(Also yer gonna get transitional '80s-90s Lorenzo Music Garfield, and yer gonna like it.)

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This is someone nicuveo's fault for observing twitter.com/asutoriel/status/1 could be the bridge back to Goth Girlfriend Garfield.

No, I'm out of time to do that edit tonight. You'll just have to imagine it.


Fun fact: I had a "how to draw" book from Jim Davis as a smol lion. To this day I still use advice I think I got from it to draw the nose in first, when not doing fancy construction sketching at least, to anchor in the rest of the face and expression.

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Ideally I'd find some way to software-control the USB bus power, so I can kill the hub the "old" lights are connected to (it's still crazy futuretech to me they have an IR remote, which I'm holding off-camera). The hard part is probably that I'm not sure those lights have good default behaviour on power restore.

(Yes I know about RGB-addressible LEDs; programming a controller for some of those is my next lighting project. :blobcatrainbow: But I've got these fixed-function ones for here.)

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It has also been time to turn on the Pixmas tree lights, which are now running off a Zero.


Yes, I can SSH to my christmas tree.

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Finally got that snow clock that's in a toot from a year ago somewhere more-or-less finished off and up on GitHub: github.com/LionsPhil/pixmasclo

Marvel at my (very dusty) woodgrain tape deck hiding in the background of the enthralling demo video.

I wonder if Masto can handle this...it's a DOSBox-captured video, so it's native-res, using the Zip Motion Block Video codec. ffplay can play it right; VLC screws up the palette entirely.

Hah, no, "failed validation", I can't attach it at all. But, surprise, YouTube actually can!


I mean it's probably transcoded it into fuzzy VP9 or something, but. :P

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In theory this is 100% within the capabilities of GIF, but I have the horrible feeling trying to actually capture the result would take another hour, and then modern websites would fastidiously transcode it to WebM or something anyway.

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Created an integer palette fade in/out in Allegro 4 and am feeling *unreasonably* happy about it.

This oughta be very easy with modern shader stuff even in truecolor or even HDR, honestly. But even with 8-bit, doing saturating decrements down to zero means the darkness swoops into the image in pools, leaving the brightest spots until last: it gives an HDR-like effect on early '90s hardware. And is era-appropriate, unlike floating-point equal interpolation/big black semitransparent GL quad.

angry at browsers 

"On Windows, there will now be fewer interruptions because Firefox won’t prompt you for updates. Instead, a background agent will download and install updates even if Firefox is closed."

*Absolutely* fuck all the way off.
That's the thing that breaks opening new tabs on a regular basis if you've had it on, or have done updates on Linux while FF was running. :/

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angry at browsers 


"With 94, you’ll find a selection of six fun seasonal Colorways (available for a limited time only)."

Absolutely fuck all the way off, .
Remember when it was the open browser, with loads of extensively-customizing themes?
Good times.

It's actually "Frankenstein's monster"; Frankenstein was the creator of the monster. Similarly, it's actually "The Earl of Sandwich's Informal Late Night Card Playing Snack"; Sandwich is the name of its creator, the Earl of Sandwich

DOOM screenshot, sorta, so blood 

My favorite part of lf_yt's VRC Doom world might just be the pixellated live front view of your own avatar on the "status bar".

(Not to be confused with the 3/4 one this renagen has in its HUD, which is handy for telling what expression you're making.)


Heh, when I scribbled vigorously over this in Markers, I missed it had expanded the canvas with a transparent stripe to capture the overshoot. Cute. :P

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anyway I'm currently experiencing Customs Joy™ getting my upgraded Christmas (/Fursuit) lights delivered from the UK, and the latter half of October apparently vanished in a blink, so it's still Halloween as far as I'm concerned

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Oh right, I forgot to post something scary yesterday.

Uh, have a screenshot from when I was doing something unwholesome to a Win98 VM trying to find when the Media Player taskbar was introduced.

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