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Mastodonners.. This is Patch, the studio cat.

Patch loves nothing more than lying amidst the patch cables of a nice warm synth, or maybe stretching out across a vintage keyboard.

Despite appearances, Patch is 100% ruthless (Think Cato/Clouseau but with more scratchy violence)

The studio is hers, obvs, she just lets me use it, if I behave myself and turn on all the nice warm boxes.

Patch prefers ambient & cool jazz. Nothing too loud. :tiredcat:

#introduction #Cats #CatsOfMastodon

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Great news #Fediverse it is Official. The #EU #EuropeanCommission just launched two servers 🚀

Welcome to #EUVoice mastodon and #EUVideo peertube 🎉

So say hi to 👋

Love #FOSS with @EC_OSPO 💘

Stay in the loop with @EC_DIGIT

Help make things fundamentally right with @FRA ☀️

Regain balance with @Curia ⚖️

Protect that data with @EDPS 🔐

Let's go global with @CDT 🌐

Get us heard at @ombudsman 📣

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Still really pleased with this wooden mobius strip I did a while ago. I think I'll use it as my avatar for a while.

To make it 'fit Merveilles' I took the 3d model in , screenshotted, scaled down to 400x400px, changed to grayscale and then to 'mode->indexed' with 2 colors (with dithering), and tweaked the colormap to make the two colors proper white and proper black.

Less recognizably-mobius perhaps, but fun.

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Videos used in the making of the original Prince of Persia game released in 1989. 🕹️

I looked into fixing a aarch64 test today.

Tested it on a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ (with a 2gb swapfile). That really doesn't seem powerful enough to do this kinds of tests - it struggled to even clone nixpkgs :D. "git clone --depth 1 --branch the-branch" helped a lot already.

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fuck yeah to all the artists joining the fediverse. this is for you.

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while I was driving that van through IT/FR/ES/PT and back, one of recurring daydreams was a close replica of BandCamp but opensource with federation backed in - something like funkwhale + owncast + mastodon - but it would be probably more simple in terms of nodeJS / VUE etc fuckery - so it could be installed and used by close-nit communities or single artists but marketplace and following would be federated. funded via OpenCollective and/or LiberaPay etc.

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Oh my god, reading this article: and I realized that what I hate(d) about the current internet culture is that everyone seems to be out to make everyone else customers, not friends. I am here to make friends, I don't want your money. A few people want my money, because they make products like books. That's okay too, because they talk to me like a human not a customer. Rule of thumb for me now is : Treat People Like People.

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Here's a rule-of-thumb:

👎 If you won't be able to read your ebook if the service you bought it from closes, then it's not really a bookshop.

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It's totally fine if you don't want the code you share to be used commercially (or require a separate, possibly-paid license agreement for that).

But then don't call it 'Free and Open'.

Both GNU, the FSF and OSI define 'Free/Open' to mean Actually Free and Open, *also* for commercial use (possibly with requirements to share-alike).

That has downsides, sure, but stretching those terms to also cover commercially-restricted projects dilutes them, IMHO.

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Sadly #TheOnion has been found guilty of the Truth and subsequently banned from birdsite.

Read the horror story:

Here's their tweeter to get themselves unbanned. Use promo code #UNBANTHEONION

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How you used to get people looking at your website before "going viral" was a thing, in the Web 1.0 days when people surfed the information superhighway by clicking on links to go from site to site.

1. The "Links" page! Every site had a page that was just links to other websites that the site owner thought were cool. You could email other site owners whose sites you thought were cool and ask if they thought your site was cool too, and they'd link back to you.

Been using , a shell with first-class support for lists and tables, next to my good old daily driver for about half a year now.

Updated from 0.4x to 0.61.0 tonight - noticed some welcome improvements. I improved the git autocompletes a bit and was happy to experience a nice friendly community.

A bit weird that the default config binds ^U to something other than 'clear line', but that was easy to comment out.

Is generally legit?

The goals sound nice, I guess, but for example their is shipping your data straight to Facebook...

Are there any good instances focused on journalists?

(asking for some journalist friends who are increasingly concerned about Twitter and curious what else is out there - ofc federation means you can follow ~anyone, but I want to give them a nice initial experience :) )

How is there no 'Wikimedia Commons Picture of the day' bot here yet?

Or did I miss it?

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#Webex, #Zoom etc know your activities while muted. Researchers intercepted network traffic and analysed audio data WHILE USERS WERE MUTED. They trained a classifier and could identify typical background activities like cooking, cleaning, typing.

I don’t share the idea of the researchers by the way that a mic that can pick up cooking sound shouldn’t be able to pick up bathroom sound, too. 😜 (sounds rather like an American approach to this question)


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