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darkhorsedouglas(they/them)
Time ago

ash you fool, you can't just sass a god


t a l l z e n i t s u


painty doodle of a friend's oc :)


Bernadetta lineless commission for @/kbnsane on twitter!


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cosmicaces(they/them)
Time ago

Community Update - May 2020

staff

Cough and sneeze into your elbows!

In April, we...

  • Finished the basics of the API, formally starting the frontend work for both the app and the new desktop site
  • Beefed up our internal security and started planning the new infrastructure
  • Added pride badges and themes for all users

Site Stats

As of writing, we have 29,657 users, 49,251 blogs, and 351,093 posts.

Community Shoutouts

This month's shoutout goes to @dohz who is posting puzzles every week! Giving your brain a workout is essential to your mental health with the world as it is right now, so give it a go!

Site News

The first is the API stuff - at long last, we're in a position where we can start making it actually look like something. There's still some features missing, but everything relating to users and blog interactions is now tested, as is retrieving posts. Making posts still needs some work, since we're introducing a new post type, and I want to redesign the workflow to be a bit nicer on different post types.

Additionally, some improvements have been made along the way - for example, tag blocking now reads the tags of the OP as well for the purposes of both blocklists and NSFW checks. Code to get a tag history has been added, and on the technical side, the number of database calls has been halved. In lab conditions, getting my main blog's dashboard takes 67ms on average with the new system, compared to the current system's 180ms average. This is assuming the posts have been loaded by someone recently, however - if every post is new to the system that day, it takes an average of 130ms instead. Still an improvement! It also means less bandwidth usage for people.

Second of all - most of you are probably aware of stuff going down with the bisexual flag right now. Obviously, it's stupid, and the actual creator has declared the flag free to use by anyone. To that end, we've gone ahead and got off our asses to add pride flag badges, and are working on themes to go with some of them. Most badges are up - there's a couple (the most commonly requested being aro) that still need graphics making, but those'll be added within a few days. Themes are also being actively worked on by the design team while the programming team works their magic so they can do stuff for the new site, and we'll be adding those periodically too. So far, the trans pride theme is available, with the lesbian pride theme coming as soon as they stop crying long enough to fix my attrocious colouring abilities. NB pride will be next, followed by at a minimum, four others. It's likely not every flag will get its own theme purely because of time and resource constraints, but we're hoping we'll get most of them. The rewrite might provide facilities for you guys to fill in the rest of the blanks as well as other themes, we'll see how that goes.

We realise "Hey! We wrote code!" isn't super exciting, and it's a far cry from the old days where we were pushing updates and new features out every other day. Hopefully, with the app finally starting to take shape and the eldritch, spaghetti like horror of the code I wrote a year ago finally being turned into something approaching modern standards and being more manageable, those days will return again soon. In the meantime, thanks for sticking with us, and stay safe!


never he shall return to the world of light


100 faces meme

i'm so in love with this design, i wish i drew him moree


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cosmicaces(they/them)
Time ago
cosmicaces

me and my gf were playin mc earlier and i need to share this v important image


random sketches

just doodling and practicing i guess


akali draw

drew kda akali for funsies


@UnidentifiedBlog asked beenary: 14 or 19 for the art meme 👀

19. draw something using mostly your favorite color

i feel sorta like i cheated since my go-to answer when someone asks me my favorite color is "the primary colors" but here it is anyways!! its an eyeburner and i love it


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thellere(he/him)
Time ago
thellere

My interests are neat actually, my exes were just cowards


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chicory(she/her)
Time ago
chicory

birds are fucking amazing they don't give a shit that it's three am they're still gonna sing I'm here scrolling through social media in the wee hours to the chirping of the birds life is good actually


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thellere(he/him)
Time ago
awakeingdreamer

Ya'll...know you can still go outside...right?

I'm still seeing stuff float around saying "STAY INSIDE ALWAYS". Like, no, guys, that's not how health works. Go outside. Sit in your yard and read, go for a walk on your deserted street, go to the store, go explore some random place, go hiking, go horseback or bike riding. Fresh air and sunlight are so good for your health and immune system it's actually kinda crazy. The key is to stay away from people, not to hole up inside away from sunlight and lock yourself inside stale air. That's not healthy. Like, in general, not just with this coronavirus stuff.

babushka

i mean. unless you are literally can be arrested and charged money for going outside for non-emergency reasons...


thellere

Picture not ironic, we can be fined up to £960 if we go too far from home or are out unnecesarily and we absolutely have been told not to "explore" or go to beauty spots

It's a lockdown during a pandemic, not a holiday

We are literally only allowed to leave the house for one form of exercise per day that doesn't take us more than 1 mile from our house (or to walk the dog), to do shopping, or to check on elderly/vulnerable relatives, and that's it.


sentiniel

i can confirm uk's situation; in singapore i believe most stores are closed and we're required to wear masks when heading outside now.



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coffee
Time ago

here's the fellas chosen as i jump onto this trend 🐉


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angelicaphelion(they/them)
Time ago


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coffee
Time ago

hey, it's the guy! the one who designed theoretical magic lasers! isn't he so cool, and not evil!


02

Sassy

Commission for Faundly on furaffinity.


Views on Lake Atitlán, which is the deepest lake in Central America, and is considered one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. It's located in the crater of a massive volcano.


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lovecubus(they/them)
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cosmicaces(they/them)
Time ago
cosmicaces

*stares at photo of girlfriend and yearns* *stares at photo of girlfriend and yearns* *stares at photo of girlfriend and yearns**stares at photo of girlfriend and yearns* *stares at photo of g


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lovecubus(they/them)
Time ago

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fungus(they/them)
Time ago
coffee

Me when i wanna talk to someone but its also 2:30 in the morning:


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