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It's frustrating when young people are so conservative about techniques. The school system often pushes a certain kind of conformity and from the other side the job market often instills the idea that one needs to have "skills" that can be reduced to standardized techniques. For me that means that a lot of 19-year-olds think I'm a crazy heretic when I suggest that you can make a compelling image without using a particular product from the Adobe Corporation.

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Mark your calendars: the Eclectic Tech Carnival 2019 will take place in Athens, Greece, from 7 to 13 October!
Watch for the Open Call coming on 1 August - hope to see you there.

@xuv hey, It's via Agnez --> All details in an e-mail!
to juego 😄

Someone I know is looking for a platform to share his open source project. It's a sound system for bikes, with a technical aspect, bill f materials and a part physical building.


I thought of libreobjet.org/

@aiscarvalho @rlafuente
Great timing! I have alooong train ride ahead of me on Monday - preparing Newpipe downloads now. Yeay!

As you could perhaps see on the fediverse, the Open Design Course is happening again this year. I tried to squeeze you in, but it's only 8 weeks and we invited people who are in Belgium (mostly). The programme looks pretty good. I'll ping when everyone has confirmed (slight beads of sweat) to make it public..

Leaving to etextile Summercamp on Monday in moulinsdepaillard.wordpress.co. As I don't want to take my rigid heddle loom, I have started preparing some samples, which should become capacitive touch sensors.

Using a Copper Karl Grimm thread in the warp, weaving another conductive thread in there (20% stainless steel, 80% polyester)
I used the clasped weft technique in the conductive (grey) zones. On my rigid heddle loom, in the kitchen..

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The BriqueCamp / YunoCamp 2019 will happen in Paris from August 10th to 16th ! 😋

We would be glad to meet you if you wish to discuss or learn or contribute to the Internet Cube or #YunoHost project (we desperately need people willing to work on "not-code" stuff like communication, UX tests, design, ... :blobcatcoffee:) ... Or working on another Internet decentralization project is fine too! :thinkerguns:

Please contact us if you plan to attend and need an accomodation!


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We know that our server is sometimes overloaded. Therefore, try this link if the official website doesn't work for you: https://web.archive.org/web/20190717062201/https://f-droid.org/en/2019/07/16/statement.html

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We published a statement on our stance on neutrality of free software (and why we won't stay neutral in this case): https://f-droid.org/en/2019/07/16/statement.html

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Okay, I've tried everything else, let's see what happens here. I'm a 56yo IT professional currently facing age discrimination in the job market. My skills are proven and broad. I can do operations, project management, service delivery; am versed in multiple OSs, monitoring systems, ticketing platforms. I'm a technical writer and published author. I'm willing to relocate pretty much anywhere for a job that pays enough to cover my mortgage. I need employment by Sept 30. CV on request. #job #dayjob

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The fantastic Prof Elaine Chew is now at Ircam and looking for a PhD student, post-doc and engineer to join her COSMOS project. It will use data + citizen science to study musical structures created in music and unusual sources like cardiac arrhythmias. http://cosmos.ircam.fr/?cat=139

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prep for a hike off grid: what is a pdf reader pad w no amazon, google, even internet in it and loooooooooong battery life

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Je tente ma chance à tout hasard :

J’aurai bientôt 40 ans et je n’ai jamais appris à faire du vélo, en raison d’un handicap à la main droite et au bras droit.

J’aimerais désormais réparer cela. Pour cela, la première étape va être de trouver un vélo adapté à mon handicap.

Quelqu’un connait-il une boutique de vélos, si possible sur Nantes, qui pourrait me renseigner et m’aider à trouver une solution adaptée ?

Boosts bienvenus si vous n’avez pas vous même de réponse 🙂

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KASK / School of Arts Ghent offers a course in Open Design for asylum seekers and refugees currently staying in Belgium

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Pour les personnes qui tiennent absolument à partager des vidéos YouTube sur Mastodon, sachez qu'il existe #invidious qui permet de le faire de façon moins invasive 🙂


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Wondering if anyone has found / used a ADSL/VDSL Modem router that is supported by OpenWrt ? Would be totally ok wit another open firmware if it would run properly on a modem router.

The list from the website is not exactly encouraging :


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