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I’ve only just realised that I forgot to do a proper when I first joined this instance, so here goes!
I’m Tom! I am originally from Japan, and come from a visual arts and performance background. I’m currently teaching as a high school teacher in Aotearoa, NZ.

Lately I have found a lot of inspiration from people involved in communities such as this one, and have been working on small web projects in my spare time. Thank you for having me!

Looking forward to freely working on projects and experiments over the summer, I’ve missed it so much

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it makes me so sad to see entire careers (design, cad) defined by the use of proprietary software. if you can't do your job without a photoshop license, then those who can't afford one will never be able to consider such a career

and no, piracy is not a suitable replacement

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I'm so grateful for this place. Thanks @somnius for making it possible. :tealheart:

github.blog/2020-11-16-standin still doesn’t convince me that FOSS projects are safe and stable on GitHub. Why pledge $1MIL to establish an entirely separate legal fund when this could go towards someone like the EFF who, in this specific case, actually put in the work to defend yt-dl’s case?

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yesterday I got to help a friend on a project they were working on, which was built with React

I've always thought that React was awful, mostly because it was by Facebook; but never actually tried it

now that I have, I can confirm: it's shit.

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Also being able to keep Rclone going so that any changes are automatically backed up to Backblaze B2 as well, if the server were to ever go down :merveilles:

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Have spent the last few days mass migrating years of data from my university days onto a personal server with Rclone. See ya later GDrive et al!

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I have great respect for PHP and many of the projects built on the language, but Drupal is a different story lol

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Working on a Drupal-based project with a friend. I have never worked with something so complicated, don't know where on earth to start

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I've been invited to play an online show on December 5! Between this and the festival I'm hosting (and playing at) on November 28 that will be a lot of music being shared :tealheart:

Couldn't quite figure out how to get rotation to work along a tight central axis 😅

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Slowly trying to get the hand of animating and modelling in Blender :merveilles:

Add me on SSB @ZTm+PPRO55rlCzOVZkJD4hMiDdpUM+HQn22WjdJxhq4=.ed25519 ^^

Watching old Geohot interviews and just love how he absolutely slam dunks on Big Tech lol

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I just wish that it never got the stigma that it did for being a protocol of piracy.

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Even though it’s now considered an “old” protocol, I can’t help but be amazed at just how robust BitTorrent is. To this day I don’t know of any other means of distributing large files as efficiently and quickly as BT.

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