Hey all, if you see a particular instance being a source of *bad stuff*, consider reporting them to the admins of your instance for possible blacklisting.
We need to cut this stuff out at the root.
i like the idea of using colors to distinguish instances but please consider:
i am colorblind
("only" there should come with an asterisk, I don't make a categorical exclusion, especially when teaching for a narrow audience. but "only open source" is my guiding principle)
I teach tech and I'm often asked why I don't teach some allegedly time-saving proprietary tool/environment/whatever. the answer is that the risk of that proprietary tool just ceasing to exist are really high, and when that happens, the time I spend developing curricula against the tool goes up in smoke. by contrast, notes I wrote for, e.g., python text processing are just as good today as they were ten years ago. over the long run, I think I save a lot of time by teaching only open source tools.
I was doing a workshop last weekend and while I was showing my work I discovered that two of the pieces in my portfolio are just... dead links. both pieces were made on commission for organizations that no longer exist, and I was reminded of the fact that if you want something on the internet to last you have to host it yourself.
(this is why I'm a mastodon fan. not that I'm hosting my own account right now, but it's good to know that I could!)
Make your own glitchy images w/ audacity!
- Save to an uncompressed format (.bmp works great!)
- import into audacity as Raw Input w/ Encoding: U-Law and Byte Order; Big Endian
- Play with effects on all but the first quarter second or so (to avoid messing up headers)
- export to format "Other uncompressed files" and click options, set Header to RAW and encoding to U-Law. If you have issues, rename from .raw to .bmp!
Plz journalists publish "Mastodon Will Fail: Social Chat Can't Win Without That Fifth Symbol" it's my only wish
"ok but what's mastodon's business plan"
posts are now toots
timeline goes chronological
You can tell I spend too much time thinking about Python and not enough time thinking about my poor little computer