On a scale of wordpress to mastodon, how hard is it to deploy oneself?

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I'm looking at doing a @NetworkMusicFestival event that deals with music making but also accessibility and sustainability, which would include several workshops about those topics, as well as some performances.

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Does the peer-to-peer thing on work with live streams or would the server be using all the bandwidth of everyone watching life?

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So allows streaming now. Are there any peer tube instances that might want to host an two day event likely to have a peak of 800 viewers and if so, how much would they want to be compensated?

My uni's alumni association has sent out a form asking if people went by different names while they were students. This is a super fair question to ask, as a lot of alums did change their names when they got married. But it also felt super awkward to me.

Is there a way that they can ask for former names without making it weird for trans people? How would you phrase this question?

@celesteh experience helps a lot. Specifically for me, having the worst possible stage experiences was the most helpful. You get a feel for what disasters are actually like. From then on it's just meh what's the worst that could happen?

@celesteh Definately the best idea to conquer stage fright with more stage experience :) Helped me a lot, when i started performing solo (music, improvised).

A student showed me their code to do pulse width modulation in PD and my brain melted slightly. That language is lower level than my synthesizers. Much lower level.

I'm trying to encourage students to do an optional online concert. Some of them have stage fright. I think they might feel better if they hear that this also effects pros. What's your worst stage fight experience? (What's the thing that's gone most wrong for you in a concert?)

I've gotten zero feedback on this, so I can't tell if it's good, bad or overwhelming.

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@loke > Back in the 80's the people who understood technology and the people who used technology was roughly the same set. This led to a misbelief that using technology made you understand it.

In the 80's there were efforts to teach people how technology worked in order to empower them to use it well. It was fairly common for someone to start using computers for a very practical end, and to then start learning how they actually worked, because the systems were set up to facilitate that.

What we have today is cynically constructed to be impenetrable. Today's computers and today's electronics are designed to keep the user out, so it's no wonder that only a tiny, extremely motivated subset understand things. That's by design, but it's not how things need to work.

@clacke @tindall

Do you want to learn to stream? I've made a step by step guide that covers how to set up and use OBS to stream to Twitch. It covers how to route audio from whatever application to OBS. There are sections on Windows, Mac and Linux.

This is aimed at beginners to streaming (specifically students in my classes) and I would *love* it if you tried it out and sent me your questions. Or did I get something wrong? Let me know! Your questions and complaints will make this more useful to everyone.

docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAI

If you are a windows users, I would also be extremely happy if you replied with screenshots of what the audio configuration looks like.

Do you want to learn to stream? I've made a step by step guide that covers how to set up and use OBS to stream to Twitch. It covers how to route audio from whatever application to OBS. There are sections on Windows, Mac and Linux.

This is aimed at beginners to streaming (specifically students in my classes) and I would *love* it if you tried it out and sent me your questions. Or did I get something wrong? Let me know! Your questions and complaints will make this more useful to everyone.

docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAI

If you are a windows users, I would also be extremely happy if you replied with screenshots of what the audio configuration looks like.

Any current of former members of the music community (all genders) want to talk about how we can and and get organised, hit me up for a matrix chat link

Yesterday, Barbara Lee issued a statement wrt to the future of Mills:

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I am heartbroken and outraged by today’s announcement that Mills College will cease to be as we know it.

Personally I owe a debt of gratitude to Mills College. Five decades ago, I was able to attend college and earn a degree as a young single mother on public assistance who often had to bring her sons to class – something that would have been impossible at many other colleges or universities.

It is where I met my mentor, Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, and it is where my passion for public service and politics began.

For generations, Mills has been a bastion of diversity in higher education, providing an excellent academic education to women who are too often shut out by other institutions of higher education. Mills College has been essential in the recruiting and retention of Black and Latin students, and must be able to continue that important role.

In light of these concerns, I am asking the Board of Trustees to reconsider the decision to close the college, and to explore all available funding options to meet its financial challenges. It is critical that the board does everything possible to maintain Mills’ historic commitment to diversity and equity, and not allow any path that would diminish opportunities for African American and Latin students. Such opportunities are already too rare in California.

https://savemills.org/2021/03/hello-world/

If you live in or near #Oakland and you value #MillsCollege or your local music scene, you may be interested in attending the #SaveMills protest on 26 March at 4pm at the Mills College gates. Please plan to wear a mask and practice social distancing.

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