“Nice people made the best Nazis. My mom grew up next to them. They got along, refused to make waves, looked the other way when things got ugly and focused on happier things than “politics.” They were lovely people who turned their heads as their neighbors were dragged away. You know who weren’t nice people? Resisters.” - Naomi Shulman
uh uh, seems like a disk-drive full of recent projects has problems starting up.
life's hitting me on my head again.
My transition did not entail many physical alterations to my body. Instead, it involved learning to think about my body differently, to appreciate the suppleness in my masculine frame or the strength in my expressive wrists. Learning to break free from the bounds of manhood, to love my femininity and share it with the world, to embrace my gender in its full complexity, has been the work of a lifetime.
-- Jacob Tobia
>> Over the years, I’ve learned to embrace both my love of lipstick and my facial hair, my affinity for sequins and my broad shoulders. I’ve learned to love all parts of myself equally, to hold my femininity and my masculinity in tandem — understanding them not in opposition, but as compliments to one another. <<
-- Jacob Tobia
If you're looking for some amazing #art for your peepers on a sat night & want some inspiration feel free to scroll endlessly & find some folks to follow:
Thank you for being here on the Fediverse & supporting your timeline artists!
Not common knowledge apparently.
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Ok, just pushed further into second hour and I think I'm done for now here. rough mastering is kinda done, final track from last artist is in there too, ... sending draft text to the designer (not a good practice, it should be final, not draft, but there you go...) and going home.
All in all apart from some digressions where i lost about an hour, maybe 1.5h, this was pretty focused time. and I have actually done something.
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Still working on the tracklist, trying different orders and concepts... also one of the artists still needs to send me her track... so waiting for that too.. but I think I'm close to what could work well...
i think i will work for another hour and than leave home.
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Need to work on 2x2 short pieces of text: liner notes on 'collectivity' + PR blurp, both in EN and SI.
Create the final tracklist for the compilation
respond to emails regarding the release
finalize the FB event,
create articles on emanat (EN+SI) and kamizdat (EN) pages,..
if left with any more time,
create the monthly emanat cover,
start writing the newsletter.
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Despite/because of the fact I had two pretty exhausting days this week, I'm unhappy because I urgently need to finish up everything regarding the release next weekend. Regarding this work I was not very disciplined and I'm late with everything... very late.
So, today I really need focus. And will try to use #FocusTime (on top of the hour) + pomodoro (25+5) to be kept accountable and manage to do some work.
If someone else is doing FocusTime hashtag today, wave. 👋🏽 ⭐
After many requests, here's a (1st draft) writeup on a technique to hide VPN (OpenVPN) traffic from network opponents, like state firewalls, ISPs & non net-neutral corps. I, and those using my VPNs, have used it with success all over the world https://discourse.criticalengineering.org/t/hiding-openvpn-traffic-from-network-opponents/ You're welcome
Happy Pride Month to all of you, especially if you can't wave your flag or haven't found it yet.
Viktor Van River
Today we’ve got the release of new music by Viktor Van River. Last October he brought us his blocSonic debut Triumph Of Unconscious and now he returns his new EP, Biorobot. Five cuts that take you on a dark journey into electronic downtempo trip-hop that’ll leave you fiending for more. Go ahead… hit it.
I'm looking for:
🔹 Queer, POC, and women authors!
🔹 Written or translated into English
🔹 Bonus if it's #SpaceOpera
NOT looking for:
❌ Really depressing or cynical novels
❌ Anything centered on or with graphic depictions of sexual assault or child abuse
❌ Reccs for Ursula K LeGuin or CJ Cherryh (I've already read them! 🙂 )
GIMP 2.10.4 released with faster start up times, auto-straighten tool.
GIMP no longer has to wait for all your fonts to be fully loaded before it can load the rest of the program. This means faster startup.
Taken a really nice photo but at an angle? Auto-straighten option is at hand to help.
Measure the angle of the horizon on your image, and then click the new “Straighten” button.
+much via link!