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And, if I may be so bold: if you enjoy a song, please go and let the artist know. Being an artist is not easy, and having the guts to share your work is tough for most of us.
And please use the hashtag #fedivision to share the love!

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I have decided to commit to a limit on the maximum number of instances or percentage of the Mastodon network that I will host on

You can read about it here:

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subtoot to complain that if you insist on making your entire gemini page preformatted text, i cant read it with the combination of phone and the 'accessible' font size i use #thevent

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Hello once again to musicians and music lovers of the fediverse!

Music has been written! Forms has been filled out! And deadlines have been reached!

A grand total of 36 songs participate in this #FediVision2022.

They can all be found in a playlist on the website, so you can go listen to them right now!

Voting starts tomorrow, thursday at 15:00 CEST (3PM CEST, 1PM UTC).
Further info on how voting works will be shared tomorrow.

Stay tuned and let the listening begin!

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I wanna test something, if you can see this post please vote. reblog for more reach, please.

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They found the cause of SIDS

Excuse me while I cry for all the parents, including lead researcher Dr Carmel Harrington, who lived with guilt. And cry happy tears for parents in the future who will have access to screening and prevention. 😭


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European Commission prefers breaking privacy to protecting kids. The first problem is that this approach does not work #chatcontrol

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I'm old enough to remember when software that sent records of everything you did and websites you visited was called "spyware".

How times have changed.

And I don't mean that spyware has gone away.

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Okay, I'm curious, when did you guys first hear about/join Linux? Please boost for a wider data pool. :boost_love:

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sign language at a distance, human-computing interface meta, emerging need 

Oi, great and mighty fedi, whomst collectively knows much that is hidden from i/we, a lowly engineer...

...what are good options for integrating JUST sign language support into an app?


(This post brought to you by the extensive sign-language shared between myself & kiddo that, when i am outside the room or not paying attention when they try to communicate, their distress at being unable to communicate (still only a handful of verbalized words) or having nobody who understands it well enough to translate, and that pushes their anxiety levels (and subsequent externalizing of their internal chaos & frustration) into the space.)

What development kits are available, are there things that actually work at the moment, give me what you've got.

Due to...stress...among other thigns...I am having increasingly extended periods of nonverbal. During those times, my sign language use can become...difficult to read for people operating outside my hyperaccellerated internal time model. Even a simple computer has enough processing power to more than keep up with my rate of hand-words tho, and my first thought of combining something like the Leap Motion controller ( and #uxn it was going to run into some problems almost immediately. Most significantly my lack of knowledge about what currently works, because I'd like to start there, rather than devving in isolation as is my normal.

This is way outside my knowledge / experience level, but am certain that i can eventually tinker my way towards understanding and a solution of sorts, and I'm actively seeking advice here.

The goal is something capable of USB output in the form of english-language words, but the idea is a completely self-contained sensor & display that would allow me to set it down, make a series of signs, and then mildly correct the intent before showing it to someone, or sending in chat, etc.

(This is an #accessibility interface, and comments pushing dogma or techno-theology will not be appreciated, already heard it a few times and still disagree with basically everything except #permaComputing, thanks.)

Boost okay, interactions and questions are okay, even just a link to that one thing you saw and saved about an adjacent topic might give me a place to evolve from.

Thanks, y'all.
Peace on your path.

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I... may... have entered this year... this singer/songwriter thing is a new hobby for me, and it's fun. I've been a singer for most of my life, but one day my muse just dropped some lyrics in my head and well... since then I've been unable to stop making music! @fedivision <3

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This is the Anti-Gas Kettle. It's for deactivating tear gas shells.

Yes, the video uses generic smoke bombs, but they fulfill a good substitute by having a similar emission time and also get neutralized by water.

Its free, 3D printable, and 100% for the people.

🫖Please RT. 🫖

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🎨 A painting/Fediverse experimentation:

With percentages of Red, Green and Blue, you can obtain a precise RGB color definition.

So, please vote for one or more color channel and with the mix of all the votes, I'll challenge myself to paint a fantasy landscape, using the result as the dominant color.

(PS: I'm doing full time inking/penciling on episode 37 and a bit of colored art cool-down would be great! Also I need a bit of 'Fedifun' this week. Thanks for your votes and boosts! )

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Single-user instance for Martyn. You don't want to join this club.