)
Hello to all newcomers! I see everyone is doing #introductions again — mind if I join?
Some of the stuff I'm interested in: #photography, #travel, #flânerie, #geocaching, #publictransport, #cinema (especially the oldies), #reading (mostly nonfiction), #podcasts, #selftracking, #geography, #linguistics, #typography
depressing, unethical, Black-Mirror-esque idea / gambling Show more
Casinos may want to use facial recognition software to identify unknown (and therefore possibly new) gamblers sitting at the slot machines. They could also increase those people’s odds of winning on their first try – making it easier for them to fall prey to gambling addiction – and decrease the chances for known frequent gamblers.
Y'all ever heard of a garden path sentence? It's a sentence whose structure is designed to fool you. Examples: Show more
The old man the boat.
The prime number few.
Fat people eat accumulates.
Have the students who failed the exam take a saturday class.
The boat floated down the river sank.
The complex houses married and single soldiers and their families.
The man who whistles tunes pianos.
For reference: https://twitter.com/afpfactcheck/status/1072576055783944193
It’s rather telling that the widely shared tweet (and toot) titled “Perspective matters”, in which it was suggested that photojournalists made a small fire during the Paris riots look bigger, was juxtaposing two photos taken on different days in different places.
Take everything with a pinch of salt, including the posts that tell you to be skeptical.
Aggretsuko spoilers Show more
Aggretsuko Is Getting a Holiday Special, and It's Gonna Rock https://io9.gizmodo.com/aggretsuko-is-getting-a-holiday-special-and-its-gonna-1831009124
Don’t suppose anyone on the fedverse can help me out?
I’m looking for a comic about being pigeonholed as a gay/queer artist/comic creator.
The comic had an artist try to draw other subjects, but they all ended up phalic or him drawing his boyfriend. It was in black and white.
This is for a uni project and would make an amazing reference. I can’t remeber that artist name sadly.
Boosts are okay!
Yesterday, as I was going back through my long-abandoned Tumblr, I felt a sense of nostalgia for a platform where the posts would lie between the slick ephemerality of a tweet and the pachydermic durability of a blog post; for an experience where the content could be presented to me void of context, just because someone thought that the picture or the quote was cool in and of itself; for a time when I was not induced to consume content as quickly and as voraciously as possible.
Stack Exchange is useful and has many interesting questions, but wow, that website has lots of people who are oblivious to other people’s needs and limits.
For example there’s a question in photo.SE about setting up a user-friendly way to store gigabytes of pictures from OP’s mom’s iMac. The top answer is about storing the pictures on two drives, generating hashes for each photo and going periodically through every file to compare it with the hash. Talk about user-friendliness.
"It's okay if ___, right?" assumes consent rather than asking for it; it makes saying "no" a transgression rather than an assertion of boundaries. Same with similar constructions; unless you're confirming something the other person has already told you, actually ask the question instead of assuming you know the answer and are just confirming, please.
Capitalism hot take Show more
Monetizing your creative work is not bad. Creating a Patreon or ko-fi and asking for donations is not bad. You do not need to feel embarrassed for asking for financial help, or for trying to make a living as a creative person.
Capitalism is not a choice. It is forced on us, and we must make do.
itpol, antisemitism Show more
20 Stolpersteine (which are brass blocks embedded in the street pavement, each of them commemorating a victim of the Holocaust) were stolen in Rome last night.
As far as I know, no one from the government has condemned the crime so far – which makes the whole thing even more sickening.
this new map of Central Park in NYC with information for people with limited mobility (locations of stairs and steep slopes, types of path, etc.) is a fantastic idea https://www.6sqft.com/central-park-releases-access-map-for-people-with-limited-mobility/