Like, "we brought Notes to Windows" would be worth upgrading, then I could ditch the increasingly huge mess that is Evernote and still be able to collaborate with @zebratron2084, yknow?
(and honestly I think the increasing shittiness of EN has been one of the minor reasons Parallax has stayed stalled out - one more bit of friction to spending a spare moment trying to think about the plot fixes it needs. I really gotta grit my teeth and find the least-shitty way to replace it, except every fucking option seems to be some piece of Electron trash. Fuck moving all apps on the web.)
Man, the next version of MacOS sure has a lot of features for people who do a lot of video calls and don't make a habit of sitting somewhere offline when they work.
The "low power mode" might be useful to me, that's really about it. Looks like I'm not gonna be leaving Mojave (10.14) until I buy an M2 Air that comes with... probably whatever surf beach comes after Monterey, really. Or the next one. Or maybe when some absolutely catastrophic 10.14 bug happens after they drop support.
This feels weird, I used to pretty much always have the latest OS, but "losing the little desktop kitty that never got recompiled for 64 bits" made me put off 10.15, and I just... haven't bothered. Funny how a habit like that can be ended by something so trivial.
Today, one of the people on the Astute Graphics slack posted a spreadsheet they'd made to analyze the text generated when you hit 'export text' in Illustrator's keyboard shortcut prefs.
I, uh, kind of have a lot of shortcuts here, don't I. It is nice to be able to quickly confirm how full the alphabetic keys are - I have all of ten keys left in the "command-something-letter" department,...
Read the whole post: https://egypt.urnash.com/blog/2021/06/06/shortcuts-many/
I spent a few hours in the park today reading Mat Ruff's "Lovecraft Country" and I really like how all the protagonist in it have READ enough HPL to realize when they are stepping into the kind of situations his stories involve, and then basically ask themselves "what is the opposite of what an HPL protagonist would do" and thusly survive.
It does also help that Ruff's on their side and wants them to survive, of course.
There we go, updated the front cover of Stella's Guide so that the first thing someone scrolling down the page will see is "from the creator of the Silicon Dawn". Thanks to everyone who responded to my toot about this and reminded me to do this when I got home <3
So hey I finished the page of Stella's Guide this is from and put it up on Patreon. And updated the patron-only WIP copy of the book. https://www.patreon.com/posts/52179163
I also stuck it up on Redbubble if you want prints/a shirt/a notebook/etc. https://www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/79741352?ref=studio-promote
I just bought a membership at the local museum and oh god I feel like such an adult now somehow.
It's in the park that's a short bike ride away and really the price of the membership is less than like twenty visits to the sculpture garden - which used to be free but went to a few bucks over the pandemic. It'll be good to have that back as a workspace, never mind adding "wander through the museum and chill with my laptop on a bench".
A panel from https://egypt.urnash.com/stella/ that I am really quite exceedingly happy with. She's in the middle of demonstrating a magical ritual that involves imagining oneself becoming bigger than all outdoors.
Here is a conversation that went exactly how I expected it to. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=27378491
A couple more pages of Stella on the public site: the snakes reading excerpts from the Regardie brick, and Stella introducing the chapter on the first part of the first ritual!
Patrons get a preview of the next page, and a link to the WIP of the whole thing so far: https://www.patreon.com/posts/52086755
I did a gig poster.
More info on my blog: https://egypt.urnash.com/blog/
some lady that draws comics (http://egypt.urnash.com) and likes to call herself a dragon
owner and operator of dragon.style
current project: Parallax (http://egypt.urnash.com/parallax/, @parallax)
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