For years I saw this car in my neighborhood, assuming its owner simply attached some pre-printed ornamental foil.

Then one day recently, I saw this young lady squatting in front of it, edding marker in hand, carefully adding line for line.

And I realized: the whole sprawling floral madness of sea-horses, algae and jellyfish is completely handmade!

Kudos, unknown neighbor – this is what determination looks like.

#ObjetTrouvé

If you're a trans person, and you are worried that your body type isn't right or that you don't look like the cis people of your gender, remember:
We have all been lied to about what humans look like. We've all had the diversity of our species contorted and hidden away from us. We are all, cis and trans alike, forced to reconcile our own appearances with these lies. There are cis people who look just like you, who have the same insecurities about their appearances that you do, I promise.

Ich mache eine Umfrage zur (Sexual-)Aufklärung in der Jugend. Was habt ihr (nicht) gelernt und was hat das mit euch gemacht?

Ich richte mich hauptsächlich an Menschen, die das schon hinter sich haben und mit etwas Abstand rückblickend bewerten können.

Die Umfrage ist relativ umfangreich geworden. Alle Themen können wahlweise per Ankreuzen oder als Freitext beantwortet werde - oder beides, falls jemand Lust dazu hat.

Mehr Infos unter dem Link:

docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAI

Ich brauche mal eure Hilfe: ich hab schon im September einen Bug in Chromium für Android gemeldet, der mich daran hindert, den Browser überhaupt effektiv zu benutzen. Scheinbar arbeitet aber niemand an den Ticket. Könnt Ihr mir helfen, dieses etwas hoch zu pushen?

crbug.com/881810

We're making changes to the #Inkscape command line. To be sure we accommodate as many use cases as we can, we need your help! Please post examples and descriptions of how you use the :inkscape: command line here: inkscapeforum.com/viewtopic.ph

(Please also Boost for reach, thanks! 💕 )

"He kissed your lips," the widow said,
"as if you were his bride.
So kiss me now, as if we're wed."
They kissed, and then Sea cried.

The woman left, with lonely pride.
The Sea, in love, then pled:
"I'll come again, with every tide!
With all the tears you've shed!"

The woman moved inland instead.
2/2 #SmallPoems

60fps exists because of [hand waving and nyquist and persistence of vision and a bunch of other shit go ask @omershapira@twitter.com or @_vade@twitter.com or @matttrent@twitter.com because the middle of a blowjob debunking thread is a great place to do a follow friday]

Hello Fediverse,
I'm currently working on accessible FOSH soldering kits.
Accessible in this case means affordable, since being able to learn to solder should be independent from income.

github.com/FOSHSolderKits/Micr

The first kit I designed is still to be tested. It's derived from a commercial project.

With the release you also get a CSV with MPNs for ordering.
In the future I also want to make an AliExpress / AliBaba list for all the parts.
github.com/FOSHSolderKits/Micr

Oh! I learned today that some students seem to use a collecive Google Doc to take notes during class, where everyone sees if someone's confused and can get an answer right in the moment. Like, a whole lecture hall just taking a group note and at the end of the semester, a huge wiki basically to help you study. Such a brilliant idea.

I’m ace but I can’t count the number of people who have called me choosy. Picky.

Superior.

Afraid of sex.

My brain isn’t wired wrong.

This is not a phase.

I am not a coward.

Not about this at least.

by Laura I
theasexual.com/article/2018/9/

Let's say I'm searching for a new laptop:
-fanless
-max. 13 inch (as lightweight as possible)
-usb-C charging
-suitable for running (k)ubuntu
(- Wacom digitizer optional but would be awesome!)

Any recommendations?

random masto meta about boosting threads 

Don't eat the rich. Humans contain a lot of toxins that are harmful to humans, and eating them doubles up on that. Also they contain (obviously enough) human vector diseases that you can catch in a way eating another species you wouldn't necessarily; Compost the rich and use them to grow other crops instead.

To conclude my rant:

If you build websites, if you have any influence for how you or your company uses the web: Please, actively try to lower this technical barrier. Introduce a UX testing phase where you simulate a gprs-class connection (easy with web-dev-tools).

Make sure that you share your knowledge not only with those that are already privileged by modern (communications) technology, but also with those that might need it the most.

Let that sink in: I am unable to retrieve 5-10kb of text/information, because someone thought it to be necessary to bundle that little nugget of information with hundreds of kb to several mb of javascript bullshit to make some menu glow when you hover over it, or track you for consumer-manipulation purposes.

THIS is what is keeping other countries with low bandwidth internet connections out of our information world/age.

Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, DOUBLE shame on you.
In this house we don't victim blame.

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