Life wasn't hard enough so we got a real life version of "The Thing". Great.
Don't skimp on sleep now and think you can pay it off later:
What I'm listening to today ("best techno on Youtube" 8/13): "Sempervirens", r beny
Here beny uses a Roli Seaboard MPE controller (a kind of squishy keyboard that records how hard you press and how you slide your fingers around the keys) to play a violin sample synth with the expressiveness of real violins. Run thru chunky reverb, each note becomes a stuttery chorus of violins. Result is an intense feeling of floating in viscous air, slowly orbiting an indistinct point.
Trinity College Dublin researchers found the Google Dialer & Messages apps on Android are collecting sensitive user data around app usage & personal info.
The fact that 🇺🇦 and 🇲🇩 have been granted Eu Candidate status makes me very happy. It would have been a failure of leadership and failure of basic decency to *not* do that.
Granted, 🇪🇺 will have to adapt and change. We will have to find better ways to deal with malicious actors like Órban or Kaczyński. We will have to recognize our common humanity over our national particular interests more.
But this decision gives me hope we actually *can* do all of this. Let's see to it that we will.
Aside from all of the calls, the most stressful part about working as a programmer for me is having to constantly argue with people who want me to change something in my pull request based on wrong information, or a wrong understanding of how things work (I think people also just want to make up reasons to change things so they feel useful?)
Gajim 1.4.5 has been released 🎉
This version brings an important fix for ad-hoc commands, as well as some improvements for message styling and further bug fixes.
I felt this rant in my bones.
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