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  • bluewing@lemm.eetoScience Memes@mander.xyz🥲🥲🤡
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    7 days ago

    As a retired cold and mean hearted Toolmaker and ME, there is a need for Art Majors in this world. Just not as many of them as we produce perhaps. Kind of like Astrophysicists, we do need them, but truthfully there are only a handful of jobs available for those degrees. So the majority often need to figure out what they can do besides their degree training.

    If you want to be an Art Major, you will most likely need to figure on finding a job that can tangentially make use of your artistic training. Because you probably won’t become a famous painter or professor teaching art in a collage or work in an art museum.

    But you can become an art teacher in a high school or perhaps work in web design or some kind of advertising. Not what the average art major might wish to be, but rather careers that can use those skills.
















  • bluewing@lemm.eetoMicroblog Memes@lemmy.worldVictory lap!
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    16 days ago

    Same for my Great-Grandfather, but it was much more than that when I look at his life.

    Went from horse and buggies and steam trains, lived through 2 world wars, saw rural electrification - 1930s for him - bring lights and washing machines and telephones, survived his own pandemic - Spanish Flu 1918-1919, saw the invention of automobiles, radios, and TVs, heavier than air flight, the Great Depression, the beginnings of the digital world, and watched the Moon Landings with me sitting in his favorite chair in our living room.

    When he died, no one really knew how old he was - there was no official record of his birth certificate since he was born at home in a very rural area. While I’m old myself now and have seen some few changes, I cannot fathom the sheer number of societal upheavals and disruptions he went through every decade of his life.



  • It still happens more than it should. It took me 4 tries to get the nVidia driver to take on my “gaming” laptop with Fedora 40, (it wouldn’t accept the public keys for some reason). And I had to wait for some updates that took 2 weeks to show up. But, the onboard Intel chipset ran Nouveau just fine with no waiting and tinkering. I think people are still having some issues with nVidea and Wayland yet. I know I still have some minor ghosting issues with a couple of AppImages I really need to use that would prefer straight X11 over X-Wayland.

    Now that didn’t bother me because I’ve been using various distros since buying my first boxed set CDs with RedHat 5 from Walmart of all places for $25US. (I still suffer from PTSD thanks to rpm hell). But I can see how a stumbling block like that can turn newcomers to Linux distros off.


  • Aww man, I don’t get any Aniston panty shots…Just pictures of cute puppies. I like puppies.

    FB does have one thing that keeps me checking in once or twice a week and that’s the group that is run by our small town, (Pop. 107), and little area community. It helps to keep us all up to date on community meetings and events as diverse as the County Fair and school closings for blizzards in the winter time. Sometimes people will post historical photos they have and tell the story of the photos for everyone to read.