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My friend (note, they are a trans woman of color) is asking for folx to help fill their survey on representation in the music industry if you don’t mind! Anyone can fill it out and boosts are appreciated. Many of the questions are optional

"The corollary is that, unless you think that our society has attained social perfection — that your grandchildren in 50 years will ask you to tell them the story of how, in 2020, every injustice had been righted and no further change had to be made — then you should expect that right now, at this minute, there are people you love, whose happiness is key to your own, who have a secret in their hearts that stops them from ever being their authentic selves with you. These people are sorrowing and will go to their graves with that secret sorrow in their hearts, and the source of that sorrow will be the falsity of their relationship to you."

From Cory Doctorow's "How to destroy Surveillance Capitalism"

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Email provider recommendations anyone? I'm thinking about getting a dedicated (and paid) email-only provider (primarily because I find it creepy that my provider does not support 2FA to protect against getting locked out of my own email account). Currently contemplating, but super happy about other ideas or general thoughts on the topic!

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To hell with 2020! Here is what you should be expecting to happen _this_ year in free/libre software for creative professionals:

Amazon eating the world, issue #2435035 (that's "indie" streaming service realeyz "now exclusively on prime video" to quote their website)

Been working on Eno a bit lately, writing long-overdue RFCs, adding an RSS feed to the blog ... Eno is already _that_ close to a final language specification, yet with all the documentation, plugins and parsers out there it's a mountain of unthankful chores to get there eventually ( ◡‿◡ *) ... (but I will! ;))

@eest9 Gibts deinen rc3 talk irgendwo in intakter form gehostet? Recording endet leider schon bevor die rosarote Brille abgenommen wird! :D

At last played the fifth and final act of Kentucky Route Zero. What a fucking beautiful masterpiece of a game. Unbelievable. (.❛ ᴗ ❛.)

Mobilizon admin question: Can an instance be configured to disable creation of events and/or groups for regular users? (/cc @viennawriter @datacop :))

I'm more and more at my wits end of how to purchase mainstream digital audio: All I want is pay for a folder of mp3s/flacs. All I'm offered is stock remainder meatspace wares (CDs) and streaming subscriptions. But yeah I get it, let's eradicate people's ownership of anything and everything digital and replace it with arbitrarily revokable on-demand access through centralized corporate infrastructure. Good job content industry, keep up the dick moves!

A non-technical person I know and care about wants to replace their perfectly good 1080p and HDMI capable TV (9 years old) with a "Smart TV". My heart is bleeding on multiple levels. Any of you have advice on what device/setup I can suggest to them that would allow them to get shiny internet content on their old TV? I just tested a raspi 4 here (with raspi OS), and it's soo close to a great alternative ... but it also randomly tears and stutters on 1080p video ... as such I have a hard time suggesting this, given I wouldn't want to watch like that myself. Would be super thankful for any ideas! <3

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PeerTube v3: it’s a live, a liiiiive !

🎉🎉🎉 PeerTube v3 is out today!!! 🎉🎉🎉

On the blog :
➡️ The stages of development
➡️ Peer to peer live streaming
➡️ A behind-the-scenes short film
➡️ What we imagine for the future!

Illus CC-By @davidrevoy

Managed to get my website out of the top third and into the bottom third of the resource-intensity index on through more thoughtful media compression/resolution choices and with very little noticeable loss in fidelity. Also checked with my provider whether they host climate-neutral (they do), as they are not listed on (german, english dub available) is a great primer on the topic, also has some really great articles on this, e.g.

Most of what I present on my website is by nature (and probably will continue to be) audiovisual, so I will always have to make compromises (and there's still so much more to explore in how to creatively approach this), but regardless, a two-thirds reduction of data transferred even under these constraints shows that we all can make drastic changes if we put it on the agenda. For me this was quite an encouraging undertaking and result.

TIL how to set up a peertube instance. \o/ Took me 2-3h net time including purchasing and configuring a VPS. Framasoft definitely did a good job at making this very approachable!

My aim for this ephemeral instance is merely to build operative know-how to build upon and share with peers, and possibly to record and publish some video content if I feel like it. :) (i.e. no federation or service provider aspirations for this one, but maybe the next!)

I've uploaded a sloppy drawing timelapse to celebrate the occasion. Yay!

This year there was no formal policy to ensure diversity, resulting in only 20% speakers with a diverse background, which is a failure, and I feel responsible for that too, there are no excuses to not get this right.

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New internal speaker wishlist policy for the next PIXELvienna conference: Everyone who suggests a straight white dude, suggests a non-straight, non-white or non-dude speaker next. Repeat. (Rationale: This puts diversity at the _beginning_ of the process, and involves _everyone_ on the team in making the speaker lineup more diverse) Looking forward to study the effects.

What's more, chances are that with a certain amount of complexity and fuzzyness involved in the creation, the steps you take to recreate something someone else has done will be different, thus although the result is at first the same, you've actually created it differently, and created a potential for different results, which immediately unfolds as soon as you exercise it again with different aim and intent. (☆▽☆)

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