Hi, I'm Eli --
I live in Maine, where I like to spend time with my family, cook, hike, and read rule-books for table-top rpgs like Follow, and Lady Blackbird.
I work as a software developer responsible for web development and quality assurance testing. I very much like to write documentation.
Did you know that you don't need X-Windows for graphics on Linux? Here's a few console programs that can display graphics using the framebuffer:
Display and manage images directly from the command line.
A simple web browser without CSS and JS, can display inline images when switched to graphics mode with the -g param: 'links2 -g'
Play videos straight from the console! Can be a little tricky.
(And yes, I used a 5:4 monitor the screenshots.)
"Every configuration option in a program is a place where the program is too stupid to figure out for itself what the user really wants, and should be considered a failure of both the program and the programmer who implemented it."
I was interviewed for Marketplace today about running your own social network site! You can catch me on NPR stations today or just listen/read here:
Fixed the big remaining bug in my wiki engine! Next step is to document it so other folks can play with it, if they want! There is one other feature I'd like to add, but it is most def icing. https://wiki.eli.li/
vague Hilda spoilers? maybe?
@grainloom That's what I like about modern animation.
As Russian poet and writer Samuel Marshak said, "for kids you should write exactly the same way you write for adults, but better".
I like that a lot of modern western cartoons follow that advice.
I'm pleased to announce the v1.0.0 release of Hometown, my Mastodon fork! It's up to date with Mastodon v2.9.3, and unique features include:
- Local only posting
- Full support for rendering incoming `Article` posts from federated blogs like Write.As
- "Exclusive" lists that let you follow someone without clogging up your home timeline
For more info, including rationale for each new feature, check out our wiki:
And the release itself is here:
So y'all might have heard about the 1619 project that the New York Times did. If you don't have a subscription, peep it here; http://pulitzercenter.org/sites/default/files/full_issue_of_the_1619_project.pdf
It's also available at https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/1619-america-slavery.html
techbro red flags
1: Framing polite, reasonable requests as harassment. (see: the GIMP name debacle)
2: Framing critique as harassment. (see: anyone who takes a notion to suck up all the fediverse to mine for interesting tidbits)
3: Framing asking for different phrasing as censorship.
4: Framing boundaries as censorship.
5: Refusing to listen to vulnerable people when they say a planned feature will open avenues to cause harm.
“Now — James looked at the Lighthouse. He could see the white-washed rocks; the tower, stark and straight; he could see that it was barred with black and white; he could see windows in it; he could even see washing spread on the rocks to dry. So that was the Lighthouse, was it? No, the other was also the Lighthouse. For nothing was simply one thing. The other Lighthouse was true too.”
“The key insight was to stop trying to build a mechanical carriage, and instead build something more like a mechanical horse.”
Today: using audio synthesis techniques to generate images (no actual sound produced). #theWorkshop
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