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okay fine this is a hot take 

corporate contributions to open source software are what are killing the commons that was once dotted with freeware and shareware and is now a wretched battleground of licensing attorneys and market share statistics and dev mindshare.

taking money from corps to keep your open source project financially stable is what it is, but if you think for a second that using their sponsored framework or stack in your open source project isn't directly assisting their bottom line you're fooling yourself.

@djsundog React could not be more aptly named because it gives me hives

"facebook is provably evil and has motives that are diametrically opposed to the underlying promise of the internet's potential to connect people, but their massive web tech is exactly what we need for our open source project" is a really wild ride every time I think about it.

I should hack oembed fields into the icecast status page that show up in masto feeds as

:gargron:​ fix the link ddos

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anyway, that's how it's got a 68 concurrent listener peak right now and why there is no amount of pleading I can do to try and get it to be nice. it is up to the fates. and the latency. the latent fates.

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any time I mention or boost my nowplaying bot's account it's like load testing the icecast server with a couple thousand clients over a period of ten seconds as all the instances the toot traverses try and see if it's got a nice media embed to provide for the linked content.

any and every time, in fact.

it's the most ingenious system I've ever seen to limit self-promotion: go ahead, but you're pulling the trigger on a low orbit ion cannon pointed at your raspberry pi, kid.

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"This Fine Social Scene" by Zero 7, Sia from the album "The Garden (Special Edition)" (2020)

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β€œA rat done bit my sister Nell, with Whitey on the moon. Her face and arms began to swell, and Whitey's on the moon.” -Gil Scott-Heron youtube.com/watch?v=goh2x_G0ct

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terf mention 

Max from the band eve6 on twitter:

"terf exclusionary radical feminists are good but the acronym is confusing"

tension release 

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

FRACK

(if you are curious her response was a single slightly arched eyebrow and a slow slight nod)

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a manifesto is the birth announcement of a new artist whomst works in worlds.

-- me, just now, to my wife

Hey folks, youtube.com/watch?v=qr6A6CM8sb is a live stream of this now-wrapping-up songfight contest, and one of my new temporary bands' songs (from The Richard Donner Party) is gonna be up... eventually.

Listen along, and vote for the songs you like at songfight.org!

I am working my way through The Mediocre Programmer by @craigmaloney in little slices, savoring it and letting myself sit with each slice and really think about how I relate to it. It's been a lovely way to read it, and I've already decided I'm going to be gifting copies to my peers at work because it says a lot of things I'd like to have said as eloquently.

If you're a programmer, or have charge of care and feeding of a programmer, I fully recommend checking it out, and toss Craig a few bucks in thanks if you can.

craigmaloney.itch.io/the-medio

Here are some pictures and illustrations of various versions of this TV.

I'm *really* pumped about it.

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Followup on yesterdays ramblings about a 70+ year old french High Definition TV standard:

I found a Teleavia P111 for sale, submitted an offer for 1/4 of the listing price, and the offer was accepted.

In a few weeks, I'll have a mid-century french HD TV to start experimenting with.

I guess it's time to join an old TV forum and actually read my "Handbook of Television Repair" from 1952.

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Anton Batagov's album "Invisible Lands" is so good.

Batagov is a post-minimalist Russian composer who does a lot of piano work. I found him through his excellent interpretations of Philip Glass.

If you dig piano music, give him a spin.

batagov.com/albums/Invisible_l

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