Time to replace your improv partner! You’ve played AI Dungeon, now play Improv Dungeon. Write out your scenario and the AI will play along!
We all know SMS two factor auth is very dangerous due to it’s insecure nature, but we don’t often here companies actually doing anything about it. Most won’t remove SMS two factor auth because they want your phone number so they can better target you with ads. Hopefully we start to see more people follow this trend, as everyone else is just playing security theatre.
With the recent sexual assault allegations of former people’s champ GrandPooBear, I’ve been thinking a lot about his sudden heel turn, and I think this article hits him on the nose with a newspaper.
Congratulations to the people at Medium! I love seeing unions spread around San Francisco tech companies. Hopefully soon with my employer :3
Virtual avatars for streaming and videos have become popular over the last few years. Now you can do it from your browser on your phone?! So cool.
For my birthday I’m running a fundraiser for Trans Lifeline. At this time we’ve raised over $2,000 on Facebook and if we include people who directly donated at TransLifeline.org we’ve raised over $3,900! Support the fundraiser while you can because the fundraiser ends January 30th. (You can donate to Trans Lifeline directly anytime!)
I don’t know what’s more wild: a React hook that makes your custom UI elements accessible or that this came from Adobe.
Thanks to @cokeypuffss for spreading this employee benefit from Discord. This money would not last long even if you didn’t use it for surgery but it’s a huge help for trans people since insurance and medical care can be horrifyingly bad.
Yuki Miku daiyo does a dance on a roof!
I’m still learning IFTTT Pro but I made a script for detecting when I have a new delivery in a LuxerOne package locker and it uses the Pushcut app to send a notification with the QR code to unlock the locker holding my package.
A delightful and emotional visual novel. I haven’t finished it yet, but the opening sure was A LOT.
Because Git and GitHub are too cowardly to *already* be setting the default branch from a white supremacy reference to something simple like “main,” here are instructions to fix your code repository.
I spent the last week playing with React Native and was able to ship an Android app pretty fast. I'm working on iOS but it's still in the Testflight stage for now. This is my first step and I hope to continue iterating!
I stumbled upon this neat community of women makers the other day. Best of all they are trans/nonbinary inclusive.
I am oddly excited about the possibilities of using React Hooks in CLI tools.
I picked this game up in early access a few weeks ago and I’ve put a lot of time in to it. It’s a non-violent Pokémon meets Animal Crossing game with some of my favorite dialog in a game since Night in the Woods. While the game is unfinished and there are a few bugs, it’s still incredibly fun and I can’t wait to see where this game goes.
This is pretty cool, I will definitely be writing some custom scripts for it. During my time as an engineer I’ve always thought the best way to steal company secrets is to make a JSON formatter website or something. I love their headline, "Stop pasting company secrets into random websites."
I have now published publicly for the first time the code that powers this website.
Translations with DeepL feels more accurate and more natural. I am looking forward to a browser extension.
Hey I just wanted to share that I open sourced a weekend experiment I made a few weekends ago to track pitch frequencies. It’s not the best, but I learned so much in building it within a few constraints: using React Hooks and must work on mobile Safari as well as desktop browsers.
Sometimes you need to help your family out from miles away. I had no idea this feature was in Windows, for free. Oh, and did I mention it just works?
A new plugin from Microsoft for their code editor allows people to collaborate in real time on projects. This looks so fun.
> "Amazon did not “give” us PTO — we took our PTO from Amazon’s greedy hands. And we have to keep fighting so that Amazon gives us our PTO on top of the sick time we already have."
Nintendo explains philosophy behind Animal Crossing’s big changes, such as gender expression and terraforming
Maybe Nintendo is finally growing up? They should fix Zelda and Mario now.
This is pretty wild! Android apps on iOS? This is something to keep an eye on for sure.
This game was a surprise delight! If you’re a fan of Animal Crossing or Night in the Woods you will definitely love this game as much as I do. You can reach the ending in around 2 hours, but there’s so much about this delightful game that will keep you coming back, even after you’ve finished the story.
A lot of people talk about 17776 by Jon Bois, but I was initially introduced to his work through this: a non-linear essay about Jon Bois that is probably more than 17776 words long by Colin Spacetwinks.
npckc is probably one of my favorite indie game creators. npckc rose to popularity with this game about taking your trans friend to a onsen, and it’s just so good.
Hatsune Miku comes to Switch! I’m so excited!!! No word on the western release quite yet except that it comes out this year. I’m importing the collectors edition, of course lol
A few days ago I was pondering what the environmental difference in buying an ebook from amazon versus buying a physical book was. A day later I found this tool to determine what the environmental impact for visiting a website is.
Around maybe five years ago I launched a gif management system for myself. I finally rewrote it to be fast and no longer hosted on a computer in my home. Phew!
This is amazing. Ever wanted to clear out major streets in your city? It just takes 99 phones, and you can safely walk anywhere you want.
It’s good to see Panic shamed in to doing right by the game pop up after throwing their weight around like nasty bullies. It’s a shame they needed to be shamed at all, they should be better than that.
A webcomic about a gay disaster, a punk skunk, and lots and lots of puns. Created by Olive Rae Brinker. Updates Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
vine 2.0 is here, and it’s called byte. out now for iphone and android. i don’t know how to link to my account but i’m ‘melkat’ — please follow me
This Pokemon-like MMO came out in early access this week. From what I’ve played it’s pretty solid for a very eary-access game. It focuses on 2v2 battles and unique creature types. You can also make queer characters! Choose from (limited) pronouns, and the main rival in the game is even non-binary! (extra props: they ban transphobic players!)
full list of starbucks trans medical benefits (effective oct 1, 2019)☕️💗 - sofie halili 🛒 on Twitter
I can’t stop thinking about this tweet from Sofie Halili on Twitter showing Starbuck’s full list of benefits for people working 20 or more hours a week. The insurance comapnies might still deny it, but I wish my job offered this!
Hi my name is Melanie. This is my webpage with links to a lot of things that I do.