Tweets from September 2017

The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson: very good, and utterly depressing, secondary world fantasy.

Mon Sep 04 18:42:46 +0000 2017


That awkward moment when you realise that two completely unrelated bugs in your code were masking each other. :/

Wed Sep 06 16:50:20 +0000 2017


@astrolabe_cat What OS? GIMP (OSS Photoshop equivalent) and Inkscape (vector drawing program) have ports.… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/906953893296386049

Sun Sep 10 18:53:53 +0000 2017


@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

Sun Sep 10 18:55:47 +0000 2017


@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

Sun Sep 10 19:06:08 +0000 2017


@astrolabe_cat You can do simple things in complicated programs with access to appropriate learning materials. Mayb… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/906958035133845504

Sun Sep 10 19:10:20 +0000 2017


@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

Sun Sep 10 19:11:33 +0000 2017


@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

Sun Sep 10 19:12:48 +0000 2017


@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

Sun Sep 10 19:14:15 +0000 2017


@astrolabe_cat Here are some video tuts for Krita: https://docs.krita.org/Video_Tutorials

Sun Sep 10 19:16:49 +0000 2017


Thread. https://twitter.com/dammitZA/status/906955208776749056

Sun Sep 10 19:26:17 +0000 2017


New Humble Bundle of books themed around finding a tech job: https://www.humblebundle.com/books/tech-job-for-dummies-books Includes HTML5, JavaScript and Python development.

Mon Sep 11 18:47:33 +0000 2017


I have finally found a desktop pager for Fluxbox which isn't a thousand years old and broken: LXPanel with all other widgets removed.

Mon Sep 11 23:35:32 +0000 2017


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.

Mon Sep 11 23:38:45 +0000 2017


Sadly this is made up, but I desperately wanted it to be true. https://twitter.com/klaasm67/status/908654201844183042

Fri Sep 15 22:55:12 +0000 2017


Peacock spiders! https://www.sciencealert.com/seven-new-species-of-adorable-little-peacock-spiders-make-their-debut (via @hodgestar)

Sun Sep 17 09:08:43 +0000 2017


We have finally extracted our @Oglaf shirts and books from the ZA postal system, and they are glorious.

Wed Sep 20 09:06:58 +0000 2017


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

Fri Sep 22 09:00:31 +0000 2017


@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

Mon Sep 25 17:31:52 +0000 2017


The Emperor's Knife by Mazarkis Williams: interesting ideas; pacing and characterisation issues. Ultimately didn't hold my interest.

Fri Sep 29 07:54:35 +0000 2017


Is anyone planning to explain why @FNBSA has discontinued selling prepaid elec. for @CityofCT, or is one perfunctory SMS all we're getting?

Fri Sep 29 08:25:18 +0000 2017


@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

Fri Sep 29 08:31:50 +0000 2017


I don't want to DM you, @CityofCT. Why can't you explain this situation, which affects multiple Capetonians, in public?

Fri Sep 29 13:07:18 +0000 2017


@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.

Fri Sep 29 16:48:20 +0000 2017


Apparently the decision has now been reversed. Hooray? ¯_(ツ)_/¯ https://twitter.com/FNBSA/status/913809757747720195

Fri Sep 29 17:43:06 +0000 2017