Worked on two new #plotter drawings last night.

Radiant Labyrinth #1 & #2
Micron pens on bristol.

Lots of tight outward lines that take advantage of slight misalignment between the colors. The center has a small, tight maze pattern.

Both are available at

These were inspired by the paintings of Richard Anuszkiewicz.

@nasser i would love to talk about it! i didn't document it super well, but i put some stuff up about it here:

i ended up building a lot of functional combinators (joy or factor style) on top of it and was just delighted

honestly, a thin layer on top that lets me e.g. declare constants and reference attributes between nodes etc and i think this is what ive been looking for. i hadnt realized how nice svg was to write directly. it support things like markers (for arrow heads) gradients and other things as well.

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for a long time ive been looking for a quick and dirty way to do diagrams, mainly for slides, and... maybe its just SVG?

mwah-ha-ha i finally managed to release the penultimate version of cabal-cli... cabal-cli@13.3.7

niche linux music question 

nevermind, i had just gunked up my wine installation -- all good now!

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niche linux music question 

I'm on my second Linux laptop in 3 years, and I am having a hard time getting Windows VSTs to work via wine and airwave. on my last setup I feel like it all worked really consistently? but now I can't get a single VST to work... they just crash in my DAW (renoise) and I don't know if I forgot a step when setting things up or something. does anyone have experience with this pipeline?

in case you ever wondered what a memory leak looked like 😂

the real tragedy of the effort towards better handling of digital Arabic text is that even our loftiest goals are a compromise. most systems can't even do the super basic A in the first image correctly. few can pull off B, allowing letters to stack and bend, preserving some of the flourish and nuance of the script. the second image -- which is still text! -- is just not on the table. it's the kind of thing we're leaving behind to exist on computers.

idk if it's just me but the interface is bugging out on mobile (chrome on android)

linux, battery life + 

with my gpu switched off and my screen brightness down my system idles at ~10W giving 6-7h battery life on a full charge. this is really good for lots of my dev work that is just reading docs and editing text files, then i can switch to my gpu when i need to breathe fire 🔥🐲

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