So, I'm thinking this coming Saturday, I'd like to stream myself coding on my VDC(-II) font editor application again.
Just giving y'all an early head's up! I expect the time would probably around lunchtime for me. I'll have firmer details as I get closer to the weekend.
I've just been emailed by someone who wants to pay me to post sponsored content on mastodon.social
Looks like they're not taking a simple "no" for an answer so since they're likely keeping an eye on me, I'm putting NO on my TL publicly
Also, if I've been approached who else has been? And are they already posting sponsored content? How can I tell without a "sponsored" label? Is that a feature that should even be implemented?
I had to explain the differences between prescriptive, proscriptive, and descriptive rules today. And I was surprised how many people had not encountered that before. So:
Breaking pre/pro rules means you'll experience a consequence, either as a natural outcome or imposed upon you
"Breaking" a descriptive rule means the rule is inaccurate
@alcinnz if some #FOSS denigrator thinks that some app isn't 'user friendly' enough (whatever that means?!)... that's *their opinion*. They are literally the only one who would know how to make it 'user friendly' in a way that conforms with their expectation. So, with FOSS, they can do that, no barriers in their way (as long as they're not a hypocrite and are willing to learn new things, as they are expecting FOSS devs to do). With proprietary software, they're shit-out-of-luck.
"Individuals with depression are prone to maladaptive patterns of thinking, known as cognitive distortions, whereby they think about themselves, the world, and the future in overly negative and inaccurate ways. These distortions are associated with marked changes in an individual’s mood, behavior, and language. We hypothesize that societies can undergo similar changes in their collective psychology that are reflected in historical records of language use."
I've lost count of the number of conversations I've had with colleagues and other creators who are cautious about losing subscribers. Everyone seems very afraid they'll send one too many emails, for example, and people will unsubscribe.
Here's the thing. If someone doesn't read an email from you, they're not gonna read a book. If the mere appearance of an email annoys them, they're not your customer and never will be. Let them go. Not every subscriber is a customer.
Every time we get a little insight like this I think that crows are probably a lot smarter than we even give them credit for now but that we foolishly try to understand animal intelligence through the lens of human intelligence so it'll take us a long time to figure out how smart they really are.
@eris @syntacticsugarglider @csepp This anecdote only touches up on accessiblity, but a friend of mine who is normally a python developer, broke his arm and started to do voice-to-text programming in forth, and they told me that this was one of the nicest example of voice programming since forth is such a simple language to parse with spaces being the only token spacer.
Just thought I'd share this, I've been meaning to mention it for a while and I haven't had the chance.
Why Concatenative Programming Matters
Creator of Ascetic Programming style, and the VIBE screen editor.
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.