@fribbledom When I was in college, all of the school’s Windows computers had what I assume was a pirated (or somehow corrupt) helvetica font installed, so flyers and other school materials often ended up looking like this.
"Roads" by Max Böck https://mxb.dev/blog/roads/
Brilliant satire on modern web development.
the z word
The proper name for Facebook’s currency shouldn’t be Libra or ZuckBucks, but simply the zuck, and the act of paying someone in zucks is zucking.
“How many zucks does this cost?”
“I don’t have any zucks to give.”
“Don’t forget to zuck your server.”
“I’ll zuck you later if you buy lunch.”
“Did you hear they settled the privacy lawsuit out of court? They must have zucked them off pretty well.”
“I was hoping my new job would pay in real money, but I got zucked instead.”
#NotTheOnion: Data mining company introduces company scrip
augmented reality preview of a #3Dprint (see my previous toot for explanation)
Great for previewing 3D prints, you can just plop them onto your printer’s bed in AR!
(side note: I’m no bash scripting expert so I’m sure there’s a cleaner/more efficient way to do what this script does)
@sir I’m sure their metrics show that blocking users from clicking things reduces server load, increases the time people spend enjoying every page, AND increases the amount of interactions with the popups. Science! Killing three birds with one stone like that is how promotions happen! (unfortunately)
One idea I had: Is it possible to say, post a link to my blog post to Mastodon, then have any public comments that Masto post receives be displayed as comments on the blog post itself? Just found this Python wrapper for Mastodon, but not sure if it's capable of doing this: https://github.com/halcy/Mastodon.py
@jackbaty One time when it was still fairly new I had it tell me something like “your payment didn’t go through, please try to order again” but it *did* go through, so I ended up with two orders. That’s the only problem I think I've ever had with it, though.
Surface finish comparison between Repetier and Klipper firmware on the same delta printer with the same settings and 8-bit microcontroller (Klipper performs kinematic calculations on a separate Raspberry Pi instead of directly on the microcontroller). No more moire artifacts! #3Dprinting
Alt-Right recruitment tactics, what to look for, minor US_rel mention
I know this is a difficult topic to discuss.
I decided to look into how the Alt-Right recruits people and found this explanation.
As someone who was recruited into a Fundamentalist Evangelical Cult I recognized most of these tactics immediately as variants were used on me.
I would recommend reading this and looking for warning signs in your family, friends, etc. Talk to them before it is too late.
WTF, the Firefox app just sent me a push notification ad that I didn’t opt into (advertising Firefox itself, no less, because clearly everyone who already has Firefox needs to be told about Firefox)!
Anyone know of another decent browser with cross platform (at least desktop Linux and iOS) syncing that isn’t owned by a surveillance/advertising company? Is there even such a thing?
No email sender ever announced “you must download a FREE microsoft outlook to receive this email”. But seemingly every website that hosts a PDF does that for Acrobat Reader.
Hello everyone !
📢 🔴 URGENT 🔴
An awesome software is dying, because its #developper has not time anymore to care of it.
It's an alternative of Adobe AfterEffect : Natron (https://natrongithub.github.io/)
Please, can Mastodon community search for a C++ dev, which want to maintain it ? or search for a company which work with free software ? It's very important.
Boost very appreciated
Thanks in advance for your contribution !