Scientist Runs Over Man With Truck.
heads up if you ever use gimp for redacting screenshots and the like Show more
with the default settings, "clear", or the delete key, only makes a region transparent but doesn't delete the colour info. it can easily be retrieved
ways to fix this are:
1. uncheck "save colour values from transparent pixels" when exporting
2. put a fresh transparent layer underneath everything, its colour info (pure black) will be saved instead
3. just fill the area with a solid colour instead
3.1. or save as jpeg
A few days ago I visited the Zapatista region in Mexico. The Zapatistas are anarchists who revolted against the government in 1994, and still control a large area. I finally managed to write a blog post about my visit, and it includes some nice art from their town.
There are a lot of pictures, so maybe don't open it on a mobile connection.
the current bee discourse has reminded me of zaphod beeblebrox, and more specifically that my mother owns a zaphod beeblebear, an incredibly cursed item which looks like this:
Setting up that Black Friday TV? Remember: whatever the box says, *it is a dumb display*. Do *not* hook that adware, spyware infested box of obsolete apps on an underpowered CPU into your LAN. Its only role in life is as a display panel for your HDMI jacks, and nothing more.
the greatest threat to modern China… socialists. Proudhon is facepalming himself in disgust.
I'm pretty sure a Harry Potter reference in a commit message is a +1 multipler, right?
I don’t think we talk enough about how mental illness is defined, under capital, almost entirely by one’s potential productivity.
Stop spreading stereotypes. Your librarian isn't telling you to "shh" they are recommending that you look in the index under S-Sh
i put my boss in his calming pouch
Linux, codes of conduct (+) Show more
Happy to hear that Linux has adopted the Contributor Covenant Code of Conduct. I ran across that CoC in 2015 and adopted it for my Playscii project.
More surprising is Torvalds' admission and promise to do better. His attitude, and the culture that accrued around it for many years, drove away a lot of talented contributors. While today's news doesn't make up for that, it's a starting point. I'm hoping this leads to better things on many fronts.
The count down to Plasma 5.14 starts today. Get Plasma 5.14 beta now and try out new features such as the Display Configuration widget, Discover's firmware upgrade system, and Kwin's smoother desktop effects.
WARNING: Beta software is for testers. Expect rough edges. Submit bug reports.
mutual aid, direct action, and solidarity are not theoretical models waiting to be applied. they are the means of survival for so many of us. we practice them every day because they are the path to tomorrow.
i wouldn't be alive but for the haphazard mutual aid systems of marginalized communities. my very survival fills me with faith in each other. beware despair: it belongs to our foes.
libre-loving pedal-powered noise-making ping-ponging tea-sipping unicoding polymath geek
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