i guess it's considered "unprofessional" in the west for an office suite to have such an upbeat mascot, but i really did enjoy their entry for the LibreOffice mascot contest, too.
found out that Tyson Tan is the artist behind a lot of FOSS mascots, including the Krita squirrel.
Infrastructure is hard. It's doubly hard in a world where everyone only cares for themselves. But you know what? It's worth it. Say what you want about the heroic inventors and innovators, but nothing really becomes useful before there is an infrastructure to support it. In fact, as long as you have the infrastructure, things will just get invented — if not by that person, then by that other person. Reward the infrastructure builders and maintainers, that is the work that matters.
An aperture card! Used as a very early image tagging/sorting system, you'd have microfilm mounted in a punch card, so you could have a regular punch card organizer/sorter find your images. The DoD loved them because they could store tons and tons of engineering blueprints in an organized, computer-sortable and -searchable way.
It should go without saying, but I guess it doesn't:
If a company offers you a tchotchky in exchange for immutable bio-metric data (say a piece of a blockchain in exchange for a scan of your eyeball?) don't fuckin' do that.
Even if it isn't a dumb scam, you can't change your eyeballs, and that data will leak.
bay area software engineer 🌉 currently doing web stuff 🌐 used to do space stuff 🚀 still waiting on that europa clipper mission 🌊
i draw things occasionally ✏️
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