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Hello, fediverse. I'm Charles from the USA in the , OR area. I'm excited to be on as I'm hoping it will prove a viable alternative to the "free" social sites.

I make and for a living, and I dabble in for hobbies. Other interests not limited to: , , , , , and .

Your house is overloaded with books. What do you do?

data-mined by your own apartment/landlord Show more

Recently reading about deer being introduced into Australia reminded about how African Oryx were introduced into the region where I grew up:

What I wasn't aware of until I read that article was that people also introduced two other foreign species. We're always going on about invasive species, but seem to give a pass to the ultimate invasive species. 🤔

I made a little thing on Glitch for making blackout poetry, so you can be emo on the internet faster and more efficiently

The New York Times killed their behavorial advertising integrations in prep for GDPR and... it went fine! Their revenue actually increased:

(Edited to note: This only applied to their pages served in Europe, as far as I can tell.)

What the...? has a "webamp skin" (which looks a lot like winamp did at one time) for audio playback? An example:

The amount of remixing of all these digital artifacts frequently surprises me.

Funkhauser Show more

A benefit of the OPA this article doesn't mention: being government-made IP, OPA reports are in the public domain -- and having high-quality serious PD summaries of scientific material is great.

Just discovered this article about the band called Lorenzo's Music which is a #opensource and #creativecommons band that decided as a challenge to create their album using only open source with the OS @ubuntustudio

Pretty great stuff. Here is the article:

I've also decided to mirror these guys on so that we can have their creative commons stuff on #peertube too. @lorenzosmirror
#linux #ubuntustudio #music

Who in the fediverse is an active leader/officer of a union?

(Boosts appreciated!)

I originally posted this on :birdsite: because somehow I assumed people on Mastodon would know… :flan_wink:

Stanford has published on Youtube 111_{10}¹ lectures by Donald Knuth:

¹ given the subject I thought specifying the base was relevant.

From 2011, but this is new to me, and bit of chiptunes fun on a Sunday morning. Show more

From 2011, but this is new to me, and bit of chiptunes fun on a Sunday morning. Show more

The World President took the call.
"All right, Dr Dastard, what are your demands?"
"Media always talk about my inventions and schemes, and call me 'mad scientist' or 'evil genius'."
"I can't control media-
"But it's not just me! It's never a lone genius! My team deserves credit!"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

@cstanhope We need to get more people to build other types of products that don't screw their customers. Me, trying to: But need lots more.

I was really hoping that these home informant devices (e.g. google home) would be a fad, but now that the tech is getting integrated into TVs (and probably other products in the future), I suspect it is here to stay. Only the most dedicated among us will be able to avoid this stuff, and doing so will likely come at a cost that most won't be able to afford.

In Greensboro, closure of food co-op illustrates challenges faced by those hoping for this model as a way to solve “food desert” issues

Show more is a a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]