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I finished a new large . It's probably the most detailed drawing I ever made.

The main figure in the drawing is based on a picture I took at the Gion Matsuri in some years ago. It is a dancer performing the old Japanese court dance "Ran-Ryo-O".

I used Derwent Inktense and Conté Aquaralle pencils as well as watercolour paint (various brands). The paper is Arches 56cmx76cm 300g/m2 rough watercolour paper.

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I finished my , on the last day of my holidays! It's the first time I've done such a large (50cmx70cm). It's based on a picture I took of a lotus in a pond in a temple (萬福寺) near . of the lotus pond watercolour

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I'm Wim, in Glasgow (Scotland).
I like , , , cooking and ().

I do research on , and runtimes (e.g. ) for , and .

I program in , , , ++,.

@wim_v12e is my main account, I use it mostly for the non-technical stuff. The computer stuff usually goes on @wim_v12e.

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I finished my . It's based on a picture of a scene from the Gion Matsuri that I took in Kyoto last summer. I used pencils, acrylic watercolour paint and bistre.

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Friday's xkcd is blunt but fair: it's very hard to secure any part of a modern computer stack, and we depend on all of it:

Watched "The Man Between" last night, and I liked it. It's set in Berlin in 1953, which is very interesting to begin with, and it has a great cast (Hildegard Knef, James Mason). I also liked the lighting and camera angles.

Apparently the BFI likes it as well:

Myerhoff here is saying, I think, that the raindance's job isn't to make the rain fall, as we might uncharitably think about our forebears: it's job is to address and alleviate the social strife caused by drought. The afflicted get together and say, "we've done the raindance: we acknowledge the problem, we aver to help each other out in this time of hardship, let us be good to each other".

My caricature of raindancers is, like all instances of me looking down on people, misguided.

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Arabesque 💃
Yet another photo of my sister dancing. I was making my first steps in photography using my mother's camera. I hope I did not moonwalk since then 🕺

#MastoArt #Art #photography #photo #blackandwhite #dance #beach #sea

ever want to see only a user's own toots, without boosts?

i've opened a Mastodon issue and PR for showing only a user's original toots as a fourth tab on the Mastodon user timeline page

this uses the `exclude_reblogs` backend feature that i proposed last year, which is already in Mastodon 2.7.0 and Pleroma

i think this will be very useful when deciding whether to follow people or accept their follow requests, given how many toots on most timelines are boosts

please go upvote or comment if you're interested in improved filtering:

Another really common wildflower in the #Highlands.

Wood cranesbill - Crobh-preachain coille - Geranium sylvaticum

Seeing it so frequently probably leads to people ignoring it, which is a shame. It has delicate petals with lovely gradations in colour.

As the botanical name makes clear it is part of the Geranium family. Likes shaded areas in woods. The cranesbill is a useful source of pigment to dye clothing.

#nature #florespondence #Scotland #flowers #wildflowers #macro #photo #photography

That's right, #Florence #Forkoff has gone live with its first usable pre-release! 🎉

Blog post:


For now the fork is essentially "Mastodon 2.9.0 with benefits", but in coming months more exciting features will be introduced. But this is a big milestone - it is no longer "vaporware" 🤩

The HTTP status code to report legal obstacles is 451

Named after Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451"

"the temperature at which book paper catches fire, and burns"

Are you a UK-based artist? Do you have a climate-related project idea? Do you want to get paid to develop it? Do you want me to have your back on the tech side? Apply for a winter residency at Watershed (where I work, starting July 1):

A few hours spent with Perl in order to write a simple text server. It does just that: it serves text, and it allows you to change text because I think the read/write web is important. In a way it's a bit like without menus. You can have link extraction in the client, I think!

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Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more