It's time to make your brain 🤯
Stare at the green dot in the center and one or more of the yellow outer dots will disappear. Except the yellow dots didn't go away. It's your 🧠 playing tricks on you.
More details here: https://whyevolutionistrue.com/2014/09/02/why-do-the-dots-disappear/
Hello Mastodon art people! I’m Julia, an illustrator and naturalist from Germany. I’ve quit all social media a few years ago because addictive algorithms, ads, infinite scrolling and tracking surveillance were killing my creativity.
Mastodon is likely the last social media experiment I’ll try. Here are some birds for you, because although I’ve left Twitter, I love drawing birds.
#MastoArt #art #illustration #birds #watercolor #TraditionalArt
Rote Lichtverhältnisse zu malen ist spaßig aber auch schwer. Ich hoffe diese digitale Studie gefällt euch. Ich hab ein paar Kleinigkeiten vom Original (Pinterest) abgewandelt :))
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Painting red light sure is fun but definetely challenging. I hope you like this portrait study of this elf girl.
#portrait #study #MastoArt #redlight
The golden rule of software distributions - Gabriella Gonzalez: https://www.haskellforall.com/2022/05/the-golden-rule-of-software.html
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That's a Master of Fine Arts.
Here's a horse, some egg yolk and a small chapel in Venice. Please create an original avant-garde religious mural in the style of one of the Renaissance Masters and then point your webcam at it.
I'm sorry, that mural is not statistically heartfelt enough. Please recreate it.
In case anyone here is interested... we're having an Idris Developers Meeting next month (online). Details here: https://github.com/idris-lang/Idris2/wiki/0-%5BCommunity%5D-Idris-Developer-Meeting,-May-2022
My plan is to use it to spend a whole week at once working on the new Idris core, rather than a few hours here and there every week... but please come along for as little or as much of it as you like!
Den nuværende kriminelle justitsminister Nick Hækkerup (S) og den tidligere kriminelle justitsminister Søren Pape (C) tuder for åben mikron i TV Avisen 18:30 her til aften over at EU domstolen har sat foden ned over for Danmarks ulovlig masseovervågning - #ulovliglogning (masse indsamling af teledata om alle danske borgere). Det er seriøst et "Silvio Berlusconi"-move af #dkpol tror at de er hævet over menneskerettighedskonventionen. Og at #dkmedier ukritisk bare holder mikrofonen frem.
My name is Rob. I grew up a military brat, but my family is generally from the midwestern US.
I was a software engineer for about a decade, including a ~5-year stint at Square (the payments processor). I made the move to academia about 4 years ago, and I am currently working on a PhD studying programming languages at Purdue with Ben Delaware.
I'm an avid reader in general, and like science fiction in particular. I like to fence, although I do it less than I used to. I play violin and piano equally terribly, and I have a beautiful family who is forced to listen.
Hello, people on Mastodon! I'm new to this platform and still figuring things out.
My name is Yao Li (李垚). I am a researcher on programming languages/formal verification/interactive theorem proving. I am currently a Ph.D. candidate at Penn and an incoming assistant professor at Portland State University (Fall '22). Always happy to chat with people about research or general things about programming languages/functional programming/program verification.
A few years ago I made this flow chart of which Mastodon posts end up in which timelines!
So, you can see how each instance will have a different local timeline, and even a slightly different federated timeline - and you can see why the federated timeline moves so much faster than the local one, too.
This is why it's important to boost good posts and use hashtags - the fediverse is fragmented and harder to search by nature.
@alcinnz @devinprater I still kind of love Gemini yet I don’t want to exclude anyone, so I make content available on both a Web Site and Gemini Capsule (and a Tor hidden Web service). I’ve found that Gemini content can be made quite accessible by following some good practices, such as avoiding unlabeled ASCII art and just saying “here’s a shell code snippet” rather than putting “shell” in your alt-text.
Gemini’s one-line-per-link actually really improves a11y, since this normalizes descriptive link text that can double as a navigation aid. It’s actually really helpful.
The problems with Gemini are the semantic footguns, like the conflation between alt-text and programming-language indicators; or between ASCII-art, preformatted blocks, and code snippets.
That, and the lack of compression. My guide to inclusive web documents loads ten images (with alt-text, figure captions, and surrounding context); its total compressed size is 80kb. The Gemini mirror has gemtext alone that’s over 100kb.
Like, come on. I want people to be able to download a full-text archive of all my posts. On the Web version, this is accomplished by offering a full-text RSS feed. With compression, the size is manageable. On Gemini, my feed is not full-text because I know its size is gonna hit the megabyte range if I don’t stop expanding my posts.
the days of usenet, irc, the web...even email (w PGP)...were amazing. centralizing discovery and identity into corporations really damaged the internet.
I realize I'm partially to blame, and regret it.
Danish computer scientist living in Mexico. Into functional programming. Currently working for https://flipstone.com
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