Trying to do #piano practice this morning, and can't get through a single song without getting interrupted by some noisy nonsense or another.
Some days, you just have to give up. 😒
This letter from Apple employees to their leadership counters all the points which Cook et al are using to insist on moving back to the office so well.
All art is valid, and you're allowed to do whatever helps you make the art you want to make;
Turn the paper around because you can only draw good lines in one direction? It's fine!
Draw in pencil first in multiple iterations? Do it!
Use a million reference images? Yesferatu!
Trace the things you're having trouble drawing? Totes McGoats :D
The things that enable you to create are not 'cheating' - they're tools.
@artistsandhackers hearing Chris Klimas talk about trying to not take feedback on #Twine personally, and limiting their window to the community around their software for the sake of their own mental health, was super meaningful. I know other developer friends who struggle with the same thing: appreciating feedback throughout development but getting into a depressive state given the constant demand for improvement, as if any success hadn't been made in the time between. Even while forming this window creates a barrier in his ability to fully know what the community is like, the reality is that even if he were tuned into all these channels, there would still be parts of the community he wouldn't know about.
Wow, this opening paragraph goes *hard* 😳
I fancified my keyboard! 😊
Need to do some work on the spacebar though; the one they sent has a slightly oversized left post, so it doesn't mount correctly (hence the old black bar still being here).
I got new caps for everything on the right, too, but they loop the gradient, and I kinda like not doing that?
After five nights on the #cpap, I'm definitely acclimating better. The exhaling-against-pressure thing still feels like A Thing, but only for the first 5-10 minutes; idk if it's me getting used to it, or the machine adjusting, but whatever, it's fine.
Overall sleep duration is down, but I'm feeling a *little* better on wakeup than before, which is a net positive: I get some morning time back! (I've struggled with time poverty for as long as I can remember.)
One of the unexpected joys of the fediverse over other places is the addition of weird domains appended on to everyone's usernames.
It makes the web feel like more than just four websites again.
It's both a signal of a smaller more intimate internet and also a larger and far more diverse internet at the same time!
Moderation philosophy, from a retired mod
NB: I am not a current moderator of any instance, please do not take this as my instance's Official Policy, etc etc.
When I first joined Mastodon, I was hesitant about instance blocks, feeling that they should be reserved only for the worst instances that wore swastikas on their sleeves. Over the years I've changed my stance significantly, because of what I've learned about the practicalities of moderation (1/?)
Another tip: Every Mastodon account has RSS built in. Just add .rss to the end of the URL for your account, e.g. email@example.com
That lets people follow your public posts from an RSS reader, but it's also useful if you wanted to use IFTTT to crosspost your public posts to another platform.
Newcomers! If you haven't seen this yet, you might find it helpful, especially if you're confused about this "federation" stuff.
On Mastodon and #hometown, you can turn off boosts in the Home timeline by clicking the settings button at the top of the timeline. Not helpful if you're trying to find new accounts to follow, but if you're like me and want a chill timeline, it helps.
You can also turn off boosts from individuals: go to their profile and click the three dots. This is useful if an individual is a bit spammy on the boosts.
(This works on the web interface, not necessarily third party phone apps.)
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