Done :) I'll take a better pic of it in daylight tomorrow. Diamine ink in oxblood red with a dip pen and brush on 200gm A4 size paper.
I'm resisting the temptation to add gold to it, I think I've overused the 'add gold to it' technique lately 😂
Head of Giraffe, body of horse and stripes of zebra, #Okapi are endangered with an estimated 25,000 left in the wild.
Is It a Zebra? A Giraffe? No, It's an Okapi | HowStuffWorks https://animals.howstuffworks.com/mammals/okapi.htm
re: Some software gratitude
Also, last week I was working on an old laptop and I decided to install the GNUmeric spreadsheet package, and AbiWord while at it. Wow, these packages are compact, load fast, and do the job beautifully. And they've been doing it for many. I've always turned to LibreOffice, which is fine and has more features (and a presentation module), and there's logic in having one package that does it all. But I'm impressed that these packages have been soldiering on beautifully without much credit for many years.
Some software gratitude
I was pleasantly surprised by software on F-Droid recently (Free Software repository for Android).
When I got my Android phone some years ago I looked for Free (Libre) e-mail clients and all I found was the venerable K-9. It's worked fine but I've been having trouble physically interacting, especially as Android buttons (back, switch) lie on top of K-9 buttons. So I checked F-Droid.
We now have quite a few e-mail clients. I installed SimpleEmail and FairMail. They're similar and very nice; both accessed my picky obscure Posteo address easily.
SimpleMail is (I think) in a line of "Simple-" apps that are all easy and pleasant to use. FairMail gave some useful configuration advice; I felt like I was being looked after. They're both attractive, pleasant, and mature. Time to send some cash for the software I use!
The bundle of holding just released a new bundle _strictly for charity_ that features free games. All the money after fees will go to the RPG Creators Relief Fund.
One of the games is a storytelling game about The Suffragettes (in particular) and activism (in general) called "Deeds, not Words", written by yours truly! 😄 🤯
I'm really hyped about this, check it out!
US pol, Cruz, violence mention
Apparently Ted Cruz flew to a Cancún vacation Wednesday, even while many of his constituents lacked water and heat. Marie Antoinette would be ashamed.
Now many Texans are outraged and I wonder if he will fear for his safety once returned. Ironic, after he lived through the Capitol coup attempt knowing he was not a target of the mob, and showing little concern for those that were. This is what it feels like for a mob to come after you, Ted.
I don't condone or advocate for violence. Really.
Oh sorry, add an hour to that.
The US Mars lander is supposed to touch down in about 15 minutes.
I'm not sure of the time delay or whether that's factored in.
Typography is another little “tool-app” from the @gnome Design Tooling Team as a companion to (Colour) Palette offering buttons to copy various css classes/characters you may need in your app/mockup
Along the way we got a couple of gtk4 bugs ironed out, thanks @exalm et al for the help with that
As ever some nice artwork from @tbernard
Learning that people suffering from the storm and blackout in Texas were using the guide in our book Recipes for Disaster to build a rocketstove with which to heat food and water, we've put the directions online here in their entirety:
Mathematical non-mathematician, Middle Eastern music, amateur musician, anti-imperialist, Software Freedom advocate, environmentalist. White cis male >50. Completely out of step.
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