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FLOSS contributor words of wisdom:

"Don't take criticism from people you would never go to for advice"

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Ten years ago this week, I started a project to free my Canon DSLR camera's firmware and there are still improvements being made today thanks to @autoexec_bin@twitter.com and other developers who turned my reverse engineered hack into a useful tool for film makers: magiclantern.fm/

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ahhh #dtn was so good. very much my people <3

i held a 15 minute talk on cabal that i think was recorded, and should be up some time the next month or so

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I wanted to write more about LIGO earlier because it's incredible but my battery was low. it's one of the most advanced pieces of equipment in the US, consisting of two observatories with two 4km laser tubes each.

in order to measure gravitational waves passing thru Earth, it has the ability to measure a tiny warping in spacetime of the magnitude of one thousandth of the diameter of a single proton. (!)

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/LIGO

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These aren't new ideas btw, this is all taken from tahoe-lafs.

And I'm probably not being very clear here, I'll aim for much more clarity when I get to the documentation... the usual "write docs as a narrative" approach I love so much :)

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Tonight’s Moon via 20cm f3.9 Newtonian (left) and 8cm f5 refractor (right). iPhone 7 with 12mm Plossel phone adapter.

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“We were somewhere around Barstow when the drugs began to take hold…”
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RT @progrium@twitter.com
can we compile docker to webassembly?
twitter.com/progrium/status/11

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Just published a #Python implementation of @WAHa_06x36 s blurhash algorithm to PyPi so you, too, can create or decode the neat blurred preview images that are part of Mastodon 2.8.2:

github.com/halcy/blurhash-pyth

Tomorrow, Mastodon.py will get an update that'll include this plus some convenience stuff and bug fixes, too. 🐍

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I keep reminding myself of this great graphic by Sarah Andersen whenever I do ... just about anything. BTW, Sarah is the copyright holder of this image.

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@meejah @wilkie I don't read that contrast into it, but it could be there.
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just read the replies to tarn's post about adding trans dwarves to dwarf fortress and i havent been on twitter for so long now that i actually feel disgusted, literally how can anyone stand that shitty place it is actual mind poison

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twitter was invented when some dipshit white man heard the phrase "dont read the comments" and thought "ah, comments section. what if an entire website was a big comments section"

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*Hate to sound like a broken record, but we just set a scary new CO2 record*

"Just the news you’ve been waiting for: The amount of carbon dioxide in our planet’s atmosphere has reached a new high. April’s average was 413.52 parts per million, a new record, according to a spokesperson at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

The last time there was this much CO2 in our atmosphere, there were trees growing at the South Pole. Humans weren’t yet a thing. In other words, we’re living in uncharted territory. …"

grist.org/article/hate-to-soun

#GlobalWarming #CO2 #CarbonDioxide

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Jeff Bezos made $50,000,000,000 last year, or about 2.5 million times his Amazon employees.

But no, let's blame average Americans for getting haircuts and eating at restaurants for humanitarian crisis-level lack of access to basic necessities like healthcare, affordable housing, food, non-lead-filled water, education, childcare, etc..

Fuck off.

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