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I am half of OokTech, a small engineering company that tries to focus on contributing to the commons via open source hardware and software, we also try to focus on accessibility. We make 360 videos using our robot Robbie Roybut, mainly in Paris because I live here and are hoping to use it as an accessibly aid in the future.
I also make stuff.

I have a patreon:
And ooktech's site is

"I'm not a harasser, it must be one of the women we commonly harass that is doing it" isn't a good look for anyone. Particularly not an instance admin.

I think that rounding errors are leading to biased results

This is a reminder that pretty much everything from this account is moving over to

This includes the 360 video and robot stuff and all the engineering whatnot.

This weeks 360 robots eye video is crossing Pont de l'Alma here in Paris. It gives a nice view of the Eiffel tower and the late afternoon sun on the Seine. We are back to our study of the bridges of Paris. You can also see the Cathédrale de la Sainte-Trinité (Holy Trinity Cathedral) in all of it's gold domed shininess. Enjoy!

To support our work at OokTech we have a patreon:
And ooktech's site:

I am probably going to start talking about tech stuff over on also. So this account may just be here to be here.

.social has not been a particularly nice place in a while

Offering code of conduct assistance 

I’m thinking about offering a flat-rate code of conduct consultation again. I’d spend about an hour to read your policies and create a report with my recommendations, and a 30 min call to discuss. Any open source projects or user groups who might be interested?

I'm going to write a lot more about this in the coming days but the most important takeaway from my first few days of switching my main development machine to Linux (Pop!_OS 18.04)?

I. Do. Not. Miss. The. Mac. One. Bit.

Everything Just Works (tm), including my USB-C-only LG external monitor (which doesn't even work with Laura's older MacBook Pro), Magic Trackpad, etc. And there are things I actually enjoy more about the experience. Never thought I'd be writing this about Linux. Exciting times!

Marchons marchons les enfants je ne sais pas les mots

Ça est proche du rythme correct.

Mind-blowing facts about language 

"Groceries" ça sonne comme "Grosse cerise"

if you have a GitHub account please go to that link (see previous toot for more) and say something there. Just like a thumbs up or something is enough but there has to actually be more than one voice in this. And more comments/ideas are good.

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Could the coder types here go over to the gitpub repo and give opinions about if moderation ideas should be built into the spec for the ActivityPub-based federated git stuff?

Because it would be nice to have a git setup with moderation tools (because GitHub refused to do anything useful there) and getting it into the spec would make life much easier in the future.

Current description of the spec:


This weeks 360 video is once again robbie driving along Les Berges de Seine, but this time not through a crowd. There is a big ranibow-y thing painted on the ground for pride that is neat to see in 360, but it is a much more relaxed video than last weeks was. And as a bonus there is some live saxophone music near the end of the ride.


To support our work at OokTech we have a patreon:
And ooktech's site:

I am rewriting the entire MCRobbie library to hopefully work better and instead of writing the code and then adding documentation, or writing documentation as I wrote the code I am writing the documentation and then making code that fits that.

It is working really well. I should do more projects this way.

But then again this may not be a good example because I am very familiar with what the library should do.

More testing is required.

and the absolutely predictable response is 'ok, but you must explain to me what the objection is'.

I don't know if I have any links that I can just throw at this as an answer.

Does anyone have quick access to something that explains why describing gender roles would be off-putting and detrimental in an inclusive community?

Alternately I can start asking about the sexual orientation of the software or if it is NT or not. But as satisfying as that could be it may not be productive.

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Every time I do any sort of code audit I wonder how anything I make ever works.

Computers are magic.

Note pour les gens qui gèrent des sites et qui pensent que recaptcha empêche le spam et les bots.
Vous empêchez surtout les gens à utiliser vos sites et services, en plus d'imposer de travailler gratuitement pour Alphabet.

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perhaps we should add some mood analysis to the back-end so mastodon can tell when people are depressed and then list them publicly so harassers get a nice list of vulnerable targets.

That seems like it would fit, we can say that the reasoning is 'you can talk to people who are as happy as you are' and get upset and offended when anyone mentions the horrible ways it will be used.

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seriously, I wouldn't really be surprised if non-chronological timelines are next.

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