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I'm a web developer by trade. I tinker with and other electronics. I've been known to draw, paint, sew, cook, bake and take photographs. I'm currently trying to understand how modular synths work.

Fortunæ codebase is now open for Alpha release. Tested on Windows, soon to be Linux and Mac. Feel free to PR.

Todd is an old friend, he's been putting together some great photography related YT content lately. I especially like this new one about an organized approach to RAW photo processing.

Question - what tools to Linux folks prefer for working with RAW?

Took the day off and drove upstate to do some birding with my family. Just us and the birds, a great pandemic activity.
Photo taken with Nikon CoolPix P900

Hey Fedifriends! :tealheart:

I'm running a short research survey on Mastodon usage for a graduation paper on alternative social networks. Your input will hopefully help me introduce new concepts to media studies in Poland.

Please fill this survey and share with your friends, especially if you know some scholars involved in this topic!

I've been MacOS only for many years and haven't really thought about disk drive formats.

Currently updating my main external work drive to exFat to see if I get better portability w/ new Linux devices.

Nice to see my "Mac to Linux" guide trending on the top of!

Hope it gets few more people to consider Linux. It's worth it!

I'm trying to phase Node.js out of my life and I think is my ticket, (even though I don't know the lang yet).

* Static site gen: Eleventy -> Pelican
* HTML templating: Nunjucks / Handlebars / Pug -> Jinja
* Task running: Gulp / Grunt / npm -> Invoke
* Combining & minifying CSS & JS: various npm modules > Django compressor
* Package mgmt: npm > pip
* Applications: Electron -> absolutely anything

I think I actually have a check for every item on the list of currently Node driven tasks.

Hey folks, I know I haven't posted much in a while but it's because I went down a rabbit hole.

That Latin stuff I was transcribing two weeks ago comes from a book containing made up alphabets, which, you know, is occasionally relevant to our interests 😄

I've spent more time than I probably should have "researching" its author, but the upside was I had a reason to email the director of a rare books library in Germany, and we had a delightful correspondence.

So! Bullshit alphabet, anyone?

I'm pretty excited to have this iMac setup with Elementary OS. It seems snappy and I think it'll make a great primary personal machine, with the Pinebook Pro as a lighter sidekick for mobility.

Next steps include:
- figure out what apps best suit different personal project needs (photography, video editing, graphics/design mostly I think).
- extracting personal stuff off the work laptop

Ok I've written up the process I used to breathe new life into this old iMac.

Well, before I completely erase Ubuntu, might as well try installing Elementary in a partition alongside.

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I finally managed to get Ubuntu installed on this mid-2010 iMac. Weird UEFI and working with grub is no joke. Now that I wrote down what I did, I want to try it all over but with Elementary OS. That was my original intent, but I switched to Ubuntu after many fails.
I know Elementary is a derivation of Ubuntu and I think my issues were not directly related to which OS. So it should work I think. Still it’s weird to break what I finally got working!

If you were following me in previous years when I was sharing my DIY birdhouse camera builds, you may be interested in this kickstarter that just opened up. I'm particularly intrigued by the image recognition part.

Usually I'm enamored by the potential of computing, technology and the web.
But some days it seems like just a lot of text file formats that don't work with eachother.

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Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information — A culture that seeks augmentation through the arts of engineering and design. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.