Pinned toot

Oh, all right, I'll pin a useful toot:

Some amount of this account will refer to my comic, The Dementia of Magic, at Others may refer to nothing really at all.

Well, it's technically my birthday now. For the first time in pretty well my entire life, I'm not able to spend it with my family. Hrm.

I'm given it some thought, and I'm pretty sure that, for the wallpapers I offer on my comic's website, I probably don't *actually* need individual sizes for a given aspect ratio (4:3, 16:9, 16:10), and can likely just offer the highest-quality version and trust that most modern devices can (gasp!) scale bitmaps as need be. Shocking discovery, I know.

The vector season series, I think I'll still want to have raster versions, maybe in addition to actual SVGs.

See, I told you I probably wouldn't use this thing very often.

So right now I'm outlining a series of comics to close out this chapter, bouncing between at least two distinct viewpoints, involving a few groups of people with incomplete knowledge of a situation, all of whom combined don't even have complete knowledge of it, part of which features a family suddenly realizing their long-lost daughter is alive and that may not be a good thing, and trying to keep this entire chaotic sequence of events straight in my head.

Should be neat if I can pull it off.

The Living Computer museum was an important piece of preservation and archival for an industry that would rather you forget everything they’ve done that’s no longer for sale.

This is a huge loss, and I fear we are unlikely to see anything like it in North America again.

Turns out, the place from which I normally order custom stickers has started offering holofoil material. That's quite neat and all, the only problem is the minimum order for those is 25 stickers, and I've only now run out of a stock of 10 nasal fly stickers I made a couple years ago.

Well, that was one of the smoothest Ubuntu upgrades I've done. Probably largely due to me using the wipe-and-reinstall method (besides the home partition), but still, works nicely.

Y'know what? I'll say it: I'm proud that I just drew a comic that contains a very glaring reference that only very few friends and myself will recognize, and said recognition isn't even remotely required to understand the comic as a whole.

I have suddenly come to the realization that I have run out of 9"x12" sketchbooks (yes, of the good ol' Strathmore yellow variety). Sure hope Dick Blick's shipping isn't badly affected...

I would normally complain that my printer's color toner cartridges are running low, but checking my order history, they've lasted around seven and a half years, so that's pretty good.

Oi! The various 'buntus won't have a direct upgrade path from 18.04 to 20.04 until around late July or so? Weird.

Maybe I should do a full wipe and reinstall. It's been quite a while.

For whatever reason, I googled "lyrics jump around house of pain". In addition to lyrics, one of the suggestions was "what is that sound in jump around?".

And I thought to myself, y'know, I never really considered it, but with just that much context, I know exactly what that's asking, and I've never had any clue what the answer is. Shame nobody else knows, either.

And for my next trick, I learn Kotlin on-the-fly as I code up a new Android project...

In high school I was voted Most flexible
You might confuse me with one of the good huxtables.
I’m so ripped I got muscles on my cheekbone.
i once fucked up a yard full of garden gnomes.
#RapBattle #JPP5

Mastodon 3.1.3 installed. I think I'm getting the hang of the upgrade process.

Richter absolutely did a stint with Dodo Airlines.

Hm. I just had ideas for a couple more DoM-related vinyl stickers. Soon my laptop will be nothing but my own custom DoM stickers, and then I'll no doubt get a new laptop and have to start over.

There are some things I still have yet to get used to out here, such as the fact that the local super-mega-ultra grocery store seems to stock only one variety of non-microwave popcorn, and they don't stock it all that well to begin with.

Like, seriously, I recall there being actual options at Meijer, at least. Does nobody know how to make popcorn without a microwave out here?

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