!!Con is a fantastic conference about how computer programming is joyful and strange—their call for talks and talk-like things is open! http://bangbangcon.com/give-a-talk.html
(the conference is in NYC but they cover travel expenses for speakers)
Oh my gosh y'all, today is the day my game, Snake People: A Game of Anticipatory Grief went up on Kickstarter as part of #ZineQuest! Threading unlocked.
@despens I have this treat for Olia if she joins Mastodon https://web.archive.org/web/20090831012447/http://geocities.com/bubbles2shy/howglitterfont.html
"Scrumptious! If you're using Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 or Netscape Navigator 3.0, then you'll never look at the web the same way again. It's got live news and a hot interface. Not for the weak of heart or slow of access, but if you've got a Pentium 100, or a PowerPC or above, and a Java enabled browser, you're gonna love it."
X-Face is a 48x48 black/white bitmap you add as a header in e-mail. Then supporting clients can read the X-Face header value and display it in notifications and/or your mail. It's an early attempt at avatars.
Tested X-Face  and QR code to Braille-Unicode conversion and it's too bulky to be useful in a terminal. Perhaps with sixels then.
On a related note, anyone has a Usenet/mail archive with X-Faces for testing?
Art of Python, a small arts festival cultivated within PyCon North America, is now accepting submissions for its 2020 season, which will run at #PyCon. Call for Proposals is now open. We're looking for 5-15 minute performances that impart new and needed perspectives about the emotional and challenging work of programming through the medium of performance.
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