@bstacey I am going to have to store this as a reference for the impossibility of literature search in mathematics... If even the experts (being every person who published something cited in that graph) cannot reliably discover existing results (as shown by the relatively low graph connection, and the situation that precipitated the graph's overall discovery), no-one can.
@requiem @garbados My favorite thing about Rust is probably that very little of it is novel (e.g. package management), but putting all those existing ideas into a coherent whole while focusing on usability gets us someplace we've never been.
…I get over-excited 😅
I'm guessing though that you can look at anyone who started posting comics online in the early 2000s with no real expectation that anyone would find their work, and if they're still doing comics today, they're a lot better at it 😁
@amphetamine I used to get fired all the time at one job. he stopped doing that when I started threatening to take him seriously 🤷
geeking out over old webcomics
@balrogboogie being able to see that progression is one of my favorite things about webcomics! I've noticed this from most webcomic creators who have been at it a while. Jeph Jacques is certainly a spectacular example! there are some other artists that come to my mind, who each started webcomics around 20 years ago and dove right in… all of these, like QC, are comics I enjoyed even while their creators were figuring out their art styles.
Tailsteak's progress I think is most similarly dramatic—compare http://oneoverzero.comicgenesis.com/d/20000910.html to either http://www.leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=1000 or http://forwardcomic.com/archive.php?num=112
but I also think of Faith Erin Hicks, going from https://web.archive.org/web/20020224122716/http://faith.rydia.net/episode1/page1.JPG to book deals like https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781626721562
it didn't hurt any of them to show off their early work!
@amsomniac eh eh eh 🎶
@ky0ko gosh, that sounds nice 😅
Mental health mention
@sophistoche Nice juxtaposition in my timeline 😁
Some of the top creators in the industry are saying exactly this. Like #JJAbrams said in an interview about Overlord, his Nazi zombie flick, how they really liked Jovan Adepo for the lead but the U.S. paratroopers weren't integrated during WWII. Then they said fuck it, were there zombies in WWII?! Let's go for it!! And it stars Adepo playing a U.S. paratrooper in WWII, and the sky did not, in fact, fall.
Making the computer boxes do what they're supposed to, and nothing else
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