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And here's an album of original PC Speaker music! Video + download + *actual program w/ source* youtu.be/tUy1MEpqbvk

Would any open source developers, and/or mastodon instance maintainers be interested in trying out large-scale consensus-building tools I'm working on?

Other feedback regarding what you know about #xmpp and/or #matrix from an #accessibility perspective is also very welcome!

We're gathering feedback in order to make a good move away from Discord asap.

If there's other #FLOSS recommendations which serve a similar purpose they are also welcome.

Gargron/Fediverse hot take (397 words, one swear) 

PESTILENCE: what's that horrible smell
FAMINE: it's war... he's been wearing the same gross clothes for ages
PESTILENCE: what the hell man... change your clothes
WAR: war... war never changes

ࣧࢣࢣࣧࣧࣧࣧࣧࣧࢣࣧࢣࣧࢣࣧࣧࣧࣧࣧࢣ ࣧࢣࣧࢣࢣࣧࣧࢣࢣࢣࣧࢣࣧࢣࣧࣧࢣࣧࣧࣧ ࢣࣧࣧࣧࣧࢣࢣࢣࣧࢣࣧࢣࢣࢣࣧࢣࢣࢣࣧࢣ ࣧࢣࢣࢣࢣࣧࣧࣧࣧࢣࢣࣧࢣࢣࢣࣧࢣࢣࢣࣧ ࣧࢣࢣࢣࣧࣧࢣࢣࢣࢣࣧࣧࣧࢣࣧࢣࣧࣧࢣࣧ ࣧࢣࣧࣧࢣࣧࢣࢣࣧࣧࣧࣧࣧ

BTW if anyone has experience tricking old BIOSes that only know two possible hard disk geometries into booting from a big compact flash card, hit me up

I’ve been frustrated at how difficult it is to log stuff for debugging when your only video card is currently in use, so I grabbed a null modem cable, connected my *other* 286, a Toshiba T3100e with a very dead hard drive but a working boot floppy, and wrote a dumb serial port byte-banging routine

meta, venting 

Doing the dishes
Cleaning my studio
Craving thick rainforest air

The conquest of artisan spelt and rye sourdough

I hate people taking my picture 96% of the time anyway, but when I see people taking pictures of crowds at protests my first thought is 'are you doing a shift for ASIO deliberately?'.

invasion day, me grumpt at Socialist group highjacking again 

Me: [significant research, framing the context, typing it all out, citing examples]

OSS Maintainer: But it’s ugly.

Me: [tries another angle and performs significant research, framing the context, typing it all out, citing examples]

OSS Maintainer: But it’s ugly.

[repeat]

There's a police-themed billboard for studying criminology at a Uni called ACAP and why has that not been edited yet???

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MakeStuff.Club

An instance for people that make stuff. Doesn't matter if you DIY, work on your car, your garden, do art, cook, make music, or anything else. Toot about it here