There is a new project to make a #FLOSS DuoLingo alternative!

Would love to figure out how to have the social aspects federated!

My lovely wife worked very hard on her website + webshop.
Have a look.

Boost is nice 😊

New audio plugin coming.
It's called Punch.

It makes things punchy.

Reminder, monthly review round on Friday 😀

I'm working on updating Vervis (the reference implementation) to match recent spec updates. MCFI will hopefully turn into a ForgeFed implementation for Pagure (existing forge,

Spec content for our first little minimal draft is nearly done. Long debate about where to host issues is finally finished, with peaceful beautiful consensus 😋


I have decided to change licensing of all 884 of my sounds on Freesound to CC-0. Future sound uploads will follow.

Up until now most of them were licensed under CC-BY or CC-BY-NC. After I've started doing sound design at work I realized how invaluable the CC-0 sounds are. So I wanted to make my library a part of that public domain pool. Enjoy the freedom, make some cool sound effects!

Years in the making? More like decades. Been hearing about #MIDI2 since the late 90s and early 2000s. Gonna have to read up on it.

MusicRadar: #MIDI 2.0 spec confirmed: “the biggest advance in music technology in decades”.

If you'd still like to make a donation to victims of the , but don't want the money to decay in some charity's coffers, direct donation to individual victims seems like a good option.

This one is very important to me, close friends in need:

Feelings can change every few seconds. They're like a sixth sense, letting us know how we're doing, whether our needs are being met, pointing our attention at important and meaningful things. And as our inner world situation and the outer situation around us change, so do our feelings, constantly and magically adapting.

But sometimes, some feelings keep appearing, lighting our heart and our consciousness in their unique colors. Something inspires them, a long lasting inspiration that whispers to us, like a rainbow that is always in the sky. The magic is that each moment is a separate miracle. The rainbow is there again and again in each moment, with each blink of our eyes. Even if we can't reach it, can't touch it, can't sit next to it, it's there and it's so beautiful.

Such are my feelings for you.

Hello brave souls :)

#Vervis now has follow buttons, and I'm almost done implementing unfollowing. Then I'll check how difficult it is to generate Push activities for #Darcs.

I'd like to work faster, dedicate more time to #ForgeFed ! I finally applied for some funding. If I'm lucky and get NLNet funding, I can do dedicated full-time work on ForgeFed for a whole year! If you have ideas for other such organizations that have relevant funding programs, please tell me :)


Just re-upping this offer: because being comfortable with git is a barrier to entry to many FS/OSS projects, and because I care deeply about lowering those barriers, I will tutor anyone who asks for help with git, and/or connect them with any mentor(s) they might prefer.

I'll do this while I put energy and work into making the tool more approachable, and into making better tools and learning paths.

Boosts gratefully appreciated.

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"Hi, what can I do for you?"
"There is a large, but finite, number of syllable combinations."
"Um. Yes?"
"One of those is the name of God."
"If I combine random syllables, I can find the name of God."
"Sir, this is a Starb-"
"Venti Mocha Praline Macchiato." # Regex based crossword puzzle. It's good fun practice and keeps you sharp. Plus you can tell your boss it's professional development time. But seriously, try to get some real work done today too. Thanks @scott_orr

#ForgeFed work continues :)

Using git post-receive hooks, Vervis can now be notified whenever new commits are pushed into repos.

I'm now working on publishing and delivering a ForgeFed/ActivityPub Push activity when notified on those git pushes. Then I'll check if there's a nice way to do the same for Darcs.

Vervis federation demo 3 - VCS Push Activities - coming soon! And then, another round of spec updates :)

Next will probably be federated patches and merge requests!


I finished "creating" a new class tonight for 3.5: Metalhead. It's effectively a modification of the Bard class, but its songs and spell list focus on debuffing and sonic damage. Fingers crossed that my DM likes it...

There are 10 kinds of people: Those who know hexadecimal, and F the rest.

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