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.…

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…

Sun Sep 10 18:55:47 +0000 2017

@astrolabe_cat Tux Paint? I also remembered Krita which started as…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Sun Sep 10 19:14:15 +0000 2017

@astrolabe_cat Here are some video tuts for Krita:

Sun Sep 10 19:16:49 +0000 2017


Sun Sep 10 19:26:17 +0000 2017

New Humble Bundle of books themed around finding a tech job: 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.

Fri Sep 15 22:55:12 +0000 2017

Peacock spiders! (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…

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…

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…

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)_/¯

Fri Sep 29 17:43:06 +0000 2017