I wrote an article about the redesign of MNT Reform https://mntre.com/media/news_md/2019-05-20-reintroducing-reform.html
Really great background info about that "two wolves" story here:
Please boost as you would a good meme.
#SecondHand #Selling Show more
For those inside the EU interested in a second hand camera, I am selling my trusty Canon PowerShot S95: https://www.ebay.es/itm/173901354232
For a nine-year old camera it can still produce very good pictures. The fast F/2 lens has been great to get pictures in concerts and festivals. You can see many of those here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/aperezdc
Sunday reading for today's morning coffee: The Death and Life of Great American Cities, by Jane Jacobs. This is a great book that tries to explain city population dynamics and how it relates to city planning, from an observational point of view. This is, of course, more scientific and realistic than what “idealized common knowledge” about planning.
While the book was written in the sixties with a focus on the US, it is still very valid everywhere.
Having to use Ghostscript in the command line to join a few JPEGs into a single PDF with multiple pages is why #FreeSoftware is not winning: Even for people comfortable with the shell and using tools with random crappy #CommandLine syntax, doing things with “gs” feels like the ninth circle of hell 🙃
In case you missed it, you can follow people across the Fediverse even if you're using a different kind of site.
For example, here's a PixelFed account:
...here's a PeerTube account...
...here's a WriteFreely account...
...here's a Plume account...
...here's a Friendica account...
...and you can follow all of them from Mastodon.
Just click on the @ link to see their profile, and then click on Follow.
The camera I bought second hand just arrived today, and I couldn't be happier: practically it is in mint condition, without a single scratch, it came very well packaged, and the previous owner even threw in a round-the-neck strap which fits the camera.
Of course I gave them an excellent review and sent a personal “thank you” email to spread the #GoodKarma. The seller replied immediately with a “Great to know it arrived well, I hope you have a lot of fun with the camera”, which just made my day.
The other day while randomly walking in the neighborhood I randomly spotted a #theremin in a small office where people usually just work with their laptops. Cool.
Slavery 2.0 and how to avoid it: a practical guide for cyborgs
(This is the original English version of an article that I wrote for Issue 32 of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes – The German Federal Cultural Foundation – magazine.)
Tired: pdnsd, dnsmasq, systemd-resolved...
Well, it turns out that the #batteries from #Polaroid cartridges provide a steady 6.2V — there's many around the house because it felt wrong to just throw them away knowing there's a battery inside. Surely I can turn these old guys into a flat, small package that supplies 5V for DYI stuff. I wonder how long they can power a small ATTiny85. They need to charge the flash for the cameras, so they might still pack a good punch in them 🤔
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