The ElloResist community

Since I notice that some of you fellow WordPress users have taken notice of the mind-Dumpster blog due to some blogposts concerning efforts & ideas aligned with the #Resist #Trump #Republican movement, I encourage all of you reading this to check out the @ElloResist community at the Ello social network. Check them out:

https://ello.co/elloresist

Please note that you will not be able to open that URL unless you have registered for a free Ello account. (If you have heard of Ello before: yes, registration is now free & open to everyone; no invitation required anymore.)

[More info on Ello from Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ello_(social_network)]

If you have any questions feel free to ask in the comments below, and/or ask the @ElloResist community over at Ello.

Best Wishes, Greetings in the Name of Humanity & Humanitarianism, and #Resist:fist:

I enjoy drawing daily. I really do. (draft Ello post, unposted)

I enjoy drawing daily. I really do.
At some moments it feels like a burden but each day as I post it, like, it feels good to see that I’ve managed to draw something that I cannot be ashamed of, perhaps sometimes even be proud of. Even though my drawing time never really cuts into my working time, where most of my time is wasted by other procrastination times such as watching YouTube videos and reading articles that have nothing to do with the day-job blog posts that I’m supposed to be doing but these veerings & stumblings on the Internet take up way, way more time in aggregate than any drawing I do, my daily drawings take up almost none of my time. And yet…
Lately I tend to draw two drawings a day then I take a break. I’ve been wanting to draw several drawings in a day so that I can draw something complex over the course of several days; such as “a full musician”, an “evil train”, or a typewriter–darn a typewriter seems more complex for me to draw than it should I’d thought I’d be able to draw a typewriter real quick but it seems no…
I need to produce more blog posts and faster. They’re the ones making real money. The drawings… the drawings are just hobby and they take up no time. What’s really taking up my time is all these social media… but I do research on social media and the Web if I go offline I can’t write because I can’t access data and…
I don’t know.
Sorry this is just a stream of consciousness I ought to edit this at least give it one top-to-bottom read before I publish or perhaps one complete rewrite just to be safe before I publish but….
Uh.

 


 

Written as a blog draft/Ello post draft in Evernote at December 06, 2016 at 06:13PM Open in Evernote

Triple-Exposure, STC, Beer

Triple Exposure at McD's STC Senayan, July 2016

An abstract triple-exposure, composited using Pixlr for Android and Photoshop.

One photo was repeated twice. Forgot which blending modes I used.

Jakarta, somewhere around 16:30hrs UTC+7:00, July 23, 2016.

Originally published at Ello.

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I fear I need to become less human to work more productively.

I fear I prefer dying inside to becoming more productive.

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There are three 1.5-liter bottles of Coke in our fridge. One bottle is about to become empty. Kinda glad that beer is so expensive and moonshine so hard to buy. Lol :joy: :joy:

The only reason they’re not beer bottles instead is because I’m frickin’ cheap. That, and that I’m so awful at managing my personal spending and personal time allocations. Too easily distracted, too immature to manage my emotions properly. Unable to catharsize my freak-outs effectively. Something.

Whatever.

“Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie” Review [from ComicBuzz]

ComicBuzz:

Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie Review

Set in a futuristic Japan after the end of a brutal world war.

http://comicbuzz.com/2016/06/ghost-in-the-shell-the-new-movie-review/

Nice; I love the GitS universe. They could’ve named it “Ghost In The Shell: Fire Starter” or something but eh, whatever. I’ll take it.


Posted on Ello, June 17, 2016 at 09:22AM: http://ift.tt/1UfqrAK

a misinterpreted teenagers-in-a-museum picture

“Late last year this photograph of children looking at their smartphones by Rembrandt’s ‘The Night Watch’ in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam started doing the rounds on the web. It quickly became viral. It was often accompanied by outraged, dispirited comments such as “a perfect metaphor for our age”, “the end of civilisation” or “a sad picture of our society”.

Only they weren’t. It turns out that the Rijksmuseum has an app that, among other things, contains guided tours and further information about the works on display. As part of their visit to the museum, the children, who minutes earlier had admired the art and listened attentively to explanations by expert adults, had been instructed to complete an assignment by their school teachers, using, among other things, the museum’s excellent smartphone app.

I would like to think that all those who liked, posted, shared and tweeted the picture of children on smartphones by Rembrandt’s masterpiece in the erroneous belief that it illustrated everything that is wrong with society feel a tiny bit silly and a little more humble as a consequence. But it won’t happen.

The tragic thing is that this —— the truth —— will never go viral. So, I wonder, what is more likely to bring about the death of civilisation, children using smartphones to learn about art or the willful ignorance of adults who are too quick to make assumptions?”

“Technology and the death of civilisation” — by José Picardo at Medium — http://tinyurl.com/jz3ayfy


Posted on Ello: June 6, 2016 at 10:07AM: http://ift.tt/22HSKIi