Sault's new album dropped at midnight and I stayed up past bedtime to listen and it was worth it: saultglobal.bandcamp.com

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Which behavior do you like best when displaying details and various reviews and statuses for a book after clicking "More Details" in the search results?
Also, how might screen readers handle each?

I'm aiming for a good solution between #accessibility and usability.

This behavior will likely be used on both search results and items on shelves.

#UX #design #boostsWelcome

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SFFBookClub October: The Dispossessed by Ursula Le Guin 

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SFFBookClub October Poll 

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tor.com publishing is celebrating its 5th birthday by offering free downloads of Hugo nominee The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps, by Kai Ashante Wilson, the first book they ever published.

It's never been easier to check out some top-quality queer black fantasy fiction.

tor.com/2020/09/01/tordotcom-p

#KaiAshanteWilson #SFFBookClub

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SFFBookClub October Suggestions 

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SFFBookClub October Suggestions 

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Rewrite my code
Say you'll debug me again
Undo this pain that you caused
when you pushed those commits
and made everything red
Unbreak my tests
They've failed so many times
Rewrite my code

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Introducing , a set of AI-generated drawing prompts for each day in October!

I generated these using GPT-3, a neural net trained on a huge amount of internet text, but not on drawing prompts specifically. (This explains a lot)

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I'm hand-curating the GPT-3 generated prompts because many of the neural net's drawing prompts are terrible for one reason or another.
Here are some of the prompts that were unfairly difficult.

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Whoa! Netflix is developing an adaptation of the Three-Body Problem trilogy.

I'm not sure about Benioff and Weiss, but Rian Johnson is involved, and most importantly, both the original author Liu Cixin and translator Ken Liu are involved.

media.netflix.com/en/company-b

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Ged is brown, and a big part of the reason Le Guin hated the Earthsea miniseries (which she had very little creative involvement in) was the whitewashing of him and Earthsea in general. slate.com/culture/2004/12/ursu Tenar and her people are white, but they also have murderous religious practices that she leaves behind after she meets and learns from Ged.

I thought for a second that my notifications were broken because they are all boosts from a toot in early July. 😁

I'll follow this up by saying, if you're partway through Harrow going "WTF?!?!?!?!" and need someone to talk with about it who will not divulge spoilers.. or have finished Harrow and are thinking "OMFG??!?!" and want to chat theories: here be I.

Have read Harrow the Ninth and it’s SO very different than Gideon the Ninth, but I still enjoyed it, and am now listening to Gideon as an audiobook and it’s interesting picking up on details that now make sense in context. (Also, these names sound better than they did in my head.)

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SFFBookClub September: The Prey of Gods 

Just picked up Harrow the Ninth and am very excited. Need to finish reading Walkaway first, though...

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Things that I keep coming back to the Fediverse for 

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:boost_ok: Bandcamp is waiving its revenue share again this Friday, so artists will get their normal cut of any sales (music and merch) plus the fee that usually goes to Bandcamp. This is a good way to help your favorite musicians survive the pandemic - especially musicians of color, LGBTQ+ musicians, and disabled musicians!

Here are all the dates Bandcamp plans to do this in 2020:
August 7, 2020
September 4, 2020
October 2, 2020
November 6, 2020
December 4, 2020

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