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USS Constitution, from a reference. Getting better, practice by practice, I hope.

This one's a lot less dynamic than the one from imagination before, but it let me focus on getting the rigging right.

Better tools help, too: I can do dynamic pressure shading now.

Dangit, I wrote a whole caption for that image and it seems to have been swallowed. 

A tall ship bearing down on the viewer, in simple line art. Three jibs, fore course, fore topsail, and fore topgallant visible, with the edge of the main sails visible. It's supposed to be a frigate, but you can't see the mizzen, so you might think it's a brig. A pennant flies from the foretop.

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I'm trying to start drawing ships, since they're always in my heart. I'm not good yet, but I'll practice!

Been watching a lot of physical-geography YouTube lately. It strikes a nice balance: much bigger than human lifespans, but not longer than the lifespan of life-on-Earth.

Fixed bugs, did code, all day was meetings, now trying to write fun code, made a great dinner (did you know you can do latkes any time of year?) and having tea. All topsy-turvy and good.

These "but commutes are good actually!" articles are really cheesing me off. They all boil down to people enjoying dedicated break time where they have no work or personal responsibilities. You don't need a commute for that, you need boundaries.

I wish that I could do the same for the great now-lost Polynesian ships. What the Fijian shipwrights did was amazing, and that we don't have any drua that even approach the largest historical ones is so sad.

At least there's Hōkūle'a for me to fawn over and hope one day to at least step aboard, even if I'm unlikely to get to sail on.

Y'all go learn about Hōkūle'a's global circumnavigation, now, please.

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I just spent half an hour with Allie watching video of various tall ships around today, commenting on what I liked and disliked about each. My ideal period is about 1790s-1810s, and some were too late, many were too early, some were in that range but have sloppy lines and otherwise look messy, whatever, but I know these ships by name, and in many cases bits of their history (military or otherwise!)

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I've been deep-diving (har) into Polynesian ship building. I want a show that gives me the same kind of soaring thrilling shots of ships that you get in Black Sails, but with drua and proa and all those beautiful shunting crab-claw rigged vessels.

Basically, I want a live-action three-series drama of "We Know the Way" from Moana.

Last night, I learned that Jack Terricloth died. Vale, Jack. You were an amazing performer and an incisive poet. We all have a bit more to live up to now.

We must burn but burn joyfully, and give off light,
Unalloyed joy, at least for tonight.

Submitted for your approval: Eβ€’MOβ€’TION (2015), Carly Rae Jepsen.

Gotta stop thinking β€œand once it’s past midnight and I’m in bed and still not ready to sleep, I can start working on creative projects!” That is demonstrably not a viable way to create.

Got dose #2 yesterday. Felt woozy, then fine. Woke up this morning, thought I felt fine, then slept for hours more. NOT ENOUGH IMMUNITY BUILD MORE IMMUNITY.

Realization: Blockchain tech isn't actually decentralized. It's so staggeringly wastefully inefficient that it can't run on less than millions of machines, but the result is still a monobloc of data outside of individual users' control.

using a modern computer on the internet is like you've got this amazing studio workshop library full of tools and stuff, workbench space all over the place, and you're gonna put it all to use any minute now - except you just can't stop staring out out one dingy window at these people screaming at each other in the street

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