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I made a new little website / gemini capsule:

quaint.space
gemini://quaint.space

It's kind of like a non-interactive text adventure set in a small town. Every day it randomly generates changes to the town, so check back every once in a while to find new things. It's isn't super big right now, but I hope to add more places/things/people over time.

(feel free to boost)

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I finally got around to finding a new home for my dream journal: @montagsdreams

There are no new dreams there yet, but hopefully I'll have a few in the next couple days that I can actually remember.

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I just launched a new art project in the form of a Mastodon bot that will slowly tell a story over the course of three weeks by posting a drawing every day. You can follow it at @dailystory

The bot post the first image on Monday April 12 and post a new image everyday at 6 pm UTC (as long as nothing breaks).

I hope you all enjoy it.

programming 

Just want to remind everyone filing taxes in the US that if you made less than $73,000 you can file your taxes for free online through a lot of tax software providers. The IRS has a nice tool to help you find providers you're eligible for: apps.irs.gov/app/freeFile/

I think I should save becoming an actual publisher for later and focus on becoming a fake publisher who gives away ebooks for free. Sounds a lot easier.

Someone please convince me to not try to start an actual publishing company.

I forgot about it from the first time I saw it, but yes, Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou has a train in it.

Looking at pronoun pins and it's kind of wild how many of them are obviously originally designed with only gendered pronouns in mind and are straining to fit all the letters in "they/them".

Thinking about how I could port a pseudo-random number generator like the one I used for quaint.space to OpenSCAD and use it to procedurally generate 3D models. It's an exciting idea.

(I know OpenSCAD comes with an RNG, but it doesn't take strings as seeds and there doesn't seem to be any guarantee it will be implemented the same across different platforms and versions)

Here's a little animation test I did with Blender yesterday. The water is an animated texture I made in Krita. There's some timing issues I need to figure out but it's a promising start.

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Anyone have any recommendations for open source 3D CAD software they like? I hear the workflow with CAD is quite a bit different than other 3D modeling and I'm thinking it might be fun to try out.

Just logged onto my work computer to find an email reminding me that I have today off. I'd completely forgotten.

I kind of forgot that books existed. Which is kind of troubling for me because there's a certain state of mind that I think only reading a book can really bring about, that sort of quietly thinking someone else's thoughts woven into your own. And so I've been living without that feeling for quite a while now, and it feels like I've been missing an important piece of my overall experience of life, and I don't think I want that. I need to read more.

I watched the 1993 Super Mario Bros. movie and you know what, I think it was actually pretty good. Strange and cheesy in a lot of ways but overall pretty fun and creative. I definitely see why it would have been very hard to market though.

Just had the realization that I actually finished a project for once (even if there's still a lot more that can be added to it). That's a nice feeling, especially when I usually feel like all my ideas are doomed to a perpetual state of not existing.

I made a new little website / gemini capsule:

quaint.space
gemini://quaint.space

It's kind of like a non-interactive text adventure set in a small town. Every day it randomly generates changes to the town, so check back every once in a while to find new things. It's isn't super big right now, but I hope to add more places/things/people over time.

(feel free to boost)

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