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Standard Ebooks is a volunteer-driven project that produces new editions of public domain ebooks that are lovingly formatted, open source, free of copyright restrictions, and free of cost


#technology #opensource #ebooks #reading #nodrm

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Hello Fediverse!

I am currently preparing material for my potential bachelor thesis in communication design. I'm looking for info on open source usage or workflow in the design industry (but basically everything none-Adobe). I know of David Revoy's book project and would love to hear about more experiences. If you have any yourself or any material at hand (blogs, videos, papers, etc.) I'd be happy if you could send it my way. 😊 ❤️

#OpenSource #adobe #FollowerPower

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I am in need of a reasonably high quality photo printer with a reasonable ink cost to performance ratio.

What'cha got?

Is there an ecotank printer that works well for photos?

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THREAD: My frustrated goodbye to

CONTEXT: Today, what was a promising glimpse into the future of content creation and social media, will close its doors.

It will relaunch as an NFT marketplace.

All of our content there will be nuked from existence in a few hours.

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CS major programs need to be less vocational

1. computer science is an active field of research, not hinga dinga i can make factory methods for fintech give me my diploma, vocational computer science programs are responsible for watering down the field into a puddle of piss

2. software engineering is a real field of engineering, not hinga dinga i make electron app that leaks thousands of peoples data, real engineers are held to extremely high standards and computer science/software engineering programs do not produce real engineers

Does anyone have an active channel where is talked about?
I still want to get into that field as I really enjoy tinkering with the code but I would like to have a goal to work towards. That goal being actually working with the Linux kernel development community.

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This was an adventure and a hassle.

I've just written a tiny C program for Win32 that reports the current 256-color system palette. This is useful for extracting the color palettes of old palette-based programs.

I'm so far out of my wheelhouse it's eerie. I feel like I'm standing in a bog at midnight with a radio receiver, recording the signal of a numbers station. Real what-the-hell-am-I-doing-out-here energy.


Anyone want to play with me tonight?

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Participating in a university debate today about privacy and Big Data. As part of my prep I am revisiting the fantastic talk by Maciej Cegłowski, "Hounted by Data":

Text and slides:

Afterwards, 's thread on GAFAM and advertising data:

Both are essential reading.

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I've been reading through Richard Feynman's "What Do You Care What Other People Think", where he talks about his experience in the Challenger Disaster commission. I really like his attitude where, if he wanted to know something, he'd listen to the engineers, the actual workers, not the executives' presentations, which turned out to be inaccurate time and time again.

Makes me wonder how many problems with common software (like bloated web) is due to bad management instead of bad programmers.

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Linux tips 

Enter this on your to get your local weather report 👇

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Are you looking for people to follow on Mastodon and the Fediverse?

Click below for a directory of hundreds of recommended follows organised into 45 topics:


(If a category has several pages of follows, click "show older" at the bottom to see the next page.)

This is just a tiny fraction of accounts on here, but hopefully it will give people's timelines a good start.

Please do share this with anyone you think might benefit, for example people new to the Fediverse.

What is the client that everyone uses for Linux here?
There seem to be a lot.

So the server freenode blocks protonvpn. Anybody know a good workaround?
I am paranoid about revealing my ip address fyi.

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If you're on a big instance with lots of members, you might want to consider moving to a smaller instance.

Smaller instances can give members more personal attention, as the admin has more time to deal with members' feedback. They also tend to have more interesting local timelines if you pick an instance that matches your favourite topic.

Using smaller instances also protects the Fediverse from nasty people or companies, because a spread-out Fediverse is much harder to hack or buy.


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Hm... right-click... "save this video"... it's greyed out... hmmmm...

"Inspect element". Find "" link... feed it to #YoutubeDL... damn thing figures out how to get each of the individual chunks of video from that url and starts stitching them together with ffmpeg, for a url it was never designed for.

VLC can open everything, including a can of beans; youtube-dl can download everything, including a car.

Together, they fight crime.

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My Fediverse timeline is full of people doing cool things in collaboration with others.

My Twitter timeline is full of people competing with one another while performing their bullshit jobs.

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Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.