I would love to have more suggestions for this year's #octoberPrompts. :) I am not following any official lists and instead going with my own partial list and suggestions from mastodon. You can comment to this toot and I will try to add it.
(please be aware that I don't always interpret things literally and create works that are abstract or highly stylized.)
Happy New Year 🎉! This week in KDE: Dolphin gets root operations, Konsole lets select applications, and KWin nets > 8-bit colorizations... (in Wayland).
Krita 5 NEW features 02. New Color Smudge RGBA-wet and Mypaint https://share.tube/videos/watch/94addb13-c057-4d75-ae4b-f38c0ed384d5
Oil painting with NEW RGBA-wet impasto brushes in KRITA 5 https://share.tube/videos/watch/f05962c6-6736-4cf2-8575-dd008507555d
#Gadgetbridge 0.63.0 is now out on #F-droid . It comes with several new features, fixes and also provides support for new Bluetooth devices, like Sony WH-100XM3 and Galaxy Buds Live earphones, and also for GBD-200 and BD-100 Casio watches.
On popular request, current activity data like steps or sleep is now displayed on the device card, for a quick glance.
See the blog post for more details https://blog.freeyourgadget.org/release-0_63_0.html
jokes aside I think I discovered how much I was overestimating the time I have in a day especially with RPing on top. it is somewhat helping me prioritize better.
one week into bullet journaling, things I found out:
1) I am definitely the artsy type journaler. (I mean goal was to use my sketchbook more so I guess not a huge surprise - and no it doesn't mean it is pretty or neat)
2) planning out when is getting done and focusing on tasks of the day helps a lot with my stress levels. (I still use todo.txt to keep track of what is being done and what needs to be done and loop habit tracker for routines)
3) my handwriting is still atrocious
@eylul Yes, it works. If you have firmware 188.8.131.52 and higher, you have to make sure to select New auth protocol https://codeberg.org/Freeyourgadget/Gadgetbridge/wiki/Mi-Band-6#new-auth-protocol .
idk who needs to hear this but don’t beat yourself up over every aborted personal project you’ll never pick up again because you don’t have the energy
you did something (initially) fun, you’ve learned a thing or two, the experience is valuable, and you’ve gained another topic for conversations. you’ve put your time to good use.
I remember a few years ago that kerning in #fontforge was something I'd do by accident. Currently it seems I have an easier time figuring out contextual substitution.
Anyway, the bold-looking #font is actually the one that'd be better for A6, as it's got chunkier metrics, though I still need to adjust the stems. Not too happy with the accented capitals. Might need to create smallcaps to deal with that...
This was very useful, btw: https://www.fonttutorials.com/how-to-name-font-family/
potential bullet journaling.
I blame @cadadr for this one although jokes aside not even sure it is a bullet journal with no bullet points in sight and no todos or notes, and just appending this to my existing sketchbook.
worst case scenario I indexed my sketchbook which is a good thing?
I might still swap back to zim wiki once I sync my notebook to phone but this will be a good experimentation (or an absolute time sink of amateur illustrations. xD). so far using it for teaching and memories.
Sometimes creativity feels like this superposed state that collapses when observed. or that's has been my experience.
Trying to recover from burnout and to remember how to be creative while balancing online presence... Not sure if I will make it but at least I am grateful that #mastodon doesn't have algorithms that punish you more for not being present
Okay, it's been 3 weeks! New recap is out: new releases of GIMP, Krita, Penpot, ArmorPaint, Audacity, PipeWire, Apple joins Blender Dev Fund, Stargate DAW joins Linux audio family, Ardour gets clip launching as part of future live looping feature set.
Featured image by Protyanik Hazra #b3d
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