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I had a week off so I made another with pencils.

The two panels show Shijo Dori (四条通), probably the best known street in , at night.
I was fascinated by the many traffic lights and road signs and took a few pictures when I was there last summer.

The caption between the panels
青信号、赤信号 — 祇園四条の夕景
reads as
"Aoshingo, akashingo — Gion Shijou no yuukei"
which translates as
"Green light, red light – a night scene in Gion Shijo".

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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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Bit more snow today.

PSA watch your edges! No cornicing yet, and I *know* where has rock underneath.

It's a beautiful place to come play, all are welcome. But the hill neither cares for you or hates you. We are fleeting little things that move across it and despite how it might seems, it is indifferent to us.

Therefore, the onus is on you to look after yourself. 😀

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That's why in german, female Hackers are also known as Haeckse!

It sounds exactly like Hexe which is the german word for a female witch.

Aaah... #wordplay :-)

Note, I am definitely not an expert at this, I have to unpick and redo things all the time!
Also, I didn't know all these terms but I wanted to be precise so I looked them up. This is a good resource:

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A beautiful #sunrising in a beautiful city #jaipur now I'm enjoying this and feel it's nature lovers .

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9. Finally, hand-sew the hem using invisible stitching.
10. Finally finally, remove all the basting thread.

(11. Enjoy the satisfaction of having shortened your own trousers to perfect length 🙂)

5. To stop the cut edge from fraying, overcast it with a with a sewing machine with a zig-zag stitch.
6. At this point, it is best to fold the new hem along the marked line and iron it to get a well defined crease.
7. Now it’s time to put the ribbons back in place. First baste or pin them in the right position and then stitch them with a regular stitch with the sewing machine.
8. Then baste the hem to keep it in place, or just pin it.

Have you ever shortened a pair of trousers? It takes a surprisingly large number of steps:

1. Measure the correct length and mark the trouser legs. You can use soap or chalk to draw a line, or put in a pin or baste a thread.
2. In some trousers the hem is fortified with a ribbon on the inside, so you have to unpick this first.
3. Then you can unpick the actual hem stitching.
4. Now you can cut off the redundant fabric, typically 2-3 cm below the mark you made.

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Caged Cage -- a Grundgestalt Xenochrony (Xenochrony of two Grundgestalts)

Classic algorithmic generative process described in, with as input string "aaccdeegg", coupled with the orbits of the finite-state automaton of the Beggar-my-neighbour games in packs "cagedcage" .. "ccaaggeed" ("a" being the zero card).

The guitar track is only made audible around 1m12s and then fade out.

The penultimate note played by the percussions has been halved.

With thanks to Wim Vanderbauwhede-san (@wim_v12e) for inspiring me to make use of a "CAGE" seed.

Picture is a blend of the 3D Grundgestalt of "011112344" and of a photo I took at the Musée Universitaire de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium,
during their 2019 Exhibition "Images et illustrations au Japon d’Edo (1603-1868)".

Xenochrony is a technique introduced by Frank V. Zappa (

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oh wow ok I was somehow completely unaware of the very orientalist origins of the word "thug"

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Working on a piece of poetry. Any spoken word artist will be willing to read and record?

PS: it's in hindi

@Saumyakul @Memeghnad @ranasafvi @sanjayuvacha @baavri @sidagarwal @Mumbaipaused boost for reach?

#poetry #spokenword #india

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A friend introduced me to this word:

via just usage (no definitions), like. “Boss gives you a lot of jansori but I only sense love behind it.” Or, “I don’t want to give you jansori but have you thought about not doing XYZ”. And I’ve begun using it because it’s useful to name that brand of harangue that seeks your improvement. tries to explain it too.

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Masala chai: heat cumin and fennel seeds, add water, add cinnamon, cardamom, clovers, coriander seeds – let it boil for 10min, add black tea, turn up the heat, start adding milk slowly as it keeps boiling until the pot is full. Would you do anything different?

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¡No matarás!
(Yolocamba Ita)

No matarás
No matarás
Por Dios, por el pueblo:
te ordeno:
no matarás.

1. Maldito el hombre que ordena
matar a los pobres.
Dios es un Dios de la vida
y no de la muerte.

2. Maldito el hombre que niega
al obrero sus derechos.
El hombre es el pueblo nuevo
que hará nueva la tierra.

3. Maldito el hombre que junta
hacienda con hacienda.
Para todos la cosecha,
hágase justicia.

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Obligatory reference to Peter Principle that I'm glad they teach kids in college these days—people are rewarded for skill in one area by being moved to another they're woefully unskilled in (I had to read it in Gall's hilarious ).

I'm trying to unindoctrinate devs in my circle to not assume management is some default next life step—if your company lacks a technical non-management route (which may or may not be a big red flag), you could always leave for the many companies that do.

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