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Content warning #cw request: boost for visibility please. There are many people who are in risk groups across the world unable to get, or being refused vaccines. Hearing about people celebrating their vaccine appointments and shots is pretty damn hard when you've been in lockdown for over a year and there's no hope in sight of a vaccine appointment. So please CW those for the good of the fediverse.
Please, /please/, don't make /only/ videos, y'all! Make text articles too!
Text is even /easier/ to make it's just /always/ video
Not everyone can do videos. Especially long videos that we're expected to Sit Down And Focus Entirely On which means engaging speech parsing AND we can't easily back up and reread things like we could text and we /can't slow down/ like we could text and we can't skim like we could text and just
there's often /no point/ to it being a video and we /can't/.
One problem of doing any #retrocomputing is I get used to bytes and kilobytes again, and then when I see modern junk need megabytes or gigabytes, I flip my shit and scream "what the fuck do you need 325,000 Atari 800s for just to draw a screen?!"
I Like That The Boat Is Stuck
everytime you try and go on a website
@Fairphone This is _not_ a good thing. Given that you did not get updated blobs from Qualcomm, it is putting your users at risk from exploits that have been public for years.
The only right move - for an online phone - is to recycle the Fairphone 2 and get a new phone with full security support.
Got a USB #midi keyboard without a #synth and then got buyer's remorse? Add a Pi plus DAC to it and add that audio out you decided you didn't need originally. Can confirm this works nicely : https://github.com/dwhinham/mt32-pi but remember that an MT32 has an empty patch on channel 1 so set it to soundfont mode or nonstandard mapping in the ini file.
"Living Like It's 99: No Social Media, No Smartphone" by Gregory Alvarez https://www.alvarez.io/posts/living-like-its-99/
This is fascinating. I'm not this hardcore, but the way he describes it, maybe it's not so bad? The credit-card-sized dumbphone is neat.
Full-stack Geek. From solder to meeples to CI. Everything is better with LEDs
Single-user instance for Martyn. You don't want to join this club.