I installed Seek from iNaturalist, but either I'm missing something or it doesn't have the progression mechanics to repeatedly provide interesting and achievable goals.
Alternately, can you recommend anything else to make going outside feel interesting/novel/urgent-but-not-distressing?
I appreciate Pokémon GO for being one of the few things that's been successful at getting me out for walks around the neighborhood. But I also giving *far* too much time attention to it while I'm at home.
How can I make a geofence that puts strict limits on how long I can have an Android app open while in a specific location?
Late to the bandwagon, but finally set up an account @firstname.lastname@example.org.
How is TikTok as good as it is???
I'm sure it has its problems—there are a few in its history I'm aware of. However,
• It's hardly showing me ads. (Less than one per day‽)
• People don't spend 20% of their airtime on plugs for a sponsor.
• Gender diversity of STEM TikTok is leaps and bounds better than STEM YouTube.
selfie, eye contact
Felt cute, might fall back asleep later.
Recommendation: Find meeting times for your group with Crab Fit. https://crab.fit
* timezone support: each participant can declare their availability and see results in their own timezone
* each participant can declare blocks of time when they are available, not restricted to a handful of poll options
* optional integration with calendars from Google or Outlook
* minimal data collection and retention
It's exactly the tool I wanted for scheduling things with our widely distributed GSoC group.
Thank you, bengrant.dev!
You still out there, Fediverse? Here, have a cat photo. #mastocats
In reviewing first draft #GSoC proposals, I noticed many folks setting *very* high expectations for themselves about how much they can get done as an intern in eighteen hours a week.
I wrote up some notes on things to consider when making a proposal about how long a feature will take: https://forum.terasology.org/threads/proposals-and-feature-task-breakdown.2345/
I'm a mentor with Terasology this year. https://terasology.org/2021/03/13/terasaturday-11.html
As an online multiplayer modular game environment, we're open to proposals from a wide range of disciplines. #GSoC
We're currently midway through the application period of Google Summer of Code, an internship program for open source projects. https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/
Applications are due by the 13th. Procrastinators, I know what you're thinking, and yes you _can_ bang out a proposal moments before the deadline. The catch is that becoming familiar enough with a project to know _what_ to propose will take a while.
Start now so you can get feedback on your proposal ideas and drafts before the final is due!
I'll be mentoring this round and would be especially interested in seeing proposals for internationalization, automated testing, or other ways to help the software run smoothly for players and maintainers both.
Unfortunately I did _not_ remember to try to get the project registered with Outreachy this time. Remind us to do that next round!
Terasology, the extensible voxel game, is participating in Google Summer of Code for the sixth year in a row! https://terasology.org/2021/03/13/terasaturday-11.html
That means that if you are a current college or university student, you could get a summer internship — with a stipend paid by Google — to help build this open source project.
Development of a multiplayer game provides the opportunity to participate in an unusually wide variety of roles, from devops to UI, technical writing to 3-D modelling.
and what is a person to do with all this coaxial cable???
YELLING ABOUT MEDIA LICENSING
IT IS A 22-YEAR-OLD-REMAKE OF A 5-YEAR-OLD REMAKE OF A 27-YEAR-OLD SHOW, WHICH WAS BASED ON A 15-YEAR-OLD SHOW BASED ON A 12-YEAR-OLD SEMI-AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOVEL.
WE HAVE A PANDEMIC THAT MAKES LIVE THEATER INACCESSIBLE.
LET THE KIDS STREAM THEIR DAMN PERFORMANCE, YOU PUSWEASELS, OR THEY ARE GOING TO GIVE UP ON THEATER ENTIRELY AND GO PLAY _AMONG US _ON TWITCH INSTEAD.
A lengthy dream I had last night featured a number of you folks I'm friendly with but only really see during conference-times.
It was a big entertainment/social venue (in non-pandemic conditions), and there was a lot of "wait, does that interaction with those people mean I should catch up to them later and join their party here?"
So maybe I miss seeing you or something and even in my dreams I am socially awkward.