Status update, April 2022

After missing the previous March update, here we go again!

New avatar

I created myself a new avatar! Of course, I designed it as a pixel-art picture — as you should know if you have been following the previous status update.

Since I am still trying to learn to draw stuff, I used my previous avatar that I created with a Picrew generator as a base.

First taking the image, then manually painting it to pixel art

Creation process of the avatar

Nothing fancy here. I imported the avatar in Aseprite and then draw over it. Well, it took me some time nonetheless. I estimate it to be around 2 or 3 hours. Note that I am still a beginner, so this (may) explain that.

If you ask me, I am very happy with the result.

Lospec palette scrapper

I have cleaned up my little scrapper script for the Lospec palettes, and have uploaded the project on Github. Lospec is a website that I have been using for retrieving cool color palettes for doing pixel art.

Logo of the lospec-palette-scrapper project

I quickly drafter a logo, ironically in vectorial format using Inkscape.

I also took the opportunity to upload the scrapped data directly into the repository, because who knows how may the Lospec website author may react to this. Whatever happens, the data will stay available in the repository.

The initial goal of this side project was to create an offline-first palette browser in GTK4, but I first needed the data. To be continued (?).

Debian work

The Debian work still continues, although it has calmed down. I am still trying to figure out how to make font-creep2 recognised in various software — if not giving up by proposing to package its original variant.

I also made a lot of progress on my personal (semi-private) dashboard to track my progression of packaging work. This is something that I should be able to present soon to the other Debianites, if the proposed presentation is accepted by the reviewers. I will be sure to make a case in point here if in any case.

Until then, happy coding!