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Hi all! I'm trying out this fediverse/mastodon thing.

I'm here mostly for (1) free/libre & open source software, (2) accessibility, (3) science fiction and fantasy, and (4) queer/trans joy.

“Cleaning up” sounds like too much of a boring chore. “Entropy mitigation,” on the other hand, feels sophisticated and important.

I wanna get a cat and name it Irrelevant.

“Aw, I love your cat! What's its name?”
“That’s Irrelevant.”

"2020 in Reading" is my annual roundup of what I read last year. Lots of but some other stuff in there as well.

Have you read any of these? What were your thoughts on them?

cncoulter.com/2021/01/07/2020-

Here's my latest Adventures blog post, in which I share my thoughts on everything genre-related that I've been reading, watching, and listening to.

Have you read/watched/listened to anything here? What were your thoughts about it?

cncoulter.com/2020/12/30/SFF-A

@fossandcrafts I liked your recent episodes on digital humanities and Scribble!

Might I ask: Is there any particular reason why you used Racket/Scribble instead of Markdown and Pandoc? (I've used Markdown/Pandoc for academic papers before, and it worked very well for me.)

pandoc.org/MANUAL.html#citatio

Graph Paper is a website/blog template I made that incorporates . I gave it some updates last month!

Read more about that here: graphpaper.cncoulter.com/2020/

🎃Happy Halloween!
I wanted to speedpaint this evening the Spritely Family, their design feels halloweeny to me. 🙂 spritelyproject.org/

(special launch offer on Pepper&Carrot books ends in 4h, 1144 books sold now! 👍)
#ccby #krita @cwebber

Hi all! Here is my latest Adventures blog post, in which I round up all the sci-fi & fantasy things I've been reading and listening to 🚀

This month's post touches on portal fantasies, Robin Hood, D&D, and more.

cncoulter.com/2020/10/24/SFF-A

Excited to see @plausible switch over to the AGPL! They're a really impressive open source web analytics project/company.

plausible.io/blog/open-source-

I've been becoming an nerd this year, and here's my latest entry!

In "Accessibility Adventures: October 2020," I touch on accessible gaming, compliance/conformance to laws & standards, and classless stylesheets

cncoulter.com/2020/10/03/A11y-

I am excited to share this recent personal essay of mine about & !

The title basically sums it up: "Holy Shit! Representation Matters! Or, How SFF Helped Me Realize I’m Nonbinary"

skiffyandfanty.com/blogposts/h

Any reviews of The Vela Season 2 from Serial Box out there?

I heard good things about season 1, but haven't read it yet. I noticed they have new writers for season 2, and I'm wondering what's up with that and how it's working out

This is a great Vox video about decarbonizing 👍

"How America can leave fossil fuels behind, in one chart" on YouTube
youtu.be/QfAXbGInwno

Finished reading this book today. These are so delightful <3 Highly recommend!

"It's also important because of the parallels between what the economy does to an ecological system and what the attention economy does to our attention. In both cases, there's a tendency toward an aggressive monoculture, where those components that are seen as "not useful" and which cannot be appropriated (by loggers or by Facebook) are the first to go."
—Jenny Odell, How to Do Nothing (xviii) (2/2)

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"It's important for me to link my critique of the attention economy to the promise of bioregional awareness because I believe that capitalism, colonialist thinking, loneliness, and an abusive stance toward the environment all coproduce one another."
—Jenny Odell, How to Do Nothing (xviii) (1/2)

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