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Bassam @bkurdali@mastodon.social

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Can I emphasize one more time how cool Blokada is?
You don't know it but your phone is *full* of trackers. It's not better than the web. I thought that we don't have any tools to deal with it - after all, it's not a browser. But turns out there are!
Blokada works as a VPN but locally. It has a blacklist (which you can change) and it just blocks all connections to trackers or ads. It works wonderfully.

Of course Google wouldn't let it in the Play Store.
f-droid.org/app/org.blokada.al

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In the 90s-era demo scene, rendering a 3D object was called "vector" and rendering a 3D object made of translucent polygons was called "glenz vector." I never thought to wonder what "glenz" meant until recently. It turns out to derive from "gläns," Swedish for "glitter"!

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speaking of throat singing brought into different genres of music, mongolian throat singing rap goes fucking hard as hell youtube.com/watch?v=el93MIxAf-

there are some seriously nice people in the free software world

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#introductions

hi i'm a friendly former mastodev; Western MA Sanctuary activist; hobby poet; queer shitposting furry; jack of all trades creative-type; and grad student studying Library & Information Science. Most notable thing I've made is sailingroughwaters.com which is a website about coping skills for the mental stress of dealing with daily racism/sexism/homophobia/ableism etc. with a focus on being accessible in all senses of the word.

Also check out Better Everyday on stipes.co

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Photogrammetry is the most recent topic to go right over my head.

#libreplanet

Funny bug story:
Eons ago I had to write a windows application (for work) instead of the usual embedded stuff. I believe I was also learning C++. I'm sitting at my desk, running my program (which is supposed to talk via the serial port) over and over, when an irate coworker comes in with reams of paper printed in gibberish from the network printer yelling "are these yours???!!!"
Turns out I was sending my commands over the network instead...

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To MA friends: politics, anti-deportation Show more

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misinfo, religion Show more

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I mentioned I was writing a Mastodon client named Rackstodon.

It's till very WIP, but you can see a screenshot here: dustycloud.org/tmp/rackstodon_

Soon I'll refactor it into an ActivityPub client that "translates" itself to Mastodon's API and rename it "Postsaurus".

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blender specific Show more

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net neutrality, and a call to action! Show more