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Flamekebab

@Flamekebab@toot.wales

In #Carmarthen (#Wales).
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🇸🇪 (Dydw i ddim yn siarad Cymraeg - men jag kan prata svenska)

I'm a maker (mould making, 3D printing, electronics, programming, sewing, and more) and like stuff that gives me an excuse to use those skills (e.g. #Steampunk). I also like #wargaming and game design. Weirder things I love: #Gorkamorka and the #MiniDisc format.

I'm the sound engineer for https://thecword.show (a #podcast about museum conservators) and run a tiny miniatures company too.

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Flamekebab, to orks
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nivrig, to random
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I dislike hackathons in general, it's just not how I work. That the topic of this mandatory one at DAYJOB is chasing a bubble and promoting a product is just piss icing on the turdcake.

Flamekebab,
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@nivrig LLMs?

Flamekebab, to minipainting
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I think this terrain piece is going to reach the finishing stretch fairly soon! I want a bit more detailing on it but overall I'm pretty pleased with it. It helps that the grot on top is already painted - the one on the tank is a stand-in.

noellemitchell, to news
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So I've decided to once again start posting articles on because I have nothing interesting to share about my personal life lol 😆😂

Flamekebab,
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@noellemitchell I really like that you're posting articles. There's so much stuff out there but it's swamped by stuff I have no interest in. I should probably post more of the stuff I find that I want to share.

noellemitchell, to Blog
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There's been an odd lack of feedback about my Neocities after sharing a link to it on ...I'm going to interpret the silence to mean that my Neocities site is so bad that nobody wants to say anything lol 🤣

Flamekebab,
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@noellemitchell at least on my phone I see a front page and an about page, but no blog. Is stuff not loading properly? (Firefox)

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  • Flamekebab,
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    @ChrisWere shades of the old joke about changing a lightbulb and defining darkness as a new standard

    Flamekebab, to gardening
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    Want a free banana plant? Or several? @curatedjenny has potted them up and they're on our lawn in (in ). DM me for the address!

    Flamekebab,
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    @Fluffy_Ruffs do these sound like the actions of a man who had had all he could eat?

    darth, to random
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    Times have changed. When I was little, my peers wanted to be doctors, astronauts, or engineers. Nowadays, kids want to be Fortnite streamers who refer to their friends as "chat." :memewhere:

    Flamekebab,
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    @darth did they not want to be film stars and pop idols? I can't say I knew many that aspired to more mundane occupations when fame was an option.

    Flamekebab,
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    @Fluffy_Ruffs On closer inspection, I have it set on "whore".

    nivrig, to random
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    90 minutes in to a sales and account retention presentation and the entire dev team are sitting here questioning life choices.

    Flamekebab,
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    @nivrig ye gods, 90 minutes? No presentation needs to be that long!

    Flamekebab,
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    @nivrig did it serve any purpose?

    rysiek, (edited ) to DuckDuckGo
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    FuckFuckNo. 🤦‍♀️

    I just want a search engine that works. I have zero need for a godawful "AI" hallucinating mansplainer in my results. Just… no.

    Time to move off of DDG. What else is out there?

    Edit: yes, it seems to be for real:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/duckduckgo/comments/1adxgy4/give_duckduckgo_ai_chat_a_spin/

    Flamekebab,
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    @shekinahcancook @rysiek the lack of exclusion options shocked me. How does anyone find DDG useful without the option to filter stuff out?

    nivrig, to random
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    DAYJOB talking about a great new mobile app that will let me do training and other things on the commute. I need them to understand I will never do this. Work stuff is for work time (and I don't have a commute).

    Flamekebab,
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    @nivrig do they pay for the commute for affected staff or do they think employees do "homework"?!

    vga256, to SmallWeb
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    little story for tonight.

    while i was goofing around with , I ended up searching for some old Simpsons icons for my classic Macintosh (an LC 475), and stumbled upon an entry on the garden called Banned Simpsons Icons. (Who could resist downloading something with a title like that?)

    They were called the "Banned Simpsons Icons" because Fox once sent the artist - Jeanette Foshee - a cease & desist letter for her uncannily perfect renderings of the copyrighted characters. they planned on suing her for every penny she made ($0.00) on them. this was back in 1995.

    i thought - hell, what a wild story. why don't I get a hold of the artist - jeanette - and find out more about her banned icon set?

    what i stumbled upon broke my heart, and i ended up spending a week digitally preserving what i could find.

    read the rest of this diary entry here: https://www.dialup.cafe/~vga256/diary.htm

    Flamekebab,
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    @vga256 there's something really bleak about that obituary. It talks about her time in school - what about her life after that?!

    Flamekebab, to animals
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    Soooo...
    Now I have a dog.

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  • Flamekebab,
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    @darth @rms I like how he seems to think he knows my, and everyone else's, usage patterns.

    By which I mean I think it's a condescending and unhelpful oversimplification of a complex problem.

    Flamekebab,
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    @darth @rms I would certainly agree there are problems. Huge problems. I just think his description makes it seem like it's silly little people and their silly little messages.

    ...rather than addressing things like dark design patterns, optimisation for "engagement" and the lack of consideration for what the side effects of that are, and so on.

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    Flamekebab,
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    @metin I thought the 2600 had 128 bytes of memory?

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  • Flamekebab,
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    @darth forums. I can't stand transient-focussed community communication.

    kornel, to webdev
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    folks, do you have any recent data on effectiveness of CSS/JS minification? (vs just gzip/brotli)

    Flamekebab,
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    @kornel I'd be curious about the carbon footprint difference between these things. Is it better to transfer less data or to work harder unpacking it?

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  • Flamekebab,
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    @darth my 4K TV's YouTube app doesn't even run in 4K.

    Flamekebab,
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    @darth I can't say I agree (I love higher resolution stuff) but my point was more that Smart TVs will have to raise their software game a lot.

    Flamekebab,
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    @darth I'm a little confused as to why non-integer scaling entered the conversation here.

    I was just trying to make a joke about the native software on Smart TVs commonly being amusingly shit. So in my case the native YouTube and Netflix apps don't actually support the resolution of the display they're shipped with.

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