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OCs (some designed by friends) for another comic project (even tho I clearly already have too much of those) Hopefully I’ll get to work on this one more seriously in the weeks to come

#mastoart #creativetoot #OCs

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dear website designers:

that thing you do, where i scroll down and down and when i hit the bottom of the article, oh whoops! suddenly i'm at the top of a completely different page?

that is fucking abysmal design. it's user hostile. it makes your website unusable. it makes me NEVER EVER want to come back to your website. for anything. more to the point, it tells me that YOU don't want to use your website either. and nor do the people who pay you.

TIL about hyperlexia, "a syndrome characterized by a child's precocious ability to read." People with hyperlexia are excellent at word-decoding and pattern-matching, and learn to read independently at a very early age, but often suffer deficits in social skills and struggle with spontaneous speaking. Some researchers believe hyperlexia is an autism-spectrum disorder, but it's as yet poorly-understood. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperlex

Stop Live-Tweeting Strangers Flirting

"...Even after [the woman] was forced to quit social media once trolls discovered her account and hurled sexist insults at her, Blair encouraged her followers to investigate and expose the woman’s real identity. Blair also continued to milk the controversy throughout the weekend, posting selfie video updates with information about the drama and attempting to capitalize on her viral success by promoting her acting career ...."

theatlantic.com/technology/arc

What in the holy name of Shabranigdo's bouncing ruby bollocks does "horny on main" even mean.

I'm afraid to Google that shit at work. I suspect the results will go Lovecraftian halfway down the first page.

I made a really simple thing: gitlab.com/emsenn/brutstrap/

Mostly because I thought the name was clever, and some because it's useful to me, and I said I'd start sharing things more things I make that are useful to me, even if they're small and unpolished.

Mastodon must be getting big if spammers from India are making accounts...

@diash7575

There are reasons I make a point of excluding Medium from search results.

“Villainy”
markbernstein.org/Jul18/Villai

“I think this is the most significant paper I’ve written.”

this rings so true omg "Contrary to common belief, the volume of face-to-face interaction decreased significantly (approx. 70%) in [two field studies transitions to open office plans], with an associated increase in electronic interaction. In short, rather than prompting increasingly vibrant face-to-face collaboration, open architecture appeared to trigger a natural human response to socially withdraw from officemates and interact instead over email and IM." rstb.royalsocietypublishing.or

reminder: you do not have a moral obligation to be miserable

Happy 4th!!

Boost if you're a U.S. citizen (or resident, whatever) who loves this country like you love a violent-tempered landlord w/perpetually sticky fingers, no stomach for repairs, and awful personal boundaries but also a great music and art collection... and so you just grit your teeth and apologize constantly to visitors about them b/c you're too old/broke to move & besides all your stuff's here.

God, I'm so done with "Godlike AI awakens and immediatly decides to wipe out humanity" stories.

Where are the "Godlike AI awakens and decides to strive for social reform, abolishing poverty and capitalism" stories?

It's depressing how reactionary and conservative this branch of SciFi is.

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Octodon

Octodon is a nice general purpose instance.