Here's one of my absolute favorite shots, "Momentary", where one had been sailing over the other, before being kicked out of the way mid-air, leaving them with a perfectly hapless expression.
And a bit more recently, this new mother, back in February. It can be a difficult life, out in the wild, not only having to gather nesting for one's newborn (or expected) kits, but also having to evade aggressors..
An early favorite shot, when there was some fortuitously timed snow. (I'd be cursing it a month later, but that's another story) They'd largely stayed inside for a couple days, understandably unimpressed with the turn of the weather, but soon were back to normal. =:)
A couple of my favorite cybernetic TF tales:
Sync, by Kotep:
Excellent first-person perspective of transferring one's consciousness, and accepting one's new self.
Repossessed, by demurePet:
Even more gradual, with a wry sense of humor running through the exchanges between the two parties.
Soft Hardware, by ZatieLunaVulpe:
A fan of an author's writings gets to experience such themselves.
THE NASA "WORM" LOGO IS BACK! YESSSS
I am in full approval of this look, courtesy of Icona Pop. ^_^
ZOMG! Surprise unannounced release of Portrait of a Lady on Fire, on iTunes US. =:D
covid, DIY mask, no sewing req'd
Christian Schrock, an infectious disease doctor based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, says this version simulates a surgical mask and doesn’t require sewing skills or glue.
April covid relief, serious post, please boost! (4/2)
Okay today's the day! I've decided to keep this open until 9pm PST (-8GMT) so if you need any financial help because of covid, please drop your links in the above post. Seven people have also contributed to the pot, so please boost and let's help some people pay their rent!!
Free Plant caring games
Avant Garden: Plant seeds and grow flowers
Care: Walking around caring for plants
Plant Daddy: Take care of plants placed near the window
Not a plant game but it's cute n I ran out of words on the last post lol
Good Morning!: Fun game about getting ready and filled with minigames
Bay Area Rent Strike https://bayarearentstrike.org/ (https://v2.jacky.wtf/post/93a8275c-321b-4a69-a9de-2ab1bd315313)
Hardcoded (https://yoplatz.itch.io/hardcodeddemo) is a very good porn game made by a trans person that you should play (if you're 18+ but that should be obvious).
covid-19 and the ACM digital library
"As the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic continues, we at ACM would like to do what we can to help support the computing community... We believe that ACM can help support research, discovery and learning during this time of crisis by opening the ACM Digital Library to all. For the next three months, there will be no fees assessed for accessing or downloading work published by ACM."
Zoom's encryption has some major flaws, is "not suited for secrets", and Zoom has servers in China generating meeting encryption keys for users in other countries, Citizen Lab researchers discover https://theintercept.com/2020/04/03/zooms-encryption-is-not-suited-for-secrets-and-has-surprising-links-to-china-researchers-discover/ (by me)
“The bionic straight guy is such a thing! The gadget-enhancement of Bond, The Six-Million Dollar Man, even Inspector Gadget all feel incredibly straight to me – the government loves you so much, thinks you're doing such a good job already, that it wants to join you inside your body, to bring the CIA into greater alignment with your lungs and muscles and vision. Everything is enhanced, never altered.”
- Danny Lavery channelling J G Ballard
Today's banger is how to do noisy, brash electropop. =:D
Icona Pop "I Love It":
food, cooking, pasta
First, some spaghetti on to simmer.
Into the wok: some finely chopped onion, and a nice bit of finely snipped cooking bacon (use the fat here as well), and some oil, to gently cook down.
Seasoning: garlic paste, mixed herbs, smoked hot paprika, white pepper, salt.
Once everything's ready, transfer the onion & bacon into a bowl, and rinse out the wok to cool it down. Similarly, drain the spaghetti, and then run some cold water over it for a couple seconds. Put everything into the wok, now down to a fairly low heat.
Take two eggs, and separate the yolk - easily done by cracking them in half as usual, and gently transferring the yolk between the shell halves a couple times, to drop most the white. You can save the white to use in other cooking if you'd like; it'll keep safely for a couple days in the fridge.
Add the yolks to the pasta, and stir it in, adding a little more oil if desired (I did). Taste - you might want more salt and pepper to help bolster the sauce against the pasta. The key is to ensure nothing is hot enough to /set/ the yolk - you want it to remain fluid, as a rich sauce. I finished mine with a little lemon juice and Dijon, again, all stirred in.
It's a variation on a classic - my father used chorizo rather than bacon, and tagliatelle rather than spaghetti, but the theme's good for nigh infinite variation, depending on preference and larder. The onion's also optional. Want to use petits pois or sweetcorn? Go for it. ^_^
Danica Rohm rises to defend trans student
#Transgender out member of the VA House of Delegates Danica Rohm, whom may the Goddess grant all blessings, steps in to defend a student whose teacher refused to use his pronouns, and to excoriate those delegates how tried to make the teacher a martyr. https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/04/teacher-demonized-trans-student-state-legislature-delegate-rose-speak/
code bunny (video & embedded)
probably near London or SF
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