Living in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Studied systems design engineering.
Some of my interests include chaos theory, composing music, olfaction, software freedom, healthy buildings, Shakespeare, fluid mechanics.
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I'm not doing #inktober because when i have time to draw I'm spending it inking my comic pages, instead.
I never liked how my pen lines looked. They took a lot of undo-retry-zoom-erase to get right, and once corrected they looked very "dead" and sterile. I always the pencil sketch more than the finished product.
So one day I said, why not try "ink" with a pencil tool?
It looks twice as good and takes half as long. This is life-changing.
left: ink with (digital) pen, right: "ink" with pencil
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I will continue to underwrite the cost and cover any shortfalls. We will set up some accountable tracking too.
I would say that my life has been rapidly changing for about two and a half years now. and it's been accelerating in the past year. The changes are by a large margin good but I've realized that rapid life change carries a certain inefficiency - psychological and physiological problems that were once "solved" can easily come undone.
Tumblr has just silently reinstated a whole bunch of blogs that they purged as collateral damage during their anti-porn sweep last year.
After ten months of not responding to attempts to dispute their algorithm's classifications, they bring blogs back and don't even notify the owners.
If you had a non-porn Tumblr that was purged, try checking in on it! you might be surprised.
Basically the option that everybody wants from a file transfer dialogue but which is the standard nowhere?
Thanks for this insight 😃
rsync-copy: aliased to rsync -avz --info=progress2 -h
rsync-move: aliased to rsync -avz --info=progress2 -h --remove-source-files
rsync-synchronize: aliased to rsync -avzu --delete --info=progress2 -h
rsync-update: aliased to rsync -avzu --info=progress2 -h
Even when I consulted multiple experts, on some points they didn't know the answer and had to do research and even after doing research only had their best guess.
And then the information I got on another point, that turned out to be relatively solid, only looked that way after thinking about what a person in that position could say and not say. There are some things they couldn't say outright.
In this big decision I just made, I think gathering information was the most important action I took. Part of that was deciding which information to seek further. A lot of the trails I followed were "what would be a dealkiller? How can I find out if that is the case or not?"
It wasn't just passively doing internet searches of information that was already available and public - it was talking to people who know more than I do, and gathering data directly in person.
Eavestroughs of chaos
Funneling beauty into
Following strange paths
Mastodon instance for attendees of Refactor Camp, and members of various online/offline groups that have grown out of it. Related local groups with varying levels of activity exist in the Bay Area, New York, Chicago, and Austin.
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