having lived here for a month, my feelings about the US can be summarized as “I gotta get out of here” because that thought has made itself comfortable in the back of my mind about two weeks after I got here.
not because I merely miss home but because the entire country seems to be on the brink of collapse. everything is just fucking miserable and things are getting worse by the minute. it’s a hostile world full of uncertainty, lies and injustice, where everybody just plays along and nobody can conceive of a better or even a different world than the one that atomizes and ruthlessly exploits them. it feels like your life is being taken away from you as a sacrifice to a blind god, leaving you as empty and powerless as everybody around you. there’s a sense of fakeness, like people and their interactions are reduced to keeping up appearances to cover up the fact that nothing makes sense anymore. I have never felt so oppressed and dehumanized in my life.
working on a tool to generate system/application color themes from wallpapers, as an improved version of the #SailfishOS ambience feature
used one of my photos for it, like the results
it works by generating a reduced color palette (using libimagequant) with some optional adjustments, then using jinja2 templates to write config files, SVGs, webshit stylesheets etc.
it also generates a GTK2/3 compatibility theme based on KDE’s Breeze widget theme — luckily the scripts and templates for that already exist: https://github.com/KDE/breeze-gtk
Blockchain idiots, webshits, techbros, gamers, wokesters and hacker news can fuck right off.
Tōhō, free software and a cute mouse.