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We desperately need alternatives to big tech and vc funding.

Co-ops need to be easier to build and fund. We need to get more info out there about how they work. They're really not as inaccessible as you might think.

p.s. reply with "what about blockch*in" for a free block

I don't know. Maybe it's time to make this public.

If you are trying to learn audio programming and DSP from scratch (like, *really* from scratch), these notes might be the place to start:

mu.krj.st/

They were lecture notes for a student-led 1-credit audio programming course that I taught in the spring this year, but it's now a course for everyone. Some sections are still in revision, but the main contents are mostly complete.

It's probably more low level and UNIX-centric than most of the audio programming tutorials you can find, so don't expect to learn how to make an audio plugin using JUCE or how to make fancy GUIs etc. But maybe this can be a good thing.

caveats:
1. you need to know basic C and UNIX shell utilities
2. it contains math, but at most calculus level

"I find humans so endearing," Sh-px said. "They will literally look at any fearsome monster and say 'Will you be my friend?'."
"True," Dzzt9 said, "but they also look at each other and say 'You are a monster, you are my enemy!'."
"Endearing and scary."
"Yes."
"Endscaring."
"No."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

barring any last minute bug fixes I may make, my lisp game jam submission is done! this is the best, most polished game I've ever made and it's also the first time I've made all of the code, art, sound effects, and music.

there is one strange bug that appears *only* in the binary build (doesn't happen when you build it from source) that makes exiting the program strange, but I don't think I'll be able to diagnose the issue before the jam is over.

davexunit.itch.io/bonnie-bee #gamedev

new Judith Butler on TERFs 

Perhaps as an apology for cutting their previous article they really gave Butler space to stick the boot in this time:

"As a fascist trend, [the anti-gender movement] mobilizes a range of rhetorical strategies from across the political spectrum to maximize the fear of infiltration and destruction that comes from a diverse set of economic and social forces. It does not strive for consistency, for its incoherence is part of its power."

theguardian.com/us-news/commen

"This week, thousands of Chinese tech workers are sharing information about their working schedules in an online spreadsheet. Their goal is to inform each other and new employees about overtime practices at different companies."

- #JSTan, 2021

collectiveaction.tech/2021/tho

#LabourRights #LabourMovement #WorkerRights #China

I really think the panic over altered Halloween candy is just media-driven nonsense. My Milky Way bar was exactly what it said it was.

I've been asked of there's a federated alternative to twitch

#Fediverse

Fuck yes
Fuck yes
Fuck yes

emergency auth for Pfizer vaccine for five to eleven year olds might come as early as next week

God I could shout if there weren't sleeping babies on this bus

I've apparently reached a point in my life where, despite seeing repeated references to it, I am not the least bit curious as to what a "Squid Game" could possibly be.

"The research found that in six out of seven countries, apart from Germany, tweets from rightwing politicians received more amplification from the algorithm than those from the left; right-leaning news organisations were more amplified than those on the left; and generally politicians’ tweets were more amplified by an algorithmic timeline than by the chronological timeline."

www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/oct/

Petrolheads, trying their best to look smart: "but what are you going to do with depleted batteries huh? Checkmate!"

Science: "The cells using recycled cathode materials lasted up to 53 percent longer. (...) The control cells degraded to 80 percent of their original capacity after 3,150 cycles and to 70 percent capacity after 7,600 cycles. At this point, they were done. Meanwhile, the recycled material cells could go through 4,200 cycles before they had degraded to only 80 percent state of charge. They reached an "astonishing" 11,600 cycles before 70 percent was the best they could do."

That must hurt...

arstechnica.com/cars/2021/10/u

A great resource for where things #indieweb and things #Fediverse overlap and build on each other.

indieweb.org/Mastodon

I see a lot of people on the wider internet going "Fuchsia is the future if you want longer updates on your android phones." As a response to the new pixel announcements.

Meanwhile Fairphone is pledging six years of software updates.

This is *not* a linux kernel problem.

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