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Cake day: May 28, 2020

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I will check tomorrow! I only tried to create one and I don’t think any of the requests got through


"Register, IP. 172.20.0.1, 3 per 3600 seconds"

Is this meant to be a throttling error? I’m trying to create a community but… seems like that IP is… yeah. …


I think it’s not just that they did the lyrics carefully and executed it well, but also that they use the original rhymes when possible, which then makes the animation work better. Huh. …


zero indexing doesn't come from c and it has nothing to do with runtime execution

I love this and I am horrified at the breadth and depth of the computer history that is being lost to time every day. Yacht handicapping! …


If I were a wordpress person, which I am not[^1] I would be tossing around the idea of taking an Indieweb ready theme, showing the set up steps for the Wordpress install (which quite reasonably aren’t included here), maybe dumbing down the bookmarklet part of it, and shopping this around as part of …


gotta share the response from matrix devs, which really frames it more about values; like, they know they could make yet another communication silo, because the same dev team had done that. federation is a significant extra burden. but it does have extra benefits.


webGL 3d sculpting app, somehow

This blows my mind a little because I remember installing Blender as a kid and having it bring our family desktop to a chugging halt. Now this kind of power is available in the browser! I would love to see what people could do with this kind of sculpting application coupled with an open version of […


Realizing that this would be a clutch heirloom to have cast of my mother and grandmother… think they’d go for it? …


click on the brick building and it will change shape

I don’t know why this looks so appealing to me. Is the northwestern US so devoid of architecture? Am I unduly charmed by courtyards and balconies? Is it the cute little sound effect that I’m projecting onto the edifice? …


there are many color palette generators out there but this one is good

I know you might see “AI powered” and roll your eyes, but for whatever reason, this one seems to give me much better results than other similar ones. …


handy explainer on how to create a jekyll command plugin

I used this to tape together a printURL command so I could pass in a filename and get its URL to pass to a command line executable that sends Webmentions. It surprised me that that wasn’t somehow possible in the basic Jekyll install and that I couldn’t find somet…



If you’re interested in knowledgebase stuff I highly recommend going through the other projects on this site. I suppose I should bookmark as a permanent recommendation…


hanford nuclear site still in bad shape

In theory, I love the idea of new nuclear tech enabling us to do more with less risk and less emissions and all, but between …


Pixel anything is great because it feels silly to fire up a whole-ass image editor for little things. Stuff like this that you can just thwomp into CSS is fun – really similar stuff like horizontal rules, bullets for bulleted lists, etc. could be cool.

Also, maybe I’m the only one, but I really like using emoji as web UI elements (there’s a lot you don’t need FontAwesome or whatever for) so… there’s definitely a way to do cool CSS there too…

Ah, one thing I have been playing with is tinting emoji using CSS filter to make them fit in better to a color scheme. You can use sepia and then filter on top of that to colorize emoji. This is a pain to do by guessing at degrees of hue rotation. A UI around that might be fun.

Something about generating favicons? Some amount of animation / scripting around emoji favicons?

This is all just spitballing, I’m sure there are better ideas and probably reasons why particular ones of these could be problematic.


I am truly delighted by this (and the mechanics are interesting). This is the silver lining to wildfires I never expected. Fog is lovely and I always hope for more than I get; this weekend was a joy for me. …


a cute little tool to make patterned pixel borders for CSS

this tool is absolutely flawless at what it does, even though I immediately start wishing for more colors, variable size, etc. etc. I’m always surprised contemporary web design doesn’t use CSS border-image more… but pleased that it thereby maintains its offbeat charm…


This seems pretty scummy. I just can’t think through justifying morally why an ebook license shouldn’t be permanent with an unlimited number of checkouts. Making sure authors[^edit] can be paid is very important, but the institution of the library is older and more important than the institution…



nice lil' tool for checking color contrast ratios visually and mathematically

My favorite combos when quickly trying to deuglify something are ghostwhite + rebeccapurple, aliceblue + mediumblue, and snow+maroon. Y’all got any named ones you like? …


Congratulations!


analysis of Vancouver housing proposal

I hadn’t known that construction constituted so varying a portion of the costs in similar housing-strapped cities. Interesting to read about a few details of the challenge. …


what do you think about 'epistemic status' headers?

On the first hand, I like them, because they serve a very practical function; to explain how an idea fits together, it can sometimes be most concise to use language that asserts it is correct. This, however, sounds a lot like you believe it to be correct, so being clear that you’re ‘noodling around’…


trendy mending for the upper thighs of jeans

It’s a great post but phew does it have me depressed about mending as a judgy ethos[^1]. My clothes give out in the upper thighs and the armpits. I’m pretty sure my body shape is implicated in ways I don’t want to call attention to. But no, tiny pretty 22-year-old, please tell me how your cute elbow…


both those things are true! I’m just kinda paranoid about these different systems–a big reason I have my setup on tiddlywiki instead of roam is because I can own the data and the app, you know? once this is self-hostable it should be first in class


Someone sent it to me from hnews–thanks, though!


Well, I mean, if melting it doesn’t throw off anything toxic then that sounds recyclable, just… self-recyclable. :)


is it?? that is news to me :O I’m still sort of charmed by the papier mache idea so I wonder if I could design a model, 3d print, and then make a mold…

although I suppose at some point in my life it was inevitable that I would attempt to freehand sculpt bones. hmm.


nah, I guess I just mean that with the disruption to FB’s network effects, people looking for replacements have a proven demand for social media in their lives, but don’t necessarily have to go with a FB clone, so that gives the industry (esp. local industry) a real chance to get adoption for newer, weirder ideas.


Sorry if this isn’t quite the right sub? Let me know before removal and I’ll x-post it elsewhere.


i’m so tempted to share it at work. even just a link in the onboarding wiki…


I find fascinating the idea that someone would think “I am explicitly open to befriending people from a wide range of backgrounds and therefore I would expect the backgrounds of the people I socialize with to reflect this openness” because I am so, so used to the layers of social filtration that happen for a million different reasons, benign and less-so


I mean… if there were political will, they certainly could revise the standards on which anti-trust regulations are enforced to meet older standards (e.g., they used to care about regional inequality within the US which meant everything was regional-scale). I think this is plausible mostly because the electorate doesn’t really understand the system we had or the system we currently have, so it’s not like we’re all super attached to it.


“if I just say the right words the legal leprechauns won’t be able to reclaim their gold”


see you’re totally right but hearing things like that has never landed with me the way seeing that and going “oh one of THOSE guys” did


You come to quite different conclusions when you’re coming from a technical standpoint and a design standpoint (though Medium’s decayed pretty far re:both IMO). Underlines how this isn’t a good one-size-fits-all view!


no way. the definition of essential seems unrealistic. are books allowed? fiction? is music non-essential? recordings? musical instruments?

is there still massive inequality in this world?


my first thought is Two Weeks Notice



this is real tempting, I gotta tell you.

I was even thinking about those “e bikes” that are just electric scooters with pedals stuck on for legal purposes, but then the specs look… approximately equivalent to an euc, (speed/range) except then you have to park it somewhere. do you find yourself putting the mten3 in a backpack ever?