Current borkedness of my bluetooth setup: The connection drops when I close the empty ssh session

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Wait no, pairable off actually cuts off the connection now?

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Disabling pairing while streaming via `bluetoothctl pairable off` already helps quite a bit. I might have to write a small script that does this automatically, or add a hardware button

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I could also live with streaming audio directly via pulse or pipewire, but bluetooth is preferrable because it's a more universal interface, whereas direct audio streams mean I'd have to set up Airplay or other protocols additionally or exclude Android phones / iPhones / Macs as potential sources…

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Does anybody have any experience with creating a *reliable* Raspberry Pi bluetooth streamer? I have a Pi 3b+ with a bluetooth module and it's always < 5m away from where I stream, but I can't for the life if mine figure out how to get a stable bluetooth connection that I can use to stream audio to it.

Nice take on "technology is political": "Computers have come to us via military, and then corporate accounting systems. It’s not surprising that are are about centralizing and empowering a single perspective, but that isn’t how people are. Everyone has their own story. It’s just a centralized power is easier to implement, but think a decentralized one will actually work better."

theinitialcommit.com/2017/04/0

Hm… it describes itself as a quine, but is it really a quine though? Thinking about it I only know quines as producing actual source code output

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There's a new release out, and shipping is half the cost of the vinyl, and it's eexxppeennssiivvee, and limited, of course. Makes for a fun challenge: I run the clock setting up my NixOS-on-a-Raspberry-Pi-based bluetooth audio before its sold out so I can listen to it on my speakers before, and then decide if its worth the money

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Anyway no big deal but here's a demonstration of Mozilla's serverless. client-side-only live text translation technology.

https://mozilla.github.io/translate/

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Microsoft Teams rant as a project 

Given the sacrosanct Microsoft Teams rants I've read in the timeline, I thought to share this recent lil project of mine which is called "A CV of Microwork" and commissioned by Art Goss, full of Teams cameos :)

"Set up multiple alarms, scan a QR code, wait for someone to join the call, fill availabilities for a meeting, retrieve and/or change passwords, agree to barely-read terms of service, solve a bunch of captchas, type emails in your mind, forget to send them… A pulverulence of microactivities and minipassivities ends up eating a substantial portion of your day. The “hyperemployed” (I. Bogost) incessantly relive the trauma of “the death of the secretary” (M. Gregg), whereas living secretaries do this tiny digital work for themselves and others. The paperwork explosion of the ’60s, which computers were supposed to end, has become a collision of digital microinteractions – a microwork explosion. In this CV of microwork, the life experience of the traditional résumé coincides with user experience."

silviolorusso.com/work/a-cv-of

Enough with the ranting for now:

"It suddenly dawned on me that since I didn't like what I was working so hard to pay for, I really ought to come up with something else. So I made a list of all my passions, and they were things like travel and adventure, romance and bizarre encounters, computer networking, ham radio, tinkering, gizmology, bicycles – you know, neat stuff in general. So, obvious choice: I sold my house, moved to a bicycle and put a computer on it. Powered it by the sun. Lived on the computer networks and became a nomadic freelance writer." (In 1989.)

yewtu.be/watch?v=lLWl9d2jWuI

Rant, Microsoft 

Update: There's a new error preventing me from logging in now.

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Not-quite-a-Rant, Microsoft 

There's no other button or anything, just a "nice that you logged in in your browser! You will sure be glad to hear that you should download our app instead."

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Not-quite-a-Rant, Microsoft 

Update: I was able to get past the login screen, now it just shows this.

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