My favorite RPG character I ever made was a skeleton paladin who was formerly a thrall to an evil necromancer. He was forgotten by the necromancer in a small town somewhere, and had no memories. After working on developing his skills, he becomes chosen by the gods to become a paladin. After that, he runs for mayor and wins. So he's the mayor of a small town and his gavel grows into a giant warhammer when trouble is afoot.

And even when I read the books as a kid I found The Avengers and every character in it really boring. X-Men spoke to me because I grew up in the American South with racism all around me. The best X-Men stories all dealt with prejudice, and its cast of characters were diverse.

I was a huge comic book fan as a kid, and almost all of the movies are retellings of 30-40 year old comic book stories. Guardians of the Galaxy is almost nothing like the books, and that’s what makes it interesting to me.

People went crazy over the Avengers Endgame trailer a few days ago, and I couldn’t really care less. However, Gunn’s return to Guardians of the Galaxy 3? YES!

Interesting to see the extent to which Firefox must go to maintain compatibility with Google: groups.google.com/forum/#!topi

Even when you manage to keep up with the latest standards you have to bend over backwards to avoid taking the blame for not implementing what Google implements (the de facto standard).

Of course it wasn't announced, but a free @Dropbox@twitter.com account can now only sync between three devices. No surprise that a company still losing money has to increase pressure a bit, but not fun for the users.

#selfhost to avoid such unpleasant surprises!

help.dropbox.com/account/compu

Worked a bit more on my sketch tonight, focusing on adding clothing to a figure. Don’t quite have it right yet. Still need to work on compression wrinkles from the arms and hands resting on the fabric, but getting there...

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Please #StopUsingMedium. It’s really annoying and makes me not read your content, no matter how good it is. Not specific for this author. This a general statement.

RT @ruari@twitter.activitypub.actor

In (1999), the Presto and KHTML web engines were being worked on in Waldemar Thranes gate 98, Oslo Norway. Presto had a big influence on web standards. KHTML was the forerunner to Webkit/Blink, on which most web browsers are now based, including @vivaldibrowser@twitter.activitypub.actor. #Web30 #ForTheWeb

🐦🔗: twitter.com/ruari/status/11054

"I think I have view changing animations working. Just need to fine tune them."

"Just don't fine iTunes them."

If these are the only ways I can sign into your web app, I'm not interested. No matter how useful that app is

First art post in a long while as I haven’t worked on anything I can show. This is a sketch of a painting I’m starting. Very early in the process. Still trying to get composition working. Changing things up on what I’ve done lately. While this will be painted in a realistic style as usual, certain parts of it will be a bit more caricatured.

A friend of mine just just tried debugging why he couldn't compile various pieces of software (for example cmake) and stumbled upon something rather hilarious:

As it turns out the compiler checks during the configure stage fail because they do a string match on the word "warning". If it finds that word in the output it rejects the compiler, as it assumes it to be not working correctly.

My friend's username? Oh, nothing special, it's simply "m_warning".

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New free reference pictures from Puerto Rico! Yay!

Use coupon code "free" on gumroad to get the whole pack for free.

Stay awesome, y'all.

reference.pictures/puerto-rico

This is an excellent testimonial to FOSS systems. Regardless of your thoughts on the quality of the product, people bought these things for $900 American. Now, the company is gone and the servers are being shut down. This formerly $900 device is useless for anything other than parts.

"Dying social robot Jibo goes out with a song and a dance"

theverge.com/platform/amp/circ

Wacom’s Cintiq pen displays are excellent and have build quality akin to what they’d put into their Intuos products years ago. I don’t want nor need a pen display. I’ve used a tablet since 1999 and can draw on it as well as I can on paper. I already have 3 displays and don’t need another that I can only use when painting.

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