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Pretty cool find: adaptive for kids.
Sorry, it's a bunch of images, so not super accessible. TLDR is that they built it mostly from cardboard and foam and it can be customized for each child's specific problems and measurements.

/ peeps, is there a mathematical formalisation of layout, navigation, etc as an optimisation problem?

One of the hardest things to track during the life of a project is the motivation behind certain decisions. A new person coming on to a project may be perplexed, baffled, delighted, or infuriated by some past decision. Without understanding the rationale or consequences, this person has only two choices:

- Blindly accept the decision.
- Blindly change it.

Maybe I should figure out a pipeline for working in Blender 2.80+ but using 2.79b for rendering. I really don't like Eevee's lighting system for this aesthetic. It's too fancy and the shadows look ugly unless you use a ginormous texture and even then there are weird artifacts.
Ooor I should write my own renderer... πŸ€”

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feels about farm animals 

For context, I've been vegetarian/best-effort-vegan for about 2 years now, but I know how offputting "obnoxious vegan" people can be, soooo, I'm trying to figure out how to communicate my values.

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feels about farm animals 

Visited relatives of V who have a small farm and they introduced us to their sheeps. This was our second visit and I finally bonded with the ram, who finally realized that I'm not dangerous and that getting pats and head scritches is a very enjoyable time.
But this makes it all the more weird that I know they'll be killed at some point. One of the owners joked about cutting off and cooking the wings of a flighty hen and... I didn't really know what to say.

What I learned:
hair is very hard to draw. Lineart doesn't directly translate to pixel textures. If the colors look weird, it might be the shader's fault. Try turning glossiness to 0.

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Vash pats for @flydelion done! Or at least I don't think I can improve it any further.
Realized too late that maybe I should have used a different facial expression, but ah well. This works too.

Blendering stream in ~30 minutes! 

Gonna finish texture painting Vash in and if I have time left over, maybe start on some TWEWY fanart I've been meaning to do.
Expect and misadventures!
Chat room on Matrix/Element:
Or just reply here. Or XMPP.

My department (Glasgow Computing Science) is hiring a lot of new people at lecture/senior lecturer/reader level (associate prof) and also one full pro:

- Responsible AI (x4)
- Socially Intelligent Technologies
- Machine Learning
- Healthcare Technologies (x3)
- Low Carbon Computing (x3)
- Software Engineering
- Cyber Security (x1 Prof.)

I am leading the Low Carbon and Sustainable Computing theme.

πŸ“… Deadline 26 April.

boosts appreciated!

Did you know that #POWER9 support just landed in #GNU #Guix?

Still work to do before it’s supported on the same level as other architectures, but that’s a big milestone!

Hopefully this will get me out of this ADD/ED hole I've been stuck in for way too long.

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Stayed up way too late, but at least I accomplished something (however small it may be) in a single day:
I was putting off "dotfile hacking" as pointless, but it looks like the time has come once again for me to put in actual effort into tuning my software setup, because I was not getting much work done.

"The resulting monocrop condition of our network infrastructures do not provide an easy ground for peer-to-peer technologies to flourish.

Peer-to-peer protocol biodiversity is dosed with weed killer, while the client-server monocrop is fertilized."

@mrus you can escape the service but not the climate change

This is a really obvious thing in hindsight. I used to get really tripped up thinking that composition was about lines and objects (A). Composition is actually about value (B).

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Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information β€” 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.