Just finished watching - really happy for Ukraine to win, although theirs was not my favorite performance.

Loved the folk, not that keen on the rap - my high point is still last year's Ukraine performance by Go_A.

Nonetheless, it's really good to see Europe stand with Ukraine - they won mainly due to overwhelming popular vote.

Hey @neauoire (and anyone versed in the ways of the sea). Is there a difference between a port and starboard doors on a vessel?

I decided to create myself a model ship (the tramp steamer from King Kong), and want to make it somewhat realistic.

My thinking is that doors on the sides of the ship would open like in a car - the hinges facing forward to prevent it from the wind blowing it open, but also stumbled upon a (german) 3d model that has different door orientations 🤔

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What is your art and how do you make money at it (like do you sell prints, commissions, recordings, etc)?

Reply here and drop links so we can check out your craft.

If you're not a crafter/artist/creator, check out the replies below and see if there's some cool stuff that appeals to you!

Boosts encouraged.

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✨️ I made a thing! 🎉️

Check out my brandnew webcomic, "Contra Chrome":

👉️ https://contrachrome.com

Subtitle: How #Google‘s browser became a threat to #privacy and #democracy.

Featuring Shoshana Zuboff, vegan Piranhas, and everything you ever wanted to know about #Chrome but were afraid to ask!

Read and download for free – hope you like it! 😊

And if you do, please spread the word! :boost_ok:

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#comic #comics

After couple days I migrated my site's .md end to Obsidian!

It required some tweaks to my 11ty setup as I wanted the wiki style links from Obsidian to generate properly on my site AND to be able to organize it in folders when I want while still keeping the flat site structure I had.

It's kinda hacky, but I'm still proud of myself for getting it done.

Next step is to migrate the random project files into Obsidian and then start tackling all the orphaned files.

Really enjoying all this!

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After seeing @protodrew use obsidian.md I decided to give it a go... and wow, I didn't know how much I was missing this!

When I write notes I will often jump from one idea to another, and Obsidian supports that fully. For the first time ever I'm actually having as much fun taking digital notes as I do with pen and paper.

Now I'm learning more about personal knowledge management systems and thinking how to incorporate into my website workflow.

So, just like article's author, if I want genuine opinion from actual people, I'll append reddit to the search and read through comments.

Most of my google use nowadays adds a site_name like that, because the default search results are mostly useless.

When browsing I mostly stick to few trusted sites and if I want that sense of exploration, I hit the smol web.

...but it makes me a little sad that big web became mainly an ad-delivery system with content on the side.

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Good article (with a bad, clickbaity title) about the state of big web: dkb.io/post/google-search-is-d

In the last few years I noticed that the quality of google search is just crap. Not the algorithm per se, it's doing what it was designed to do, the problem is what it finds.

The web is being polluted by SEO optimized sites that either want to sell you shit or bombard you with ads. Those big and/or content generator sites are pretty much all google finds nowadays.

Thanks, I hate it.

This is really neat. I've seen people experimenting with 3d printing houses in concrete before, but printing whole structures using local soil is so much cooler!

youtube.com/watch?v=4MLJs1KRa0

Recently played through Disco Elysium and loved every moment of it!

It's a surprisingly deep and emotional experience with amazing world building that kept me full of wonder on every step. It played like a good in-person RPG session. Highly recommended!

Also, when I was getting close to the end, I took a day off from playing and made a printable 3d model of an in-game vehicle (from the screenshot below) as a way to prolong my experience: thingiverse.com/thing:5188659

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„Bloki (2017)” - documentary, directing
Konrad Królikowski.

The story of the gigantic apartment complexes, known as Bloki, built under communist rule. These reviled blocks were home to thousands of people. The architects of these buildings talk about how the blocks came about, while residents explain how they shaped their lives.

https://www.polishdocs.pl/en/films/1854/

https://youtu.be/kNvpfhRIXa4

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Niche website of the day is "A load of old billhooks" which appears to be the most comprehensive resource on this great tool online: billhooks.co.uk/

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"Distributed" doesn't need blockchain. That's just your stupid weak-ass excuse for monetization.

Do better.

...and the Non Commercial aspect of the license is there only to deter stl resellers. I'm more than happy to grant commercial license to anyone if they ask.

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Few more greebles (the back looks bit plain, might add some exhaust pipes there) and I will call it done.

Already have it in parts for fdm printing, and with that I will also have movable side turrets!

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Alright, so now we need to go through every issue of Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, and whatever the electronics hobby magazines of the of the 60s and 70s, right?

Maybe even some computer magazines?

And build every DIY project in each of them, right?

And then we'll find out if any of them are useful or productive.

And then we make zines and videos about it, right?

It seems Popular Science was quite a champion of off-beat inventions/solutions: mentalfloss.com/article/52465/

After I am done with this model, I will browse through the archives of the magazine to find some other weird machines to model :D

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I run into this crazy concept for a ball tank from 1936 issue of Popular Science magazine. It's so out there that I decided to try my hand at modelling it.

The plan is to make into 3d printable miniature.

Going ok so far 😃

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I long for personal websites of writers, musicians, artists that are not just a portfolio or list of releases/publications …

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