In other news, there's another bower bird nest near my house again! Excited since I was worried they'd never come back.

Finally got some flagging tape so I can mark which plants in my garden aren't weeds so I'm slightly less likely to stand on them or pull them. I've been trying to think of the best way also to chaotically label them so I remember their species later, and the best I can think of is engraving some twigs and stabbing them in the ground 🤷

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homophobia, book banning, racism 

The best argument against banned books is to actually read the books that are frequently banned and challenged.

There are a bunch of books I'd rather not have in libraries or schools cus they are misleading or hateful, but those are not the books that get challenged.

Most of the time, the list of banned books is a great recommendation list for good queer-focused and anti-racist literature.

My biggest pet peeve at the moment is companies responding to negative reviews with "we've checked your name in our system and can't seem to find any purchases under your name", which strikes me as creepy, accusative and dismissive whenever I see it. Surely there's better ways to combat 'fake' reviews :s

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I've been stubbornly trying to garden without grass, and by not poisoning my weeds, and it's a struggle for this indoorsy being. I think my end game idea is to have little stone paths through the bushes, but the current visual is just a sea of clumps and me spending hours weeding. Greatest thing has been that I haven't accidentally stood on my stinkweed this week, and that it's been hardy enough to survive me doing that so often.. This borderless gardening style is dangerous with my brain lol.

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looking for work 

Hello fedi, as I'm looking for work, would you please lend me a hand and spread the word?

In short, I can do Chinese--English / English--Chinese translations. And I'm pretty good at it.

I used to translate for the New York Times. After getting my PhD in physics, I worked for the publisher SpringerNature as an editor, but my experience there only further radicalised me against the unethical practice of "academic publishing", and I quitted.

My career in science also saw me accumulating 15+ years' experience with C/C++/Python, contributing to projects such as scipy, numpy, etc. That made me a decent tech writer of documentations, too.

I actually quite enjoy translating -- so much so that I have a page set up for that -> ko-fi.com/post/Index-to-the-po

Samples are available on request. I am capable of most commercial translation projects in Chinese/English. In my spare time, my language skills are further honed by my Ukrainian/Russian/French/Sanskrit/Old English projects.

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If you're an interface designer, you may have read the bad news about Figma being bought by Adobe.

However, there is a free open source alternative called Penpot you might want to try. You can follow them at:

➡️ @penpot

Penpot is collaborative design and prototyping software based on open standards and platform-independent. More info at penpot.app and community.penpot.app

#PenPot #Design #Dev #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #Computing #Productivity #UI #UX

Someone in a group I'm in wanted pride stickers for their car, so I branched out into making vinyl stickers for the first time and... Now I need to think of what else to make because it was fun and didn't end horribly lol.

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It's official- the studio I work for is shuttering in a month.

If you need or know someone who needs either:

- A Unity/C# Generalist

- A programmer with a background in music / audio technology

- An Art Hacker with gallery / museum experience

for paid work, I would deeply appreciate the connection

Boosts much appreciated.

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trans, boost please 

To anyone who needs to hear it:

"passing" is a beauty standard in disguise.

And like with all beauty standards - if it empowers you and it's cool for you, then go for it! It's awesome!

Quietly appreciating it in others is also fine.

What is not fine is to force it on others, or to judge others based on it.

Never, EVER consider yourself at fault if you either can't do it or just don't want to. It's optional.

Also b. standards, any kind, are just ONE version of beauty.

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Our game came out today. It's a massive game for an Australian team, and a massive game for any indie team. We're all really proud of it. It's been 6 years in development.
waywardstrand.com/
It's out on consoles 6am local time, and out on PC at 5pm AEST.
Thanks for your support ❤️

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“We Spoke With the Last Person Standing in the Floppy Disk Business – Eye on Design”

This was more interesting than I expected. eyeondesign.aiga.org/we-spoke-

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brailleinstitute.org/freefont

> Atkinson Hyperlegible font is named after Braille Institute founder, J. Robert Atkinson. What makes it different from traditional typography design is that it focuses on letterform distinction to increase character recognition, ultimately improving readability. We are making it free for anyone to use!

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Made progress on my skull painting so here is the last photo of it before I potentially ruin it by attempting to make a flocked snake winding through it. This can go one of two ways lol.

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Is there any project to link fediverse "reviews" to open street map locations? I want federated google maps places/yelp/foursquare!

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