@shubh thanks! :D
you've got no chutzpah, your organizational skills are lackluster, your timekeeping is abysmal! see: https://icyphox.sh/about
@shubh thanks! :D
the last of the ones i'm willing to post in public. i love how the red pops here, but i reckon i could've done without the tree.
yet another in central helsinki. i seem to remember trying to center the lamp post and use the two buildings as a frame but i clearly failed. perhaps i should've attempted this in portrait!
also my neighborhood. i was trying to go for a shot with leading lines, but i think it turned out too noisy. perhaps a 50mm lens would've helped narrow down the focus point a bit.
another shot from central helsinki. one of the last shots on the roll and i wasn't expecting it to turn out as anything good. happy surprise.
one of the buildings in my apartment complex. this picture is rather interesting because of the lines/geometry. perhaps some more breathing room above the building might've helped.
sometime around golden hour. i really like the bokeh.
one of the best shots from this roll. very random shot of anton sitting at his desk, at work.
i really wasn't expecting this to turn out so well since there was hardly any light, but it looks very moody. shot somewhere near my place.
this was in central helsinki, on mannerheimintie. i love the color of the sky and the power lines that cut across. probably should've paid attention to the lower part of the frame where the window's get cut off partially.
alright! my digital scans came in earlier today and for my first ever roll of 35mm film, i think i didn't do _too_ bad. there's a lot for me to learn—especially around composition and framing, but i'm rather happy with some of these shots.
i've picked the "best" ones for this thread (there are a few that are terribly out of focus, lol).
the first one here is a few cherry blossoms in my neighborhood. i guess moving closer to the branch in focus could've helped since it's now just mushed in with the background.
my new eskate stand!
(hint: actually a guitar stand)
and i mean sure, i guess we’ve known it’s possible for a while now, and of its ability to be weaponised. but the larger problem at hand with no clear solution: how can this be fought? how do we know this hasn’t happened before? yes the “truth” came out, but now what? it doesn’t matter that it did, since it’s only going to be a small fraction of the audience learning of it. it’s too late. we live in a post-truth world and it doesn’t matter if the truth comes out—if it didn’t come out first.
and i mean sure, i guess we’ve known it’s possible for a while now, and of its ability to be weaponised. but the larger problem at hand with no clear solution: how can this be fought? how do we know this hasn’t happened before?
yes the “truth” came out, but now what? it doesn’t matter that it did, since it’s only going to be a small fraction of the audience learning of it. it’s too late.
we live in a post-truth world and it doesn’t matter if the truth comes out—if it didn’t come out first.
i don’t usually comment on politics but i think this is a scarily good use of “deepfakes” (that word didn’t stick around for long huh): https://www.altnews.in/wrestlers-detained-in-delhi-ai-image-of-smiling-vinesh-sangeeta-phogat-viral/ i wrote about the efficacy of deepfakes a couple years back and boy was i wrong about “being able to spot them”. the pictures in the article above are scarily good—and it appears the effort required to produce them have decreased significantly. there’s virtually no artifacting or other discerning “tells” to spot the deepfake. impressive. also disturbingly dystopian.
i don’t usually comment on politics but i think this is a scarily good use of “deepfakes” (that word didn’t stick around for long huh): https://www.altnews.in/wrestlers-detained-in-delhi-ai-image-of-smiling-vinesh-sangeeta-phogat-viral/
i wrote about the efficacy of deepfakes a couple years back and boy was i wrong about “being able to spot them”. the pictures in the article above are scarily good—and it appears the effort required to produce them have decreased significantly. there’s virtually no artifacting or other discerning “tells” to spot the deepfake. impressive. also disturbingly dystopian.
it's funny how i initially thought 36 shots would be somewhat limiting but when you actually get to shooting you quickly realize how long it takes to finish a roll. there's so much more intention and thought before pressing the shutter.
@knapjack thanks! i'm really quite excited to see how i did.
tomorrow's the day i get the scans of my first ever 35mm film roll. shot on my Olympus OM-1, Fujifilm Fujicolor 200. i really hope there's at least a few good shots on there, lol.
@knapjack @nemo @craigmod yeah one option i'm considering (albeit not very strongly since it's more work than i have time for) is reusing the readability code that i wrote for https://forlater.email to convert pages to html (and then to epub). but yeah, too much work. :P
@nemo ah yes i do plan to use calibre for this. i briefly looked at the news system; it could be just what i’m looking for if i can get it to run headlessly.
@nemo it does but it felt somewhat limited. no scheduled syncing, feed → epub conversion happens on the device so it’s slow as sin, lol.
i plan to periodically generate epubs of feeds on a server and have that pushed to the kindle.
@tailscale considering setting up some kind of automation to sync rss feeds onto my kindle for offline reading
running @tailscale on my #kindle!
lol is this how people look at logos?
@ajkelkar riiip. i’m lucky here in finland i can simply exchange my indian driver’s permit for a finnish one—bypassing the whole testing process. :D
@shubh woah, sick. where is this?
@ifesdjeen it was spring here in finland for about 3 weeks (aka 10 ish degrees); it's now full-on summer with daily highs hitting 20–22! i reckon it's only going to get hotter through june–july.
125km down on my board. i think this warrants a blog post on eskating.
alright, new sleep token. here we go.
@prithu yeah it’s not allowed on roads provided there’s a dedicated cycling track (which is 90% the case); if there isn’t one, aka cycles and cars share the same road, then yes.
also, here’s a recent ride of mine: https://reddit.com/r/ElectricSkateboarding/comments/13i4bxj/found_esk8_heaven_somewhere_in_espoo_finland/
always wear a helmet regardless of the distance!!!
grocery run in 15 mins! personal electric vehicles are game changers.
@j3s oh, i vote for this as vore’s theme song: https://youtu.be/3zDjAtG_y5A
@prithu yep, it's mostly clear skies here on out!
@j3s gratz (or not, depending on how you see it), on vore frontpaging hn! i think it can be safely postulated that any post about software on hn /will/ have a thread about its name lol.
anyway, it also prompted me to finally dust off my old opml, extract the rss urls and pop it into vore! def needed to remove a bunch of dead sites from there but i think i now have a neat set of feeds again. gonna have a looksie at yours for some more links. but yes, good to be back on rss again.
and i've been meaning to ask you—i'm investigating these rather perplexing crashes in legit where the main thread panics and never recovers. i'm not sure what's causing it bcs the trace points to somewhere deep within go-git. are you seeing these on your instance?
i for one am glad i moved to finland instead of germany simply because i can eskate without the worry of cops confiscating my board and fining me to top it off.
i love how finland isn't as car centric as other countries. i mean, i'm literally espoolainen but we've got tarred bike paths (aka esk8ing paths) alongside literally every road.
is this heaven?
spent the day idling by Meikojärvi today
@jxs yeah it’s a ton of fun to ride too :D
@tecoholic this is awesome!
@ru ah, gotcha!
cherry blossom season!
@pancake this is probably better expressed in ActivityPub terms but yes, a distributed package repository/issue tracker whatever is a pretty neat idea.
the more i talk to people, the more i realize how many don't know where finland is on the map lol
got to watch Ice Nine Kills live tonight in Helsinki. absolutely nuts.
@jcs as an avid lobsters user, i didn’t know people like to dunk on it. i’ve always found (most) discussions on there to be rather reasonable.
@ru yeah it appears to have patina'd around the edges but not so much in the middle because of the paint/dye whatever lol. i've seen a lot of folks using alcohol wipes or something similar to get rid of the paint and expose the actual leather underneath.
has the iOS autocorrect become jarringly unpredictable recently? it’s extremely unreliable and seems to have some shitty “AI” nonsense going on. the same for swipe—the same gesture results in a different word every time.