#introduction I'm back to see what's happening on mastodon (hurray exodus!). I play tabletop games of most sorts (but not often enough, sadly). I'm also into hiking, cats, UX/service design, product management, programming, comics, digital fabrication, drawing, and on an on.
Pleas enjoy this photo of Danger Bubbles being a weird little critter
Someone had a granite headstone made for Internet Explorer and placed it beside a tiny church on the rooftop of a cafe in Gyeongju, South Korea: https://m.clien.net/service/board/park/17331335
Here's news I can use. "How to play Dipper and Mabel Pines in Monster of the Week" (ten years of #GravityFalls!)
Using the radioactive decay present in a banana to generate random numbers. Even if you don't appreciate the math/code/hardware behind it, you can appreciate the aesthetic of this Arduino-based generator and banana holder.
More complex (including code and math/probability), from the developer: https://www.valerionappi.it/brng-en/
Having finally watched the live action Cowboy Bebop, eveything I had heard about it was pretty much wrong. The people who criticized it for being a shot-for-shot remake obviously didn't watch it. The people who criticized it for not following the series close enough missed the point. The people who complained that Faye didn't show enough skin are assholes, but I knew that already. I enjoyed it and thought it deserved another season
After every mass shooting the gun nuts all call their congresspersons and agitate against even the most basic firearm public safety measures. I'm starting to think we need to establish a call bank of advocates for sane gun policy that can be activated when these happen (and they're going to keep happening). Can we flood congress with pro regulation messages by lighting a bat signal? Does this already exist?
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Tl:dr - Decentralisation does NOT mean cryptocurrency/blockchain
I have more #cookbooks than I know what to do with, but I wondered what books do culinary students and chefs use? After some shallow research, I see a small number of books come up often:
On Food and Cooking, by Harold McGee
The Flavor Bible, by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg
The Professional Chef, by the Culinary Institute of America
Bread, by Jeffrey Hamelman
Maybe time to cull my current collection and add some of these...
I realized I'm behind on #Mignolaverse books and fired up #Comixology for the first time in a while... I know the Amazonification of the app was a huge downgrade, but I wasn't prepared for how much worse it is. You can't browse by publisher! Amazon has an interest in suppressing any brand identity but their own, including publishers. The relationship between comics publishers and their readers is completely different from book publishing, though. Total failure of #UX, #CX
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Click below for a directory of hundreds of recommended follows organised into 86 topics:
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This is just a tiny fraction of accounts on here, but hopefully it will give people's timelines a good start.
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Product manager / service designer née engineering manager, technical strategist, developer, ux designer by day multidisciplinary nerd all the time
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