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I feel like an important inflection point in tech is realizing "users are stupid" is actually "management, clients, developers, or designers did not carefully consider this feature and how it would be used in the real world, and people are just doing their best"

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friends repeatedly saying you you're a good puppy to cause a buffer overflow so they can write over that terrible thing in your brain telling you otherwise

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this can cause unintended behaviors when this memory address is accessed, such as blushing, wagging, keysmashing, or awrawrawring

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I got a sticker for my partner @68kHeart from @ljames to match one of my own. Bap bap bap bap!

Thank you for your adorable art yet again!

just snuggled up under the covers, cuddling some plushies, and casually reading the FontForge manual before bed

as one does

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Typography on the web problem:

I have a font that consistently needs to be scaled by a factor of 1.25 to match most other fonts at the same size. I’m leery about having to scale up the body font, and then scale back down inlined bits in case a visitor replaces the fonts I choose.

I would use font-size-adjust instead of explicit sizing, but it doesn’t have good support.

My other thought is I’d have to manually edit the font to adjust the sizing, but I don’t know how easy that would be. :/

Good thing about being nearsighted: while I’m tweaking spacing and weight for typography, all I have to do to get a good feel for the type color is just take off my glasses and push myself away from my monitor

the joys of working with a program that puts its complex math, canvas drawing, and UI on a single CPU thread

I’m trying to look for Thunderbolt 2 to USB-C cables to free up my USB ports, but I keep coming up with USB-C to Mini DisplayPort. :/

I get this feeling that I should not be having this much trouble setting up iptables for my use case. This does not seem like it should be harder than configuring a whole-ass network in IOS, and yet,

I actually did enough art this year to do a summary! thank you everyone who commissioned me, it's been a wonderful year for art and I can't wait to see what next year brings!

All I ever hear folks talk about is FaceRig, but literally nothing else in that whole mapping-your-face-to-a-model space. Are the alternatives that run on not-Windows that bad?

Also, while I have the attention of my fellow regex nerds:

Please use the 'x' flag or (?x) on complicated expressions where possible to enable extended regex so you can comment them for those who:

1. want to learn from your work; and
2. need to maintain them in the future.

Thank you! 💜

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Just gonna drop this wonderfully succinct regex that took me a couple of days to suss out. I've been working on a language definition for Elm, which is indentation sensitive, so I needed something to check for the end of a top-level block.


At the end of every line, it skips all the empty lines and checks if the next populated line doesn't start with a space. It does all this without consuming any characters, and also shorts out pretty quick because the end-of-line is checked first!

Dear website analytics folks: sorry* for all the 404s I cause because I'm trying to find out how to make your URL as short as possible.

*not really

Oh, so /that's/ how I change my default toot privacy. Hopefully it works better for threads now lol

Finally trying out Big Sur after much backing up, and the first thing I notice is /huge title bars/.

My poor 13" display. :(

yeah my computer has a USB-C port *points to the Kensington lock slot*

Poor 2012 Mac mini keeps having issues with radios going out and overheating. 😔

It's probably time to retire it as a home server since it's getting too unreliable. There's such cheap and reasonably powerful hardware available anymore that we should be able to replace it easily.

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