Fictional Characters To Know Me By
- Methos, from Highlander
"Somewhere warm, like Bora Bora."
(always before heading somewhere colder)
- The Prisoner
"I am not a number!"
- Maxwell Smart, from Get Smart
"Would you believe..."
- Motoko Kusanagi, Ghost in the Shell
"If we all reacted the same way, we'd be predictable, ... It's slow death."
…someone would use to summon me:
- Falling rain on cottonwood leaves (linden will work in a pinch)
- A book with well struck type on subtly textured paper (kept dry; see above, and I'll be keeping it after)
- Warm cuppa (berry or fruit tea, mulled cider, or mead)
- Playing pieces for a game I don't yet know
- A small cozy fire (outdoors is best)
We'll play a game where I have no advantage of foreknowledge, drink slowly watching the fire, sit silently listening to the rain, and talk.
I've been using Delta Chat for a while now, on one of my ancient Android devices. I just got it set up on a second Android devices using the same email account, working in sync.
What I did was:
* Install DC on the newer Android
* Set up SyncThing to sync the Downloads folders on both Androids
* Go to Settings > Chats and Media > Backup chats to external storage
* Follow a prompt on the new DC to import the backup, which it searched for and found for me.
The State is trying to convince us that technology is only allowed to decrease privacy, never increase it. But there is no principle saying that our rights cannot increase, even when that makes things less convenient for the State.
To limit our rights, the burden is on the State to prove that society will be unable to function if we have that right, not that some crime will be harder to investigate. Society will not collapse if we are allowed absolute privacy in our communications.
@ekaitz_zarraga I've been lucky in that I've been funded partly by the Patreon stuff and also by the two grants. I'm definitely making way, way less than I would be by programming at almost any dayjob, but I've been able to do ok so far... I'm still uncertain how it'll work out long term. It would also be helpful to get more resources so I could hire on other people to help due to Spritely's ambitious goals... that's not an easy thing to figure out or resolve though, so we'll see!
EU politics, +
There is an European Citizen’s Initiative for a universal basic income. If you happen to be a EU citizen, please consider signing it!
Boosts are appreciated.
Could we rebuild the Web on just JS? Would it be better? It would be reasonably trivial to try, because Node.js would be the webapp server.
Heute vor 1689 Jahren:
0331 v. Chr. – Bei der Schlacht von Gaugamela besiegt Alexander den persischen Herrscher Dareios III.; damit beginnt das Ende des Perserreichs.
Does anyone on the Fediverse knows of a good audio editor?
I want to release Libre Lounge out but I'm stuck in a mental rut editing the audio. But if I could pay for someone to do it, it would be done faster and we'd have more episodes.
If you're an audio editor or know of one that would be willing to edit a 45-1 hour long podcast, let me know.
The real story is that ‘developing’ nations have done remarkably better at fighting COVID-19 than the rich and white. The real story starts precisely where the western map ends. Here be dragons. We be dragons.
The real story is that places like Vietnam and Mongolia have completely kicked COVID-19’s ass. The real story is that places like Rwanda and Ghana have innovated and survived. There are countless stories like this — from Sri Lanka to Trinidad & Tobago, but you wouldn’t know because we’re not rich or white. But you should know. Because we’re right. This information could save your life.
(But please keep posting about a vaccine, eating like normal, and relying on your institutions to save you. It'll all work out for you I'm sure.)
The head is traced off https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQQ6pI2p2r8 because I haven't practised drawing, but... some perspectives on soft vs. hard angles in mask designs, especially around the eyes. I've been thinking a lot about this lately and want to try mocking up a few designs.
Heathen cyborg mathematician. No gluten.
Live what you are; sacrifice what you must.
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