i've tagged out 600+ open source, experimental and tiny tools by their qualities and built a new website for sorting through them!

these are all tools towards joyful digital creation, with the goal of enabling working entirely outside of proprietary systems- moving instead from one hand-made software to another.

(the list takes submissions if it is missing yours >:))

tinytools.directory

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spent today shifting a failed idle game prototype from the summer over to a new format and it already feels so, so much better and more interesting

i feel like i need to disassemble something tiny, complicated, and electrical

a personal project that i've come to appreciate is my screenshot garden, a small curated mirror of my desktop screenshots folder.

it is really just an online directory tree with a few automated processes on top, but even so i've liked having it- a little folder of time spent browsing, working, and collecting which bundles itself up for you

i've written out some instructions and template code for the workflow, so you can build your own;

screenshot-garden.neocities.or

i think i might write a little tutorial / code template for others to make their own? it has been a good practice for me this year

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moved the screenshot garden over to neocities today and the general update flow already feels so much nicer :) screenshot-garden.neocities.or

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a 2 year old tortoiseshell cat named eva is gonna come home with me next week. i don't have any good photos because i was too excited to meet her to remember to take them! but i can't wait!!

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i've got an appointment at the animal shelter to meet the cats this afternoon and i am so excited i couldn't sleep last night

been slowly switching all my static hosting back over to neocities and honestly it just rules. the CLI is so simple and does exactly what it promises, the web interface is clear, it updates changes right away, it's cheap. long term goal is still a server in my house but this feels pretty solid for now

honestly can't believe i was crushing on someone who isn't on the fediverse smdh

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sorry i haven't been posting here much, i developed a crush on someone who's only on twitter and was showboating. but my thirstiness~moral imperative to not prioritize twitter has equalized so I'M BACK

last week, i finished a new game -

Shell Song is an audio & hypertext piece about voices, bodies, corporate software packages, transness, and surveillance but maybe mostly about coming face to face with a ghost of your body already present in a dataset, and the knowledge that this ghost may yet come to outlive you

shell-song.neocities.org/

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Also The Bitsy Essay Jam is this week! Make a nonfiction bitsy, adapt a favorite work of research or theory to a cute game format, whatever you feel!! itch.io/jam/the-bitsy-essay-ja

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So you know how the Joe Biden #AnimalCrossing island has fenced-off areas you can't really visit, meant to be viewed from a distance? If you enter the dream wearing a wetsuit, you can jump off the airport pier and swim around the island to get to at least some parts of those areas. Here's me behind the "White House" (museum adorned with custom panels)

i'm retiring an older collaborative project that never quite got off the ground... BUT in doing so we're releasing the tiles we drew for it into the creative commons. 281 free, hand-drawn isometric tiles, to use in your projects:

withering-systems.itch.io/city

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Merveilles

Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information — A culture that seeks augmentation through the arts of engineering and design. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.