In our session at Offline Camp 2019, we identified several problems with how the dweb is presented. Documentation often focuses on implementation details. While this is aligned with the DIY culture of the dweb, it can alienate beginners. As has been discussed before, decentralization is not enough. …


Approaching a blank canvas, 16x16 pixels at a time

I have the following goals for my personal projects:

  • I want the end-product to be approachable.
  • I want it to feel effortless for me to make progress on the project.
  • I want the project to remain useful for a long time.

In my lightning talk at Offline Camp Oregon 2019…


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Upgrade to the latest google-cloud-bigquery and google-cloud-bigquery-storage packages to download query results to a DataFrame 4.5 times faster compared to the same method with version 1.16.0. If you aren't using the BigQuery Storage API yet, use it to download your query results 15 times faster compared to the BigQuery API…


Alexandra and I attended Pixel Art Park 5 in Tokyo on December 9, 2018. I loved seeing so many pixel art pieces, chiptunes, and retro-style video games in one place and meeting other artists.

We got to the venue shortly before the festival opened and joined a long line to…


A year ago, I drew fox emoji for Alexandra’s birthday. I’m grateful for custom emoji as a unique way to express our love for each other.

We’ve enjoyed these a year together. Now, I’d like to share our fox emoji pack (ZIP) with everyone.

www.timswast.com/blog/2018...


Octobit 2018 recently finished up. I’m quite pleased with how all the art I drew turned out!

an outer space collage of pixel art

Grey, you will be missed. Rest in peace.

a pixel art image

A #hologram of the space salmon. Someone is scoping out a fishing spot. Drawn for #octobit day 31. Feedback welcome. #pixelart #ドット絵 🎨

a pixel art image

I think #punk independence may be well suited for life in the final frontier. Drawn for #octobit day 30. Feedback welcome. #pixelart #ドット絵 🎨

a pixel art image

A #toxic sugary drink. Drawn for #octobit day 29. Feedback welcome. #pixelart #ドット絵 🎨

a pixel art image

Tim Swast

I code and draw pixel art. Developer Relations @googlecloud Views expressed here are my own. Homepage: https://www.timswast.com/

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