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Hello from Melbourne. I'm Liam, a software developer and occasional musicmaker / artist / conlanger.

liamcooke.com

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It's strange that, barring some horrible accident, I'll never see my internal organs. I mean, my lungs are with me all the time, they belong to me, and they're keeping me alive, but I don't know what they look like. I know what lungs generally look like, of course, but I wouldn't be able to pick mine out of a lineup.

some building shots from Melbourne CBD yesterday

time for me to revisit Borges’ Fictions <3

I’m a fan of the Vellum Wallpapers app on iOS. I’ve been using wallpaper from the Macro Synapse pack for a while.

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if you want to get to Melbourne by sea, you must pass through a narrow, dangerous stretch of water named
⚰️ The Rip ⚰️
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rip

this year I succeeded in bringing some kind of portfolio back online. maybe in 2019 I'll do the wiki thing.

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:drake_dislike: too many people want to be artists and we need to gatekeep harder

:drake_like: capitalism has produced a society that undervalues creative work and forces people to work long hours, leaving little time to pursue creative interests. people attempt to square this circle by pursuing art as a living, but capitalism is only interested in profit and paying workers as little as possible, forcing artists to pursue only commercially viable projects and fight over crumbs at that

I took a break from listening to classical music this year. I'd like to get back into it in 2019.

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"there is a special rule that applies to 3-D graphics programs: nothing makes sense, nothing can be found by mere exploration, and nothing is the same between programs" zompist.com/blender.html

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L*a*b* color space is nice because it is based upon a sphere in which all colors exist. Each color is encoded as a series of vectors. L* (lightness) can be thought of as your z-axis, a* and b* are your x- and y-axes and determine how red/green or blue/yellow your color is. Whereas HEX codes require you to consider the triplet in relative terms, L*a*b* codes can be "traveled" individually to arrive at the color.

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