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People do not “just install Linux” not because they’re too dumb or because they don’t care about their freedom or privacy but because they have brain surgery to perform in the morning and they have three kids. When people get a car, they expect to drive it, not to have to replace the engine.

@ldurrant @write_as @follow the idea of an acitivitypub based blogging is incredibly appealing to begin with, the UI is very clean and simple too. Might actually go for a self hosted writefreely or the same solution temporarily to switch later. Anyhow thanks for the quick reply :)

@ldurrant @write_as @follow question. is this a self hosted copy or write_as with domain forwarding? it looks really polished. Just curious.

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Talent is a myth.

Don't let anyone tell you that you're not "gifted" enough to do art. All it takes is patience, focus and discipline, and those can be trained.

Look for the right teachers and learning material, surround yourself with artists better than yourself, and generally work a shit ton - you can make it.

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Prismo is an open federated alternative to sites like Reddit or Hacker News.

It's still under development, but the first instance is online here:


It's been in closed beta for a while, but Prismo now has open sign-ups for the first time.

You can sign up at:


#Prismo #Reddit #HackerNews #Fediverse #ActivityPub

@kelsonv its really really fun! its also not quite perfect yet, I think I have some light leaking still so there will be more tape (black tape this time) involved :)

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@eylul Cool! I'm going to have to try this when I have a chance!

...meanwhile some self promotion

One-off festival, featuring 65 1-second films (including my work "Make a Wish") will be available in public spaces this week (February 18-24, 2019) in Valencia(ES) and Gol(Norway) and internet


(at least mine is ;) )

I made a lens for my sony a6000 from an unused lens converter aluminum foil and masking tape to demo my students.

You don't need a 3-D printer and dedicated workshop to be a :bob_ross: (although they do help if you have access to them - which I don't 😉 )

The hardest part was to center the hole really. I did a first one with multiple holes punched until I found it, then I created a second one using the first as template

so... not only does package of discord runs without a hitch. It also makes having 2 copies of discord very easy to have.

...its for things like this that I like using (and in general)

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Ubuntu Studio updates in February 2019 Show more

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Started devoting time to #TwineCollab again! Here's the etherpad for anyone who wants to add anything: board.net/p/twinecollab ( #twine #tutorials you've found useful, especially) Adding content to the page, setting up a sign up sheet, etc, right now in time for sign-ups to start beginning March 1st!

(Heavily inspired by #MusicCollab, of course, which you should check out, as sign-ups are now open!)

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I think it's not too much of a waste if I repeat here two simple tricks with in order to upload audio as video to mastodon:

1) test-tv image/animation:

ffmpeg -f lavfi -i testsrc -i AUDIOFILE -shortest OUTPUT.webm

2) album cover or similar:

ffmpeg -loop 1 -i IMAGE.png -i AUDIOFILE -s 200x200 -shortest OUTPUT.webm

* with -s WWWxHHH you can adjust the size/resol. of the video

* instead of webm you can safely use mp4 as output extension - it will create an mp4 with x264/aac codecs

@Gargron and what is the final video file upload size in mastodon? is it 8Mb still?

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@thomas linux related devs or linux users or both? :)

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