Some more of my Chernobyl stuff since that art thread has picked up steam again.
The New Safe Confinement Structure [Thread]
Jupiter Plant [Thread]
Driving through Red Forest [video]
Driving through Red Forest continued. [video]
A forest buried by man, man buried by forest. [Pictures]
Hey guys, I'm Preston. I joined Merveilles in 2013 after interviewing Alice on a podcast I was doing in High School. Shortly after I packed my bags and headed to Tokyo to live with another member I met here and stayed for a year and a half. It was one of the best years of my life and I owe it to this community. I left Merveilles in 2017 due to how hectic my life had become. I consider myself a programmer, but I am also extremely ADHD so I never finish anything. Nice to meet you
I've actually had no videogames as a goal since February so it's not new. I've also fulfilled this. Seven months no gaming.
So far the priority is getting to work, and finishing obligations. Which is being accomplished. Overall there cannot be a day where a task goes unfinished. It's a lot easier said then done but I've managed. Chores at home -> take care of myself, clean my room daily. Another thing I added is no videogames as they tend to assist the depressive spiral as an escape as opposed to actually facing it head on. No meds, I've never actually had a noticeable difference with them.
Sorry about my inactivity I'm actively battling my depression. It comes in waves throughout the year, highs and my lows. When I noticed it coming around this time I was pretty proactive about it and scheduled appointments with my psychiatrist who has been amazing thus far. While in the Military, a major from mental health helped me with come up with a plan when symptoms start showing up. Be as productive as I can be in this period to offset future repercussions that can be caused by it.
Threw a picture I'd posted on here earlier through VQGAN + CLIP with the prompt "Cyberpunk".
"I just moved in while everyone was looking the other way. I've made myself at home amongst these endless tunnels and conduits, these heat sinks and field coils and slabs of depleted uranium. I've built a kind of nest, here at the root of the umbilical that feeds your whole civilization."
Not going to be working on my personal projects for a bit. I have to make my friends portfolio page, I owe him a favor from when I was very young, and he has been an incredible mentor to me. I probably would never have learned of IRC and subsequently Merveilles had it not been for their work and I'm psyched to have this opportunity to return a favor.
UXN stuff reminds me of the classic Brett Victor talk about the future of programming. (2013, 1979)
A beautiful book on composing art with basic shapes: https://archive.org/details/satoArtOfComputerDesigning
Forgot to reiterate the broadcast time.
I'll be live 6:30 PM Pacific, as always, folks! And hopefully this weekend I'll finally get around to uploading the old recordings to YouTube
Lived in Japan, Italy, and spent some time in Ukraine.
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