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After having “Dark Mode” on what feels forever switching it off to reduce reflections for working outside. Everything looks super weird to me now. Wondering how long I need to get used to that again. Also how good I can cope with the switch when going inside again. #macOS
This is worth sharing.
It's an animated GIF where every frame is a valid QR code that leads to the "Never Gonna Give You Up" rickroll.
That's kind of amazing.
Nice instructional narration over a video of a dancing person that starts a crowd.
Some Kaleidoscope tipps including nice terminal wisdom:
Great and clean resource for some fresh takes on how to explain musical basics.
Revision Shader Showdown was very very nice again.
Makes SubEthaEdit for Mac. Helped make Carcassonne and Lost Cities for iOS.
This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!