Pinned toot

Hi everyone! I've moved over here from mastodon.art, since my enthusiasm far outstripped any sort of actual talent I had, haha.

I live in Western Sydney with my lovely wife Kristina and our half dachshund/half Maltese dog Beanie, and am a hobbyist coder and photographer, Apple enthusiast, and general all-round geek.

Yes it's a birdsite link, but holy shit this rules... fantasy photography but with Black women. Absolutely stunning! twitter.com/btsanima/status/12

There Is No Such Thing as a ‘White Ally’

"Racism is not mine, it’s yours. It’s not called ‘helping’ when it’s your mess we’re cleaning."

humanparts.medium.com/there-is

Food for thought.

@ArtistMarciaX personally it's when my moustache gets caught in the ring pull on a drinks can and I can't unhook it 😭

I just realised how large a percentage of my photo posts here are now just food or Beanie, haha. virtualwolf.org/media

Food 

Oh man, Kristina made sausage rolls from scratch tonight, TOTALLY winged the seasoning, and I'd rank them in the top three of best sausage rolls I've ever had.

:boost_ok: Bandcamp is waiving its revenue share again this Friday, so artists will get their normal cut of any sales (music and merch) plus the fee that usually goes to Bandcamp. This is a good way to help your favorite musicians survive the pandemic - especially musicians of color, LGBTQ+ musicians, and disabled musicians!

Here are all the dates Bandcamp plans to do this in 2020:
August 7, 2020
September 4, 2020
October 2, 2020
November 6, 2020
December 4, 2020

Breadposting 

I promise I'm not just copy/pasting the same image every time. 😅

Today's attempted coffee art ended up being an exclamation mark.

I assume people who know what they're doing can pour the tea out of the gaiwan without spilling it everywhere, but I'm not one of those people.

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I had totally forgotten about my gaiwan and fancy Chinese tea, so I decided to make some. So tasty.

This is absolutely bonkers. In Yugoslavia in the 80s, there was a radio show where they broadcast computer code from cassette tape specifically so that people could record them to tape at home. Gamers added their own mods and then sent their own tapes in to be re-broadcast.

tribunemag.co.uk/2020/07/make-

Eye contact, kind of. 

So at work there's this tradition where when you hit ten years of service, you get a bobblehead. There's two made, one is sent to you and the other is put into the pool room (yes we have a pool room in the office). My ten years was in April and everything was delayed by COVID, but my bobblehead arrived today!

If you are thin and reading this has overwhelmed you with the urge to tell me I'm wrong

Please first read this article: highline.huffingtonpost.com/ar

And then whether you agree or not, don't bother to tell me.

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The worst thing about 21st century internet culture? The fact that two generations of people have been conditioned to refer to everything they do as "content".

Are you a writer? An artist? A photographer? A film maker? A blogger? It no longer matters. You're a content creator and something something monetisation.

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