Time for a new #introduction as my old one's a bit out-of-date.
I'm also into #hamradio, my username's my callsign.
I started #gliding back in July and am now a student glider/#sailplane pilot.
I mentioned that I had my second glider flight on Sunday. I took my DSLR camera with me this time, and when my flight instructor had control of the glider I took pictures. Here are four of them.
It was another great day for gliding/soaring. Too bad I couldn't stay long due to Freyja's vet appointment.
The ARRL Field Day is next weekend, but you can give it a go one week early with the Fled Hell Club's Field Day Sprint today, going from 18:00 through 19:59 UTC.
Thinking about how intimidating Mastodon can seem because you have to scroll through a huge list of instances and pick one and try your luck, rather than just going to "the bird website" or "the facebook" and signing up.
But then, like - that's how it always used to be? That's what forums were like, you found one randomly, you took your chances, and it worked out or it didn't.
How quickly big tech conditioned us to fear choice and mistrust the unknown, I guess. Anyway uhhh piss piss ass piss ass
> an application's functionality can be abstracted into a library with a public API for use by both a CLI tool and a GUI application (but this results in additional complexity and can be harder to debug).
At least where millisecond-level performance isn't critical, that actually gets at one of my favorite things about #cli apps. The cli interface is, itself, a basic api that any other app can use via a script.
how old were you when you joined On-Line?
i was 9 and used AOL
around 11 i started going on neopets and whyville.net
we were on dial up and had a family computer. i used my sister’s phone line to connect. we often fought about it bc she was a teenager at the time and wanted to talk to boys on the phone.
excited to read yr stories haha
My most productive activity yesterday was writing a shell script that takes text that's been copied into the clipboard (xclip), filtering out the extra Unicode characters (sed), running it through a text-to-speech synthesizer (espeak), and encoding what would otherwise be a wave file into the Opus format (opusenc), complete with metadata such as artist, title, genre, etc.
It's mainly so I can listen to the text of articles from RSS feeds I subscribe to while doing something else.
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FAIR's Justin Anderson takes on YouTube's double standards when it comes to the alt-right versus LGBT people,.
And while I like the work of the Intercept as a whole, jeers to Glenn Greenwald, one of the Intercept's founders and a gay man himself, for this:
"As a guest on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show (2/6/19), free speech advocate and Intercept editor Glenn Greenwald confoundingly called Maza “powerful” and Crowder “marginalized.”"
For anyone still confused:
Please remember that actual freedom of speech does not mean you have a right to a platform and listeners. Your freedom is unaffected by being muted, blocked, or banned. You’re still free to stand on whatever street corner you choose and rant at whoever will listen.
But when you’re in someone else’s house, you play by their rules. You’re there because they allow you to be, and that privilege can and will be revoked if they decide they don’t want you there.
Techbros Show more
"... whenever a techbro talks about 'disrupting an industry,' they mean: 'replicating an already existing industry, but subsidizing it heavily with venture capital, and externalizing its costs at the expense of the public or potential workers by circumventing existing consumer-, worker- or public-protection laws in order to hopefully undercut the existing competition long enough to bring about regulatory capture.'"
This shit pisses me off so much. I'm now in possession of three Zunes and an Xbox 360 that I can't use just because Microsoft has decided they will no longer bless software for them.
But it's OK guys, they're all about open source now.
Fuck them and fuck this whole industry, if you manipulated me into tying my worth to videogaming to the extent that I saved up and paid $30 for something when I was 15 I'm fucking entitled to it no matter how much you think my hardware is obsolete
US, hate groups, liberals being disappointing Show more
@eldang Definitely donate to @unicornriot which has been helping expose and disrupt hate groups (even the latest big NYT article was based in part on chat leaks Unicorn Riot obtained and made available to journalists and researchers).
National Lawyers Guild - https://nlg.org/ - also does critical work.
PRA - http://www.politicalresearch.org/ - is probably closest to the SPLC and definitely does some good work but i don't know enough to fully endorse.
It's Saturday night & I already spilled the beans on this in a reply to someone earlier so I might as well say it in its own toot: I have an onsite interview at a company in Champaign, Illinois on Tuesday. They've already paid for my flight and hotel room. If I get this job I'll be moving to Champaign.
This company invited me for the onsite interview two days after I had the phone interview, which was scheduled for 30 minutes but lasted for 50. I'm feeling pretty good about this prospect.
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