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Nice to meet you! My name is Gueorgui, and I'm a photographer, designer, and engineer living and working in London, UK after living in Russia, France, Germany, and Japan.

In my work life, I'm running a tiny creative studio called A Possible Space (a.possible.space) together with my wife.

I'm interested in the intersections of art, tech, society, and in working for an ethical, sustainable future.

Day 79 of : ooof, fell off that wagon for a while there. Getting back to it, hopefully with enough momentum to finish the thing. Today, learned about TabViews and the environment.

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Finally, spring. It feels like we are slowly starting to come out of the long winter — the sun is out more often, and that glum London chill is starting to slowly lift. Something inside is stirring and shifting as well, reaching towards the warmth, more willing to take risks, be vulnerable, and ask for help.

After what feels like a lifetime of winter — with a whole lot of love, struggle, support, and hard work — finally, spring.

Thank you, @Tingyi ❤️🌻

Legendary Russian rock band Kino just had a reunion live show (though using existing recordings for vocals, as vocalist Viktor Tsoi passed away in 1990). It's on YouTube and it's excellent: youtube.com/watch?v=N83PSvdSYB

Little traces of @Tingyi around the house. Seeing them daily, and being charmed all over again.

I'm really struggling to organise my time to work on projects these days (SwiftUI and Chinese).

I've been working on them after work before but that wasn't sustainable as I tend to be tired in the evenings and want to have more energy for family things.

Now I started trying to wake up early (~6am), but I often fail to go to bed early enough, and to wake up early enough, and so only manage about one productive hour or so, while I need at least two.

Carried a full grocery load, two pizzas, and a little dessert bag today. Continuing being amazed by this machine. @Tingyi 🚲

I've tidied up the mess of cables in our devices corner (printer/scanner/wifi router/nas/fibre modem/server/smarthome thingamabob) and I am so proud of myself. Everything is in the right place and clearly labelled ✨✨✨

Day 77 of is a review day and once again I'm skipping the challenge task because I'm up to my neck in other projects haha

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Is there a web app somewhere that I can input arbitrary chinese lunar calendar dates to, and it will generate an ical feed for my calendar app?

I know Mac/iOS contacts app lets you save lunar birthdays, and that shows up on the calendar, but what about non-birthdays?

Day 76 of : Wrapping up the study of VoiceOver. Overall impressions: what a powerful, easy to use, smartly designed system. My only request would be for the iOS simulator to support it, instead of having to use a real device.

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We just watched Pixar's Soul and it was a really wonderful, touching, meaningful film. Highly recommended. cc @Tingyi

I have found the meme that resonates with me the most completely, via @acb on Twitter. I am speechless.

Day 75 of : Improved accessibility of some previously built apps using VoiceOver. (Dang I'm not being very consistent with this lately, need to get back on track. Only 25 days left after all!)

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This book is so nicely printed on the inside, and the paper looks/feels great, but then the cover is just so ugly. What to do about it?

Day 74 of : learning about accessibility features and in particular the incredibly powerful VoiceOver feature.

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Chess diagrams are broken on Wikipedia in Safari, both on Mac and iOS :(

Here's a puzzle from the book I'm working my way through, "Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess". White just moved their Queen to F7. The only way for Black to escape a mate is to move their King away to H8 (trust me on this). Can you find the combination of moves that'd accomplish this?

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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.