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I’ve only just realised that I forgot to do a proper when I first joined this instance, so here goes!
I’m Tom! I am originally from Japan, and come from a visual arts and performance background. I’m currently teaching as a high school teacher in Aotearoa, NZ.

Lately I have found a lot of inspiration from people involved in communities such as this one, and have been working on small web projects in my spare time. Thank you for having me!

NZ, politics, a bit of a rant 

What an absolute kick in the teeth.

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NZ, politics, a bit of a rant 

Then the Finance Minister has the fucking gall to respond by saying people should probably “start saving for a rainy day”. Yes Mr. Minister, because putting money in a savings accounts that on average yields less than 1% interest p.a. against a current inflation of 2% is a great idea (alongside the aforementioned rising cost of living).

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NZ, politics, a bit of a rant 

So the government just announced a pay freeze of all public sector workers (education, healthcare etc) for the next 3 years. Never mind the fact that the salaries of MPs here remain untouched while the cost of living in NZ continues to skyrocket, rather take money from civil servants instead.

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I got mentioned on the Marathon Story page, I can die happy now.

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Just came back from my first ever conference. All of the art teachers and educators in Aotearoa all gathered in one place for a week to give talks and share ideas. Met some fantastic people and has renewed my faith in the profession a little bit. I am incredibly thankful for the position I am in ^^

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a week ago, showed our audiovisual work in the largest planetarium in the world

Little monochromatic poster experiment inspired by the work of Tadao Āndo :merveilles:

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Find pleasure and happiness where you can.

No one is coming to save you.

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★ Small Web App Ring ring.0data.app

i'm starting a webring for web apps so that these projects can be less isolated and to help with 'discovery'.

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Have you cloned the Mu repo and tried to make sense of it? Do you have any suggestions for improving the directory organization? I'm starting to revisit it, so would appreciate any thoughts you have. (Even if this gets you to clone the repo for the first time.)

github.com/akkartik/mu

Finally added an automatic dark mode to my site using CSS!

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germany people: my dear egyptian friend who was in leipzig is apparently now in a refugee camp, if you know anyone that can contribute to this campaign or help in other ways please share startnext.com/weloveaadil

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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.