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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!

A little bit of a sad post 

Really missing my family and friends in Japan. I wonder when I’ll be able to see them again…

Somewhat ironically, my rabbit tried to eat Busy Doing Nothing (and it looks like she went for the Hundred Rabbits text specifically lol)

My trusty Rockbox'd Sansa died :( anyone recommend a portable music player that can preferably handle a large ogg and flac library?

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I did it! Finally made a full video showing how I make isometric mini worlds in out of Creative Commons photos and images.

This world has a Japanese tea garden theme, and I ran the screen recorder while I made it, then added commentary of the process.

I'm looking for feedback on which techniques used people would most like dedicated step by step tutorials on, so please share your thoughts.

youtu.be/4pU3ULumx2c

Happy holidays all! Thank you all for yet another lovely year ^^

Have started the process of archiving nearly 800 websites on my WWW are.na channel using Conifer, after realising that many of the earlier ones I added now have broken links or are offline completely. Taking a long time but feels satisfying to be backing them up!

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Anybody's indie game studio looking for a summer hire/intern? I can work remote or anywhere in Massachusetts, resume available upon request but the cliffs notes

- 2.5 years experience in godot
- 3 years in unity
- 2.5 gamemaker studio
Pretty good at Java, webdev, C, C#, Python, & Racket

Boosts appreciated.

Live now for the next 20-30 mins after some technical issues!

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Did a Hypercard livestream last night just making little drawings. Going to stream again tonight ~11PM NZST and see what I can come up with! ^^

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We were given notice to move out of our house on Christmas day, so we're saying fuck you to the landlord class and taking on the challenge of living on a boat.

We might not be as ready as we think we ought to, the boat is definitely not ready, nor is it the right boat (soon)
Doesn't matter, fuck neofeudalism.

Boundless gratitude to my copilot on this journey <3

Got myself a gift for the summer, looking forward to it :merveilles:

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We've done the final tweaks to the paperback copy of our passage logbook from Japan to Canada. :)

Publishing a book entirely on Linux was a ton of fun, we learnt a lot.

100r.co/site/busy_doing_nothin

Crypto-spam on the bird-site actually feels out of control now. I’ve been pretty selective with who I follow (mostly small-mid time designers and artists) but even their posts get overridden with crypto replies.

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One thing that really strikes me about the local activism is how dependent their communications are on US based tech giants.

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only a fool trips over something behind them

Only a few more days until the spookiness disappears!

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Revel in the marvels of the universe. We are a collective of forward-thinking individuals who strive to better ourselves and our surroundings through constant creation. We express ourselves through music, art, games, and writing. We also put great value in play. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.