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Some more of my Chernobyl stuff since that art thread has picked up steam again.

The New Safe Confinement Structure [Thread]
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Jupiter Plant [Thread]
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Driving through Red Forest [video]
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Driving through Red Forest continued. [video]
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A forest buried by man, man buried by forest. [Pictures]
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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

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No promises but so far all the websites that were originally being skipped by the scraper are now actually getting output thanks to beautifulsoup, so let's keep working with this and pray I can actually get this to do what I want.

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I literally cannot think of an elegant way to do all this right now so I'm just going to spend some time messing around in the other libraries and see what solutions I can come up with. A friend of mine even wrote his own parser that regex the namespaces and it's just not cutting it.

Should be easy right? Scrape the urls for their xml roots, index into the channel and search the entries or items for their titles, links, and dates. But oh wait your xml uses a namespace? Okay it's completely ignored despite having the same xml hierarchy in most cases. Python's solution is to make a dictionary of these namespaces and run it through a findall command, but even that isn't cutting it. Luckily there's libraries for these things but holy hell has it left me frustrated.

So my days off I learned that xml has namespaces and python really doesn't like that. It hates them so much, I might have to rewrite my stuff using beautiful soup. This is why a majority of the sites from the webring aren't being picked up by Auggar. Just another setback.

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Writing an IDE for the Orca livecoding language in stack-machine assembly.

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I got my stickers in today! They're beautiful!! Love the sailboat on the envelope and the wrapping paper! Definitely going in my mementos! Thanks so much @rek and @neauoire

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No context sudden need to make a tiny game with jumping voxels and desaturated colors. I've no idea what it's about, except I named all assets in , and my mood was involving some kind of lazy melancholia.

I guess it could become a random walk in a quiet forest, with occasional dialogues and chill beats in the background.

@ice I've been reading some of your journal entries! I clicked around on the site and the posts you write about them are super interesting! A personal request would be to href to the projects you mention in your journal if time allows I know you're trying to keep them brief so it might just be a quick thing you do but man those posts are too good to just skim over a few short lines of text that mention them! Ma Kasi Insa looks fantastic!

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With my renovation work I have tons of newsletters and articles to read. Scanned them all and put everything in the whiteboard and oof, the list is long. thomasorus.com/whiteboard.html

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