People on 🐦site keep posting "without downloading new pictures […]?" prompts, and I don't really download pictures so I expected I wouldn't have good responses to any of them. That said, I just went through my pictures directory, and I don't know, maybe this IS where I'm at mentally:

✏️ The first post in a new series: "In Praise of Netpbm", where I demonstrate how to create procedural pixel art with no library support in basically any programming language: journal.infinitenegativeutilit

bad picture of me, no ec 

Well, I've got a "finished" fantasy font, complete with vowel diacritics that get automatically applied using font ligature support. I'm pretty pleased with how it looks!

I've been hoping to write a poetic-meter-generating bot for ages, and I've finally sat down and started it. I'm happy with it so far!

photo, no ec 

drawing, tentacles, eye contact 

I've decided the next big thing will be Boomer-style political cartoons but about programming, so I'm gonna get in on the ground floor of this terrible trend.

I've added a simple placeholder landscape, but I should probably add some invisible walls so you can't escape into the pastel void.

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This is not a "Renaissance cat"; this is a 1972 painting by the Colombian artist Fernando Botero titled 'Still Life With Green Soup'.

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Anyway, No Man's Sky is still very lovely and it has been nice to spend some calm refreshing times in space.

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Last night I was playing some No Man's Sky with some friends, one of whom had rushed to build a house in a storm and ended up with an awful mess of a building. We all gathered to make fun of it, then posed on top of it, then contributed to making it Worse.

selfie, eye contact, masked 

Doing more low-poly modeling tonight, this time with a heavy gradient aesthetic instead of the pixel-heavy one. This was fun for a change.

To give a bit of comparison, here's what the same scene looks like without normal maps on the models. I try to keep things detail-less and flat, using only the normals to give them texture.

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