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hello, dear toot.cat people!
i’m raphael, and this is my toot over here. :)

i like a variety of things (python programming, rock climbing, puns, dark wave, drawing, archery, tea, cats, chocolate…), tend strongly towards the nerdy/shy, and am coming to this instance from mastodon.social.

hey y’all! <3

mild injury mention (+) 

my brain just sprung the word ‘lewdicrous’ on me and now i think it should be used way more profusely than there is opportunity for it.

australian bushfires, art 

american football shitposting 

this beginning-of-new-year kind of time makes it easy to get into a mood pondering the past and making up hopes for the future. therefore, here’s a thing i’d love to see in the web going forward:

less making websites like programs/applications as a default. don’t make things more complicated than they need to be. not everything needs to be real-time, dynamically generated, or fancied up to absurd degrees.

let’s focus on getting the basics right before thinking about tacking on more: make simple, semantically marked-up websites. make it play nice with screen readers etc.. be friendly to user-side restyling. don’t collect any data you don’t absolutely need (vanity statistics don’t count!). have an RSS feed. maybe offer a preferred way of being cited?

let’s become more distrustful of websites pretending to be more than websites.

hey y’all wise people, i’d appreciate your help/input.
i might have a need to host some in the near-ish future. what would you consider to be the best solution right now? , despite the mod tools debacle? archive.org? something else entirely? (for obvious reasons, i’d like very much to stay off google/youtube)

(this was about a video of a rock climbing/outdoor trade show, where rock shoe manufacturer tenaya had legendary rock climber chris sharma repping at their booth.

in a video interview for a gear shop, sharma stumbled through a couple of super unpractised gear-repping sentences with visible discomfort – ‘i used these shoes (initially points at wrong model). and these. and these are the new ones. they have a heel. and a toe.’ – before segueing into an extended ‘anyway, this is how my rock climbing goes, now that i’m a dad of two,’ how he cherishes time on the rock more now that he doesn’t get it at will, can’t just wait for the perfect conditions, etc.

rarely have i seen PR’s not-human talk performed in a way that showed how not-human it is.)

in case you wondered how my day is going, i typed this almost unironically earlier today:
‘i think of chris sharma at the tenaya booth as an art installation made to highlight the grotesque absurdity of commercialism.’

rowling news, PSA 

rock climbing gear, advertising 

brag, academia, grades, wtf 

wohoo, i finished my first sewing project! well, the sewing part, at least. :3

switching.software, unethical software 

re: rock climbing, death 

re: rock climbing, death 

rock climbing, death 

guess who got all fired up about a decorative idea for christmas cards when he saw black paper at the store and is now sitting at home with black paper without having realised that you can’t lightbox through it.
*sigh* out comes the white pencil for makeshift white tracing paper.

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