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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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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! projects.klisglitch.space/lsch
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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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!

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!

xkcd.com/1357/
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

And with this, i can start laying out Module fronts! ... well, sorta! Still need to get my hands on some displays...

Got 3U rails in the other day, 1U rails and the 1U rack ears are in the mail. Attached the 3U to the 12U rack rails today!

Please, CW the following shit every single time:
-Religion
-Politics (preferably with country and state if US)
-Riots
-Nazis (literally anything about them)
-Violence
-Guns
-Capitalism
-Food (including what you're eating for dinner)
-Body problems
-Body horror
-Mental health
-Literally anything anyone in your circle asks to be CWed (i mean literally anything, you don't get to judge others needs)

These aren't just about you, these are to allow others to interact with posts with WARNING and not be totally caught off guard. CWs are a chance to avoid massive triggers and to significantly blunt their triggering impact.
If you think that people don't deserve to be allowed to interact with things on their own terms, consider how it would feel if you got smacked right in your most sensitive spot by somebody who then said "oh, well this world isn't safe for anyone!!"

Also, if you think that triggers aren't real, you're a piece of shit and you can block me preemptively cuz i don't wanna be anywhere near you.

... 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!

JACK is fucking amazing you can't change my fucking mind

HAH i finally got my .fur domain approved!!!!

@autumnal HI WELCOME TO THE TOWN WE'RE GLAD YOU'RE HERE!
Bathrooms to the right and left, neither one is... currently exploded, so i think they're both functional! Pool's on the roof, no running on the pool deck, and no body shaming!
Welcome!!!

cw meta bullshit, asking for cws is not oppression! 

And while i'm thinking about it:
Filters are great! They're amazing!

But not all fedi software has them!
And the onus should not be on every person who needs to filter something to have to filter every! single! permutation! they! can! think! of! ... and then still get it shoved in their face because they missed one.

CWs are widespread, filters not as entirely. Use both. But don't tell me to only use filters and not ask for CWs.

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cw meta bullshit, asking for cws is not oppression! 

asking for CWs is not tone policing. It is not oppression. It is giving ALL people the ability to still exist in a space despite how shit is horrible.

i am a trans woman, but i will not sit here and play oppression olympics. If somebody asks me to CW my posts around explicitly trans items? You best believe i'm gonna do my best to make sure it happens. Show basic respect to those around you.

And realize that some of us want to exist online while still having low fucking spoons, and that this is our *only social space * - especially right now.

CW your fucking Minneapolis posts.

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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.