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Hello world! So I have received some feedback on version 2.0 of the Queer Emoji Pack, but while I'm still working on that, I was finally able to migrate over to a personal Gitea instance. As such, the Queer Emoji Pack v1.0 has now been published! gitea.glitchiest.town/lschm/Qu
With this change, the license for the pack has been updated to CC-BY-NC. All further versions of the pack will be released under that.
A patch to allow for the Pleroma emoji downloader will be included very soon.

The original nextcloud link is no longer functional.

Thanks for all the support, y'all!

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... i started having thoughts a while back, in a particularly annoyed moment, about the proprietary nature of so much of the audio/music industry. As an audio engineer, this is a particularly true sentiment, as so *incredibly* much of the gear my fellow engineers and i use is entirely proprietary -- both in the software and hardware departments. From how our soundboards are not-entirely-but-close-enough-to black boxes, to how the new digital age has brought so many new proprietary "standards" -- Dante, AES50, etc. There are actually open/non-proprietary standards out there for audio and video transmission over networks, and for sound control. There is no seriously good reason why we should throw hundreds of thousands of dollars at single pieces of equipment.

With this in mind, i started a new project: OpenSourceStudio. The goal of the project is to create open hardware versions of the tools we use on a daily basis in our work, and to allow for a far more modular studio. So far, i have a... start, in the form of a wiki. While this project is still early stages, i believe it has great potential to make our lives better and our work easier.

The wiki: osstudio.wiki.klisglitch.space (Registration is closed, and edit access can be requested through the Matrix community.)
Matrix community: +osstudio:matrix.klisglitch.space

i look forward to working with those of you who see potential in this project! And please, spread the word! Thank you!

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Money donations post 

Hi y'all. If anybody feels the want to donate to me to help me feel a little less worried about money shit, it'd be hugely appreciated.

I can be found on:
ko-fi.com/lindsayschmocker
liberapay.com/Lindsayschmocker

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Introductions post 

Hi! I'm Lindsay. She/her pronouns please. Self-teaching sysadmin and network engineer living in somewhere, Colorado, and originally from Kentucky. Outside of computing, I'm a photographer running in the grey area between hobbyist and professional, an audio engineer working on a couple of podcasts, a digital artist, an amateur/student metal fabricator, and I dabble in other various fields. Queer as fuck, and don't particularly like (or bother) trying to hide that.

I'm a spoonie in the process of building a home network to host multiple servers and services. A need to bring some digital privacy back into my life has pushed me towards decentralization in as many aspects as I can manage.

I am happy to be on this instance as it gives me a good place to discuss my tech projects and be around other hackers. So, hello all!

Hello world! So I have received some feedback on version 2.0 of the Queer Emoji Pack, but while I'm still working on that, I was finally able to migrate over to a personal Gitea instance. As such, the Queer Emoji Pack v1.0 has now been published! gitea.glitchiest.town/lschm/Qu
With this change, the license for the pack has been updated to CC-BY-NC. All further versions of the pack will be released under that.
A patch to allow for the Pleroma emoji downloader will be included very soon.

The original nextcloud link is no longer functional.

Thanks for all the support, y'all!

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Police, SAR teams, police procedurals, copaganda, Tumblr post but worth the repost 

"This came up in the group chat again today and–

You know what the really obvious answer is to the problem of police procedurals? In the sense that people clearly enjoy the tropes, the varyingly high stakes, the feel of a competent highly-trained organized team doing good together, the variety of storylines you can get, the operational style, etc, but are sick of copaganda?

SAR procedurals.

Why do we have seventeen thousand police procedurals when we could have this instead???

Search and rescue procedurals would solve all the problems actually.

Like, you get that well-oiled machine thing. You get the radio protocols. You get the sense of organization, of rank, of a command structure, but without them being cops. Hell–in an SAR group you can even have the much-maligned plotline of “someone goes off the book on a hunch and ends up being right” and still have consequences attached to that but not, like, an intrinsic argument for routine violation of human rights.

You get the case-of-the-week and the variety; I feel like this is why firefighter shows don’t get nearly as popular, because there’s only so much variety you can get out of “there is a fire” compared to all the things that can go wrong in a police procedural (or an SAR show, especially if you were clever about where you set the story.)

You get the recurring diverse cast and their interpersonal relationship developments, and pretty much every cop show archetype slots gorgeously into an SAR group as well.

You get the wide variety of possible stakes; SAR teams sometimes have intense heart-pounding time-sensitive missions, sometimes they have lost hikers who are almost certainly fine, sometimes there’s suspicion of foul play…Christmas episode about returning a lost kid to his family against all odds, anyone? Sometimes there’s a search that’s been going for weeks and someone has to call it and be the bad guy…you could get GREAT drama over two team organizers butting heads about how no, dammit, we’re not calling in the cadaver dogs yet, we’re not giving up like that–

(Oh yeah also you can have some great canine recurring characters.)

Instead of “internal affairs is the bad guy because cops being held accountable for their actions is evil” you can get, like….tension between the rookies and the human remains detection teams, because if you’re new to the SAR culture you may not understand or appreciate the work that HRD dogs and their handlers do, see above re: the sense of giving up. You get the opportunity to engage with real-world issues and social justice but like, without them being cops. The world is your fucking oyster.

OR, YOU KNOW, WE CAN MAKE ELEVEN MORE SHOWS ABOUT COPS, I GUESS–"

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Hi yes dear Synapse developers:
Having an "Admin API" is NOT the equivalent of an Admin GUI interface. Quit saying that the API does everything we need. It doesn't cover everything, and what it does cover isn't easy!!

Signed,
An Admin who spends enough of her time on the command line already

You got three options if you don't like something i post.
One: just fucking unfollow me. Begone.
Two: mute me.
Thee: filter by CWs. i use CWs whenever i think they're needed. If you need something extra CWed, ask and i will do my absolute level best to include said CW.

You got three options if you don't like something i post.
One: just fucking unfollow me. Begone.
Two: mute me.
Thee: filter by CWs. i use CWs whenever i think they're needed. If you need something extra CWed, ask and i will do my absolute level best to include said CW.

RIGHT this is your irregular reminder that conspiracy theories that involve
LIZARD PEOPLE or REPTILIANS
ILLUMINATI
SECRET SHADOWY CABAL
Etc
ARE ANTI SEMITIC. So don't fucking use them. Jewish people have already been persecuted enough by this shitty world. Don't add to it.

Recipe for Pineapple Casserole. 

Calls itself a casserole, is technically a side dish, but let's be real... it's pretty much a dessert.

Prep: ~15min
Cook: ~30min

Yields approximately 8-12 maybe 16 servings.

INGREDIENTS
Pineapple tidbits, 2 cans at 20oz
Sugar, 2/3 cup
Flour, 5 Tbsp
Cheese, 1 cup (Grated; Velveeta works)
Crackers, 1 cup (Crushed; we normally use Townhouse original crackers)
Butter, 4oz., melted

MAKE IT
Drain and pour pineapple into 9x13" baking dish. Mix sugar and flour; sprinkle on pineapple.
Sprinkle on cheese. Mix crackers with melted butter and sprinkle this on.
Bake at 350°F for 30 to 35 minutes.

EAT IT

Falling in and out of love is part of life. Anybody who tells you otherwise is lying.

Remember that there are multiple types of love, too, and that your feelings for somebody might shift between those kinds of love.

And, while we're on the topic: not feeling love, or not being able to differentiate it, does not mean you're broken.

Reminder:
Wanting to be a girl is a symptom of being a girl.

OpenSourceStudio update 

Project Account! @opensourcestudio
This will get all further updates for the project!

Thanks, all

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OpenSourceStudio update 

So, it's been a bit since i've talked about OSStudio, for which i apologize to everyone who followed me specifically for updates on that. Note on that bit in a moment.

i didn't realize just how much there was going to be to the basic electronics behind this project, so i've been spending some time learning. Been obtaining parts slowly, and schooling myself on electronics basics. i think i do have some idea of what the next steps are now that i've covered some of the knowledge gap.

The next step is specifically to work on getting audio into and out of an analog system -- probably starting with a line source. Once we have working line in and out, next step will likely be microphone in and out, and then hi-z sources (e.g. electronic guitars). When we have analog audio fashioned into something usable, then converting to digital and getting it into computers in the next step. There will be some coding at that point... which is probably the next knowledge gap!

And onto the bit i mentioned near the beginning. i'm working on setting up a new Fedi account specifically for the project, where i intend on posting further updates. i will likely make a reply to this post with the account name, once it has content on it.

Hopefully talk to y'all again soon!

Remember, systems administrators... it is not our job to control the users. It is not our job to limit where they go, what they can do.

Our job is much more akin to that of a maintenance worker and janitor. We keep the systems running, we ensure that the paths remain clear. And, on occasion, we have to take out the (tr/f)ash.

(This doesn't mean it's our job not to, at minimum, block access to bad actors; it means we need to listen to our users and act with their will instead of the will of those in power. Many Fedi admins will, i think, see and know the difference here.)

request for financial help 

... okay. So.
One: thank you all so so so SOOOOOO much for all the help so far. The car shit is dealt with and the financial blow of it ended up being minimized. Can't say we got out of it with our dignity intact, but... we're still here and this didn't put us in a major hole.
Two: spouse and i have been talking. As desperately as we want out of this place, as much as breaking the lease would be satisfying, it's just... not feasible. A pros-cons list helped us determine that our original fallback plan was not something that would work long term, and it would have to be relatively long term. As such, we're shifting towards probably trying to keep our heads down and just survive this place until our lease is up next year, then get into a house where shit like this won't happen. (Private property that we own, not the apartment complex, and then this bullshit doesn't happen again.) So... we're attempting to save up as much as we can as fast as we can.
As this is no longer an as-urgent matter, any help would still be greatly appreciated but it's not as immediate an issue.

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request for financial help 

... i hate that i have to ask for help with this, given everything that everyone's dealing with a lot right now, but...

our car was fucking towed by out apartment complex without any reasonable warning and due to the plague (and us not going out often), we just got the notice today from the towing place. They stole our car and it's gonna cost us almost $800 to get it back.
But the worst part, is that our apartment complex did this to us. We desperately want to get out of here; we have a place to go, but it's gonna cost us an obscene amount of money to break the lease (~$3400) on top of our already high rent.

If anybody can help, i'd be immensely grateful.
my paypal is kat.thomp1@gmail.com

thank you all for reading... thank you

Hey all.
i have updated the Vision for the OpenSourceStudio project here: osstudio.wiki.klisglitch.space

i spent most of today trying to review our options when it comes to the Ethernet backbone. Have decided that AVB isn't the only contender. osstudio.wiki.klisglitch.space

We're making progress, and having great conversations in our Matrix chats. You can find our community here: matrix.to/#/+osstudio:matrix.k We look forward to talking with you!

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PSA: The RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH means the government can't arrest you for what you say. It doesn't mean that anyone *else* has to listen to your bullshit, or host you while you share it. The 1st amendment doesn't shield you from criticism or consequences. If you're yelled at, boycotted, have your show canceled, or get banned from an internet community, your free speech rights aren't being violated. It's just that the people listening think you're an asshole, and you're showing you the door.

Dear Gab: hey, it's you!

So. Today, i received a package of fasteners that i ordered last week. Getting them allowed me to finally put together the 1U rack section. i got the necessary screws to fit the nuts i got with the 3U rack, and they fit perfectly. The only issue with this shipment: the square nuts i got are just a little oversized, and don't fit in the rails. Grah!
But: for now, i can lay out some parts of the modules, on both 1U tiles and the 3U parts.
And a power strip can hold the rack upright! Progress?

So, where that puts me: need to obtain LCDs, LEDs, and buttons, for module layout.
For starting electronics: some actual ESD parts, breadboard, the aforementioned parts from layout, ADC, DAC, the parts to make a preamp, a few DC to DC power converters, um... crap. Some other parts? Guess it's time to make a real list... At least i already have a microcontroller, i think. Although i may have fucked it up, at which point, another hits the list...

THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO MINORITY MATTERS, by the way. This was mostly pointed at technical questions, but i rather failed to make that clear.

If the question is about somebody's gender, orientation, ethnicity, species, etc, make do with what you find through search engines.

But if the question is technical, shut the fuck up and help, instead of telling somebody to google it. Math, science, physics, electronics/electrical, computers, etc.

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Hi. If you're gonna fucking tell somebody to google (or duckduckgo or whatever) something when they ask for help, just shut the fuck up. Most people know perfectly well how to search for shit, and if they're not finding things, they'll turn to the people instead of the shitty search engines. You're insulting their intelligence, and you're making them feel shitty about needing help. Everybody starts somewhere. If you've got the knowledge, share it! Help others! Quit putting them down!

It takes time to register on forums, it takes time to post the question, it takes time to figure out how to explain the problem. And if they're going through that process, there's a good fucking chance that they've already exhausted their search options, and are probably frustrated.

So just don't. You're being an asshole and nobody whatsoever ever appreciates being told "here let me google that for you" or "go google it" or any of that. If you have the knowledge, share it. Otherwise, shut. The. Fuck. Up.

Yes, because there're no license fees when the majority of manufacturers of AVB compatible switches put the AVB portion behind an extra license wall.

Fuck cisco, fuck netgear, fuck AVnu, fuck extreme networks.
(And yes, i know there's a difference between license-for-standard and license-for-company-stack. Doesn't change the frustration.)

Guess we're gonna hafta build our own switches on top of everything else. Wheeeeee.

@OCRbot

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hackers.town

A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.