tarot cards, bare titties Show more
Me: Should I work on updating dragon.style today?
My Tarot deck: Ace of Cups, Fool (-1), 7 of Cups (inverted)
"Be productive! Leap into digital shit! Don't get baked and waste the whole day!"
admin stuff: new instance block Show more
tfw you go to look up the admin of an instance so you can tell them someone's pulling that 4chan edgelord comedy racist bullshit on their instance, and it turns out they're the admin
I hope none of y'all stylish dragons wanna talk to anyone on weeaboo.space because that entire instance is completely silenced now.
It's been annoying me for a while that I'm mostly drawing Parallax in double-page files, but only tracking the completion status of the whole spread. I just added a new Finder tag: DOUBLE COMPLETE. And now I can quickly tell whether or not both pages of a file are done.
I really wish I wasn't limited to just seven tags in the Finder's quick access menu. You work with the limitations you have.
Me: I should work on Parallax or maybe on pushing the Tarot towards a reprint.
Also me: Scarecrow Video is asking their members for comments on a logo refresh and both the candidates are really boring IMHO, what if I took a stab at it? https://dragon.style/media/jJKT4LKO3QBy_2wBmDM
Today instead of lounging around the apartment feeling bored and useless, I walked on out to the Woodland Park Zoo and wandered around for the hour and a half that was left before closing. I threw a sketchbook and a bunch of drawing tools iny bag, but all I ended up drawing was a couple giraffe studies. Next time maybe I’ll just bring some basics.
Now I am sitting in an upscale pizza joint with a glass of wine, waiting for my dinner. Not a bad day.
Went to the downtown Barnes & Noble. Browsed for like 2h. Realized I forgot my wallet in my other bag at home when I went to pay for this. Luckily they take phone taps, so, mission accomplished - I now have a book chock full of photos of weird people pants. Among many other things. https://dragon.style/media/PKWaL3WRqThfYCehAhg https://dragon.style/media/C6k-SvuGtmHy0L9efYw https://dragon.style/media/Z9eiuz2DQ9u3bBZzfuA
Poking at instance maintenance, things might be a bit slow. Show more
Finally getting around to dealing with the disc usage on Dragon Style being 70%. Graphs show a long slow climb that looks like pretty much exactly the same angle I remember from when the instance fell over because the disc was full.
I am really glad that last time this happened I told Digital Ocean to ping me when the disc usage started getting high, and that I created a file full of a couple gigabytes of nothing to give me room to work in case I let it go until the whole thing ground to a halt. Slowly learning some basic Sysadmin Tricks.
I'm starting by manually running the 'clear local cache of media from remote instances' task, on the theory that maybe the cron job I set up wasn't firing off properly.
Refreshing the graph of the last thirty days of disc usage shows a sudden cliff that wasn't there before I started this cache cleanup. So I think today I'm gonna be trying to figure out why the "clean the cache" cron job wasn't running...
uspol (~) Show more
This guy is running as a Republican. What mirror universe did he step in from? This is a hella lefty position.
Also running for Washington’s senator as a Repub: the leader of Patriot Prayer. Oregon alt-right Trumpistas running in Seattle? Now that’s the hell-timeline candidates I expect from the Repubs. And of course GoodSpaceGuy. Always GoodSpaceGuy.
in which I draw a bike from memory Show more
That "what happens when you ask people to draw a bike" thing (http://www.gianlucagimini.it/prototypes/velocipedia.html) is going around again. Here's what I did in 3min in Illustrator, while resisting the urge to turn around and look at the real one sitting behind me.
Conspicuously lacking: chain.
Things I found interesting about the process:
* I started with "okay there's a wheel, and a front fork, and handlebars AND THERE ARE LOTS OF LITTLE LEVERS ON THOSE HANDLEBARS".
* My current bike has straight handlebars but I drew racing handlebars. Maybe I should change the handlebars on it to match my Inner Platonic Ideal Of A Bike.
* I had to pause and think what the frame looks like. I ended up mostly thinking about how "okay I know it uses the Power Of Triangles to strike a compromise between weight and support". Still didn't get it quite right but it's not too bad.
just sitting in a cafe sipping an italian soda drawing my dragonsona dressed for summer and reading a book
Might finish this tonight, might not, dunno. Didn't feel like working on Parallax today. Might work on that some tonight instead. Who knows. It's the weekend.
Wanna see early roughs and layouts for the next four pages of Parallax I'll be working on over this month? They're on Patreon.