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I write code to craft devices that generate visuals and music, mostly by using openFrameworks, cheap computer things and duct tape.

I also craft alphabeths and practice asemic writing.

you can find most of my things on my website: npisanti.com/

also for reference: a picture of a coffee and me

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"There is no essential self that lies pure as a vein of gold under the chaos of experience and chemistry. Anything can be changed, and we must understand the human organism as a sequence of selves that succumb to or choose one another."

from "The Noonday Demon" by Andrew Solomon

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"... so in conclusion, nothing actually matters and everything is ultimately meaningless."

"Yes!"

A pause. "Why are you so excited about that?"

"Because I think it's great."

A longer pause. "Did... did you not understand me? I'm saying nothing has any meaning."

"If nothing has meaning, we get to choose what things mean! Think of all the potential. If nothing matters, that also means that everything matters!"

"You're really blunting my edginess here."


#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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dither_cr
is like dither_c, but with rotation argument, 0.1*TWO_PI in the screenshot, but slowly modulating the angle will give lots of morphing moire landscapes

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when the random seed is modulated it gets very glittery
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some glow in the dark fun with the little creatures!

The little illustration is ink/acrylic/graphite on layered cardboard, 4x4in, onlyh $40 usd! For inquires just dm me!🙃

#mastoart #glowinthedark #witch #ghost

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One day, walking home through the forest, I met a faerie. "Pleased to meet you," his eye held a sparkle, his lips stretched into a mischievous grin, "lovely day for a walk."

"Yes, very pleasant," I agreed, dappled shade across my face.

"I've seen you here in our woods before but we've never spoken," he held out his hand, "may I have your name please?"

And, in my thoughtless haste, I gave it to him.

Now I have no name. I'm free to be whoever I want.

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#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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Exasperated by Qt's buggy/janky built-in platform agnostic style engine, for my commercial software project ( cancel.fm/ripcord/ ), I wrote a new Qt style engine, Phantom, and also released it as open source: github.com/randrew/phantomstyl

The open source KeePassXC project has released version 2.6.0, which uses the Phantom code for their new cross-platform theme: keepassxc.org/blog/2020-07-07-

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Almost every single technology that made the top 5 Silicon Valley companies possibly was developed by government funded programs and projects. The private market wouldn't touch things like the internet and transistors until it saw a profitable use for them (which it did not in the mid 20th century). Capitalism would not have invented these technologies on its own, full stop.

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Really, asking "what should replace Facebook" is putting things the wrong way around.

A more interesting way to ask the question is, "what did Facebook replace."

People used to build their own websites. People used to have blogs. People used USENET which was truly distributed and un-censorable.

Facebook and Google took the open internet and open standards and monetized and made everything crappy. Enough of that. Nothing should replace Facebook, it's done, stick a fork in it.

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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.