The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson: very good, and utterly depressing, secondary world fantasy.
That awkward moment when you realise that two completely unrelated bugs in your code were masking each other. :/
@astrolabe_cat What OS? GIMP (OSS Photoshop equivalent) and Inkscape (vector drawing program) have ports.… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/906953893296386049
@astrolabe_cat I don't want to be That Guy and say "install Linux", but... install Linux. ;) It gives access to a h… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/906954373972013059
@astrolabe_cat Tux Paint? http://www.tuxpaint.org/ I also remembered Krita https://krita.org/ which started as… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/906956978139922432
@astrolabe_cat You can do simple things in complicated programs with access to appropriate learning materials. Mayb… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/906958035133845504
@astrolabe_cat I understand desire not to scare off; as a counterpoint, an overly simplified program can be frustra… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/906958342081441798
@astrolabe_cat I learned Photoshop and QuarkXPress (layout program) as a kid from "For Dummies" books bought by mom… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/906958656998166529
@astrolabe_cat I'd maybe check out Krita, then; it was designed from the start to have a more intuitive UI. Friendl… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/906959021655064577
I have finally found a desktop pager for Fluxbox which isn't a thousand years old and broken: LXPanel with all other widgets removed.
It has window icons! It's being actively developed! It even has GUI config. Can't go in the slit, but I can position it underneath.
Sadly this is made up, but I desperately wanted it to be true. https://twitter.com/klaasm67/status/908654201844183042
We have finally extracted our @Oglaf shirts and books from the ZA postal system, and they are glorious.
This is how I do it in my head. It only looks silly in writing because each step is made explicit (and there's a cl… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/911153225130299392
@astrolabe_cat @British_Airways Inexplicable airport bureaucracy is the worst. :( I'm so sorry to hear that; I hope… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/912369072477736960
The Emperor's Knife by Mazarkis Williams: interesting ideas; pacing and characterisation issues. Ultimately didn't hold my interest.
@mariskaza @FNBSA @CityofCT I can only assume that it's some kind of acrimonious dispute over the service. The lack… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/913682718759714816
I don't want to DM you, @CityofCT. Why can't you explain this situation, which affects multiple Capetonians, in public?
@CityofCT I understand that. I'm not expecting a 47-part Twitter epic; more like a press release on your site that you can point to.
Apparently the decision has now been reversed. Hooray? ¯_(ツ)_/¯ https://twitter.com/FNBSA/status/913809757747720195