Extremely petty pet peeve (petty peeve?): "analog" doesn't mean "non-electronic", it means representing something with a continuous range of values, like the ridges on an album or the electric voltage on a microphone.

@owen I'd easily pay $5-10/mo. I think *a lot* of people would be willing to pay $1/mo. The trick is figuring out how to accept small payments without transaction fees eating them up.

Now that I've defended my phd, I'm keeping an eye out for opportunities related to worker cooperatives, civic tech, and/or large scale deliberation.

@emacsen It's been a while since I've used inkscape, so it may have changed, but the export screen used to have a selector for export "page" vs export "drawing". So you'd set the page dimensions to 64x64 or whatever, and then position the drawing within that.

Moving a bunch of stuff to a fresh new server. Is there a way to get an SSL certificate with certbot before switching the DNS to point to the new server?

Deeply conflicted about an upcoming conference that does not require vaccination or masking. It is unsafe for anyone with high risk of covid complications to attend. It is blatant discrimination against disabled scholars.

@emacsen Sounds related to Brian Fitzpatrick's work at Google's Data Liberation Front. Also Jaron Lanier wrote a lot about it, but not sure of a specific terminology.

So now that I've finished my phd, what's the best way to catch up on what @spritelyproject is doing and get involved? CC @cwebber

@Ahuka When I was more serious about morning smoothies, I put spirulina in them, which is supposed to have omega-3 among a lot of other things.

@emacsen To me, this article reads as "criticizing Israel is antisemitic". I haven't personally seen much antisemitism in leftist circles, but if I'm missing something I'd like to be aware. Do you know of any good explainers I could read?

Hi fediverse! Boosts appreciated on this one.

I’m part of a co-op building a platform for artists to sell art without getting exploited. I’ve been working on it for a while but there’s a lot of work to do and I could use some help. A ton of the main features are in place, but there’s still some big gaps and a lot of polish left before it can launch.

The platform is fully open source and developed in the open. It’s built on Phoenix/Elixir and Tailwindcss. Our co-op is already incorporated and established and it’s open to members that want to actually commit but you don’t need to be a member to contribute or help.

Does this sound interesting? I’d love some help! I’m also happy to answer questions. And no, you don’t need to know Elixir already. It’s pretty easy to learn for the things you’d be using it for. Even some design help would be welcome. Feel free to reply here or DM me!


@Zee That basically what page rank tries to do. The question is why those pages are showing up so high for duck duck go.

@Zee I like breaking things down by 1/2 days, which some academic staff jobs do.

fediverse, livejournal 

@emacsen You definitely only saw people's comments when you looked at the specific post. I knew a lot of folks on livejournal and I remember when facebook launched the news feed there was a big outcry, because we had all gotten used to the idea that people would only see your comments if they knew where to look.

So I've already talked about this a lot elsewhere, but the US Senate voted to make daylight savings time permanent. This is against the advice of the AASM and the single sleep expert who testified and would be terrible for folks with sleep disorders and seasonal affective disorder.

I've talked to a lot of folks who initially think they support year-round DST, but after thinking it through realize they actually want year-round standard time.


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