Tales from the Front

Patreon, Paint, and Perseverance

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What can I say, I love alliteration. Let's talk about my revamped Patreon page, and paint (of course). ☆*✲゚*。)O( 。*゚✲*☆ I've had a love-hate-resigned relationship with Patreon from the get-go. It not-so-gently guides you to post everything on their site, while disallowing easy ways to export that out. And then there's the issue of transparency, business practices, focus on video content, and so much more! They are damn convenient, though, and I have begrudgingly rejoined the site because convenience is more of a priority though. There are Patreon alternatives out there (heck I even tried a few here on my...

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Ink Limits and How to Work With Them

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Ink Limits and How to Work With Them

Are you trying to do some print-on-demand and running into errors regarding ink limitations? Let me help you with that.

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Review: Spectrum Noir Art Marker Trays

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Review: Spectrum Noir Art Marker Trays

I might be a tiny bit obsessed with alcohol markers, but like any good obsession, you need to keep it contained. For everybody's safety.

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Time to Salute the Fallen

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I've lost an old friend today.

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Finger on the Scale: Bias in Computer Systems

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  Works Cited Angwin, Julia, et al. “Machine Bias.” ProPublica, 23 May 2016, www.propublica.org/article/machine-bias-risk-assessments-in-criminal-sentencing. Notes: I found their data analysis explanation (Larson) before I found the original article. This article gives human faces to the data, an important step in providing the emotional component to the data. One of the reasons that I chose this article and the other is that one of the authors is the same as the "It's Complicated" article in our reading. ProPublica is a highly rated non-profit, and the authors of the article are award-winning in their field (including a Pulitzer). Bellovin, Steve. “Yes, ‘Algorithms’...

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