My latest exploration in casein painting this time of a river otter floating in water. River otters as far as I know don't hold their food while floating, but I wanted him to be holding one anyway. Can read more about it on my blog.

@fribbledom I've been using Manjaro as my primary OS for almost 4 months.

I'd love to contribute to the wfh workspace showoff, but my office looks like a bomb went off because I'm trying to find ways to fit my books into an overflowing set of bookshelves.

Getting hammered lately with “Google does this” or “Apple does this” justifications for terrible UIs.

Google Material Design told us form fields were better without boxes, until they tested it.

Apple told us removing button outlines in iOS was better, until users complained.

@laura I use FeedReader ( with an RSS aggregator I and a friend have been developing ourselves called The Arsse (

@jex Interesting. My display has DDC/CI, but I haven't been able to figure out how to use it to switch them. Would you mind sharing the script you're using to passthrough the keyboard and mouse?

@jex I've been setting up a GPU passthrough myself today. Are you using looking glass?

Another painting in casein on Arches watercolor paper this time of some king penguins. I got the idea to paint this after watching a wildlife documentary which had literally thousands of them grouped together on this small island near Antarctica. I liked the colors and abstract shapes the penguins made when unfocused, so I wanted to see if I could do that in paint.



I started slowly re-reading and re-listening (I alternate between the two) World Without End by Ken Follett before the virus made its way to the media. Rather appropriate considering the story takes place during the 14th century plague in England.

@estebanm I've used Gitea for a while for my own stuff and enjoy having it. It's true you're less likely to ever get contributions if you self host. I know they were discussing a way to federate Gitea, but I don't know how far it went.

Last October I was contacted by Frank Foster to illustrate his newest album "The Way it Was" which was released in January. Been waiting to update my website so now can post here. Can read more about it here:

uspol, snark 

Looking at variable font stuff in Firefox dev tools somehow took me back to where I commented on this blog post that was begging Adobe to release several of their paid fonts for bundling. I was vehemently attacked by someone saying \@font-face and open source fonts were a pipe dream. Today, we have lots of very good open source fonts and much, much more. Wish I could find that post.

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