How did I just find out what #solarpunk is? Me? I must be losing my edge.
@poss_bot I've shown that off as well, see https://glitch.social/@vga_dreams/101044916617713054
All my research at the time resulted in me finishing this timeline of historical fashion from 1770-1900 for one of my class projects. I was channelling "Horrible Histories" a bit when doing the cartoons for it. ;)
(And yes, there is a mistake there; the 1830s were called the "Romantic" era, not the "Regency" era, which was earlier. :\ Nice going, me.)
Watching one of my favorite underrated SF movies: Elysium. It's got all the things a lover of dystopic SF could ask for in a work of fiction:
▪️ Hacked-together technology being used by a rebellion
▪️ Human exoskeletons
▪️ Smart bullets
▪️ AI guard droids
▪️ Personal EM defense shields
▪️ Direct-brain information transfer
▪️ Orbital space colonies inhabited by an elite class of ageless capitalists
▪️ A very long Matt Damon cameo
C'mon Down to Mick's House of Amulets where the amulets are practically giving /themselves/ away!
Seriously, take an amulet. They're great. They light up. You can talk to other amulet holders. They're cheap.
All you have to do is sign a contract that says whatever the yellowed eye in the amulet's heart sees can be transferred back to Amulet HQ and the Heart of Eyes for study. What's a little studying going to hurt, eh?
Sign the contract.
Using the modern web doesn't feel empowering. It feels immensely frustrating.
The web is barely usable without ad-blocking. Pages take an age to load and the content jumps around as more ads download and display. Also the ads are spying on you.
The entire JS ecosystem is dependency hell and sometimes you have to download massive JS files just to view a web page. The JS is probably also spying on you.
Worse still, JS is also probably why the Back button doesn't work properly on so many sites.
So, since las thursday i've been forced to use LTE for everything, because some telco-technician #$%ed up my DSL/Telephone cable while owrking on another line.
Apparently, they still haven't been able to fix it. In the meantime, my data cap for LTE has long been reached, and I've been surfing the net with ~2 kb/s for the past few days.
Let me tell you: I've gained a whole new impression of the "modern" internet. And it's not a good one.
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