Show newer
Alex R :philly_pride: boosted
Alex R :philly_pride: boosted

The VK-Pocket. When you look at it, it looks back at you with your own eyes.

The eye on the screen is a live view. The black dot to the left is a wide angle high resolution camera; it performs face detection and crops the eye region for display, wherever it is in the frame.

a browser where I can use JavaScript to talk to a user’s USB devices, but can’t lay out nested boxes on a grid, incredible

Show thread

:ms_embarrassed: p-please may I have some subgrid, daddy Chromium??

Show thread
Alex R :philly_pride: boosted

So, here comes my new album.

It's a blend of heavily processed live RAV Vast recordings. I'd say it's quite experimental, mostly #ambient, though it flirts with #drone while also having a few rhythmic parts.

I made it for myself, on a sudden impulse, with no other goal than to have fun. And maybe a little introspection. It's a mess, but a mess I'm happy with.

Show thread
Alex R :philly_pride: boosted

“Kagi search and Orion browser enter public beta”

It’s a paid search engine with no ads and no tracking for $10/m. I’ve been in the closed beta for a few months after using DuckDuckGo as my daily driver for years.

Will I stay and pay? I don’t know yet. I’ve noticed “spammy” sites are less likely to get surfaced. I’ve rarely reached for “lenses”, but that’s probably more based on what I’ve been searching for than the feature itself.

One of the Love-in-the-Mists in the garden got broken off, so I bought it inside so I can enjoy their complexly-structured flowers a little early @plants

Also incredible shade from the rail map not marking a single part of the entire Dutch rail network as ‘scenic’ 👀

Show thread

After much scribbling on maps, I think me and my partner have sort of figured out our Interrail itinerary, so a) I am vibrating with excitement at the thought of All The Trains :ablobfoxhyper: and b) if anybody knows cool things to do in and around Rotterdam/Cologne/Vienna/Ljubljana/Zürich/Paris this autumn I’m all ears

Alex R :philly_pride: boosted

Everything you need to know about the faddishness of modern JS

Alex R :philly_pride: boosted

Now that ALBANGO has pronouns, I can let bitch take over with the polls. That's got it from here!

Alex R :philly_pride: boosted

Really getting into the Nova workflow. Also made a sweet #IndieWeb inspired frontend for my toots over on Feel free to view source and steal it :D

Show thread

I suddenly realised that I hadn't updated my personal site for about eight years, so it was woefully out of date in many, many ways. I whipped up a quick replacement yesterday. Just plain HTML and CSS, nothing fancy (but it does support dark mode using CSS custom properties and the prefers-color-scheme media query, which I've not done before!)

Some more work required, hopefully before another eight years pass! Let me know if it looks weird or broken for you!

Alex R :philly_pride: boosted
Alex R :philly_pride: boosted

I really miss when Etsy wasn't just "drop shipping, but twee"

Food, stock photo eye contact, mild peril 

Presented without comment, an ad from my local wholesale food shop

Here’s an absolutely genius film project by Eimear Walshe. I saw it being exhibited at the IMMA down in Dublin last week. It’s about land ownership, and how it affects everything we do. It’s also hilarious:

Alex R :philly_pride: boosted
Typed in a little #BASIC program I found on the internet to generate some artwork on my #Atari. This took way longer than it should have but scroll through to see what it produced.
Alex R :philly_pride: boosted

bored of free, open source software. i am now only interested in "win32 shareware and abandonware"

- fast on modern computers
- extremely large catalog, basically infinite
- huge variations in quality, mysterious
- usually just like 1 exe file
- try it! dont like it? delete it!
- consistent UI look-and-feel
- when it's not visually consistent it's at least Visually Rad
- no source code no cheating
- modify functionality with game trainer Poke utility, resource editor, or cracked copy of IDA Pro

Show older
LGBTQIA+ Tech Mastodon

*Due to increased bot signup, manual approval is required. Please write some applicable request text on signup with why you want to join. Submissions that fail to do so will be denied.*

This Mastodon instance is for tech workers, academics, students, and others interested in tech who are LGBTQIA+ or Allies.

We have a code of conduct that we adhere to. We try to be proactive in handling moderation, and respond to reports.

Abridged Code of Conduct

Discrimination & Bigotry Won’t Be Tolerated.

We're not a free speech absolutist. We're not interested in Nazis, TERFS, or hate speech. No homophobia, transphobia, queerphobia, racism allowed.

Respect Other Users.

This instance is meant to be a friendly, welcoming space to all who are willing to reciprocate in helping to create that environment.

Consent is Important in all contexts.

If you’re ever unsure, ask first. Use CWs where required.

Listen; Don’t Make Excuses.

If you’re accused of causing harm, either take some responsibility or ask moderators for help.

Use the Report Feature.

Our moderators are here to listen and respond to reports.

For more detail, please
Review our Full Code of Conduct

This instance is funded in part by Patreon donations.