less jokey, and with better lighting - can tweak the normal estimator to get different faceting

switching to raycasting through a volume texture (point sample mode for fun)

had a dream about a non-existant vintage computer last night.

went down a hole attempting to determine how many particles I can sort per frame on my current hardware. Its a bunch

I've been posting my good looking things on twitter, and my nasty bugs here. I dunno - this project is making me feel like posting on twitter again, and I don't think thats great, but Im ok with it?

a big part of this project is understanding how to describe the problem - as a programmer that didn't go to school, I didn't know that filtering a list was called:
Order preserving stream compaction

not sure whats causing this bug, but its incredibly fast at least

made the points nice and big, added some blinn-phong shading

the neat thing about this approach is that you don't need to raymarch, and the idea is that you can check less elements of your edit list as you get deeper into the structure.

extended this into 3d. Kinda shocked that it approaches usable framerates when I am doing all the evaluation on the cpu / without any accelerated data structures.

good tenents revolts from history:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_War
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Ren
whatever is about to go down at my apartment building because we can't flush the toilets from 9-5 for the _next two months_

lessons learned from this:
- actually use the solder lugs on the knobs, don't just cut them off.
- don't put the knobs so close together, its really irritating.

How much is this a thing to inflate their numbers for some arbitrary investor metrics tho.

I launched my patreon not becuase I need it, just because they are changing the rules and I might need it in the future.

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Friend Camp

The decentralized web is about trust. You should only join Friend Camp if you personally trust Darius Kazemi with your social media data. You probably only have that level of trust if we are IRL friends or have been internet friends for a long time. Generally speaking this is a small, closed community. In the end, Darius is the arbiter of what is allowed here. If you don't have a good idea of the kind of behavior that flies with Darius, again, you probably shouldn't join this instance. In the interest of specificity, we do have a code of conduct and privacy policy which you should read.

Friend Camp features several modifications that were requested by our users.

  • you can log in via any subdomain, which means you can log in to multiple accounts in the same browser session (for example, log in once on friend.camp and then as another user on alt.friend.camp)
  • they are no longer called "toots", they are now "posts"
  • if you have a locked account and you get a follow request, a reminder appears under your "post" button (on normal Mastodon mobile it is otherwise buried in a sub-menu and you might not see it for a long time)
  • the emoji dropdown is a neutral smiley face instead of the cry-laughing smiley
  • @mentions are rendered as "@user" for a Friend Camp user and "@user@domain" for remote users. This helps clear up when you follow two people who have the same username on different servers.
  • there is a "never ask me again" checkbox on the confirmation for clearing your notifications -- more info here
  • images in a CW'ed post are collapsed behind the CW. When you expand the CW, you can see the whole image immediately. more info here
  • When an mp3 link is in a post, we also embed an inline mp3 player. git commit here
  • 500 characters of profile text git commit here, requested by @deerful

Important Bit from the Privacy Docs

If you want decent privacy (the info doesn't leave this server), the only way to do that is to set your account to private, only accept friend requests from other friend.camp users, and only ever @ mention other friend.camp users. Once you start talking to people on other servers, all bets are off. Any private message you send to someone on another server could be looked at by the admin of a different server. This is kind of like email: if you are on a private email server, and you send an unencrypted email to a gmail account, congrats, Google now has the content of that email. But also, you do this every day, so, hey. The internet!

Our beautiful icon is based on photo3idea_studio from www.flaticon.com, licensed CC 3.0 BY. It has been modified by @casey@friend.camp!