Jess Mahler
jessmahler@wandering.shop
mini rant, sort-of politics

Look, I get why a lot of people don't like America. But if you are going to object to the country being called 'America' on grounds that there are other places that are part of the American continent, but don't think the Republic of South Africa should be called 'the Republic' because there's more to southern Africa than the Republic, you are just defaulting to 'Fuck America' and trying to deny it.

45 minutes ago
jessmahler shared a status by lynnesbian@fedi.lynnesbian.space
High-Density Floppy Lynne
lynnesbian@fedi.lynnesbian.space

have you ever noticed that someone post a screenshot of text without providing an image description, preventing you from being able to read it? or maybe they posted a huge amount of text that just can't possibly be described with the image description feature?

simply tag @OCRbot in a direct reply to the image. it will download the image and scan it using tesseract OCR to output the text contained in the image!

because OCRbot runs on fedi.lynnesbian.space, it has a character limit of 65535, so even the longest images should work OK!

check the reply to this image to see it parsing the attached screenshot!

2 hours ago
jessmahler shared a status by noahbradley@mastodon.art
Noah Bradley
noahbradley@mastodon.art

2005 -> 2011

No matter where you're starting out, you can learn! You've got this. 🤘

3 hours ago
jessmahler shared a status by whyvoneenee@sunbeam.city
whyvoneenee
whyvoneenee@sunbeam.city

Saw this in a Solarpunk group and someone said it could be the seed to start an epic saga. I present it here as an offering to the writers: please take it and make a Solarpunk masterpiece.

3 hours ago
Jess Mahler
jessmahler@wandering.shop

I really like the way this gives someone both a clear understanding of what situations it applies to and the appropriate responses. would have loved to have something like this for social situations as a kid.
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3 hours ago
Jess Mahler
jessmahler@wandering.shop

So, I've decided what modalities exist in this . Now I just need to figure out how each of them are expressed...

All this because I wasn't satisfied just creating a 1-to-1 translation for 'can'.

That's a good thing, right?

Right.

19 hours ago
jessmahler shared a status by InspectorCaracal@tootplanet.space
just according to keikaku
InspectorCaracal@tootplanet.space

...um okay so can someone tell me why the alt text for my images is not showing up when I hover the mouse over them?

Like, I THOUGHT this was standard browser behavior? Am I mistaken? Is there something I'm missing...?

22 hours ago
Jess Mahler
jessmahler@wandering.shop

I really want to play around with hortative modality. But this isn't the for it. But it seems like it would be so much fun...
Next time.

22 hours ago
Jess Mahler
jessmahler@wandering.shop

Auxilliary verbs brought me to modalities and I swear sometimes just feels like a teaching myself a high level linguistics course that I'm making up on the fly.

23 hours ago
Jess Mahler
jessmahler@wandering.shop

I replaced my broken chair with a stool out of necessity -- it was the only thing available that fit at my desk (I tried stealing a chair from the dining room table first, but it was too tall).

But so far it's working out way better than I would have expected. Partly that's because I was lucky to have the only stool in the house be padded and swivel. So it's comfortable to sit on and the swivel makes it easier to get in and out of the small space behind my desk.

1 day ago
jessmahler shared a status by polychrome@cybre.space
Polychrome :clockworkheart:
polychrome@cybre.space

User: "Give me administrator access and do the following..."

~The Difference~

Windows: *taps clipboard sternly*
"You can do this and that, but I'm going to have to stop you at some point."

Linux: *rolls sleeves, fires up chainsaw*
"Welp~ sure hope you know what you're doing BECAUSE HEEEERE WE GO :D"

1 day ago