Let's see, what should I put in an #introduction?
I'm in my thirties, live in #Cologne, #Germany, and like #birds and #nature and #fantasy #writing and #art. I run an occasional #RPG round, the system is #TDE (English version of the German #DSA)
I'm a #programmer, but I don't talk about tech here much and definitely don't prosetylize about OS or programming language choice.
Stuff I mention here includes #FlightRising and #bulletjournal.
I'm on the #asexual spectrum. Pronoun she or they.
Oh, right! I promised a coworker I would ask around.
If anyone is looking for a cat and you live in the #NoVA area, she knows of a 9-year-old kitty whose owner just entered hospice who needs a home. It would need to be an only cat, that's the only caveat (cat-veat?).
I don't have pictures, but I'm sure I can get some. #cats
I have to actively remind myself that most of the posts I read here appear in my timeline because they are successful and thus they are more likely to have been boosted by someone I follow.
So it’s natural that the toots in my home timeline get more favourites and more boosts than mine. The cause is not (necessarily) that my posts are not interesting – it’s a well-known property of social networks.
#AprilFoolsJourney is born!
a making art challenge in april!
do a #tarot themed sketch/digital art/painting every day
take the fools journey yourself and work on an artistic skill to master in april.
ways to do it:
- use the great arcana as prompts and draw something that comes to mind
- draw a tarot card every day and that is your art prompt!
Being both very dense and very flat, it's no surprise that we're 2nd in the world in bikes per capita. Around 80% according to some random internet article.
Who's 1st in bikes per capita?
Netherlands. 99.1% bikes per capita (according to that same article) Being almost as flat (highest point is 322.7 m), but with a population density of 416.7/km2 they're _the_ densent country in europe excluding microstates (such as Monaco (18713/km2)).
Other fun fact:
The highest point in Denmark is on top of the Great Belt Bridge (256.3m, lower than the Eiffel Tower).
The highest natural point in Denmark is 170.86m above sealevel.
That's 9cm (centimeters!) higher than the second place. Which incidentally has a 1.77m burial mound on top, to make it juuust a bit higher, bumping it up to 172.54m.
In conclusion, we're pretty flat.
@platypus any of you that are currently "storing" your work on tumblr, use this tutorial to grab a backup of your posts: https://github.com/bbolli/tumblr-utils/blob/master/tumblr_backup_for_beginners.md
Don't be intimidated by the command line stuff, it's very quick and you can copy/paste the examples given.
The process is identical for macs, just make sure you pick the Mac version of Python to download, and the command line program is called Terminal instead.
Imagine copyright law making all the Important works lost so that all historians will know of our era is weird shitpost games from itch.io and fanfictions no one bothered to DRM
Actually there is 1000% going to be a famous property we love today that will only survive in references in fanfiction, this is basically a historical certainty (it's more or less what happened to Sappho)
Let us all hold hands and hope it's Harry Potter
Traditional art: You keep the originals in a dry, mould-free, fire-safe, lockable, closed-off container that should also be cat-proof (I learned that last bit the hard way). But before you store them there, you scan them on a flatbed scanner, check color accuracy in case of color originals, at a minimum of 600 DPI (1200 is better if possible). Then you treat the scanned files as above.
Seen a couple “antidepressants that aren’t pills” posts going around again today.
Here’s your semi regular reminder that if you can’t make your own neurotransmitters, store bought is fine. #ITakeMedsEveryDay
Do you have a contract to stop them from deleting that data? A retrieval mechanism to get you files at original quality? Some kind of data management or long-term plan?
It's not an archive, it's your content hitching a ride as long as it's useful for the site. As long as it's profitable. In whatever format it's profitable. Hence MySpace clearing server space.
"As an artist that stores their art on twitter and a lot of art related sites. This troubles me deeply. Imagine if Twitter or even Youtube did this. Every video gone forever."
And just holy yikes, y'all. This gave me palpitations.
Please don't think of uploading/sharing stuff as "storing" it on any of these sites--twitter/tumblr/etc. There's no good retrieval process, you don't control compression, etc. It's nice to access stuff one's shared for resharing but not storage.
Feel free to request a follow! I have like a 99% accept rate.
Welcome to the Planet! We're a small but unrestrictive community and customized Mastodon server.
We welcome anyone who wants to come join and whatever language you speak! Especially if you're a creative type, queer, a nerdy enthusiast of Something, you'll feel right at home, but we're proud to be a friendly and welcoming community.
We also have certain features that don't exist on most mastodon servers, such as being able to post to only other members of the Planet.