Thanks everyone for voting, even the cheaters with dormant .social accounts.

Let's get this show on the road, find a way to pump your mpv's, mplayer's and vlc's into an old boombox, dust of your old kangol hat and let's hit it.

To comfort the dissapointed I shall start the show with some truly weird 80s electro by the mysterious Danan Potts.

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I have been streaming every Friday night on and will probably keep doing this for as long as I have records and the time to pick and play them.

Its a comfy little stream with a few listeners, knowing who listens and what they enjoy makes picking songs more direct.

Since I have never ran a successful poll on here, I will try again.
Next Friday the Theme of the stream should be:

webp: Anybody using it for their work or projects? On the surface it sounds very interesting but I feel I'm completely lacking broader context to develop an informed opinion and that "one does not simply introduce a new image format" :) (licensing, implications on computing ecosystems at large etc., google's role and motivation here and so on) are there articles, essays, talks on this?

@shibacomputer this reminds me of the argument of Shock of the Old by David Edgerton that makes a case for looking at implementation vs innovation when it comes to how we talk about technology. Historically there is no link between innovation and economic power, that only happened in the 20th century U.S. Most countries/companies fare much better by focusing on really proper implementations of non-cutting edge technology.

@mouloud @KnowPresent @shibacomputer any real-time conversation has to deal with hierarchy because you can't all speak at the same time and be heard.

@cmos4040 @kurbitur the other day I failed compiling OpenFrameworks because I didn't have enough ram (12GB). It would max out and then linux would kill the process.. Maybe it works with 32gb?

@Olm_e @xuv

Yeah it makes little sense. Let's see, if they are serious about it they'll probably be setting up their own servers soon. In the mean time I'm enjoying the ever increasing absurdity of .social federated timeline:

So Venezuelans apparently massively joining .social after several government figures got banned on twitter.

Maduro the first head of state on the fediverse?

@shibacomputer also, fuck it, why not have the video in 1-bit dithering Gameboy Camera style.

@shibacomputer I'm not sure you can scale p2p realtime video to such large groups though. The fact that Zoom works so much 'better' than things like Jitsi (which works really well) is that Zoom has infra colocated at all the major ISPs and IXPs so you have extremely small latencies. Similar strategy to Netflix. Its an infrastructural advantage that is hard to match client-side.

However considering academia's reliance on Zoom and academias historic development of networking infra through things like SURFnet in NL and NORDUNET in northern europe, it is absurd that there is no F/LOSS set up developed for those use cases because all the infrastructural groundwork is there..

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