Heyy I like the new mastodon, it's actually usable now!

Got a new messenger bag, was afraid that good ol' Eastpak Delegates weren't good enough for me anymore, boy was I wrong! Check that capacity!

@cancel Oh yeah I saw phantomstyle on your website, I'll see if I can get something up and working on my end. Thanks a lot!

@cancel Hey dude, I just discovered Ripcord and I absolutely love it! Any chance you're going to expand on custom theming? I'd love to have more spacing in a lot of places.

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Interesting, Chrome's full text search ignores Unicode joins, but Firefox doesn't!
The following script will break full text search in Firefox, with zero (or almost zero) visible changes:

walk=document.createTreeWalker(document.body,NodeFilter.SHOW_TEXT,null,false); while(n=walk.nextNode()) n.textContent =n.textContent.replace(/([^\s])/ig, "\u200c$1");

Here it is, the secret formula to be a jerk:

rtl = x => "\u202e" +x.split("").reverse().join("")

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Due to the recent discussions about Tusky merging their Gab ban, I'm reposting my series "Imagine if _all_ applications were developed the same way as Fedi apps" with slightly improved screenshots and a new one.

Also, I'd like to clarify my stance on this matter since people thought I'd support Gab or that I'd make inaccurate comparisons.

My motivation for posting these screenshots is that I think blocks like this don't belong in software that is completely detached from the stuff it displays.
Kinds of software that belong in this category are web browsers, email clients, music players, text editors, and also Fedi apps such as Tusky or Fedilab. They are merely tools that allow people to use certain contents or services, but they don't host them and therefore aren't responsible for them.
To me, this isn't a matter of free speech or some free software principles. As a user, I simply don't want developers to force their personal/political opinions onto me in that way. And here is why:

Imagine if more software implemented various kinds of blocks against things the developer doesn't want to support. I'm sure many of you now may think "Cool, so they block things for bad people. How is this a problem?"

The problem is that your view of what "bad people" are or how they should be handled by the software doesn't necessarily have to agree with the developers' views.

A good example for this is the file browser screenshot: Among other files, the message lists a Torrent for an Arch Linux image as blocked. Most likely, the imaginary developer thinks that Torrents are used too often to distribute illegal things, so making them harder to use is more beneficial than not doing it. Would you agree with this?

In the long run, this problem may become worse. What if the political climate in our society shifted and over time, some of the opinions you or people you like/follow/... hold were considered harmful by many software developers? What if you were confronted with messages like the ones in the screenshots all the time because of that?

Many people don't expect that measures taken against "bad people" could ever affect them negatively. After all, they are good people.
This is actually very similar to discussions about privacy invasions, where there are people who "have nothing to hide" and therefore don't care about such problems.

That's the situation I was trying to convey with these screenshots in the same way Black Mirror shows how current technological trends could lead to negative impacts on our society.
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"So, for my game messaging I want messages to go to channels.. but then I also want private messaging, and I have to keep track of who's sending what.. and I want bots, because then I can do nice things"
I just realized I'm writing IRC.

Minimum focusing distance is just 1 meter? I guess I'm gonna shoot tons of closeups now

@_discovery @rek I think I have a "distorted" view because I also use Photo and Publisher and what I've found is that each has its quirks and defaults and often they don't match, your example "not distorting the aspect ratio", Photo works in the opposite way: distort by default, keep ratio if you hold CTRL/CMD. This default also depends on the media type: embedded images keep ratio by default, raster/shapes don't. It's still so much better than Illustrator vs PS, don't get me wrong.

Dunno how good it is for drawing as it's more of a vector tool with some neat raster stuff on top.

I switched to designer for my hobby graphic design work. It's still lacking some features from illustrator that I would really like (eg. Shape builder) but otherwise I absolutely love it. The big selling point though is the price (one time purchase, around 50$).

Server announcements (and default follow) has been set to @announcements. Feel free to unfollow me and follow that if you only care about PSAs etc.

@neauoire I did look at some options but never ended up trying anything. I still want to do some sort of card game (or rather, custom tokens/proxies for existing card games) sooner or later, so when I come around to that I'll try a few option and report back!

@neauoire Oh I guess that makes sense from that point of view, though I would wonder how much does that matter since with only 4 cards at a time you don't really have many options anyway. I really like both styles anyway, for very different reasons.
btw my offer to buy actual card decks designed in both styles still stands :D

@neauoire What happened to the old card style, by the way? I always loved how you made the various suit icons combine into flower-ish patterns and things like that, it gave each card its own little personality rather than making a 6 look like "a less good 7" etc.

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RT @m4rkmc@twitter.com

Samsung researchers have released a model that can generate faces in new poses from just a single image/frame (for each of face, pose). Done by building a well-trained landmark model in advance & one-shotting from that.

This gif is my favourite...

Outline had an extension that "auto-outlined" certain websites, now that the extension has gone under I wish for a replacement that would "auto-reader mode" every news site..

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